Until we cannot differentiate... But how can we ensure that we know what needs to be remembered so that future generations don't fall into to the "yada, yada, yada, this doesn't matter to me at all" trend?
When I first picked up Daniel Gordis’ Saving Israel, I was stunned by the fact that a decade had passed since he wrote it. It was some of Gordis’ first questions that made me smile, for they raised the very issues that we at Israel Forever aim to confront.
Ah, the Jews…the people of the book, the Hebrews, the Israelites. Let me tell you about the Jews, this ancient group of people that somehow have been hanging on to the knife-edge of history, as the pages of time turn.
Join us at JFGW's Good Deeds Day 2015 to create inspirational artwork for victims of terrorism in Israel who are battling PTSD. No experience necessary! This is a non-competitive non-judgmental project that people of all ages are sure to enjoy!
Drawing on Zionism’s example of the power of such ideas, David Gordis concludes in his book Saving Israel, that Israel needs a new sense of purpose, one that transcends the current stalemate with the Palestinians and that starts with the recognition that Israel was never meant to be a state like all other states.
I drove down from the central Golan Heights towards Jerusalem on my way to a speaking engagement. The hills were rolling and bright green, peppered with peek-a-boo purples and yellows from wild flowers that can’t seem to wait until spring. This view always makes me think that the phrase “G-d’s Land” was first spoken here.
Eliezer Ben‑Yehuda was the driving spirit behind the revival of the Hebrew language. And when you are in Israel these days, you will hear these phrases in Hebrew slang, as they are not found in the dictionary or the Torah. We are placing the real Israel at your fingertips!
Few songs capture the feeling of a people in exile like “Eretz Zavat Halav.” Even fewer people sing it with the exquisite mixture of joy and longing as Nina Simone, the eloquent, sublime jazz singer sang this in a little-known live video performance with her band from the 1960s.
You will not know true fear until you experience an explosion a few feet from your home and then scurry to your television set to see what may have happened or who may have been wounded, only to find the latest rotation of reality TV shows.
You could say that the Israeli food culture is very young, as Israel only became a nation in 1948. But its roots go back thousands of years. If you want to dig real deep, you could flip through the Old Testament and start talking about the magical manna that sustained the Hebrews in the desert
An excerpt from the new memoir ‘Why Not Say What Happened’ by Morris Dickstein conjures lost summer worlds and tells his own deeply engaging story of growing up in the turbulent American culture of the postwar decades.
I sat there marveling over the fact that only in Israel would you invite your air conditioning repair specialist over for a quote and receive a spellbinding story of survival, hope, perseverance and the Jewish experience.
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