About Sherri Mandell

Sherri_MandellSherri Mandell is co-director of the Koby Mandell Foundation which runs programs for bereaved families in Israel. Her book, "The Blessing of a Broken Heart," won a National Jewish Book Award in 2004.
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Last week the 22 nations of the Arab League voted against recognizing Israel as a Jewish state. “What’s the big deal?” a reporter from Japan asked me the day after. “Why should Israel have to be declared a Jewish state? Why should anybody care?” Instead of dealing with the political ramifications, let me address the issue of diversity – biodiversity. If Israel instead… Read more »