The first time I visited Israel we went to a Shabbat dinner to the brother of Mr. D. Let’s call the brother Mr. N. Mr. N. and his family live nearby Jerusalem and are an observant Jewish family. I’m not sure they know, but I was really nervous before the dinner. It was my first […]
I will be your party popper today. While social media is going viral by celebrating the International Women’s Day, and the greatest pro-Israel organizations keep on sharing Golda Meir’s image with a touching quote, let me tell you something. This is just wrong. #1 International Women’s Day was a communist celebration for workers. As I, […]
Just before my first class at the Grad school, I bought the book Judaism For Dummies. As dumb as it sounds, it’s actually genius. And while I avoid reading it on the metro during my tiresome commuting minutes, I am reading it everywhere else. Yes, including the bathroom. (And here I need to mention in brackets […]
I was just on my way home from a lawyer visit about how to move to Israel as a Christian when I saw an event: The Secret Ingredient Workshop – How to feel local and create the life you want in Israel organized by Citizen Cafe TLV. They say when you’re in line with your […]
Originally published on the Times of Israel on 12/12/2015 To cut it short: I work for Artists 4 Israel, or rather work with them. But it’s not why I write about them. I write because they are on a mission, and I can’t be there. I write because what they do needs to be acknowledged. […]
Originally published in the Times of Israel on 9/6/2016 I haven’t seen my grandfather in the last five years. But it wasn’t his fault. And it wasn’t my fault either. It was life and all its complexities around it. I moved away from Hungary for the second time. After a Russian boy, I partnered up with […]
Originally publish in the Times of Israel on 4/15/2016 I’m scrambling eggs on Shlomo Artzi. I am cutting tomato on Rita. I am rinsing the pasta on Avram Tal. Galgalatz is on full volume. (Even if sometimes I wonder who my neighbors are. Not really because of the volume. But because I am listening to Hebrew […]
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.