Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Shevat 8, 5775

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JTA
Israeli and world leaders alike recalled the complexity of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's duality as both a fierce fighter and a peacemaker during his funeral on Jan. 13.
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By:
Ron Kampeas, JTA
Sharon rose from the ashes of disgrace to claim the premiership before a stroke abruptly ended his political career.
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One of Israel’s legendary politicians and military leaders passed away eight years after a stroke left him comatose.
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By:
Michael Brown, JNS.org
In honor of Tu B'Shevat, here are the fascinating stories behind some of the Jewish state's more interesting trees.
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By:
Deborah Fineblum, JNS.org
Since the establishment of the state of Israel, this once obscure holiday is now marked by countless tree-planting ceremonies, ecological consciousness-raising programs and seders.
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