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”. I spoke these words spoken at an event that Women Wage Peace held in the Baptism site north of Jericho on October 19th, 2016, as… Continue reading This world needs mothers

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 discontent intertwined with expectations and excitement of things to come. Yom Kippur is an autumn… Continue reading Autumn Time

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 never taste again. The sight of the shiny patent-leather shoes that I wasn’t allowed to… Continue reading Passover: a Journey Through Tradition and Change

حول الحكمة وإحساس المراعاة

حول الحكمة وإحساس المراعاة ربّما وُلدتُ امرأة، وربّما، كما تقول سيمون دي بيفوار،  أصبحت امرأة. سواء أكان هذا ما حصل أم ذاك، فإنّ كَوْني امرأة يشكّل مركّبًا مركزيًّا للغاية في الفسيفساء التي تَنْبَني منها هُويّتي الشخصيّة وهُويّتي الفرديّة. إنّها العدسة التي أتأمّل نفسي والعالم من خلالها. الكتابة حول الهُويّة النسائيّة في عصر ما بعد الحداثة… Continue reading حول الحكمة وإحساس المراعاة

Women’s Knowledge

Women’s Knowledge Perhaps I was born a woman; perhaps, as in the words of Simone de Beauvoir, I have become a woman.  In any event, being a woman is a very central part of the montage of my personal and political identities.  Womanhood is the lens through which I view myself and the world. It… Continue reading Women’s Knowledge

The Importance of Being Hopeful: Women Wage Peace

The importance of being hopeful A year has passed since the terrible war of last summer, and we were beginning to hope that this summer – aside from the infernal heat – would be more peaceful. But then came the stabbing hate crime at the Jerusalem Pride Parade and the murder of 16 year old… Continue reading The Importance of Being Hopeful: Women Wage Peace

From Memory to Hope

As a Jewish-Israeli, woman, Memorial Day has always been a most significant day for me. In 1967, when I was 5, I lost my beloved cousin Nimrod in the Six Day War; and ever since, it has always been a day of profound and contained personal pain. As a feminist and human rights and peace… Continue reading From Memory to Hope