Daniel Stieglitz
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Everyone has a story. Take a young man from Jerusalem named Yadid Akerman, for example. Born in Israel, he’s the son of two immigrants – an American mother and a Canadian father. He … more
Most of us search for community in one way or another. One of the communities I’ve sought out in Israel is writers, both while getting a master’s degree in creative writing from Bar … more
At Bar Ilan University, I learned a conflict resolution exercise that I have since used in group settings. You start by picking a divisive topic. The participants gather on different sides of the … more
We’ve just wrapped up the Jewish holidays in Israel. Basically, my life consisted of working, sleeping and observing Shabbat and the Jewish holidays.  It was a marathon of a holiday season that I’m sad to see end. The holiday mood in … more
In September 2000, prior to starting college, I studied at Yeshivat Hamivtar. Within weeks of my return for my second and final year of study there, it became abundantly clear that my second year would be quite different from my first. That was the … more
Most of us search for community in one way or another. One of the communities I’ve sought out in Israel is writers, both while getting a master’s degree in creative writing from Bar … more
In my last article focusing on the attack of the Jerusalem synagogue, I touched on the way world media depicted the attack. How the media often depicts Israel is just part of a much bigger problem. This problem is that people purporting to be … more
Back in 2007, I was sitting around the dinner table with my parents when I told them I planned on making aliyah (immigrating) to Israel that summer. I didn’t know how they would react. After a few seconds of silence they replied, “Fine, as … more
There is a place called the Seventh Step, and it was once one of the most coveted prayer spots in the Jewish world. Never heard of it? I’m not surprised. Praying at that spot fell out of … more
I love feeling nostalgic. The connection to the past is one of the many reasons that I have been writing this column for almost 12 years. I am able to connect this home, Israel, that I chose over … more
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