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JERUSALEM (JTA) – When the Maccabees climbed the stairs of the Temple in Jerusalem, they lit the menorah with the knowledge that there was only enough oil to last for one day. Only a miracle could turn oil into a renewable resource. And the future … more
BALTIMORE (JTA) – Drew Koike knew a bit about Israel: its capital, location, climate and biblical roots. But it never dawned on the 14-year-old Washingtonian that hockey existed in the country. That was until earlier this year, when the coach … more
In the beginning of August we had a few small farewell ceremonies with the long-term groups who were hosted in the Gilboa for over a month. These were mostly groups of families from Kfar Aza who stayed at Nir Haemek (Simcha Peer is the president of … more
In the beginning of July, I began a Jewish Agency course studying about aliyah, the Diaspora, private and collective Jewish identity and, of course, about American customs. more
/Courtesy | Gilor Meshulam Gilor Meshulam (right), the Jewish Alliance of Rhode Island’s new Israeli shaliach (emissary), and Providence’s Yehuda Fishhaut (left) together at Ein ha’Shlosha, near Kissufim, which is one of the main … more
Israel is developing a sensor system to detect tunnels dug by Hamas terrorists into Israel from Gaza. /photo | IDF via Wikimedia Commons JNS.org – Senior Israeli officers are reporting that a sensor system is being developed that would be able … more
You probably all know about the hard situation in Israel right now, and I will try to tell you a little bit of what happens in my life during this time. Friday, June 13, was my bachelorette party. In the middle of the party I noticed all my … more
JTA – Israeli Ambassador to the Netherlands Haim Divon nodded approvingly as he surveyed the small army of 50 men and women fighting for Israel. Around a conference table in an office in the Amsterdam suburb of Buitenveldert, 30 volunteers … more
At sundown on May 4 (5th of Iyar, 5774), a siren will wail throughout the streets of Israel and everything will come to a halt. The siren signals the beginning of Yom HaZikaron, Israeli Memorial Day, which pays homage to those who lost their lives … more
Ari Shavit’s “My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel” is a literary magnetic force. It attracts with enchanting rhapsodies about the miracles of the land of Israel and the early Zionist years; it repels with tales of occupation, … more
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