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Shelly’s personal blog.

10 WRITER’S (CLASHING) RESOLUTIONS FOR 2017

Start writing by 8:00 in the morning. Every day. This doesn’t include grocery lists, To Do lists, or Facebook posts. Don’t turn to chocolate every time I see other writers’ happy tweets and status updates about awards and publishing contracts … Continue reading

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HOW ISRAEL CHANGED ME

At the airport, before we got on the plane to go to Israel, I talked about the itinerary with some of the women I’d be travelling with (through the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project), specifically, the day we were supposed to … Continue reading

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ALEH: Changing the Way we Treat People with Disabilities

A thirteen year-old Israeli boy (I’ll call him Max), tried unsuccessfully to commit suicide after being cyberbullied, relies on a breathing tube to live now, and is back in diapers. He will spend the rest of his life at a … Continue reading

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Why Jews Belong in Israel

It is manifestly right that the scattered Jews should have a national center and a national home and be reunited, and where else but in Palestine, with which for 3,000 years they have been intimately and profoundly associated? –Winston Churchill, … Continue reading

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KEEPING IT REAL IN JERUSALEM

“My journey began in a 1969 Impala,” said Adrienne Gold, speaking in Jerusalem about claiming our dignity as females. This car was the setting where Adrienne’s childhood took a sharp detour that affected her image of herself for years. As … Continue reading

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