She always thought she knew who she was.
How I truly learned what it means to give, and receive, while in Israel.
On Passover, along with Yom Hashoah and Yom Hazikaron we tell our families and friends to never forget our tragic pasts.
Vincent Blonigen became a bar mitzvah on his Birthright trip. He shares his story with TC Jewfolk as another round of Birthright registration is currently open.
Embarking on a Birthright trip? Just want some Hebrew phrases for your toolbelt? Sam Blustin is here to help.
Where did your family come from? If you pose this question to American Jews, the response will likely be, “Russia,” “Poland,” “Germany,” “Lithuania,” “Hungary,” or another country that was part of the Ashkenazi Jewish world. Ask that question in Israel and you will hear all of the above, plus “Yemen,” “Iraq,” “Iran,” “Morocco,” “Ethiopia,” and more—a true ingathering of the exiles from every corner of the world.
“Ever since I first met you when I was 12 I knew there was something between us.”
Sam Blustin starts his monthly column about living in Israel, Living In A Foreign Language, with a discussion of why his Jewish schooling let him down, and what he’s doing about it.
And a couple things Nina Badzin does write about.