Monday, April 21, 2014 Nisan 21, 5774

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Ryan Teitman, JE Staff
After a war with Hezbollah in Lebanon, unrest in Gaza and a political transition following former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's grave health issues, how is the Israeli economy doing? For Ron Dermer, economic minister for North America at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, the answer is quite clear: It's frankly better than ever. "How can Israel defy the laws of...
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The military conflict between Israel and Hezbollah may have ended three months ago, but for Israelis, as well as those who follow the Middle East closely, the debate over the war's ramifications -- especially as to whether Israel won or lost -- seems far from over. Shabtai Shavit -- who served as director general of the Mossad, Israel's intelligence agency,...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Staff
"Christians in the Middle East can relate to persecution," said Brigitte Gabriel during a talk held at the Jewish Community Services Building here on Oct. 30. Her experiences growing up in Lebanon in the 1970s, she said, give her an understanding of the dangers firsthand. The Lebanese-Christian journalist and author of Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns...
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When 29-year-old Leora Eisenstadt was a law student in New York City, she often attended Friday-night services at several chavurah groups and minyans that met at different spots throughout Manhattan. When Eisenstadt, a native of White Plains, N.Y., moved to Center City last year to start a job, she decided that she wanted to find the same sort of experience...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
While most Jews celebrated last Passover sitting at a familiar spot at their family tables, Yael Levin spent the holiday in a far more exotic locale -- with a group of Jews in Ahmedabad, India. She visited the area for three weeks as a volunteer from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, an organization that sponsors relief programs for Jews...
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