Jewish children in Lublin, Poland.

The Déjà Vu of Tisha B’Av

Today, Jews are again running away from Ukraine and France and other places, where being openly Jewish is no longer safe. Again. Today, we are fighting terrorist forces in Gaza who are totally By Misha Galperin on 04 Aug 2014 / 8 Av 5774
Dr. Misha Galperin

Misha Galperin co-authored “The Case for Jewish Peoplehood: Can We Be One?” and “Reimagining Leadership in Jewish Organizations: Ten Practical Lessons to Help You Implement Change and Achieve Your Goals.” Galperin emigrated from the Soviet Union as a teenager. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and has worked in communal services for over 30 years. Galperin was listed in the "Top Five" of the 2010 Forward 50, a list of North America’s most influential Jewish leaders, and speaks widely on issues of peoplehood, Jewish identity and community.

All Posts By Misha Galperin

  • Israelis take cover in Tel Aviv as rocket siren goes off.

    The Movie You Haven't Seen

    For all the “movies we have already seen,” you haven’t seen this one. Watch it and weep. Weep for all that we have already lost and all that we may lose. Pray that this is all over soon and the
    By Misha Galperin on 10 Jul 2014 / 12 Tamuz 5774
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    Dear France

    Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité, is French for "Liberty, equality, fraternity,” which was the promise made to you, the Jewish Community of France. It’s the promise that is not being kept today.
    By Misha Galperin on 11 Jan 2015 / 20 Tevet 5775
  • This Shavuot, Inherit Your Past

    Shavuot teaches us to treasure that family and to create a shared language so that families can stay intact. For us, Jewish texts are one of our shared languages. Studying them makes us smarter,
    By Misha Galperin on 03 Jun 2014 / 5 Sivan 5774
  • Springtime in Paris

    When we end the Haggadah with the words, "Next Year in Jerusalem,” let’s not forget that this is not only a statement of possibility. It is a statement of reality for those who need the refuge
    By Misha Galperin on 03 Apr 2014 / 3 Nisan 5774
  • Laad: helping elderly Holocaust survivors preserve their legacy for future generations

    'Never Again,' but still suffering

    The Jewish Agency for Israel is striving to improve Holocaust survivors' plight
    By Misha Galperin on 19 Mar 2013 / 8 Nisan 5773