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Stronger Together: Jewish unity, not uniformity

Stronger Together: Jewish unity, not uniformity

What can we do to enable everyone to look at Israel and the Jewish nation as a whole and feel unified - feel like they too belong? Why is it that so many of our own, feel like they don’t have a place. Or feel like they need to conform? Why can’t we simply be proud of being a Jew in whatever way that speaks to us?

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Jewish Identity Divided: Our Labels Make Us Weak

Jewish Identity Divided: Our Labels Make Us Weak

Why do we identify with our specific labels more than we identify with our larger and more fundamental label - being a Jew? Why does everyone from the outside treat us as the same (an Antisemite doesn’t discriminate between different types of Jews) but we so starkly discriminate within ourselves?

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Playlist: Songs of Unity & Hope

Playlist: Songs of Unity & Hope

We’ve created a special playlist of songs of unity and hope to inspire you, uplift the spirits and for pure listening pleasure. Enjoy!

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Finding My Israeli Identity in Hebrew

Finding My Israeli Identity in Hebrew

The more time we spend here, the more I believe that being fluent in Hebrew is my key to unlocking my new identity.

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A Uniquely Israeli Welcome

A Uniquely Israeli Welcome

Leaving friends and my brother in the United States was not easy. Leaving the small town I had lived in for almost thirty years was not easy. But seeking a more Jewish life here, in our homeland, in the place where our history began four thousand years ago, is easier than it might seem.

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Limits of Labels: Addressing the Challenges to Jewish Unity

Limits of Labels: Addressing the Challenges to Jewish Unity

Labeling ourselves and each other is natural however over labeling and subdivision disconnects us from the greater group, from our connection to the different parts of the Nation of Israel. The goal of “Limits of Labels” is to raise awareness of how labels affect us and learn how to create unity despite our different labels.

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Go for yourself

Go for yourself

Carmel Kaufman beautifully articulates the profound experience of coming to Israel: “Israel is different than any other land, not just because her beauty is one of a kind but because we change because of our encounters with her. We become different by coming to Israel. We become more like our true selves.”

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Names of Israel: Tracing our History and Identity

Names of Israel: Tracing our History and Identity

Throughout Jewish history our people have been called by different names, for different reasons: Hebrew, Israelite, Children of Israel, Jew. What does our name, our title have to do with our identity? Which shapes the other?

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Stronger Together: Make a Difference

Stronger Together: Make a Difference

Connecting as an individual or a community, to other segments of Am Yisrael and to the land of Israel strengthens the entire Nation of Israel. These are a few examples you can make a difference and have a positive impact on the unity of Am Yisrael.

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