"Because of our traditions, we have kept our balance for many, many ears" ~ Tevye the milkman
Pesach, the festival of freedom, of our self-definition as a nation, as a people is also an important lesson in personal freedom. On Pesach we should also free ourselves from things that limit, bind, and take over our lives--things that take over our time, that we later regret. True freedom is about taking responsibility for our lives. Although it isn’t always easy, we should leave our own personal Mitzrayim (Egypt) each and every year.
If you're in Israel for Pesach, don't miss out on an opportunity to see WIZO's outstanding work. Join the WIZO Pesach tour. To register contact Janine Gelley at +972 54-4499233.
With warm regards,
Chairperson, Organization and Tourism Division.
Creating values for women
WIZO and Wikimedia Israel, which supports Wikipedia in Israel, initiated a unique competition, in honor of Women’s History Month which calls upon adding 150 new entries about leading and standout women in the Israeli society, and in the Jewish world- who have not yet received recognition in Wikipedia. The Israeli competition, in Hebrew only, is open the general public and will be held in parallel to dozens of Women’s History Month events around the world conducted by the Wikimedia movement. Read more...
The pot calling the kettle black
The UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) ended its annual meeting on Friday, March 20 by condemning only one of the 193 UN member states for violating women’s rights – Israel. Yes, that Israel, the one with the highest number of women members of the Knesset, the Israel who had a female Supreme Court President, the Israel who had a female Prime Minister, the Israel where women’s rights are protected under law. Read Professor Anne Bayefsky, human rights scholar and activist's excellent article.
The heroic and visionary women of Passover
Judge Ruth Ginsburg one of three women on the US Supreme Court, is known as a champion of women’s rights — but not for being particularly religious. But when a Jewish nonprofit asked the Supreme Court justice to write a biblical commentary for Passover, she agreed, and added a feminist twist: It would raise up the often overlooked women of the Exodus story. Read more...
A seder shouldn't be flat as matza
There’s no excuse for a boring seder.The Passover story is too dramatic, its themes too urgent, and the energy of guests too opportune for the ritual to be about simply “getting through” the haggadah to make it to the matzoh ball soup. A seder should be captivating and it’s not so hard to get there. Here are some innovative ideas to make your seder a fun-filled and memorable experience. Read more...
A taste of Pesach: trusted favorites
As with most Jewish holidays, food plays an important role but more importantly holiday celebrations are a highly effective means of binding families and passing on traditions. We share with you family-favorite recipes courtesy of World WIZO Chairpersons and staff members that will dazzle your family and friends. Read more...
OneWorld - WIZO Summer Camp- the place to be this summer
Send your kids on a real Israel adventure - the WIZO summer camp. It's going to be great. Get a glimpse of what OneWorld has to offer