Tag: Israel-Palestinian conflict

Peace, שלום, سلام,

Israel—The Issue Isn’t Religion, It’s a Fight for Land

I was so excited and honored on Shabbat recently when I attended another event with an organization called Roots-Shorashim-Judur. It is a non-profit that fosters “a grassroots movement of understanding, nonviolence and transformation among Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank. Why do I say honored? In my opinion the two gentlemen who spoke are…

Blasted from Complacency: A Journey from Terror to Transformation in Israel

Welcome 2019!

Happy New Year! I’m so excited about starting 2019 and I hope you are too! It’s a tradition for me to look closely at the previous year, and plan for the new year. I always enjoy making a vision board as a reminder for what I’d like to accomplish. I keep it in my bedroom…

Penny S. Tee, Charlotte Korchak and USC Hillel students

Israel: The Complex Story is Never Thoroughly Told Merely by Looking at the Surface

I had so much fun attending USC’s Hillel JAA Speaker’s Series: “Israel Today: A Geopolitical Update” and listening to the speaker, Charlotte Korchak, Director of International Student Programs for StandWithUs and alumna of USC. I immediately felt like she was part of my mispachah (family). She did what I do (speak about Israel in a…

Michael Ashley

Be the Hero of Your Own Story

I recently attended Publishers and Writers of Orange County, and boy do I love being around other authors and writers! The cornucopia of the talent combined with the depth of knowledge of the speaker Michael Ashley really caught my attention. Ashley believes “you should be the hero of your own story. Storytelling mastery will shortcut…

Anna-Marie Abell

Winning Amazon Ads and Book Cover and Title Snafus

I recently attended an informative talk on winning Amazon ads given by Anna-Marie Abell.  Anna-Marie’s credentials are exceptional. Between her being an author, accomplished presenter, marketing and advertising expert, and successful businesswoman, I was very impressed. The cherry on top of the sundae was when I heard the creative title of her book, which put…

Flag of Israel

Celebrating Israel’s 70th Anniversary with A Celebration of My Own!

Shabbat Shalom, I’m feeling truly blessed. I’m very excited—not only is this Israel’s 70th Anniversary, I just finished my manuscript for my book, “Peace in Israel, A Tale of Terror and Transformation!” That’s my working title and I have been having fun doing polls asking for people’s opinions about my title—feel free to offer yours….

Jerusalem

Concerns that Israel is Facing the Third Intifada are Put on Hold For Now

Thankfully the resounding answer to my question in my last blog, “Jerusalem 101 Part III: Friday, Will Muslim and Jewish Prayers End in Violence?” is NO.  After the weeks of violence, and the metal detectors and cameras being removed — the following Friday night, important to both Jews and Muslims passed quietly. Thank God, the…

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