Anyone who spent much time in Israel before the last few years has probably heard this trope from multiple Israelis: “Everything here is crazy! Why can’t we live in a normal country?”
“Europe is just a graveyard for me,” my Shabbat host told me. Is the history of Jews in Ukraine relevant for Israel’s refugee policy today?
It is easy to list the many things that the relatively new and highly diverse Israeli government cannot do. Example: It cannot advance a peace process with the Palestinians, nor an annexation in the West Bank.
Penny and Peter first met on a kibbutz in Palestine, where they both moved to escape the second World War. They were separated when she moved to England, only to be reunited years later, after he had become a famous singer in Israel.
Ohio’s 11th congressional district isn’t usually a political arena that draws much attention. As a safe blue seat, it hardly ever attracts big names and media headlines, and definitely doesn’t see millions of dollars poured into a primary race.