Daniel Stieglitz
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Growing up, I never liked playing sports. Activities such as running and push-ups seemed like the only way I could keep in shape. And although these activities felt good, nothing I tried was really … more
In the more than 13 years that I have lived in Israel, I have tried not to repeat a topic in an article.  I last wrote about COVID-19 in September, but since then I’ve had some updates … more
Around 2005, when I was working as a college recruiter for Yeshiva University, most of the high school seniors I interviewed were planning to take a gap year to study in Israel. I usually asked them … more
What can I say about the last few months that hasn’t already been said? I think all I can do, as a columnist for Jewish Rhode Island, is to share my personal experiences as a Rhode Islander … more
Adapting to a new country and culture often means having to shed aspects of where you originally came from. It’s a personal choice. When it comes to holidays, I continue to embrace the … more
At Bar Ilan University, I learned a conflict resolution exercise that I have since used in group settings. You start by picking a divisive topic. The participants gather on different sides of the … more
Everyone has a story. Take a young man from Jerusalem named Yadid Akerman, for example. Born in Israel, he’s the son of two immigrants – an American mother and a Canadian father. He … more
I love feeling nostalgic. The connection to the past is one of the many reasons that I have been writing this column for almost 12 years. I am able to connect this home, Israel, that I chose over … more
When I volunteered for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soon after moving to Israel, one of my friends said to me, “You know this won’t just be a few months to a few years of service, … more
Most of my columns have focused on my Israel-related experiences. Last year, however, I wrote about how Israel served as a springboard to participate in an incredible trip to China, where I led a … more
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