Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774

Community support for Israel through Federation's Israel Emergency Fund is rapidly growing. In addition to more and more community leaders coming to the aid of Israelis through generous support and contributions, the number of area synagogues supporting the fund has increased over the past two weeks from 20 to 50 congregations. During this year's High Holiday services, this growing list...
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In recent years, Israeli restaurants have come into their own, but replicating those tasty and exotic dishes has not been easy for the home chef. Now, with the publication of What's Cooking? at Hadassah College in Jerusalem, that task has been made much easier. The educational institution -- located in the heart of Jerusalem and sponsored by Hadassah: The Women's...
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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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