By: Maia Morag
I never thought that becoming a Jewish Agency shlicha (Israeli emissary) in the Jewish community of Cincinnati would lead me to the moment where I found myself sitting with Natan Sharansky — the living legend — in a chavruta (one-on-one studying) around a Jewish text.
It was a cool November morning during the annual convention for shlichim. We were exploring what “70” is all about, and trying to envision and rethink Israel at 70. This exercise was the first time I was introduced to The Shlichut Institute, a new initiative of The Jewish Agency for Israel that aims to deal with the unique challenges of emissaries in today’s world and in a new era for Israel-Diaspora relations. More >