Journeying away from ‘Professional Storyteller’

By Limor Shiponi It has happened that I’ve participated more than once in an event outside Israel, where people introduced me as, “please welcome Limor, she’s from Israel and she’s going to tell us Jewish stories”. My immediate inner reaction was, “hell not” which I didn’t speak out loud of course, but went on telling the stories I intended to …

Never again?

By Limor Shiponi Warsaw Ghetto, August 2, 1942 “We have no information about the fate of those who were expelled… Nothing we hear is based on exact information.”                                                                 …

National Service: ask what you can do

By Limor Shiponi Conference on World Affairs 2012 panel, with Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Scott Olsen, Jay M. Parker and myself. In a way, coming from Israel and speaking about national service seemed a little too easy. Almost everybody knows that Israel is unique in that military service is compulsory for both males and females. Those who cannot serve in the military for various reasons have …

Ofra Gisella Kipnis

By Limor Shiponi Ofra Gisella Kipnis (1.12.1927 – 3.8.2011) Ofra was born and raised in a secular bourgeois Jewish home in Tunisia. She drew her values and world view from her parents who emphasized the importance of general education, wide knowledge, socialism and humanism. Growing in the shadow of WWII, it became natural for her family to turn to activism …

Two word worlds

By Limor Shiponi Today is Yom Hazikaron in Israel. Meaning – Israeli Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day – 22,867 soldiers and 2,443 civilians. There are many events happening, many ways to commemorate them, the cemeteries are full of living people who have come to visit the dead, many of them soldiers around twenty years old. The sirens …

TEDxYouth@BialikRogozinSchool | afterthoughts

By Limor Shiponi There are events that send you home smiling a good smile for hours and days. TEDxYouth@BialikRogozinSchool was such an event, smiling because it felt good being part of man-kind, kind in particular.  TEDxYouthDay TEDxYouthDay took place on November 20th in 59 different locations around the globe. Since TEDx events are independently organized leaving almost any detail open …

Applying product management to a game based on storytelling

By Limor Shiponi Well, life does bring interesting opportunities my way. Next week I’m going to attend Strategic Product Manager™ training by Blackblot in Tel-Aviv. The product I have in mind is a game that helps elicit marketing and sales stories and it’s core technology is storytelling. The game’s prototype, created by The Story Telling Company Inc. has been tested …

Gaza Tel-Aviv Olympic Games 2020

By Limor Shiponi The video contains the potential of a story not yet told. We believe it is possible. The more people who will support this idea, the more likely it is to happen. It has not yet been decided who will host the Olympic games 2020. Help us by spreading this video far and wide. Who is ‘us’? us. Anybody ready to suspend …