• We Need to Talk

    I once offended a city council-woman when she asked me if my children lived in the city. I said, “No. My girls live in the Tel Aviv area and my...

  • Remembering from Purim to Pesach

    Children and adults in fancy-dress costumes, exchanging of gifts, lots of good food and wine, laughter and the retelling of a classic tale: we...

  • The war against cynicism

    During the summer, a group of students from Hamburg University joined the Elijah Interreligious Summer School and Training Institute in...

  • Imagining Jerusalem

    I used to believe that Kalamazoo was a fictional place created by Dr Seuss but a few years ago, my Israeli husband was sent by the company he...

  • Remembering Elie Wiesel

    In the late 1980s, I was teaching in the smaller of the two Jewish high schools in Sydney.  There was tremendous excitement when we were informed...

  • Pilgrims Together

    Yesterday, dozens of people of all ages, all backgrounds and faiths gathered in Jerusalem to celebrate a 65th birthday. However, as all those...

  • Four Types of Freedom

    On Friday night at the Pesach seder, Jews around the world will celebrate our freedom. We will recall the miracle of our liberation from slavery...

  • Mercy without boundaries

    Not all the news from Jerusalem is about hatred violence. There is also love and mercy. A few days ago, Bishop William Shomali, auxiliary bishop...

  • Women want their day

    In honour of International Women’s Day, we are posting this reflection. “In spite of precious ancient religious resources that may be...

  • Lord of the Flies

    “Lord of the Flies” was on television last week and for the first time since I first read the disturbing novel nearly 50 years ago, I...