September 1, 2015 / 17th of Elul, 5775
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    Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry stood before the American Jewish Committee’s Global Forum to deliver one of the more passionate speeches of his career. His address did not garner the media attention it deserved, but it was a speech directed at us, the American Jewish community,... Read More
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    “Hello, Ezer Mizion calling…” My knees buckled. My blood ran cold. Mentally, I counted my kids. I had just spanked my two-year-old for running in the street yesterday. Did he…? Is he…? Or Mimi? Was all that howling about a stomachache more than just a ploy to... Read More
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    Where do we need to go?Cambodia is a beautiful country full of monks in saffron robes, heartbreakingly poor children, and tourists with cameras.I know this because I’ve been there. I have pictures. I brought a camera.And as I was there, getting driven to temples in pedicabs, drinking... Read More
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    Where there are only 19 people, you can’t have two minyanim. I grew up in a place where there weren’t many Jews. My sister and I didn’t talk about Israel politics. Most people didn’t talk about Israel politics. If we talked about Israel politics, we would get into... Read More
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    Imagine a beautiful summer afternoon with an amazing world music band performing a free concert in downtown Boston. It’s a nice scene, isn’t it? But something very curious is happening. Listen closely and you realize the lyrics are in Hebrew. But how on earth is Hebrew being sung over... Read More
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      Some people fall and go on to conquer the world. Some people fall and just lie there. “What’s the use…I’ll never be successful at anything…”Sometimes Sharon felt he was one of the latter. He was challenged by a wide range of tough issues. He tried. He... Read More
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    By Bob Nechin Ein Hod is an artists' village in Israel, just south of Haifa, not far from the Mediterranean coast. Nestled in the foothills of the Carmel Mountains, we look down through olive groves and fields to the sea beyond. Ein Hod is home to over 130 artists, writers, sculptors, actors... Read More
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    Taglit-Birthright Israel believes that it is the birthright of every Jewish person to visit Israel. That is why we are committed to ensuring that young Jewish adults with physical or developmental challenges are offered an opportunity to personally explore their Jewish heritage and identity in... Read More
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      Perhaps it was the name they shared-stem cells and cell phones. Perhaps it was a sudden rush of love for his young daughter whose life had been in danger just a few short years ago. Perhaps it was his good character enabling him to retain a feeling of gratitude, even years later, combined... Read More
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    More than 50 North American teenagers have chosen to spend their last three years of high school in Israel. At Naale Elite Academy’s recent student interviews in New York, Chicago, Miami and Toronto, these 15- and 16-year-olds expressed their desire to move to Israel on their own,... Read More
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