Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775

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July 4, 1976 is a date often recalled with great joy by Israelis, to say nothing of knowledgeable Jews all over the world. That's the day -- which just happened to correspond to the American bicentennial -- when Israel pulled off one of the most daring and successful military operations in its short history, a day in which counterterrorism proved...
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War and wine -- even that pairing has a story these days. "It seems like we survived a real threat that may have ruined our harvest," declared Sasson Ben-Aharon, chief winemaker for Binyamina wineries. Their vineyards are located in Binyamina, between Haifa and Hadera on Israel's western coast, cities that were under attack by some of the 3,000 rockets discharged...
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Synagogues work to support -- and defend -- the Jewish state
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Roy Freundlich, JF Feature
Synagogues throughout Greater Philadelphia are coming together on two of the most important issues facing Israel and Jews today: Israel's right to defend itself, and the need to support Israeli citizens as they recover from their confrontation with Hezbollah. "Our synagogue has a long-standing history of supporting Israel," said Rabbi Saul Grife of the Conservative Beth Tikvah-B'nai Jeshurun in Erdenheim...
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Roy Freundlich, JF Feature
The U.N. resolution and conditional cease-fire may have halted the monthlong confrontation with Hezbollah, but Israelis are still facing some of their most difficult challenges as they return home to war-torn communities and crippled local economies. Nearly 4,000 rockets hit Israel's northern communities, resulting in damaged infrastructure, businesses, schools and homes. Vital social-service programs that were condensed or suspended will...
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With Israel in its fourth week of combat against Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorists, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia announced that it is accelerating efforts to aid the country's most vulnerable citizens. Over 1.5 million people, nearly one-third of Israel's population, have so far been affected by the deepening crisis. Their needs continue to mount, explained Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert...
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Israel Events

Thu. Oct 23
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Shir Ami
1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Sun. Oct 26
Germantown Jewish Centre
10:00 AM
Tue. Oct 28
Old York Road Temple-Beth Am
7:00 PM

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