Life in Israel

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The Power of Intentional Judaism at the Conservative Yeshiva

I believe the work being done at the CY is one of the true successes of Conservative Judaism. I found the Yeshiva to be a magical Jewish learning utopia made from Jerusalem stone.

by Deborah Pollack | Comments Off on The Power of Intentional Judaism at the Conservative Yeshiva
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Raising a New Generation of Israeli Leaders

The Hannaton Mechina, a pre-army program for high school graduates, works to instill the shared values of Judaism, Zionism and humanism.

by Rabbi Sara Brandes | Comments Off on Raising a New Generation of Israeli Leaders

This election is about my granddaughter. Period.

When he moved to Israel 40 years ago, he couldn’t have imagined he’d end up with a non-Jewish granddaughter. But that’s exactly what the Chief Rabbi says the author has.

by Dr. David Breakstone | 2 Comments
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Raising Ruth’s Daughters

Israelis who have converted, or whose mothers or grandmothers converted, face especially daunting identity issues.

by Jessica Fishman | Comments Off on Raising Ruth’s Daughters
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Prisoner of Hope

Despite a discouraging reality, an American Jewish physician is using health care to help heal the Israel-Palestinian divide.

by Andrea Glick | Comments Off on Prisoner of Hope
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The Gift of Sigd

The Jews of Ethiopia would like all Jews to observe the Sigd, a celebration of Jewish unity, reflection and prayer.

by Shai Afsai | Comments Off on The Gift of Sigd
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Changing Expectations

Women’s League is encouraging girls in Israel to mark becoming b’not mitzvah in a religiously meaningful way.

by Sarrae G. Crane | Comments Off on Changing Expectations
Morning services were a highlight of the annual Women's Study Day at the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem

Jewish Learning for Everywoman

Women’s League’s Masorti Study Days inspire and empower Israeli women.

by Bonnie Riva Ras | Comments Off on Jewish Learning for Everywoman
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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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