Write On For Israel

Teaching Young People To Get To Know Israel

10/14/2014
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Tuvia Book, the new core educator for Write On For Israel, The Jewish Week program that educates students about modern Israel in advance of their college years, has lost count of how many teen and young adult tours to Israel he has led. He may well be the longest-serving Birthright Israel tour guide, dating back to the pilot program in December 1999. And as part of his work in Jewish education, both formal and informal, he has climbed Masada more than 200 times. It’s never routine, though, because “I get to see it each time through the eyes of those who are there for the first time,” he says.

Tuvia Book: The key to countering anti-Israel propaganda on campus “is to be proactive, not reactive.”

Israel's PR War

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bret Stephens talks about the threats to Israel, and its world image, at a JW forum.

Israel Isn’t A Popularity Contest

06/17/2014
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Bret Stephens, the Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign affairs columnist for the Wall Street Journal, wondered aloud last Thursday evening, “When will Israel be more a state than a cause?”

Columnist Bret Stephens was interviewed by Write On alum Joshua Fattal on the Mideast situation. Michael Daitkiash/JW

Write On For Israel, June 4, a special event

Presents:
 

Yeshiva University President

RICHARD JOEL

In Conversation With High School Students

Permission To Support Israel Without Measure

It’s more than alright to champion Jerusalem’s cause for the simple reason that we’re Jewish.

11/20/2012
Editor And Publisher

Sitting in my home this weekend and reading about the trauma the people of Israel have endured under rocket attack in recent days, I never felt closer to Israel — or further away.

I was reminded of the story of the hen and the turkey reading the Thanksgiving Day menu the farmer had posted, calling for the next day’s dinner to feature “scrambled eggs and the traditional holiday meal.”

“From you he wants a contribution,” the turkey said ruefully to the hen. “From me he wants total commitment.”

Gary Rosenblatt

Write On for Israel, MetroWest application 2012

For "Write On for Israel," MetroWest, NJ, CLASS OF 2014

 

Qualified high school juniors are invited to apply for the fellowship. 
Applications will be accepted until Friday, September 14, 2012 at 12:00 PM.

Ambassadors For Israel

07/24/2012

Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, told about 150 supporters of Write On For Israel, the Jewish Week-sponsored advocacy program for high school students, this week that the program is “essential” to making Jerusalem’s case on college campuses throughout the country.

Photo by Michael Datikash

Wiesel Meets With ‘Write On’ Students

06/12/2012
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Nobel Peace laureate Elie Wiesel, in an intergenerational dialogue with seven current and former participants in The Jewish Week’s Write On For Israel program Monday evening, encouraged young people to fight indifference.

“The opposite of love is not hate,” he said, “but indifference. Apathy is the downfall of … life; it cannot be an option.”

Photo By Michael Datikash

‘Write On’ Students Dedicate Torah In Israel

03/06/2012

Maale Adumim — With music blasting, 50 New York-area teens from Write On For Israel, The Jewish Week’s two-year advocacy program for high school students, danced up the streets of this West Bank community last Sunday with a Sefer Torah they brought from the United States. The Torah was donated to a local synagogue in memory of one of its young members, fallen IDF soldier Erez Deri. 

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