Director's Blog

Distractions

I remember the UN Conference againsta Racism held in Durban in 2001. I remember it because it was in that conference that Arafat first referred to the Oslo Agreement as "Hudna" (Arabic word meaning "temporary Cease Fire") and also because it was at that conference that the Palestinian delega…

A week of soap boxes

Where is the expression "Soap Box" comes from?. Through the 19th and early 20th century, soap was distributed boxed in woden crates. Often political or activist figures would take one of these crates and use it as an impromptu stage to address people in public places. Over time it has become…

I am back...am I not?

Last week I left home to come back... home. What a strange situation to feel that two different countries are home. Buenos Aires will always be the stage of my memories of childhood and adolescence, as well as part of my Adult life. America will always be the stage of where I became who I am…

The rollercoaster in two continents

YAs I continue with my Argentina/Uruguay mission trip with JFNA, I continue my emotional rollercoaster. Going to see, as a tourist, places I grew up in is strange to say the least...going into Jewish institutions which were part of my daily life, but now goin in as a visitor, is even strange…

The wisdom of the cab driver

Well, I'm in Buenos Aires. I took a cab from the Airport to the city, and of course - like all cab drivers in Buenos Aires, mine was a talkative guy who was ready to explain to me the mysteries of the Universe. I made a mistake... When I saw a dog, with a collar, walking the streets by itsel…