Michelle Nevada

A New Land-for-Peace Proposal

A New Land-for-Peace Proposal

It is time to suggest a new way to do things., 24/11/2008 00:04
Should I Pray Today?

Should I Pray Today?

I cannot stay silent when converts are under fire, 01/06/2008 17:28
My Obsession

My Obsession

I do it again and again, but I'm never satisfied., 15/01/2008 23:48
Lost With a Map

Lost With a Map

A road to peace became a highway to Hell., 29/11/2007 17:31
The War Has Already Been Won

The War Has Already Been Won

We are not ready to boast... yet., 03/09/2007 17:26
A New Definition of 'Peace'

A New Definition of 'Peace'

Frankly, I'm a bit tired of the word., 18/07/2007 23:49
The Act of Winning

The Act of Winning

Justice system refuses to call the "victim" a fake, 06/06/2007 18:09
Competitive Spirit

Competitive Spirit

Pesach cleaning as a sign of a dangerous drift., 12/03/2007 19:01
 Good Cop / Bad Cop

Good Cop / Bad Cop

Weren't the Fatah terrorists our enemies just a few months ago? What happened since then? Am I missing something? , 03/01/2007 20:56
 Kodesh

Kodesh

There is a moment at the end of Shabbat every week when the last rays of the sun have died and the silence of darkness envelops everything around me. It is the moment of <I>Havdalah</I>, the moment of the separation between the sweetness of Shabbat and the bustle of the week. , 06/08/2006 22:53
 Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors

Who in their right mind would pay attention to the plight of Jewish settlers in small outposts when a young solder has been kidnapped, two other soldiers killed and the border of Israel breached by gun-toting madmen? This is the perfect moment for the magician to work his magic., 28/06/2006 00:47
 Some Ideas for the Pro-Pullout Camp

Some Ideas for the Pro-Pullout Camp

I thought I could share some ideas with you about how to make this movement even more successful and exciting than it already is, by offering some suggestions for improving your efforts to educate the Israeli public., 28/07/2005 22:56
 Nobody's Fool

Nobody's Fool

"A pacifist after the Holocaust is a fool.", 13/09/2004 23:27
 Destroying the Master's Tools

Destroying the Master's Tools

"Why did you come here if you want to recreate what you left?" we ask them. , 08/01/2004 19:46
 Loving the Other

Loving the Other

I was more than noticeably angry at this point. Now, I was furious - and it was building. We went to two other restaurants, but they were not serving meat either. Same problem. Same <i>kashrut</i> agency. , 01/08/2003 14:37
 With a Prayer

With a Prayer

I have two small newsgroups with close friends, and I send out as much as I can about what is happening in Israel. Usually, I am full of information about the politics, the situation, the conflict. However, in the past week, I can't bring myself to look at the news. It isn't the terrorism, it is the betrayal. , 25/06/2003 23:41
 Torah to Life, Life to Torah

Torah to Life, Life to Torah

Women are also required to write a Torah, but we do not write with a pen on parchment; we write Torah in our children. The object of the women?s mitzvah of Torah is to understand how the spirit and perfection of the world are reflected in Torah. When women write Torah in our children, we see how words become action. , 09/06/2003 19:11
 Spies Like Us

Spies Like Us

Actually, Aqaba is the perfect thing. Aqaba is the reputed locale of two important incidents in Torah: the giving of the Torah, and the dispatching of the Spies. It is Supreme Irony (capitalization intended) that there will be a conference to give G-d's land away to terrorists near the very same location where these two amazing events occurred, and on <i>Erev Shavuot</i>, no less!, 03/06/2003 20:10
 Suicide

Suicide

I just finished reading the most gut-wrenching quote I have ever read, supposedly from the mouth of Sharon, in which he says, "It is time to divide the land." , 26/05/2003 19:58
 Wolf and Crow

Wolf and Crow

?Wolf and Crow are together for a reason. They hate each other,? he said, ?but they need each other to survive. See?? He pointed to the crow, flying high above the wolf and cawing loudly as he looked down. , 20/05/2003 19:37
 Harmony for No One

Harmony for No One

Have you ever been given a gift you didn?t want? You know, like concert tickets to a concert you don?t want to go to? Sunday was Mother¹s Day in the US, and Colin Powell, while meeting with Abu Mazen, proclaimed that the ?Road Map? made by the ?Quartet? was somehow a great Mother?s Day present. A Mother?s Day present? Please, Mr. Powell, I appreciate the sentiment, but this is a concert I don?t wa, 12/05/2003 18:29
 My Arab Student

My Arab Student

I wanted to make sure Hagar didn't feel isolated in my class, and that she knew that I didn't allow my political beliefs to leak into my grading practices. However, I wasn?t going to bend over backward and pretend I was someone I wasn?t. Honesty goes a long way., 18/04/2003 13:50
 Hilltop Stand

Hilltop Stand

A hilltop is a dangerous place, an exposed place, a windy place, a rocky and almost inhabitable place. And we were there for a few days ? no time at all compared to those settlers who live every day on the hilltops. So why do they live there? The settlers of that hilltop and all the hilltops around are not up there for the view, and they are certainly not there for the rocky infertile soil ? they , 08/04/2003 00:38
 Begging for a Place to Be

Begging for a Place to Be

It isn?t just Lapid, though. I think all of us feel this way at one time and another. At those times, we reach out and try to get strength in a tangible way: from the community, from the religious people around us, from rabbis, and from scholars. And sometimes, religious people forget how heavy their responsibility in this world can be. At any moment, their actions can and may spell the difference, 06/03/2003 13:46
 Vigilance

Vigilance

Suddenly, as if there had been a prearranged moment of attack, the coyotes came from all directions into my yard. My dog came up from behind me, her hackles raised, and threw herself at the coyotes. Two of them led her off, while the rest went for the chicken-house., 25/02/2003 23:53
 Wandering in the Desert

Wandering in the Desert

Last week was very difficult for me. I thought maybe it was the fact that the space shuttle blew up and that whole experience brought a sense of helplessness unmatched by anything since 9/11. I began to accept the explanation of my friends, that the shuttle reawakened the 9/11 feelings I had and made me fall into a depression. It seemed like the easiest explanation. , 14/02/2003 23:58
 Made More Precious by the Loss

Made More Precious by the Loss

?Ilan. Ilan. Ilan,? I repeated the words softly. I didn?t know the man, but I felt like I did. I took his death personally. I wished I could have taken the deaths of every one of those seven astronauts personally, but I didn?t know them. I didn?t know them like I knew Ilan. , 04/02/2003 23:57
 Bread for Thought

Bread for Thought

Just recently, my friend in Florida told me about a picnic for Sephardic Jews, but the picnic wasn?t kosher. I objected. I was upset. ?How can they have such a picnic?? I asked. ?It?s cultural,? he replied, ?They don¹t want it to be religious.? ?Can you be Sephardic without being Jewish? How can you keep the culture, when you don?t know what the culture is there for?? , 31/01/2003 23:57
 Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

I was in Israel this month, and there was one image that I cannot erase from my mind or forgive. It was not the carefully photographed image of a mourning family, or the television scene of the aftermath of another terrorist bombing, shooting or stabbing. It was the image of a young Arab woman walking with her three children next to the road in a small Arab village in Samaria. She walked normally, 15/01/2003 23:51
 You First, France & Spain

You First, France & Spain

I will buy myself a "Euskadi!" bumper sticker to place next to my existing sticker that reads: "Wherever I stand, I stand with Israel." It can't hurt; and I might even get my street repaired. , 09/12/2002 23:55
 Tumbleweeds & Terrorists

Tumbleweeds & Terrorists

Look, I don't know what to do about terrorists called "Palestinian Militants" any more than a distant "expert" would understand what to do with my pile of Russian Thistles called "tumbleweed." But I will trust that those who deal with the problem on an every-day basis, those closest to it, understand best what must be done. , 25/11/2002 23:53