Tent or Tank
"I am arguing for a communal “tent” rather than a communal “tank”. In a tank we can be safe, but life is pretty cramped... A tent gives us room to talk freely among ourselves, allows space to have fun occasionally(!) and can empower us to engage more confidently with those not inside the tent."
One of my rare ventures into the world of (alternative) Israel advocacy!
Educating with Art without ruining it
As published in the International Handbook for Jewish Education.
This full article explores the uses and abuses of art for education's sake.
The pdf can be obtained here.
4HQ - The Four Hatikvah Questions
4HQ is a system of Israel education that builds from the assertion: Israel is the ongoing attempt to implement the best answers to the Four Hatikvah Questions – To Be | a People | Free | In Our Land?
Fiction: Millie makes a meal of it
One day Millie felt just too angry. She felt angry with God. It was no one else’s fault. Health and life were God’s gift, and His ways were mysterious indeed, but that was no excuse. And so Millie decided to punish Him. It was about time He learned that He couldn’t keep Pushing People Around...
The 8th Jewish Child
Tell her that Israel is in our veins, like oxygen, like a virus, like an antibody.
Hugging and Wrestling
A long long time ago, I started using this image, and a long time ago I wrote an article about it. Since then the phrase has been used, abused, mocked and adopted! This is the first iteration of the paradigm from 2004.