Category Archives: Storytelling for Social Change

On Forgiveness: the Israeli Palestinian Conflict, Henzel and Gretel and me

Can we forgive those who hurt us and those most dear to our hearts? This question has been on my mind for a while, both personally and politically. Like so many questions that linger in my mind, it emerged to … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to POTUS Donald Trump

Leora Hadar and Hamutal Gouri Open letter to US President, Donald Trump, Welcome to our region and to Jerusalem, this holy city that holds within its walls and streets the history of people of all three religions: Judaism, Islam and … Continue reading

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Four Stories of Hope, Persistence and Leadership

Last week I spent a while inside a hole in time. In the early hours of Saturday morning I flew to Washington DC and on Wednesday I was already back in Israel, enveloped in the warmth of my family, everyday … Continue reading

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“Were I Human”

“Were I Human” Ariel: Your charm so strongly works ’em. That if you now beheld them, your affections would become tender.   PROSPERO Dost thou think so, spirit?  ARIEL Mine would, sir, were I human[1]. Nita Schechet, a feminist literary scholar … Continue reading

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This world needs mothers

“Motherhood is not limited to the act of bearing and rearing our own children. Motherhood is a spiritual and ethical position of responsibility for the world and for future generations”. These words were spoken at an event that Women Wage … Continue reading

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Autumn Time

Autumn. Such a poetic season; sweet melancholy, golden leaves and a sense of transition. Times of passage require that we let go of the past and wonder what the future will bring.  Rites of passage offer moments of discomfort and … Continue reading

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Passover: a Journey Through Tradition and Change

Passover always brings with it memories of smells and tastes and sights and sounds. The smell of cooking and cleaning. The taste of the gefilte fish that Grandmother Luba, may she rest in peace, used to make, that we will … Continue reading

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