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An Open Letter to Simone Zimmerman

7 Nisan 5776 – April 14, 2016
Simone, because you are Bernie's new Jewish Outreach Director, you will be known to large swaths of the American population as a "Jewish representative," and that fact makes my stomach turn.

Jordana In Jerusalem: It is Better to be Feared Than Loved

3 Adar II 5776 – March 13, 2016
Israel is respected when it cares about it's citizens and world Jewry and not about the world's love

Lest Ye Be Judged

13 Adar I 5776 – February 21, 2016
If I love Israel, do I actually have to hate America? What a stupid question, of course not!

Enough is Most Definitely Enough!

11 Shevat 5776 – January 20, 2016
Now is the time to wave the flag, stand on a rooftop & scream "Am Yisrael Chai"--We are NOT leaving!

Fear and Loathing in Jerusalem

16 Tevet 5776 – December 28, 2015
My city isn't like Tel Aviv, Haifa, Beit Shemesh or even Tzfat. My city is Israel's eternal capital.

The Jew Stands Alone

12 Kislev 5776 – November 24, 2015
When Washington mentions a Jewish death in Israel it follows with calls for "restraint on all sides"

Calling a Spade a Spade

5 Kislev 5776 – November 17, 2015
The French suffered for trying to see the good in humanity and not for willfully ignoring the bad.

Wouldn’t It Be Nice?

1 Heshvan 5776 – October 14, 2015
wouldn't it be so nice if Israel could just live in peace? REAL peace...

Jew in a Box

16 Tishri 5776 – September 29, 2015
Here in Israel, the Jewish state, we are blessedly not the "other" and this is great and this is bad

Get On The Bus, Gus

25 Elul 5775 – September 8, 2015
As an underqualified but highly motivated Aliyah tour guide, I thought I’d give my perspective on the transportation system here in Israel. Please read...

My Declaration of Independence

11 Elul 5775 – August 25, 2015
I've decided to move away from my safety net-and I wouldn't change that decision for anything.

A No Good, Very Bad Deal

26 Av 5775 – August 10, 2015
I'm a realist; When an enemy screams "Death to Israel! Death to America!" I take it seriously.


18 Tammuz 5775 – July 5, 2015
Moving to Israel seems crazy but this week's my first "aliyaversary," my Aliyah anniversary! WOW!

Taking the “Home” Out of Homeland

21 Sivan 5775 – June 8, 2015
Jerusalem, mentioned 700 times in the Torah and not once in Koran, apparently isn't Israel's capital

This Is Just a Drill

17 Sivan 5775 – June 3, 2015
Today is one year since the "3 boys" Eyal, Gilad and Naftali were kidnapped and killed by terrorists

The Misinformation of Lauryn Hill

17 Iyyar 5775 – May 6, 2015
Hill's Israel concert was selling tickets for months. Had she even planned a concert in Ramallah?

When You Don’t Stand

9 Iyyar 5775 – April 28, 2015
By not standing you are drawing distinctions between religious & secular, AND religious & religious.

Jordana in Jamaica Estates (Part 1)

8 Iyyar 5775 – April 26, 2015
One exciting element of traveling is that it was my first time ever doing so as a dual-citizen!

And The Hits Just Keep On Comin’

6 Nisan 5775 – March 26, 2015
American Jews think they know what's best for Israel-better than Israelis. Here's my take...

It’s Party Time!

3 Nisan 5775 – March 23, 2015
I never felt an election resonate so much; I had true existential fear that my candidate might lose

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