Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774

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Standing before an auditorium filled with 130 high school students -- many of whom seemed to be stuck in a post-lunch lull -- Alan Luxenberg pointed to a screen where an unlabeled map of the Middle East appeared. He zoomed in on a portion of the image, then asked, "What are we looking at?" He was met with silence. "It's...
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Ambassador Meron Reuben was having a harder time than usual as Israel's top diplomat at the United Nations. It wasn't just because of the latest Palestinian-led effort to pass a resolution in the Security Council to condemn Israeli settlements. It was also because of an Israeli labor dispute that was preventing Foreign Ministry officials from doing their jobs. The dispute,...
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Dressed in flame-resistant boots and wearing a gray uniform adorned with various patches and insignias, Moshe Geffen came across like a mischievous Boy Scout who seemingly can't get through a sentence without cracking a joke. But the 34-year-old Israeli firefighter's demeanor suddenly turned serious when the topic switched to the deadly Carmel Fire. The blaze made international headlines in December...
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Some of them didn't particularly care for the music of Macy Gray, an R&B and soul singer from Ohio. Others had never even heard of her, or that she had plans to perform in Israel next month. Nonetheless, a contingent of Israel advocates from the Philadelphia area took the time last week to become Facebook fans of the musician in...
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Tel Aviv? Galilee? 2010 has been a banner year for Israel
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
It's been a record year for Israel travel -- indeed, the country just greeted its 3 millionth visitor this past week, with expectations of 3.3 million by year's end, breaking a two-year-old record. Statistics culled by EL AL Airlines and Israel's tourism office reflect the fact that the idea of traveling back to the origins of Jewish faith and culture...
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