Author: Faydra Shapiro
Dr. Faydra Shapiro is the Executive Director at the Israel Center for Jewish-Christian Relations.
Eye Toward Zion: The Significance of Yom KippurFriday, September 29, 2017
At this season Jews are deeply ensconced in the period known simply as “the holidays”. The answer to almost any…
Mourning the Temple’s Destruction: What Happens on Tisha B’AvMonday, July 31, 2017
I’ll tell you a secret. I love just most things about being Jewish and Jewish observant life. But fast days?…
Our Druse NeighborsMonday, July 17, 2017
From The Jerusalem Post: Haiel Stawi reminds us that Israel is a place more diverse, more complex and more beautiful than we could ever possibly know.
Confessions of a Reluctant ZionistFriday, May 5, 2017
As a beloved Jewish saying goes, “It is not incumbent on you to complete the work, but neither are you free to desist from it.”
The Liberation In PassoverWednesday, April 5, 2017
In a few days, Jews all over the world will celebrate Passover. Of the Jewish practices measured by the Pew…
Israel Offers Asylum to Syria’s ChildrenWednesday, February 1, 2017
Amidst today’s swirling questions about borders and security, Israel is quietly offering asylum to orphaned children from an enemy state: Syria.
Yet Another Terror AttackThursday, January 12, 2017
I saved this article on my computer as “terror attack.” But how inefficient that was. As if this was a singular event instead of a part of our daily lives.
The Lights of HanukkahTuesday, December 27, 2016
May the light we uncover and share this Hanukkah season only increase in power and intensity and holiness and radiate throughout the entire world.
Israelis Break Tradition to Help the People of SyriaThursday, December 22, 2016
Despite the fact that Israel and Syria have a tumultuous relationship at best, Israelis are extending a helping hand to the suffering Syrian people.
Bombing at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo: Why Should Israelis Care?Tuesday, December 13, 2016
A bomb blast inside St. Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt killed 25 people and injured another 49 on Dec. 11. Why should Israelis care about this tragedy?