Contributor Archives: Miriam G. Harel

About Miriam G. Harel

Miriam G. Harel, born in New York, is a senior psychotherapist, affiliated with Telem Clinic in Tel Aviv. She is a free lance lecturer and is currently presenting her work in Israel and abroad at major institutions of learning such as Tavistock in London and the University of Amsterdam, Schneider and Hillel Yaffefe Childrens' Hospitals, and has been doing this for several years. She has published a book, Patchwork , distributed by Karnac in London, relating to her experience with Israeli children and their families, in the process of therapy. A lifetime member of Hashomer Hatzair, she lives with her family on Kibbutz Haogen Emek in Hefer, Israel.

Israeli Youth Today, the Problem of Consensus

By Miriam G. Harel   Israeli Youth Today, the Problem of Consensus By Miriam Grossman Harel There are two and a half million young people and children in the state of Israel. This sector of the population, defined between ages 12-18, is living in a state of physical, psychological and political instability, as well as existential insecurity. The state exists with insufficient consensus, without a clear picture of what the majority of people want civil society to look like. If Israel was a …

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Why Communes NOW

       By Miriam G. Harel Communes and Communal Groups in Israel Miriam Harel (edited by Judith Gelman) There have many articles lamenting or gloating over the “death of the kibbutzim”, yet far fewer about a new Israeli phenomenon—the new, mostly urban, communal groups, sometimes called kvutzot . About 60 of these intentional communities are scattered throughout the country. They vary in structure and rationale but typically the participants share housing, income and an ideology.  The …

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