Israel is a cultural crossroads, and that is what makes it beautiful.
This picture was taken after the 2018 Masa Global Leadership Summit in Jerusalem, The young leaders here represent ten different countries with ten unique cultural perspectives.
In my work, I've encountered values, ideas, and opinions that don't always agree with my own. I see their importance, though — how different perspectives improve our understanding of our own perspective, and how diversity makes our world a much richer place.
Today, I'm starting a new conversation.
It is not one of violence or war or Israeli politics.
It is a conversation about people, and their triumphs, and their struggles.
Introducing the Yahel fellowship of 2018-19, Rishon Lezion cohort.
We'll be here for the next 9 months, working in the Ethiopian community of Ramat Eliyahu as teachers and volunteers.
Using social media and our organization's blog, we'll be sharing the untold stories of the people we meet and the struggles they face, and I encourage you to stay tuned... not only because their stories are rich with colorful lessons and culture, but because theirs are the voices that need to be heard the most.
Free time for me is non-existent. My days last anywhere from 8 to 10 hours, then I eat, and I sleep, and I do it again.
But there’s this cool thing called Shabbat, when everything in Israel shuts down, and the country stops to take a breath. During these times, when I’m not blogging, I’m drafting out chapters of a full-length science fiction work.
Soon, I’ll be releasing small excerpts of the young man’s experiences in the Sigma Centauri System — four—hundred light years away Earth and her petroleum wastelands.
Though he’s managed to make it to Haven Station, Renner will soon discover that the station’s no haven at all, and the people who’ve built it are not who they seem.