Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Shevat 8, 5775

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Jared Shelly
Israeli basketball legend Tal Brody has lots to say these days. But less than a year into his duties as the Goodwill Ambassador of Israel, he isn't just touting the Jewish state to Jews. Widely considered one of the best Jewish athletes of all time, Brody spoke to a wide variety of audiences in Philadelphia and New York last week,...
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For the better part of the academic year, Yair Cassuto and three fellow Israelis studying at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School have devoted their free time to contacting hotels, restaurants, tourist sites and business leaders back home. No, they're not studying the intricacies of the tourism business, nor are they getting paid a cent for this work. Instead, they...
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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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For Baruch Seff, making aliyah isn't a question of if, but when. So when the 34-year-old project manager from Cherry Hill, N.J., heard that young entrepreneurs who were driving social change in Israel would speak in Center City on Monday, he jumped at the chance to build connections to his future home. The Nefesh B'Nefesh panel discussion was the latest...
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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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