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The Olympic Games: Tamir Goodman on Representing Your Country Through Sport

By Tamir Goodman

Tamir Goodman playing for Haifa HeatWith the Olympic Games on my mind, I have been thinking about how the Israeli athletes must feel as they represe

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Connecting with Israel through the UN Partition Vote

“It was the Wednesday before Thanksgiving in 1947, and Abba Eban and the Jewish Agency delegation to the United Nations were concerned. A preliminary vote showed that the Zionists did not have enough support to pass the Partition Plan.

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Israel Engagement: A Messy Venture

By Scott Copeland

This article appeared in the October 30, 2017, edition of eJewishPhilanthropy.

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A New Immigrant, a New Life (and New Business Hours)

By Emily Berg

In 2016, the Knesset passed a bill to observe יום העלייה‎ (Yom HaAliyah), or Aliyah Day. On October 27, 2017, the first Aliyah Day was observed throughout the country, celebrating Jewish immigration to Israel.

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The Individuality of Being Connected

By Shalom Orzach

This article appeared in the October 8, 2017, edition of eJewish Philanthropy. Shalom Orzach is a senior educator and consultant for The iCenter.

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Then and Now: Six-Day War Images

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A Shinshinit's Reflections on Yom Hazikaron

By Michal Katzman

Michal Katzman is a 19-year-old Shinshinit in Cleveland.  She shared meaningful reflections on Yom Hazikaron, her family, and being in the U.S. during Israel's Memorial Day.

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Through Your Legacy

By Dan Tatar

This oral history was lost to my family, only seen by 2 people - until now.

My grandfather Martin Tatar (z”l) served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was one of the first to climb over the wall in the liberation of Dachau.

Forty years later, on May 24, 1982, The Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois interviewed my grandfather: 

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My First Pesach in Israel

By Lori Sagarin

At this season, wherever Jews gather the talk, it turns to Passover. It is, according to the most recent Jewish population study, the most celebrated holiday in American Jewish life, even surpassing Hanukkah.

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A Kibbutz Purim

By Ilan Vitemberg

Experiences shape who we are, deepen our relationships, and inspire tradition.

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