Israel Forever

Shalom friends,

Israel is a mosaic of many different peoples. From the East and the West, Olim and Sabras, religious and secular--We are all Israel.

Israel is not defined by gender, income, geographical dispersion, professional distribution, or age--Every Jew is Israel.

What factors unite and what factors separate the various groups which together comprise Israeli society?

As a Virtual Citizen of Israel, YOU are a part of the nation and our dream no matter where you are in the world! You are a part of Israel! How do you fit into the mosaic of Israeli society?

What Do You Know About Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries?
By Ashley Perry

Jewish refugees from Arab countries are a large part of the Israel mosaic. Knowing their story helps us remember and understand their experience as a part of what it means to be a collective nation from so many different backgrounds and places in the world.

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First African-Born Woman in Israeli Parliament Is Making Waves
By Jonathan P. Hicks

“Israel is based on the idea that it is a Jewish home for immigrants from around the world. And when you see a child that comes to Israel as an immigrant and she can become a lawyer and a journalist and eventually becomes a part of the parliament, for a lot of people, it’s a big deal.” --Pnina Tamano-Shata

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Israel - Child of Hope and Home of the Brave
By Paula Wertheim

Who is Israel? This video shows that the answer is diverse. There is on one definition, but Israel is only what she is today because of the mosaic of people who make up her population.

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Let me tell you about the Jews…
By Justin Amler

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.

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Miss Israel, Aka ‘Titi’, Takes A Los Angeles Tour
By Danielle Berrin

“Don’t think I am just a beauty queen,” Yityish Aynaw, the 22-year-old Ethiopian-born beauty, declared from the bimah at Ohr HaTorah in Los Angeles, CA. With sass and a smile, she crowed, “I was a commander in the Israeli army.”

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Unity without Uniformity: Learning to Love the Jews Again
By Bradley Shavit Artson

It’s getting harder and harder to love the Jews. Or, to put the matter more precisely, its getting harder and harder to love those Jews who aren’t just like us.

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