Stand up for the Disabled

Entebbe: Leave No Man Behind July 4th marks 35 years since the Entebbe rescue. The writer, Entebbe hero, writes a special lesson to be learned from it. Maj. Gen. Almog is one of those the UK threatened to arrest as a ‘war criminal’, leading him to cancel plans to speak there. Thirty-five years ago today…

Dear Jerry Seinfeld

Dear Jerry Seinfeld, I write this letter through the lens of a true fan. I am a Jewish Educator and Inclusion Advocate by training and passion and watch and analyze episodes of your sitcom over and over like it’s the Torah (don’t tell my Rabbi. Or my mother). I memorize lines and weave them into…

More about Akiva’s Missing Glasses

Akiva and the Missing Glasses: A Never-ending Story of Disability and Vulnerability Now, where did I leave you? It was early June when in the space of one week, 2 pairs of Akiva’s glasses went missing. The story has continued in amazing, astonishing and mystifying ways. BEFORE YOU READ ANY FURTHER, please don’t tell us…

Elections Should Be Equal!

Israeli law allows every citizen 18 and up, the right to vote in government elections. A key element regarding elections is that they should be equal. This is a fundamental constitutional right, given to every Israeli citizen without reservation. A right that of course, is also offered to citizens who have disabilities: physical, intellectual, emotional,…