The Sea by Rania, Palestine

I stood in front of that sea. The atmosphere was so kind and the kindest thing was the sound of the waves. I felt so relaxed, far from all the life troubles. It just takes looking at the beautiful scenes around you. The beauty, the sea, and the sun flirting with each other and the … Continue reading The Sea by Rania, Palestine

One Friday morning in Utopia by Moriya Rosenberg, Israel (Hebrew follows English)

Friday 3rd of march - I jump out of bed at 5 a.m. after a sleepless night and drive to Utopia. And trust me, not a single word in this sentence is an exaggeration. After a stereotype-busting Danish social experiment went viral on Facebook, (you can watch it HERE )  dozens of excited  groups called … Continue reading One Friday morning in Utopia by Moriya Rosenberg, Israel (Hebrew follows English)

Running Without Borders by Yair Arieli, Israel

At the beginning of the winter my girlfriend and I broke up, which was great timing, since winter is a great time to drain in sorrow. It's like a cycle: In September (Jewish New Year is in September-October) you start the year all happy, filled with New Year resolutions, which last until November. From December … Continue reading Running Without Borders by Yair Arieli, Israel

The Modern Exodus by Miriam Yosef, Germany

Moses led his people through the desert on the journey to the Holy Land. Those who are coming now neither have a leader nor are coming for religious reasons. They are mostly Sudanese, Ethiopians and Eritreans who escape from their homeland because of war and violence. They regard Israel as a safe destination. This is … Continue reading The Modern Exodus by Miriam Yosef, Germany

Moment of Revelation by Naomi Elpeleg, Israel

Looking back at this whole time, it’s hard to tell when that “moment of revelation” was -- if it even existed. Sometimes the whole processing happens weeks or months after the actual events, and makes you feel and understand things differently. It sounds funny to tell the story of this very day when its importance … Continue reading Moment of Revelation by Naomi Elpeleg, Israel