A Book review…a rather academic one. Elie Wiesel’s Night is among the first books that I have read from Jewish literature. And it is the first book that I read about the Holocaust written as a personal narrative. While the lack of previous reading is certainly a limitation when it comes to the […]
Happy Birthday, Israel 1. Because visiting Israel for the first time changed my life 2. Because no matter where you live you can be at the beach in an hour 3. Because if you need a 2nd mother, you will always find a good Jewish ima 4. Because the fear of being a “freier” makes […]
Originally published on The Times of Israel I was thinking which pants to put on: the dark leather one or that black one that isn’t so tight on my body. I went with the second one. It was a chilly Spring evening as I walked through Central Park, up until 68th Street. Turned left, walked a few more […]
I ordered my coffee in Hebrew. I speak a confident kitchen Hebrew. And I know many questions in Hebrew for which I don’t understand the answers yet. But comes this homeless showing me a coin and instead of begging for money, he sits down on the chair beside me while he is chewing one of […]
Zionism = Nacism. And no, I didn’t say this. But since when did feminism, nationalism and Zionism turn into curse words?
Mitzpe Ramon is a village in the Negev Desert, South of Israel. If you pass by the Negev, you will see how the Bedouins are living all around. The village itself counts 3-4 thousands of people and gets busy by local and foreign tourists. Why do people go to Mitzpe Ramon, a seemingly deserted village? […]
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Originally published on The Times of Israel on 3/12/17 I’m not sure who Shimon Dotan was aiming for. He certainly couldn’t convince me. But then again, what did he try to convince me about? Let’s discuss Shimon Dotan, Romanian-Israeli filmmaker’s new movie, The Settlers. When you do a documentary film, you must have a punch line in mind. […]
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What do you do when your taxi driver displays three Palestinian flags in his tiny car and then asks you: “where are you guys from?” I tell you what you do, as I’ve learned during the last 5 years: you don’t answer the truth. And that hurts. And it makes you upset. But this is […]
Hi, my name is Virag and I'm the founder of Almost Jewish, a pro-Israel movement that aims to change stereotypes and turn hate into love by bringing a new angle by a Christian to the story of Israel and the Jewish people.
As a Christian Hungarian sharing my life with a charming Israeli, I embarked on (an often painful) journey towards Israel advocacy. By chance (or not) today I work with a handful of pro-Israel organizations as a digital communications strategist and personal branding coach and I write raw-honest personal narratives about my internal identity dilemmas a Christian Israel advocate, the struggles I face in advocacy work and many more.
Hope you will join the movement and together we make sure that people know about the real Israel.