Shari Rabin

Stories by Shari Rabin
I Believe in Israeli Culture

Sixty percent of the music in my iTunes library is Israeli. From time to time I’ll listen to an American … Continued

On Israel in Gaza

I generally don’t like blogging about the Middle East, but current events don’t leave me much choice. I spent last … Continued

My Vote for Barack Obamawitz

Last May I found myself sitting in my aunt’s basement south of Tel Aviv facing a barrage of pointed questions … Continued

Friday Night Surprise

Friday night, after services and dinner at Hillel, I went with my friend to see Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, … Continued

In Between

Last weekend I stayed with a Catholic friend in the tiny town of Watertown, Wisconsin. On Sunday her parents took … Continued

My Pilgrimage to Milwaukee

Recently I went on a pilgrimage. No, I am not talking about my trip to Israel in May. I didn’t … Continued

Interfaith Family Lessons

On the first day of my selective summer internship in Jewish studies, the seven participants went around the room to … Continued

In Between in Israel

Everywhere I go in Israel, it seems, people are trying to figure out me and my other English-speaking friends. Taxi … Continued

Spicing up the Relationship

My relationship with God has been sort of distant lately. I have always liked Him, but we only really got … Continued

Easy in U.S. to Pass Over the Rules

Judaism is hard. As I begin the eight days of breadlessness that is Passover, I am reminded of this. Ours … Continued