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#MOTEK Spotlight Vinita Garg

Last summer I did my internship with MOTEK Cultural Initiative , a non profit organization that spreads the culture of Israel through music. I did my internship as an administrative intern. 132 more words

Motek Cultural Initiative

#MOTEK Spotlight Leore Tobias

“Before working with MOTEK, I hadn’t dreamed of actually being able to get involved in promoting the musical and cultural aspects of Israel. Despite my nervousness before beginning the internship, I was excited to get involved with spreading a positive message about Israel, where politics can be set aside to allow Jewish and Israeli culture to be introduced to Toronto. 192 more words

Israeli Culture

#47 Happiness is watching diplomatic endeavours at a safe distance

Diplomatic events are a bonfire of vanities and ego. Everyone in their best attires enters a competition of who is more interesting, smart and informed. Then they clink glasses and drink the expensive alcohol, with some appetizers. 174 more words


Remembering the Six Million

“If we wish to live and to bequeath life to our offspring, if we believe that we are to pave the way to the future, then we must first of all not forget.” 210 more words


On Being Jewish Today

After the recent elections in Israel, a close acquaintance told me he was done with Israel for awhile. Done giving money, done defending it in front of coworkers, friends and members of his synagogue, done following it in the news. 1,932 more words

JOSH ZEITZ: No, Jews Aren’t Defecting to the GOP

Politico: Republicans have tried to woo them many times before. It’s never worked.

n October 1972, the New York Times published a provocative article whose headline read, “GOP Intensifies Drive to Attract Jews to Nixon.” Seeking to exploit Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern’s imprecise position on the Arab-Israeli conflict and his growing association with extreme elements in the Democratic Party, some of which identified Zionism as a neo-colonial and racist political creed, the Republican machine worked in over-drive that year to peel off large numbers of American Jewish voters. 128 more words