Liberal Jews Who Love Israel, Get on a Plane

Sick of feeling helpless while Israel is at war and your Facebook feed is too? There’s one thing you can do, if you have the means: visit Israel – davka – now.

Before I left for Israel last month, there was already a war raging. The ground offensive in Gaza had begun two days before I boarded my flight to Tel Aviv. Before my trip, I would wake up and run to my phone to check the news and find out what happened during the day in Israel, while I was asleep in the United States. Before my trip, I would jump at the “red alerts” the new app on my phone sounded...