A Michigan Yankee in Israel’s Court

Personal narrative about a Protestant intermarried man’s growing understanding of his Jewish wife’s feelings of love, attachment, and responsibility toward Israel.

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Ari’s Q&A with Her Brother: Choosing Love by Living in Israel

Rabbi Ari interviews her Israeli brother, Jason, and sister-in-law, Galit. When did you make aliyah? (Literally this words means “to go up” and is used for someone who moves to Israel and connotes ascending in spiritual ways. The word is also used for being called up to the Torah during a worship service.) Jason: I […]

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Getting to Know Judaism Without an Agenda

She never imagined she’d date someone who wasn’t Jewish. Now she wants to show him what she loved about living in Israel–here in the US.

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Palestinian “Resistance Poetry” Class Causes Academic Uproar at U.C. Berkeley

Reprinted news article about a controversial Palestinian “Resistence Poetry” course taught at the University of California at Berkeley, and where school administrators do and should draw the line between “open discussion” and “ind

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This Land Is My Land, but Maybe Not Your Land

Personal narrative from an American Jew who thinks of Israel as her second home but may never return because her non-Jewish fiancé is afraid of flying.

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Why I Haven’t Joined Hadassah, Yet

The rabbi who taught her conversion class taught her everything about practicing Judaism–but sometimes, she still feels like an outsider.

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