Hanukkah in the Holy Land: Darkness and light in a changing Israel by Ofek Ravid

Hanukkah, or the festival of lights, is celebrated yearly on the 25th of Kislev on the Jewish Calendar. Hanukkah is not mentioned in the Old Testament, and is not a holiday with any strict commandments. It was added to our collective cannon by the Jewish Sages and the holiday has become one of modern Judaism’s … Continue reading Hanukkah in the Holy Land: Darkness and light in a changing Israel by Ofek Ravid

New Year’s in Israel by Natalie Goldshtein, Israel

Children often treat all occurrences as of equal value and meaning, accepting that things are as they should be simply because they are happening. The realization of the possibility of differences is part of growing up. It can lead to great things, with understanding what and how things can be better. However, it also brings … Continue reading New Year’s in Israel by Natalie Goldshtein, Israel