16 Days of Activism

ערבית ואנגלית בהמשך: היום, 25 בנובמבר, היום הבינלאומי למאבק באלימות נגד נשים הוא הראשון ב-16 ימים של אקטיביזם למיגור האלימות נגד נשים על שלל צורותיה. הקמפיין הבינלאומי של האו“ם נמשך החל מהיום ועד ל-10 בדצמבר, יום זכויות האדם הבינלאומי, כי הרי ידוע הוא “שזכויות נשים הן זכויות אדם, וזכויות אדם הן זכויות נשים” (הילרי קלינטון).… Continue reading 16 Days of Activism

COVID-19 Storytelling: Labors of Love

The labors of protest, of resistance and of healing the world never end. even when we grow weary of it, or decide to break free for a while. They always come back to grab our attention and teach us a lesson in humility. They remind us, without reproach, that our actions in this world rarely yield one-of-a-kind creation, but rather, and series of repetitive actions, with no fame nor glamor, but that are nevertheless critical to our existence.

COVID-10 Storytelling: Lockdown Guests

Fourth lockdown. Or maybe third. I lost count. But I went grocery shopping and bought essentials such as chocolate chips and wine. Since the pandemic erupted in March last year, I found that storytelling and baking help sustain me and fill me with hope. This week, I made hot chocolate cookies, coconut orange cake and… Continue reading COVID-10 Storytelling: Lockdown Guests

We All Need UNSCR 1325; Here’s Why

Why Do I Need – Indeed, We All Need – UNSC Resolution 1325? For Hebrew Version of this post: https://www.onlife.co.il/news/opinions/289222 If the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 were a face cream or the next iPhone to roll out of Apple, a well-oiled publicity apparatus would already had let us know – hammering us with… Continue reading We All Need UNSCR 1325; Here’s Why

COVID-19 Storytelling: On Bread, Love and Aging

There is something basic, comforting and filling about bread. I love baking, despite the gap that exists between my passion for it, and my delicate motorial skills. Somehow, my baked goods don’t always look like the perfectly shaped ones in the recipe. But our lives these days are captured in this gap between what we… Continue reading COVID-19 Storytelling: On Bread, Love and Aging

Books and Bakes: Solace in Times of Corona

There is a bookshop in Jerusalem called “Sefer ve Sefel” (A Book and a Cup), a boutique store for used and new books. I haven’t been there in a while, but years ago I used to visit the place to buy books, read over a great cup of coffee and feel like I am in… Continue reading Books and Bakes: Solace in Times of Corona