Category Archives: Israel

Looking for a good read?

The Jewish Book Council just released the 2011 winners and finalists in a myriad of categories for their prestigious award. If you are looking for something to read, you might want to start here. Mazal tov to all the authors, … Continue reading

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I cried this morning

And it was for a happy reason. I knew that while I was asleep, safe in my bed, Gilad Shalit’s transfer from captivity to freedom (and that is a loaded image and I will get there) took place. I looked … Continue reading

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Gilad Shalit is freed!

It is not a dream or a fantasy. Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier captured by a terrorist organization on the border with Gaza has been released after 1.940 days he has returned to Israeli soil. ברוך אתה יי אלהינו מלך … Continue reading

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Israel re-cap, part 1

Well I am sitting on the final leg of my journey home from Israel and I have to confess, I did a really bad job of blogging! There was so much to do and I was enjoying not being so … Continue reading

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Jerusalem, part 1

I have been in Israel for two weeks. I am almost exclusively spending my time in Jerusalem, and the reason for that is because it is the place that I know best, it feels like home (and I am not … Continue reading

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I’m still here

I promise I have been thinking a lot about blog posts and just haven’t had the time to write any! I am now done with the Hartman Institute program and yesterday I spent the day on a tour with the … Continue reading

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Which side are you on?

Posting from Jerusalem seems to be harder than I thought. On Sunday morning, Rosh Chodesh Tammuz, I joined Women of the Wall for morning services. In addition to being a prayer service, it was also an action in support of … Continue reading

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How do the youth remember?

Sally Joseph is one of two young Israeli emissaries serving Temple Sinai this year. Sally and her partner, Shalev Fried, work within the congregation to teach about Israel, imbue a love of Israel, and make a meaningful connection with our … Continue reading

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Kind of a big ooops

I hope that you are news savvy enough to have read the recent Washington Post editorial from Friday, April 1 (and this was no April Fools joke) in which Richard Goldstone stated: We know a lot more today about what … Continue reading

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Tu b’Shevat higia! Tu b’Shevat is here!

Tonight begins the 15th day of the month of Shevat.  In Jewish tradition, this is one of four New Years.  That’s right, there are four new years.  15 Shevat is the new year for trees (if you want more info … Continue reading

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