In the past four months, I have been teaching Hebrew twice a week to a group of social workers from East Jerusalem. They come to learn Hebrew (with an exceptional enthusiasm and determination, it should be noted), and I come to teach them Hebrew. At first, that was the atmosphere - I'm the teacher, … Continue reading Transparent by Kessem Adiv, Israel
ISRAEL — The first day of cinema studies, everything is new and my anxiety level is through the roof. Here we are, about 30 people coming from different backgrounds and ages; from the 20 year old guy from Israel’s most high class city to the almost 40 years lady that dedicated her life to the fight for equal rights between Ashkenazim (People from east and central Europe) and Mizrahim (people from Spain and Africa)...
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
It was a peaceful afternoon of July 2014 in Jerusalem’s Old City and a gentle breeze was blowing mildly in the sunset hours. The sun was going down on the horizon and it was spreading to an almost surreal orange light that was giving a unique colour reflected on the stone houses around it. The … Continue reading A MIDSUMMER SUNSET’S DREAM by Marta Furlan, Israel
It was in 2011. The calming voice from the loud speaker murmurs words in the background, only a blur to me. A woman dressed in uniform stands in the aisle performing a safety routine as the airplane taxis to the runway. Everything is a blur in the background. My body is filled with sadness as … Continue reading Into the unknown by Brianna Perez, USA/Israel