Israel & Abroad

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“Are You Crazy?”

An explanation for taxi drivers and other skeptics about why I’m making aliyah

by Rabbi Loren Sykes | Comments Off on “Are You Crazy?”
Howie Sniderman, international vice president of United Synagogue, and his wife, Debbie, arrive in
Israel with a planeload of people making aliyah.

On Board the Aliyah Express

A first-time observer describes the excitement, the romance and, yes, the mounds of luggage that accompany a planeload of new immigrants to Israel.

by Howie Sniderman | 1 Comment
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Wet and Wild Israel for Kids

Fun suggestions for staying cool, having fun, exploring the old, and enjoying the new with children in Israel this summer.

by Sharona Liman and Heidi Eisips | Comments Off on Wet and Wild Israel for Kids
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Four Reasons I’m Bound to Israel

Loving Israel – its people and its land – and the role it plays in Jewish identity transcends politics and government policies

by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Comments Off on Four Reasons I’m Bound to Israel
Bonnie Riva Ras being led away to the police station.

Arrested for Praying: A Firsthand Account

by Bonnie Riva Ras | Comments Off on Arrested for Praying: A Firsthand Account
Bonnie Riva Ras being led away to the police station.

Arrested for Praying: A Firsthand Account

One woman’s personal experience as an arrestee

by Bonnie Riva Ras | Comments Off on Arrested for Praying: A Firsthand Account
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Davening While Female

The detention of Women of the Wall’s Anat Hoffman sparked outrage abroad, as the conflict at Judaism’s holiest site continues.

by Nancy Rosenberg | Comments Off on Davening While Female
Young adults gather before Kabbalat Shabbat at the Festival Kedem, Marom UK's summer festival in London, July 2012.

Europe’s Young Masorti Jews Find Their Voice

Liz Oppedijk introduces Marom, a network of young Jews that keeps them connected to the vision and ideology of Masorti Judaism in Europe

by Liz Oppedijk | Comments Off on Europe’s Young Masorti Jews Find Their Voice
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Vintage Travel

International love for Israeli wine harks back to biblical times, and now after centuries of decline, the country’s vineyards are reclaiming their renown

by Anna Harwood | Comments Off on Vintage Travel
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Critical Loyalty: Defending Israel Should Be Complex

ALEX SINCLAIR is adamant that students need to understand the country’s complexities to be successful Israel advocates

by Alex Sinclair | Comments Off on Critical Loyalty: Defending Israel Should Be Complex
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