Leadership, Routine, Renewal

By Leor Sinai | January 5, 2022

Erica Brown, on her podcast Day 129, discusses renewal and the challenges leaders face when getting stuck in routines and…

Global Zionist Citizenship, A Manifesto

By Leor Sinai | November 10, 2021

Zionism, initially defined as the national movement of the Jewish People, has made a huge comeback onto Global Jewry’s agenda.…

I’m that kid

By Leor Sinai | October 12, 2021

I’m that kid that was wild, energetic, uninterested in school and just wanted to have fun. I’m that kid that…

The Long Path

By Leor Sinai | September 10, 2021

English Followed by the Hebrew ב”ה שבת תשובה, פרשת וילך תשפ“ב הימים האחרונים של משה רבנו הם מרגשים, ומעלים מחשבות…

To Be or Not To Be

By Leor Sinai | September 6, 2021 |

English followed by the Hebrew: משפחה וחברים יקרים: אם חודש אלול חודש של סליחות, חודש של תקיעה בשופר יומית (במשנה ברורה: נוהגים לקום באשמורת לומר סליחות ותחנונים מראש חודש אלול ואילך עד יום הכיפורים – הגה: מנהג בני אשכנז אינו כן, מתחילין לתקוע בשופר מראש חודש ואילך) עובר עלינו תקופה של חשבון נפש והיתעוררות –…

Yom Teru’ah – A Day of Everlasting Awakening!

By Leor Sinai | September 3, 2021 |

The only biblical references to this period of these Days of Awe, beginning with Rosh HaShanna, we are about to enter is found in Leviticus/VaYikra 23:23, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall you have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of horns,…

In Tel Aviv, we spend every night in the bomb shelter now

By Leor Sinai | May 26, 2021 |

The Hamas rocket assault is bad for Palestinians and Israelis alike TEL AVIV — When it started, we heard the children’s school was going virtual again that day. Coronavirus again? No, rockets — 250 had been fired into Israel from Gaza overnight. By that evening, we were in the bomb shelter, as rockets were flying to Tel Aviv.…

Opinion: Israel Education as Diplomacy, not Advocacy

By Leor Sinai | April 21, 2021 |

We continue to commit such a disservice to our youth, putting them on the frontline to fight for our right to exist, carrying the weight of 2,000 years of exile, when they themselves don’t even know the aleph-bet of their own existence – let alone – Israel’s. Why should a teenager on their way to…

The Duality of Passover, Creation, and Life

By Leor Sinai | March 23, 2021 |

Living a Jewish life includes doing “Jewish things”, infused with purpose, values and memories (i.e. “we were slaves in Egypt” and what that means from a practical and conceptual worldview).  Passover, a microcosm of Jewish life, exists within a set of guidelines in preparation for the festival of redemption including the cleaning of Hametz and…

Israel Education as Diplomacy

By Leor Sinai | March 5, 2021 |

So, a kid comes back from a trip to Israel and is expected to know it all? Be an advocate?  How? And why? We have committed such a disservice to our kids, putting them on the frontline to fight for our right to exist, to carry the weight of 2,000 years of exile, when they themselves don’t…