Judaism and The Crisis of the Rural Village in the Global South

Judaism and The Crisis of the Rural Village in the Global South

by Rabbi Micha Odenheimer For many of us nourished and inspired by the integrity and spiritual depth of the Orthodox tradition at…

Aniye Ircha Kodmim

Aniye Ircha Kodmim

By Micha Odenheimer Should the Jewish people and Israel actively care and become urgently involved with issues of extreme poverty in the…

When a Teacher Comes to Nepal, Who Really Does the Teaching?

When a Teacher Comes to Nepal, Who Really Does the Teaching?

By David Dunetz I was not completely ready for what I saw coming out from Kathmandu airport a month ago – a…

My Argument with Rabbi X

My Argument with Rabbi X

By Micha Odenheimer There is a single moment on which the story of the Megillah turns.  Esther, after explaining to Mordechai that…

Iron like a Lion in Zion

Iron like a Lion in Zion

By Micha Odenheimer The parshat hashavua (Torah portion of the week) this week, Teruma, contains a detailed plan for the building of…

The Hidden Cost of Rebuilding

The Hidden Cost of Rebuilding

By Avigayil Heimowitz Last week I visited Ramechhap district, four years from the last time I was in rural Nepal. While walking…

Conscious Composting

Conscious Composting

By Emily Gruber, Fellowship 5th cohort Since being in Nepal, and especially living in Ramechhap, I’ve become much more aware of the…

Every Seed that is Planted will Sprout in its Own Time

Every Seed that is Planted will Sprout in its Own Time

By Yuval Elbashan Unlike the romanticism that people often associate it with, the life of pursuing social justice is filled with disappointments.…

Unlikely Friendships

Unlikely Friendships

By Aviela Weltman Human connection can be a predictable thing- we choose to befriend those who are like us. My friends usually…

Rose, Thorn and Bud

Rose, Thorn and Bud

By Livia Nulman, Tevel Fellowship 2016-2017 Every Friday night after everyone has eaten enough to be able to focus on anything other…

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