We’re back with a new episode featuring Michael Dickson (twitter.com/michaeldickson), Executive Director at Stand With Us (), and author of “Isresilience” for a fascinating interview on the important international work of Stand With Us, the inspiration behind his book, the legacy of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, among other topics (15:09).
Michael Dickson and Dr. Naomi Baum share about their exciting and challenging book "Isresilience" which gives keys to resilience! Not only do they give a glimpse into the stories of Israelis who thrive against all odds, but also reveal life changing insight into how we too can be resilient in times like this. A timely podcast!
How Israelis Have Mastered The Art Of Resilience To Thrive Against All Odds
This week on The Times of Israel Podcast we’ll hear a Behind the Headlines video interview that was conducted for The Times of Israel Community with Michael Dickson and Dr. Naomi Baum, the authors of “Isresilience: What Israelis Can Teach the World.”
The book takes readers on a journey across Israel to profile 14 Israelis who have overcome extreme odds, and continued to “bounce forward” in their lives. Dickson is the head of StandWithUs Israel and Baum is an internationally known expert in the field of overcoming trauma. They built a model for the keys to resilience: empathy, flexibility, and meaning-making.
We will talk about these keys during our conversation, as well as focus on four truly remarkable individuals. Image: Dr. Naomi L. Baum (left) and Michael Dickson, co-authors of “Isresilience.” (courtesy)
#224: StandWithUs Israel Executive Director (Michael Dickson)
What makes up the DNA of a nation? It’s hard to think of one quality, or even a handful of qualities that unite millions or hundreds of millions of people. After all, societies are, in the end of the day, just a bunch of individuals. And still, it’s hard not to wonder sometimes, what makes a nation tick, and why do certain people - and certain countries - stand out?
Only a little over 70 years old, Israel is already a huge success story in so many ways. For decades Israel enthusiasts have been trying to find the answer to the question - why has the Jewish nation thrived in such extraordinary ways? Is it our culture, our upbringing, or perhaps something in the tap water?
Today we’re joined by Michael Dickson. Michael and his co-author Dr. Naomi L. Baum have recently released Isresilience, a new book which, through a series of conversations with inspiring Israelis, endeavors to answer just these types of questions. Michael is the Executive Director of Stand With Us in Israel - an organization that advocates for Israel and fights against the BDS movement worldwide.
We’re super thrilled to have Michael Dickson with us today to talk about his new book, about StandWithUs and about much much more.