The Big Move

This is a blog post by Emma Pasternack, one of the members of Garin Silan.  אמה פסטרנק, בת גרעין של גרעין סילאן, כתבה הפוסט הזה.  We want this blog to be accessible to all; if there is a term or concept that you don’t understand, please leave a comment and we will explain. All underlined … Continue reading The Big Move

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Hebrew and Learning a New Language

לקרוא הזה בעברית תשלח לי מייל gabekatzman@gmail.com I stared down at my tray, the image distorted through the tears filling my eyes. Muffled Hebrew bounced off the tacky linoleum and tired wood paneling at chadar ochel (dining room) at Kibbutz Ein Dor.  Catching wandering eyes and ignorant whispers I kept my palms pressed to my temples, head … Continue reading Hebrew and Learning a New Language

Asefa Yisraelit

Last night, thousands came together in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Haifa in the name of democracy. The Asefa Yisraelit, or Israel Assembly in English, was a pivot in the way Israeli society chose to remember the legacy of Yitzhak Rabin. Yitzhak Rabin, a two-time Prime Minister in Israel, was assassinated in November, 1995. Often times, institutionalized … Continue reading Asefa Yisraelit