In a time of heightened political tension, here's a bit of critical insight into why some countries are more willing to open their borders, while others are doing the opposite.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 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
The history of the Jewish people is far from brief, but to understand the Jews of today, we must understand some critical moments. Here's a very, very brief history of the Jewish people.Read More
We all tell stories, but the stories we tell most often aren’t legends and fables. They are ones we tell to ourselves. They justify our actions to hide our problems, and often they cause us pain.
We can all change our stories, and we can all become happier, healthier people for having done so.Read More
When it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, there’s enough nuance to fill a shelf’s worth of books. This brief post aims to provide an unbiased and understandable explanation of the problem (as well as some potential solutions).Read More
The recent bans on single-use plastic bags, a common source of pollution, proves that humans can still incite positive change through environmental policy.
When it comes to bags, though, there’s now a lingering question: is the ban even making a difference?