Overseas

Once Foreign, Now Friends

During an international camp, an Israeli teen mingles with Christians and Muslims and becomes a stronger Jew.

During an international camp, an Israeli teen mingles with Christians and Muslims and becomes a stronger Jew. 

author's bio: 

Meital Bloom is a freshman in Rishon Lezion, Israel. 

Together We Are Understood

On a 12-hour flight to Israel a group of strangers connects and reflects.

On a 12-hour flight to Israel a group of strangers connects and reflects.  

author's bio: 

Isabel Calkins is a senior at Brighton High School in Rochester, N.Y. 

Bienvenue à Paris: The Jewish Version

A father and daughter trace the history of Jews in France.

A father and daughter trace the history of Jews in France. 

author's bio: 

 

Rachel Gozland is a senior at Manhattan High School for Girls. 

Do You Come From a Land Down Under?

For a few magical years cheering the Bombers and feeding budgerigars was normal.

Australia—land of sandy deserts, sparkling oceans, rare wildlife, and... Jews!  There are as many as 120,000 Jews living in Australia with 80 percent residing in and around the southeastern cities, where I once lived, of Sydney and Melbourne, according to the Jewish Virtual Library.