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The Truth About Israel

The Truth About Israel

From the very day it was re-established in 1948, Israel adopted a policy of equality for all. A country that protects members of the LGBTQ community, the rights of the women and those of minorities who live here, the beauty of a democracy is that there is always room for improvement.

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Diaspora Jews and Israel’s Jewish Democracy

Diaspora Jews and Israel’s Jewish Democracy

Israel is simultaneously a democracy and a Jewish state. This activity will help students understand how Israel’s Jewish democracy is viewed and understood, and how they can take pride in it as Virtual Citizens of Israel.

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Antisemitism Every Day

Antisemitism Every Day

Every day we are reminded that hatred against Jews is everywhere, and it is spreading. The silence of the world that has not learnt from the history of the Holocaust is deafening. The cancerous hatred that is antisemitism today is rapidly metastasizing while we wonder what more we can do.

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One Day, I Pray, L'Chayim

One Day, I Pray, L'Chayim

Even if the whole world is angry, When the darkness covers it all, That's the time to recall soon comes the dawn. It'll happen one day, just hold on The world will change, won't fear what's right Without hate and division, only harmony and love. One Day.

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A Dose of Nuance: What we talk about when we talk about Israel

A Dose of Nuance: What we talk about when we talk about Israel

Was Zionism’s purpose actually something else, perhaps a platform from which the Jews could model for the world the kind of flourishing that can emerge when we combine history, culture, and homeland.

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Rosh HaShanah Greeting Cards: Jewish Tradition, Israeli Pride

Rosh HaShanah Greeting Cards: Jewish Tradition, Israeli Pride

The Jewish custom of wishing one another "Shanah Tova" (a good year) has its origins in an ancient Jewish concept. The earliest instance of a written "Shana Tova" greeting is from the 14th century!

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New Year, New Flavors: Taste Israel at Home

New Year, New Flavors: Taste Israel at Home

What are you cooking up for the chagim? Why not add a taste of Israel to your table, and let the aromas and flavors of your celebration remind you of your home far away, and forever in our hearts. Download your free Chagim Cookbook for Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur break the fast, and Sukkot recipes and start Cooking Israel today!

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How Kibbutz Pioneers Marked Rosh Hashanah

How Kibbutz Pioneers Marked Rosh Hashanah

A small institute in northern Israel, set up by Ben-Gurion’s nephew, preserves the kibbutz movement’s effort to build a new, secular Judaism. It may still have something to offer those looking for a Jewish culture outside the synagogue today.

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Now More Than Ever: Why Israel Matters

Now More Than Ever: Why Israel Matters

Jewish tradition walks a fine line between Universalism and Particularism. When it comes to Israel, instead of being defensive, we have the right and responsibility to be proud.

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Remember the Sweetness of Judaism

Remember the Sweetness of Judaism

WE are a people of memory. Our memories are inscribed on our collective soul.

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We Will Never Lose This Land!

We Will Never Lose This Land!

Whoever believes will never be afraid to lost our country to those who hate. And even when the whole world joins along, a higher power keeps us strong! THIS Rosh HaShanah song will definitely inspire YOUR Israel Connection and Pride!

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Simanim: Signs And Blessings Of The New Year

Simanim: Signs And Blessings Of The New Year

A beautiful custom to honor the New Year is to celebrate the simanim (signs) seder. Originally a Sephardi tradition, in Israel many Ashkenazi families have adopted the Rosh HaShanah seder of making blessings and sweet wishes on special foods connected to the New Year.

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Shirat Machar: Hear my Prayer

Shirat Machar: Hear my Prayer

I will write poetry, and sing my appeal...and I will shed a tear...When I call, "Answer me, God of justice, Hear my prayer." May this beautiful rendition of an ancient prayer inspire you.

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Jewish Identity: Never finish learning

Jewish Identity: Never finish learning

Learning about my Jewish identity was a long process and I have only just begun. The most important thing I learned, was how to find my own answers

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