Contributor Archives: Rabbi Michael M. Cohen

About Rabbi Michael M. Cohen

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen works for the Middle East organization, the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and is the author of "Einstein's Rabbi: A Tale of Science and the Soul." Contact him at: rabbimichael@friendsofarava.org

Nature Without Borders

By Rabbi Michael M. Cohen This article originally appeared in the Huffington Post and appears here with the permission of the author Like a sand dune slithering across the desert landscape covering and swallowing anything in its way, the Arab …

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US Middle East Foreign Aid: Investing in Quiet, But Not Peace

By Rabbi Michael M. Cohen While the outcome of the Arab revolutions will not be clear for some time, the shifting sands are already revealing certain truths. One of those has been the misguided use of billions and billions of …

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Why Israel Must Seize the Moment

Natalie Portman’s award winning performance in Black Swan has renewed interest in the ballet Swan Lake. The ballet itself has the hopeless feel of a Greek tragedy where nothing can be done to prevent the inevitable heartbreaking outcome. Too often …

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Cross-Cultural Environmental Studies in Israel

By Rabbi Michael Cohen If you are looking for a different kind of study abroad experience that combines environmental studies, a cross-culture education and living experience, the Middle East, kibbutz and desert living then the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies …

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