Israel

A Seder for Israel?

You’ve heard of a Passover Seder and maybe a Tu B’shevat Seder. How about an “Israel Seder“? The idea of a seder ...

African American Republican Congressional Candidate Turned Yeshiva Student

For some people, fitting into the status quo is soothing, comforting, peaceful. Not for me. For me, seeking a life ...

Conversion, the RCA, and Rabbinic Hypocrisy

Last week, the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) issued a resolution demonstrating for the second time in less than six ...

Fasting For A Tolerant and Pluralistic Israel

#BlackLivesMatter has generated a wave of rebuke from the American Jewish establishment ever since it published its online Platform on ...

An African American Jew Journeys to Orthodoxy

Life is a journey for each of us. It’s full of twists and turns and sometimes things happen to us ...

Race: Pushing Myself & the Jewish Community

“Everyone has a different tolerance for complexity.” This is a concept that was introduced to me in anticipation of adopting ...

Twin Girls Born in a Nightmare

An unexpected house guest arrived at our home in Israel two weeks, right off the plane from America. A woman ...

Reimagining A Holocaust Classic

Music and Judaism go hand in hand. Every Shabbat service, lifecycle event, Jewish holiday or Israeli holiday has a specific song ...

Israeli, Ethiopian and Gay

What does it mean to be young, Ethiopian, Israeli and gay? Recently to of the leaders of KALA an Israeli ...

Last Year in the Deep South, This Year in Jerusalem

Hi! Remember me? It’s Missy! Last May I was finishing up my ISJL Education Fellowship with visits to two different ...