One Jew at a Time: Yes, You Can Be Progressive and Zionist

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My twenty-something Passover Seder guest didn’t know he could be exactly what he was: both Progressive and a Zionist. We have to do better with our young people. Arafat’s cunning lie, “Zionism is Racism,” is on steroids today, and our young people are being hurt. We live in a time of increasingly anti-Semitic responses to […]

2017 Queer Women’s Mission to Israel Photoblog: Tel Aviv & Jaffa

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Day eight of A Wider Bridge/Olivia’s Queer Mission to Israel began with a tour at Tel Aviv’s LGBTQ Center, in the heart of the city in Gan Meir (Meir Park). The tour included a discussion with leaders of LGBTQ Israeli organizations. At the Gay Center entrance We then visited the storied Arab town of Jaffa […]

2017 Queer Women’s Mission to Israel Photoblog: The North

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Heading north! We spent the past two days in the north of Israel, visiting the beautiful Galilee region, seeing the Sea of Galilee (the Kinneret), riding along the Northern border and peering into Syria. We then visited the vibrant city of Haifa, the third-largest city in Israel. We visited the Golan, overlooking Syria, and learned […]

2017 Queer Women’s Mission to Israel: Our First Days!

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The AWB/Olivia Women’s Queer Mission is in full swing! Our first full day began with a visit to Masada and concluded with Shabbat dinner in Jerusalem. Day two featured a tour in the old city of Jerusalem, including visiting the Western Wall, and then a trip to Tel Aviv for the Lethal Lesbian film festival. […]

Widening the Bridge with Olivia: AWB’s First Mission in Partnership with Olivia Tours

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A Wider Bridge is partnering with the Olivia lesbian travel company to bring queer women on a 10-day mission to Israel to experience the country through an LGBTQ lens. Olivia is THE Travel company for lesbians! Over the past 40 years, the company has evolved into a vibrant community and a culture, that has taken […]