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Please enjoy a sample of my recent articles, as well as some favorites from over the years. 

Recent feature stories

The articles below are some of my recent feature stories.

After King Soopers massacre, Boulder’s Jews mourn friends and neighbors

Boulder woke up the next day to a chilly fog looming over the Flatirons, as if the skies were aware that this Tuesday could not be one of the 300 days of sunshine that Coloradans relish each year. The Forward, 3/24/21.

COVID-19 Vaccine in Boulder, CO:
What You Need to Know at This Stage

Nearly 2,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses could arrive in Boulder County hospitals within days, raising questions and suspense about what will — and should — happen next. The Boulder Reporting Lab, 12/11/20.

Making Dollars and Sense of Conservation Easements

Conservation easements allow landowners to retain ownership of their land and water but transfer development rights to a land trust, tribe, or governmental entity. Headwaters Magazine, 11/17/20.

Can singing and wind instruments be made safe during coronavirus?

How playing tubas and clarinets inside canvas bags is helping figure out ways musicians, singers, actors and their audiences can stay safe during pandemic performances. The Colorado Sun, 7/30/20.

E. coli fouls 100 Colorado waterways. But managers aren’t sure how big the threat is to people playing in streams.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has registered more than 100 waterbody segments on its impaired waters list due to alarmingly high E. coli levels. The Colorado Sun, 7/23/20.

To bridge the cultures of Mexico’s border region and a neglected Colorado neighborhood, just add water

Denver and its Mexican sister city hope to revitalize the Sun Valley neighborhood and Colorado River Delta with eco-parks despite water scarcity. The Colorado Sun, 2/20/20.

An Eco-Pilgrim Makes Her Way From Rehovot To Boulder

Op-ed piece: on moving across the world (again) and seeing fall foliage for the first time in 10 years. The NY Jewish Week, 10/16/19.

Jerusalem Post archive

Hundreds, if not thousands, of my Jerusalem Post stories (2010-2017) are located on the newspaper's archive, available here. I will also include some of my favorite pieces below. 

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PA, Gaza to get more H20 under Red-Dead water sharing agreement

A start, but the Strip needs more, NGO says. The Jerusalem Post, 7/14/17.

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Israel instructs kosher slaughterhouses to stop ‘shackle, hoist’ practice

Rabbinical authorities have spoken out against the shackle-and-hoist practice since 2008, encouraging the use of rotating restraint boxes – also known as rotating pens – instead. The Jerusalem Post, 5/17/17.

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How one Israeli-Arab mayor is turning his town into a hi-tech capital

NGO Tsofen and Kafr Kasim city mayor team up to promote entrepreneurship. The Jerusalem Post, 3/12/17.

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Israel’s Mediterranean: A ‘Wild West,’ but with waves of progress

The Med is considered one of the most contaminated seas on Earth; What are we going to do about it? The Jerusalem Post, 2/4/17.

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‘Tell us how you made Israel’

The Jewish state’s quest to form lasting partnerships through agricultural cooperation around the world. The Jerusalem Post, 10/17/16.

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Facing eviction, Canaan dog breeder turns to public to recruit relocation funds

"This is the dog that existed for thousands of years, exactly as he is now," breeder says. The Jerusalem Post, 1/27/16.

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Analysis: The gas deal - it ain’t over till it’s over

Only time – and the determination of the High Court – will tell how the future of Israel's turbulent gas sector will continue to unfold. The Jerusalem Post, 12/18/15.

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Netanyahu signs off on controversial natural gas deal

Herzog pledges to bring matter to High Court of Justice. The Jerusalem Post, 12/17/15.

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Lead Israeli environmentalist: Country failed to live up to its potential at climate conference

Naor Yerushalmi – CEO of Life and Environment says COP-21 is "a business opportunity that our government has missed." The Jerusalem Post, 12/13/15.

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Cabinet passes natural gas compromise outline, after 8-month impasse

After a nearly eight-month stalemate that has all but frozen the country’s natural gas sector, the government approved the revised terms of a disputed compromise outline. The Jerusalem Post, 8/16/2015.

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Israel, Jordan sign historic plan to save Dead Sea

The agreement, worth some $800 million, is the result of a memorandum of understanding signed among Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian officials on December 9, 2013, in Washington. The Jerusalem Post, 2/27/15.

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Palestinian strawberry growers arrive to Israel for study-tour

Farmers came to Israel for a two-day continuing education program organized by the Civil Administration, to learn about some of the strawberry growth methods being used in Israel. The Jerusalem Post, 1/14/15.

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In Rwanda, Israelis and Americans launch East Africa’s first commercial solar field

“We’ve come together to see the light.” The Jerusalem Post, 2/6/15.

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‘Where would I belong if not here?’

Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village students welcome East Africa’s first solar field to their campus. The Jerusalem Post, 2/6/15.

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Israeli, Vietnamese dairy experts partner to improve milk quality and yield in Ho Chi Minh City

The Dairy Demonstration and Experimental Farm was officially launched in August 2013, as part of a five-year MoU on cooperation between Israel and Vietnam in the dairy sector. The Jerusalem Post, 12/25/14.

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State and local council to replace asbestos roofs in the line of fire from Gaza

As a result of damage from rockets, asbestos roofs are becoming a dangerous threat. The Jerusalem Post, 8/4/14.

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Hiriya, Freshkills dumps partner to transform trash into treasure

Leaders of both parks aim to learn from each other’s successes and challenges in order to create the greenest spaces possible in two densely populated metropolitan regions. The Jerusalem Post, 1/16/14.

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Israel, Jordan, PA sign trilateral agreements to 'swap' and share water

World Bank's Water Practice division tells Jerusalem Post deal will increase Israel's water sales to PA by 20 million cubic meters annually. The Jerusalem Post, 12/10/13.

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Cat's cradle

Zoologists, vets see direct connection between street cat proliferation and diminishment of Israeli wildlife; rights activists argue that such accusations are nothing less than a ‘21st-century witch-hunt. The Jerusalem Post, 11/28/13.

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Life aboard a rig: 'One big family'

About 50 people live and work on the Tamar gas processing rig in the Mediterranean, working together to smoothly pump gas to suppliers in Israel and around the globe. The Jerusalem Post, 7/25/13.

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Through Sabra eyes: First snow

As my Sabra friends awaited with bated breath Friday morning’s precipitation – I poked fun at their excitement. The Jerusalem Post, 3/4/12.

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‘The worst day in a Beduin’s life’

Negev community says government decision to resettle villages is "discriminatory, shows we are second-class citizens." The Jerusalem Post, 9/13/11.

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First solar field to be launched in Arava's Kibbutz Ketura

A 4.95-megawatt field will begin providing electricity to 3 kibbutzim this summer, a power supply equivalent to 7% of Eilat’s energy needs. The Jerusalem Post, 6/3/11.

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The language of the Lord

In recent years, an increasing number of priests and priests-in-training have been sent to ulpan by their seminaries. The Jerusalem Post, 10/15/10.

Jewish Week archive

My NY Jewish Week stories (2008-2014) are located on the newspaper's archive, available here. I will also include some of my favorite pieces below. 

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Life Under Fire

As an American-born, 29-year-old journalist living in this central Israeli city, I’ve encountered the same existential dilemma each night for several weeks now: Is it safe to take a shower now? The Jewish Week, 7/29/14.

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For Orthodox Lesbians, A Home Online

Israeli group Bat Kol to launch English website as ‘life-net’ for those struggling with acceptance. The Jewish Week, 8/17/10.

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Pumping Iron For The Payes Set

In Williamsburg, chasids and hipsters are increasingly working out alongside one another. The Jewish Week, 5/18/10.

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The Jewish Picasso Of Tremont

In a gritty Bronx neighborhood, a 91-year-old retired lamp manufacturer pumps out enough ‘outsider’ art for a museum. The Jewish Week, 4/20/10.

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The Curse that Rocked Great Neck

A haredi rabbi’s actions — telling Persians at a private house party that ‘tragedy for eternity’ would befall them — have sent shockwaves through the community. The Jewish Week, 3/10/10.

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‘Sex And The City,’ Beijing Style

With a nod to Carrie Bradshaw, Anna Sophia Loewenberg webcasts her search for love in a town that’s never heard of JDate. The Jewish Week, 8/14/09.

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The Sotomayor Effect

Growing Jewish-Latino ties could get a bounce as first Hispanic judge joins the Supreme Court. The Jewish Week, 6/12/09.

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How Green is My Landfill?

Just southeast of Tel Aviv, a huge mountain peak looms over the highway below, harboring swarms of flies and wafting scents of decaying garbage down its sprouting hills. The Jewish Week, 5/20/09.

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‘This Was Their Life’

In the days following the tragic murders of Rabbi Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg at the hands of terrorists, old and new friends told stories of a couple that continually sacrificed themselves. The Jewish Week, 12/3/08.

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Dark Clouds Where The Sun Never Sets

Freezing rain pattered against the dusty windowpanes of 770 Eastern Parkway  as frenzied staffers hurried up and down the twisted stairwell that leads to the Chabad.org office in Crown Heights. The Jewish Week, 12/3/08.

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Fighting Hate In Berlin’s Turkish Quarter

Anti-semitism in Kreutzberg, Berlin. The Jewish Week, 11/25/08.

Other

Below are a few creative pieces as well as other work that doesn't fit into the previous categories.

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And then there were four (plus cat)...

Creative piece about the birth of my second child. Read here, 9/20/18.

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Jingle Bells this Chanukah

Musings about the lack of Christmas in Israel. Read here, 12/24/16.

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My bench

Reflective piece about the end of my first maternity leave. Read here, 7/10/16.

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Belfast's Hindu temple

Story from Columbia Journalism Religion Reporting trip to Ireland, Irish America, June/July 2008 issue. 

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Eagles and violence: A pair for life

Eagles fans can't seem to resist getting into fights, while fans around the country are usually able to avoid violence. The Daily Pennsylvanian, 9/25/06.

© 2020 by Sharon Udasin.