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My Herzl, My Judaism, My Generation

My Herzl, My Judaism, My Generation

One of the most critical issues facing the Jewish people is the loss of our Jewish youth. Apathy is the symptom, but illiteracy is the cause. We cannot expect Jewish youth to care about something they know virtually nothing about. The calls for Israel’s disappearance or non-importance, particularly among some of our own youth, must be resisted. They don’t even know what they’re losing. It’s not that these kids have left Judaism, it’s that Judaism has left them. To you, our leaders, I ask you to consider: are we doing enough to appreciate, value and invest in my generation, and those that follow?

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The Legacy Of Theodor Herzl

The Legacy Of Theodor Herzl

Nearly a century ago, the founder of modern Zionism imagined an “old-new” land much like today’s Israel. Much like, but also much unlike.

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My Dream, My Herzl

My Dream, My Herzl

Martin Luther King famously said ‘I have a dream’ but long before that Theodor Herzl had a dream that few believed could ever come to life. With Israel now a thriving embodiment of Herzl’s dream, how does it connect to Jewish life today? How does it inspire our dreams, and what is our role in keeping his dream alive for future generations to inherit?

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Who is a Zionist?

Who is a Zionist?

Zionism is a guarantee of our rights to organize ourselves politically and assign it a name that hearkens back to our ancient roots and love for Zion.

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The strength of modern Zionism 120 years after first WZC

The strength of modern Zionism 120 years after first WZC

Why am I a Zionist? I refuse to retreat because it doesn’t ‘poll well.’ Rather, I embrace it more enthusiastically.”

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An Extraordinary Zionist Conference. New York, 1942.

An Extraordinary Zionist Conference. New York, 1942.

The Conference platform “urged that the gates of Palestine be opened; that the Jewish Agency be vested with control of immigration into Palestine and with the necessary authority for upbuilding the country."

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The VCI Voice: Democracy in Action

The VCI Voice: Democracy in Action

Each Jew that votes in an election in the country in which they live probably does so with a similar set of concerns, among them, will the next president or prime minister be good for the country? To what extent should it matter if that leader is good for their country AND Israel?

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Re-asserting the legitimacy of Israel & Zionism

Re-asserting the legitimacy of Israel & Zionism

Aryeh Green explains that whether one is an advocate of territorial compromise or of a greater Israel, the key is to achieve recognition of the true history and complexity of the conflict, and acknowledgment of the Arab leadership's primary responsibility for the lack of peace in the area, while increasing the legitimacy of alternative solutions to the region’s conflict(s).

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Home, Identity and Connection

Home, Identity and Connection

I am an Israeli in the United States and an American in Israel. Which place is really home?

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The Day the Jews Came Home

The Day the Jews Came Home

It's time to celebrate Yom HaAliyah, the day we spiritually and physically came home to Israel.

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A Jewish right to a Jewish land

A Jewish right to a Jewish land

We are in Israel is because it belongs to us and we belong to it. It is no less a part of our Jewishness than the Torah. We don’t require legal arguments or scientific proof to justify our claim to Israel. To us, Israel and the Jew belong to each other because it is inherent in our heritage.

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The Declaration for Jewish Rights

The Declaration for Jewish Rights

You too can stand with Balfour, with thousands of Jewish organizations, community leaders and friends who demand Jewish national rights in Israel.

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