Much of the confusion surrounding Jewish identity is the result of our unique historical circumstances, and our status as a nation that had been displaced by colonizers centuries ago and remained in exile until relatively recently.
Read Whole Story
Netanyahu to U.S.: Don't ever second-guess me on Hamas! Rick to Netanyahu: Don't hold your breath
At 15-years-old, I found myself crawling through the desert in a combat simulation, part of a weeklong military training program during my six-week United Synagogue Youth teen tour in Israel.
We love to tell young people how we think they should express their Jewishness, but rarely do we stop long enough to really, truly learn what drives and inspires them.
The government of Israel will need to do much more to make Arab Israelis believe that the country sees them as full citizens. American Jews would do well to give this issue more attention.
Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day..