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5 Ways to Celebrate Israel’s Independence Day with Young Children Here are five activities to help young children connect with Israel -- on Yom HaAtzmaut and all year long....
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What Will It Take for Israel to Be Redeemed? Israel Independence Day celebrates the oneness of the Jewish people in all its colorful diversity. What if we carried that spirit with us every day?...
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The Day I Discovered I’m Not Italian: Lessons from My DNA Test Even though none of my DNA seems to speak Italian, there is a distinct 2,000-year-old connection between my mom’s ancestral line and that boot-shaped country on...
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What Would Isaiah Say About Israel's Efforts to Make Peace? After 70 years, the path to peace in Israel is as troubled as ever. Yet, peace may not be as elusive as we might think. Sometimes it comes from...
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"We Were Like Dreamers..." On Israel's 70th Birthday, Reflecting Back and Looking Ahead Seventy years have gone by since the great miracle of the establishment of the State of Israel, and we are called upon to learn how to...
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It's Tough to Be a Marginal Jew in Today’s World Learn how one writer grapples with this question: Do Jews lack an independent existence, defined only by others, or do they exist by choice, even if as a minority?...
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Finding Holiness in the Koran With Help from a Children's Book I always find interfaith encounters provide myriad ways to evaluate and deepen my own faith and who better to learn about the Koran than one who has never...
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Catalyzing Global Progressive Jewish Citizenship In a world that is increasingly more global and interconnected, the value and importance of a global progressive Jewish movement is more important than ever....
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7 Decades of Innovation in Israel: Science and Technology Partnerships Google, Microsoft, Apple, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and other high-tech companies have longtime research facilities in Israel. What brings them and why do they stay?...
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I Ran for a Seat on My Local School Board... While I Was Still in High School When my term as youth group president ended, I was not ready to stop my social action and community building efforts, so...
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