A quick reflection on the power of music, and a moment at the Ramat Eliyahu youth music center, Volume Rishon.Read More
As a volunteer, it isn’t always easy to see the results of my work. That’s also true as an English instructor. Languages take time to learn, and community projects, take even more, but once in a blue moon, the change happens right before my eyes, and I get to sit back and watch the magic.Read More
On the afternoon of September 7th, 2014, a mentally disabled Ethiopian-Israeli scaled the fences to Gaza and disappeared. That man’s name is Avera Mengistu, and although his story doesn’t seem like anything exceptional, Avera’s choice has started a nationwide movement for racial equality in Israel.Read More
In the wake of the Islamic Panic and the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting, I’m struggling to find my American pride, because hate is running rampant yet again.Read More
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is already rife with enough misinformation, and the Daily Express has only succeeded in generating unnecessary fear.
Nobody can say for certain whether world war looms on the horizon, but if it does, it might not be Hamas or the IDF lighting the fuse.Read More
The question of Israeli and Arab coexistance is complex and extraordinarily sensitive, and it is more often answered with misunderstandings than fruitful discussions.
This is one of the biggest problems Israel faces today, but fortunately, a group of Israeli and Arab educational reformists are pushing for change, and their answer is the classroom.Read More
Volume, Rishon Leziyyon's youth music center, is a safe place where the kids of the community can go to explore their creative potential.
But, Volume is quieter than it's been in the past.Read More
Israel is more than a war-state or a hotbed for media coverage. Like many places in the Middle East, it is a cultural crossroads, vibrant with people and history, and that is what makes it beautiful.
If you’re curious about why I’m here, or if you’ve ever had conflicting thoughts about Israel, this post will be well worth your time.Read More
Over the last few decades, hundreds of Ethiopian-Jewish immigrants have come to Ramat Eliyahu, but their transition was tenuous, and poverty followed. Their resolve, however, is unbroken, and thanks to the work of the neighborhood’s heroes, hope has been trickling back in.Read More