Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774

There's now a spectacular reminder that the city is far from a museum piece
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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
Overhead, projected stars that herald the world's creation mingle with the real stars that shine down on Jerusalem. Below, thousands of visitors sit in awe, as they take a personal trip through Jerusalem's glorious and often pain-filled history. For 45 minutes even little children sit spellbound, gazing at the three-dimensional images that make it seem real, as though it's happening...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Sixty years ago, under the leadership of Zionist visionary and first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, Israel was going to be "the great Jewish melting pot," said scholar Fred Lazin. Today, however, the country is more of a mosaic, as differing ethnic groups fight to make their respective voices heard in the general cacophony that is the Jewish state. This was...
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Aaron Passman, JE Staff
You don't have to be an expert to advocate for Israel; you don't have to have all the facts, either. Israel advocacy doesn't even have to be political. "[And it] doesn't mean you have to agree with everything Israel does," said Israel advocacy trainer Neil Lazarus. The easiest and most important part of Israel advocacy, he said, is making someone...
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Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert speaks to delegates during the General Assembly of the United Jewish Communities in Jerusalem on Nov. 16. Olmert has announced his resignation, due to multiple investigations of corruption charges. His successor will be elected in a new general election in February.
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The smell of freshly dried paint lingers in the new offices of the Israel Consulate at 1880 JFK Blvd. in Center City. The conference room lacks a table of any sort, and the walls of the office belonging to the new Consul General Daniel Kutner, who arrived in Philadelphia shortly before Rosh Hashanah, remain totally bare. Back in March, the...
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