Jewish Journal

Ariel Cohen

  • Visiting Israel brings feeling of really coming home

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    This past summer, I stepped off the plane and felt my feet touch the ground of our homeland for the first time. I was home. For 12 days in Israel, my family and I explored the land, went to museums and had a chance to connect with our spirituality and Judaism.

    This trip was...

  • A shelter of surprises changed everything

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When I first arrived at the homeless shelter, I was scared. I didn't know what to expect, and I had to admit to myself that I had never really been out of my element. But I was open to the new experience -- and completely unaware of how the day would turn out.

    I was visiting the...