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Yada Yada Yada: Ad Lo Yada?

Yada Yada Yada: Ad Lo Yada?

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?

A Narrative of the Jewish People Through Purim Pictures

A Narrative of the Jewish People Through Purim Pictures

In Beit Hatfutsot's Global Online Purim Picture Album, jews from all over the world are able to view some of the amazing costumes, cultures and traditions, spanning the globe and generations.

How Are You a Part of Saving Israel?

How Are You a Part of Saving Israel?

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.

The Art of Healing in the Wake of Terror

The Art of Healing in the Wake of Terror

Too often we read about terror attacks in Israel. With every new report our collective hearts ache and tears run down our faces. Now, you have the power to make a difference.

Raise Your Mask

Raise Your Mask

The Purim story, told through an a capella music video parody by The Ein Prat Fountainheads.

Let me tell you about the Jews…

Let me tell you about the Jews…

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.

Good Deeds Day 2015: Healing Through Art

DC Event this Sunday: Letters of Frienship

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!

Saving Israel by Daniel Gordis

Reading Israel Book Club: Saving Israel Discussion Page

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.

Traveling in the Company of Friends: Arabs and Jews in Israel

Traveling in the Company of Friends: Arabs and Jews in Israel

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.

How to Speak Hebrew Like an Israeli

How to Speak Hebrew Like an Israeli

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!

Land Flowing with Milk - Eretz Zavat Halav

Land Flowing with Milk - Eretz Zavat Halav

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.

How and Why Reporters Get Israel So Wrong, and Why It Matters

How and Why Reporters Get Israel So Wrong, and Why It Matters

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.

The 25 Best Things I Ate in Israel

The 25 Best Things I Ate in Israel

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

The Zionist Dream in the Poconos

The Zionist Dream in the Poconos

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.

Bravery: Lone Soldier that Survived Cancer Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant

Bravery: Lone Soldier that Survived Cancer Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant

Rotem Chiprut, a cancer survivor and an Israel Defense Forces lone soldier (a member of the army without parents in Israel), last week was promoted to the rank of second lieutenant.

Unexpected Inspiration on a Cold Winter Night

Unexpected Inspiration on a Cold Winter Night

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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