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Milk And Honey: A Celebration of Israel on Shavuot

Milk And Honey: A Celebration of Israel on Shavuot

Wherever we are in the world, whichever interpretation we each embrace, Shavuot gives us an abundance of opportunity to appreciate the land from which our people have come and to which we have returned.

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Shavuot: More Than Just Cheesecake

Shavuot: More Than Just Cheesecake

What are we celebrating on Shavuot and what is “tikkun leil Shavuot”?

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The Shavuot Paradox

The Shavuot Paradox

If we succeed in raising the importance on Shavuot and focus creatively on larger populations, Shavuot will become a major celebration of not only our Jewish past but our Jewish future as well.

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Tracing Torah: a ‘Seeing Israel’ Smartphone Photo Essay

Tracing Torah: a ‘Seeing Israel’ Smartphone Photo Essay

Take a photographic journey in Zfat with Dave Bender, as he learns how a devout Jewish scribe completes a Torah scroll.

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The Torah: A Love Story

The Torah: A Love Story

Shavuot celebrates the day the Jewish people received the Torah. The Torah is a love story. You don't need to be religiously observant to be a part of this love story. It is a living and breathing text that calls on us to connect to it organically and to find its meaning in our lives.

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Torah Is "In The Air"

Torah Is "In The Air"

There was never any question that Israel would be our home. I don't know if it was fate or if it was just "beshert", but I believe that this is where we are supposed to be.

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Names of Israel: Tracing our History and Identity

Names of Israel: Tracing our History and Identity

Throughout Jewish history our people have been called by different names, for different reasons: Hebrew, Israelite, Children of Israel, Jew. What does our name, our title have to do with our identity? Which shapes the other?

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Jewish Identity Divided: Our Labels Make Us Weak

Jewish Identity Divided: Our Labels Make Us Weak

Why do we identify with our specific labels more than we identify with our larger and more fundamental label - being a Jew? Why does everyone from the outside treat us as the same (an Antisemite doesn’t discriminate between different types of Jews) but we so starkly discriminate within ourselves?

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Unity without Uniformity: Learning to Love the Jews Again

Unity without Uniformity: Learning to Love the Jews Again

It’s getting harder and harder to love the Jews. Or, to put the matter more precisely, its getting harder and harder to love those Jews who aren’t just like us.

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Symbols of Jewish Unity Mixed Media Collage

Symbols of Jewish Unity Mixed Media Collage

This Israel Forever activity was designed to shine light on the Jewish symbols that unite us.

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