Author: Noam Weissman

Creating Resilience in the Age of COVID-19

“What is the secret sauce that holds a family together?” “What are the ingredients that make some families effective, resilient and happy?” In the age of COVID-19, this is something all of us need to be thinking through.

The Impact of Coronavirus on Jewish Education

The problem with calamity is that we can become obsessed with it, and it is easy to become nourished by the negative. The late Shimon Peres pushed back against the instinct to focus on the negative, declaring, “Optimists and pessimists die the exact same death, but they live very different lives.” Friends, it’s time to make lemonade.

Minorities and Music in Israel

The singer, Eden Alene, the winner of Israel’s reality show HaKochav Haba (The Next Star), is the first singer of Ethiopian descent to represent Israel in the much-anticipated contest.

The Politics of AIPAC

Have you ever been in a situation where gossip hurt feelings? Can you reflect on an example of this from your own life?  Long before

Israeli Election 3.0

Elections here, elections there, elections are truly everywhere. Whether it is the World Zionist Congress or Israel’s national elections, chatter about politics is ubiquitous in the Jewish world at the moment.

Making Peace with the Past

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a very busy week. First, he stood next to US President Donald Trump as the latter presented the “Deal of the Century”,

World Zionist Congress Elections

The World Zionist Congress elections are happening this year.  Do your students know about it?  Have you discussed with your children what Zionism means to

“Deal of the Century”

“Lo Yitkayem.” “It will never be.” When I jumped in my taxi this morning to drive to work for a week of meetings, I asked

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