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One Day, One Minute, How Long Is Enough?

One Day, One Minute, How Long Is Enough?

It was over 40 years ago, at the 1972 Olympic games in Munich, that we witnessed a hostage crisis turn murderous when 11 Israeli athletes were held by terrorists of the Palestinian Liberation Organization

Hasbara: Why Am I Still Doing This?

Hasbara: Why Am I Still Doing This?

It takes me five months after his death to start feeling like I can finally get back into life again. Over those months I ask myself if I still have it in me to fight this fight. Can I continue with my pro-Israel advocacy? I’ve been crushed by life and I feel so powerless.

Why Is Tisha (9) B'Av Important For Israel?

Why Is Tisha (9) B'Av Important For Israel?

Everything that occurred on the 9th of Av has a direct correlation to Israel, whether it occurred in the holy city of Jerusalem or outside of Israel.

Joy from Pain: Lessons of Jewish History

Joy from Pain: Lessons of Jewish History

Every one of the tragedies of our past has a lesson for us today. Our challenge is seek out those lessons, and use them to make our present and our future that much stronger - for us as individuals, and for us as a collective nation.

Dare to Dream/Dare to Build

Dare to Dream/Dare to Build

As we enter the month of Av we intensify our traditional mourning for the Holy Temple, but are we really in touch with what we are mourning for? Are we ready to put an end to the mourning forever? The real people of Israel are ready, and poised in their hearts to rise up and build the Holy Temple. See for yourselves...

I am Not an Individual

I am Not an Individual

We focus too much on individuality while forgetting how fortunate we are to be a part of something so much bigger than ourselves. And in this world we, the Jewish people, are not viewed as individuals, but as a group anyway.

Jerusalem of the Caucasus: The Legend of the Red Village

Jerusalem of the Caucasus: The Legend of the Red Village

For over two thousand years, Azerbaijan has been the kind of homeland that most Jews have always hoped for, and some would say we have yet to achieve. Historically, Jews that settled here in Azerbaijan have been far better off than those that were eventually able to return to Israel.

65 Things I Love About Israel

65 Things I Love About Israel

I love that there are Israeli flags absolutely everywhere. Just because we can. There are those moments when all of a sudden you appreciate where you are. In the state of Israel. The Jewish homeland.

A Broadcast Heard 'Round the World

A Broadcast Heard 'Round the World

What Jim McKay did on that fateful September day was remarkable - revolutionary from a journalistic standpoint, and unimaginable from the Olympic perspective: flawless reporting, delicacy in delivery and fluidly sharing with the world every step as it unfolded and bringing this terror attack to the attention of the world.

Israeli Caricaturists Mobilize to Fight BDS via Facebook

Israeli Caricaturists Mobilize to Fight BDS via Facebook

A group of Israeli caricaturists frustrated with ineffectiveness of hasbara are posting sarcastic caricatures to expose BDS supporters' hypocrisy.

July 4: Entebbe Memories

July 4: Entebbe Memories

The Entebbe raid did more than just fill the heart of every Jew with pride — or, to use the saying after the 1967 Six-Day War, “make every Jew an inch taller.” It also highlighted the sensitivity embedded in the relationship between Israel and world Jewry.

Exodus by Leon Uris

Exodus by Leon Uris

Leon Uris once said, "My greatest accomplishment is Exodus. It changed peoples lives, it changed the conception of the Jewish people in the international scene." Join the book club conversation and share your thoughts and interpretations!

63% of Children Near Gaza Suffering from PTSD

63% of Children Near Gaza Suffering from PTSD

No less than 63 percent of children in the southern Israeli town of Sderot suffer from post-traumatic stress, mostly due to the intense rounds of violence that have occurred between Israel and the Gaza Strip.

Names, Memories And Legacies: The Meaning Of Exodus

Names, Memories And Legacies: The Meaning Of Exodus

The value of the Exodus story isn’t in its romanticism. It is in the impact it had on Jews around the world in understanding the need for a Jewish state, the fulfillment of the ancient dream that would soon become reality.

Names, Memories And Legacies: The Meaning Of Exodus

Names, Memories And Legacies: The Meaning Of Exodus

The value of the Exodus story isn’t in its romanticism. It is in the impact it had on Jews around the world in understanding the need for a Jewish state, the fulfillment of the ancient dream that would soon become reality.

Maintaining The Magic of Israel

Maintaining The Magic of Israel

While it’s important to remember the realities of Israel, an imperfect country engaged in the ongoing struggle of developing a society and national identity, it’s also important to take a step back and marvel at the wonder of Israel.

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