To Be – under threat of annihilation, or defeat?

When the United States sneezes, the whole world catches the flu. While the decision of President Trump to withdraw US troops from Syria has led to political headlines and speculation in DC, it has put many in our area in fear for their lives. How should we respond to a sworn enemy that aims for our annihilation?

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Airbnb takes a stand on Our Land/Their Land

Airbnb has chosen to “remove listings in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank...” This has, as might be expected, delighted activists working against the military occupation of the West Bank/Judea and Samaria, and has infuriated the Israeli government and its supporters.

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How can we sing with Kululam during the Omer?

Was it okay for Orthodox Jews to attend the recording of the Kululam's Yom Ha'atzmaut song during the Omer? One authoritative Rabbi said to me "It's not really forbidden (not dancing); it's not really permitted (public mass event). Go if it is ‎important to you." ... But is that satisfactory?

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Gun Control and Israel Education – how do they connect?

Whether or not the subject is on their curriculum, every Jewish educator knows that Gun Control is a topic that their students are interested in addressing. As such, we have an opportunity. Our students are motivated, excited, engaged! What contribution might Israel educators make at this time?

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Gun Control and Israel Education – how do they connect?

by Robbie Gringras The political awakening of students throughout the land following the Parkland shooting, has surprised and inspired many. Whether or not the subject is on their curriculum, every…

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One of the ultimate Pesach songs – Alma Zohar, Out of Egypt

One of her most powerful songs, Out of Egypt, has Alma Zohar at her best: Working with liturgical language to cry out for humane treatment for refugees. A must for the Seder Night that wishes to address Israeli culture and social justice issues...

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