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Recently, I came upon a video showing non-Jewish people trying “Jewish food” for the first time. Inevitably, aside from matzo ball soup, the food elicited general reactions of disgust and “yuckiness” - chopped liver, gefilte fish and so on.+ READ MORE
On Tuesday, November 18, terrorists attacked a synagogue in Jerusalem’s Har Nof neighborhood, brutally murdering five men and injuring others. Shalom Orzach reflects on the timeless lessons in the wake of this shocking and devastating event.+ READ MORE
Most people know that the phrase “Festival of Lights” refers to Chanukkah, but it took a special experience in Jerusalem’s central bus station for me to really grasp the meaning.+ READ MORE
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My mind is still reeling with inspiration and possibility after the first cohort of Taglit Fellows. The Taglit Fellows program is an intensive, professional development conference for experiential Jewish educators and professionals to prepare to staff Taglit-Birthright Israel trips.+ READ MORE
We asked several kindergarten kids what a Shofar sounds like. Here's the adorable response...
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On October 16, 1973, as Jews all over gathered together to ask for redemption, the world changed. That evening, Egyptian and Syrian forces led surprise attacks on the Northern and Southern borders of Israel, beginning the war that would change the scope and perspective of Israeli society in ways that we are still feeling to this day.+ READ MORE
When Barak ben Avinoam is about to head into battle, he offers up this bizarre ultimatum to Devorah, the prophetess and judge of the time. “Come with me to the battlefield,” he says, “or I’m not going.” It is quite literally the last thing you would expect to leave the lips of a commander, a military man.+ READ MORE
Much has been written about the challenges educators face as they seek the appropriate balance in addressing the conflict between Israel and Hamas, and no two camps take the same approach.+ READ MORE
“…Israel…serves as glue holding [Jewish day] school communities together.”+ READ MORE
At the end of the day, you don’t know what to say.
I felt that a lot this summer, working at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin. I walked around camp in the gorgeous Northwoods of Wisconsin, watching campers playing basketball and singing and trying to convince the swim staff they shouldn’t have to go into the lake because it was too cold.+ READ MORE