Ramat Eliyahu, a humble community, and my home for the past nine months, has changed me forever — I know I’m not the only one. With this post, I reflect on my journey as a social change fellow in Israel.Read More
The peace process between Israel and Gaza is on pause, but hope for a peaceful future won't be so easily snuffed. It's kindled by people on both sides. In March, Yahel and it's fellows had the unique opportunity to learn about Gaza with Nagham Mohanna, Sarah Pollack, and Rami Aman -- three people who've been affected by the conflict more than most. Here's what they said.
I think we could all use some alone time with nothing but our minds, and I’m happy to say that mindfulness — the act of bringing our focus to the present moment — might be the way.Read More
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