Rabbi Loren Sykes

Rabbi Loren Sykes lives in Jerusalem, Israel, where he is the principal of URJ Heller High.

From Crush to Love: A Different Approach to Israel Education

Rabbi Loren Sykes
March 10, 2016

How do we teach the full story while fostering a love for our homeland? I learned about Israel in a “crush-like” way, as a “perfect Israel,” a place where everything was good, right and just. I was not introduced to the “real” Israel, a place with imperfections. The Israel as “crush” approach worked for me. Ultimately, I moved from crush on to deep love with to moving to Israel.