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5 Ways to Observe Yom HaZikaron Outside Israel 29-04-2017 13:36
5 Ways to Observe Yom HaZikaron Outside Israel Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day, is a deeply somber time in the State of Israel....
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Lighting the Way to a Strong and Inspiring Israel 29-04-2017 13:36
Lighting the Way to a Strong and Inspiring Israel In early 1948, Israel’s founders gathered to decide on a national anthem for the new State....
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3 Lessons from the Torah about Sexual Violence 29-04-2017 13:36
3 Lessons from the Torah about Sexual Violence As we commemorate Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), it is important to think about and discuss these issues in context of Jewish text and our Jewish values....
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Stories We Tell: Tune Into Your New Favorite Jewish Podcast 29-04-2017 13:36
Stories We Tell: Tune Into Your New Favorite Jewish Podcast There are few things I remember as well as the stories told to me by so many rabbis, cantors, educators, and teachers throughout my life....
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In Israel’s 70th Year, We’re Doubling Down in the Fight for Justice 29-04-2017 13:36
In Israel’s 70th Year, We’re Doubling Down in the Fight for Justice Fifty is a number with immense significance in the Jewish tradition....
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What It Means to Be Religious Zionists 29-04-2017 13:36
What It Means to Be Religious Zionists Only in Israel and nowhere else is the injunction to remember felt as a religious imperative to an entire people. -- Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi...
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The People’s Climate March: Jewish Community Events to Know About 29-04-2017 13:36
The People’s Climate March: Jewish Community Events to Know About Since January, there have been multiple attempts to withdraw efforts toward environmental conservation and adaptation and mitigation of climate change....
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A Week in the Life: Memory, Celebration, Social Justice, and Peace 29-04-2017 13:36
A Week in the Life: Memory, Celebration, Social Justice, and Peace Every year, on the fourth of the Hebrew month of Iyar, Israel observes Yom HaZikaron, a day of memori...
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Remembering Rose, the Woman Whose Death Brought the Shoah to Life For Me 29-04-2017 13:36
Remembering Rose, the Woman Whose Death Brought the Shoah to Life For Me Today is Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), and I have the distinct honor of observing it in Jerusalem....
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Why My Ancestors Summoned Me to Poland: A Yom HaShoah Ghost Story 29-04-2017 13:36
Why My Ancestors Summoned Me to Poland: A Yom HaShoah Ghost Story “I knew your father, of blessed memory, in Bendin,” the elderly man informed me in the midst of a bar mitzvah party....
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