Small Thoughts on a Major Experience

By Rebecca Posner Israel Machane. I had the honour to take 32 incredible chanichim on Israel Machane, alongside three other inspiring madrichim. Or were the chanichim inspiring and the madrichim incredible? Who learns from who? Who do you have fun with the most? Michael Rainsbury was our mentor for the educational aspect, and one ofContinue reading “Small Thoughts on a Major Experience”

Zionism 301: A Third Path

by Yehuda Fink, Shevet Shvut, Technical Director 5775 “The national religious are dangerous. More dangerous than Hezbollah, more than drivers in car-ramming attacks or kids with scissors. The Arabs can be neutralized, but they cannot…” These are charming words of “journalist” Yossi Klein, printed in Ha’aretz this week. I do not need to explain hisContinue reading “Zionism 301: A Third Path”

Zionism 301: The Salmon of Certanity

By Jonny Sherman, Shevet Lavi, Mazkir 5773 So let’s talk Salmon. Classic machane analogy #27: There are two types of Salmon in the supermarket: farmed and wild. Difference? Farmed Salmon are raised in a protected environment – sans predators, but tastes…average. Wild Salmon are free to roam the rivers, developing greater flavour…but may not endContinue reading “Zionism 301: The Salmon of Certanity”