Overseas

I Treasure Turkey

Summer reminds me of Istanbul, where I learned to appreciate my dad’s afternoon simit.  

I Saw Europe’s Discontent

And I wonder if there is a safe future for European Jews. 

A Greek Tragedy

A mission to Greece was uplifting even though the scarcity of Jewish life was shocking. 

Once Foreign, Now Friends

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

Together We Are Understood

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

Bienvenue à Paris: The Jewish Version

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

Do You Come From a Land Down Under?

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.