Contributor Archives: Julian Resnick

About Julian Resnick

Julian Resnick is currently the Central Shaliach (emissary) to Habonim Dror North America. He has lived in Israel, primarily on Kibbutz Tzora, since coming on Aliyah from SA in 1976. His work in Jewish education has taken him to most of the English speaking Jewish world over the past 30 years.

Kidnappings and Hijackings


In response to the recent kidnapping of 3 young Israelis, we have turned over our Letter from the Leadership column to Julian Resnick the Director of World Habonim Dror and a good friend of Ameinu.   This is for me a most difficult piece to write. I write it from Jerusalem, from the lobby of the Inbal Hotel, from the hub, over three days of this late June of 2014, of Zionist enterprise. The Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency for Israel is meeting to consider how we continue. How we …

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Rothschild Boulevard and Hackney

By Julian Resnick These are troubling times in many places around the world. We have all learned new facts in these past months.  We now know that Misrata is a city in Libya and that the people in Hama are Sunni Muslims. We know about Gaddafi’s daughter and sons, about the intrigues of the Assad family, about the multi millionaires who benefited from the corruption in Egypt. We know about the politics of Yemen and the relations between French business community and the families of the …

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On Rabbis and Racism

By Julian Resnick I have always loved being Jewish. At times in my life I kept this great love of mine fairly quiet and out of sight as I was part of a social and political grouping in which a fierce ethnicity was not really a dominant part of our culture. It was a time where our culture was defined by our participation in a struggle which transcended what were then perceived as narrow boundaries. In recent years, probably due to the many, many years I have lived in Israel, or should this read, …

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