Posts Tagged ‘Heather M. Higgins’

A long road home: One woman’s journey through Israel’s conversion laws

A long road home: One woman's journey through Israel's conversion laws

Conversion is a hot-button issue in Israel – a constant on the national agenda. And increasingly strict standards for recognizing conversions have upsetting consequences for many.


Lesson in the ashes of books burned

Lesson in the ashes of books burned

I’ve always been attracted to big moments in history. When I took a closer look at the burning book display at Yad Vashem, the immensity of the Holocaust manifested itself in an entirely new way. The quote above those books: “Where they burn books, they will end up burning human beings,” will stay with me forever.


End of an odyssey: March 20, 2011

End of an odyssey: March 20, 2011

We woke up at dawn to yet another picture-perfect day in this holy but troubled city. However, this day was tinged with a bit of sadness, as it was the culmination of our 12-day odyssey through The Holy Land.