Tag: israel

Artist on a Mission

January 5, 2012 Leave a Comment
I first published this article in Tadias, in 2003. “The art world likes to see itself as avant-guard, the most open-minded enclave of society,” remarks Israeli art critic Ktzia Alon. “But Shula Keshet has put a mirror in front of those who share this view. They have discovered that they are a closed, elitist, hermetic group.” Keshet is a revolutionary,...


For Zaka Rescue Volunteers, Grisly Deaths Are a Part of Life

January 4, 2012 1 comment
I first published this article in Jewish Telegraphic Agency on Sept 30, 2003 TEL AVIV, Sep. 29 (JTA) – “When I shower, it usually takes me seven minutes,” says Hayim Foxman, a volunteer with Zaka, the fervently Orthodox rescue and cleanup organization that collects victims’ body parts after terrorist attacks. “But after I return...


Young English-speakers in Israel Experiment with Getting Along Jewishly

January 3, 2012 Leave a Comment
I first published this article in Jewish Telegraphic Agency on Oct 2, 2003 TEL AVIV, Oct. 1 (JTA) – When Amiad Horowitz, 18, first came to Israel for Young Judaea’s Hamagshimim program, he was shocked to discover unorthodox views on Judaism and Israel among his non-Orthodox peers. Raised in an Orthodox home in Philadelphia and New Jersey, Horowitz...


For Non-smokers, Israel is Not the Promised Land

January 2, 2012 Leave a Comment
I first published this article in Jewish Telegraphic Agency on Jan 15, 2004 TEL AVIV, Jan. 14 (JTA) – Sabra, an asthmatic from Tel Aviv, was at a nightclub enjoying live music when the man seated next to her lit up a cigarette. Unable to breathe and unable to speak over the loud music, Sabra gestured to the man to let him know that the smoke was bothering...


Route of Israel’s Security Barrier Raises Concerns Among Ecologists

December 31, 2011 Leave a Comment
I first published this article in Jewish Telegraphic Agency on July 6, 2004 TEL AVIV, Jul. 5 (JTA) – For months, Palestinians have blasted Israel’s West Bank security barrier as an “apartheid wall” that will extinguish Palestinian national goals. But an Israeli ecologist says the fence’s potential impact on plant and animal life...


Self-Hating White Supremacy in Israeli Media

May 2, 2011 3 comments
I turned on the Israeli news network, to see how the Israeli media was responding to Osama Bin Laden’s death. I didn’t see anything on Bin Laden, but I did see a video clip of news coverage from Holocaust Memorial Day. How’s this for irony: The anchorwoman was a blonde-haired, blue-eyed, extra-super-deluxe white chick. If the white face of Israeli...


Assault in Israel

December 23, 2010 Leave a Comment
I just read a news report about two women who were stabbed by Arab men, one woman fatally wounded, while walking a dog in the outskirts of Jerusalem. In 2002, when I lived in Be’er Sheva, in Southern Israel, a man I was dating, Amir, took me to the remote outskirts of the city, to show me a cool view from the hills. As we came back down the hill, a car...


Shelter from the Storm

January 13, 2010 Leave a Comment
After driving over a land mine in her youth, Tsipi Weiner spent two decades in severe chronic pain. Meeting yoga master BKS Iyengar changed her life. Today Weiner is pain-free and directing the Yoga Now/Iyengar Yoga Center of Tel Aviv, Israel. This Yoga Journal article acquaints readers with the people and practice of this thriving yoga center.


When You Can’t Sink Any Lower

January 6, 2010 Comments Off
This Healing Lifestyles & Spas article features a first-person journey to the Dead Sea for some natural pain relief. It also offers an investigative report on the healing properties of the natural sea salts and minerals in the region, as well as information about Dead Sea products available outside Israel Click on the thumbnails below to read the article. ...



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