Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774
A torch-lighting ceremony and hummus-making were among the activities at the day school's Israel Independence Day celebration.
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Only time will tell whether certain customs, foods, prayers and melodies will be linked in the Jewish mind when it comes to celebrating Israel's independence. For now, why not try out these recipes for borekas and fruit-filled cake.
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As part of Drexel University's annual Israel Peace Week, the Dragons for Israel student organziation held a party on campus to celebrate the Jewish State's 65th birthday.
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Recording star Rami Kleinstein made the move from his native New York at age 8 in 1970 to the desert storm that was the Mideast at a time when things, according to Dylan, were a'changin'. "I grew up influenced by the Beatles, a time of flowers in your hair -- and you take that with you," he says. Kleinstein's take...
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Ethel Hofman, Jewish Exponent Feature
In Israel and for Jews around the world, Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's Independence Day, is the realization of a nearly 2,000-year-old hope for the Jewish people to have a free homeland. It's a day of joyous celebration -- for on May 14, 1948, on the fifth day of Iyar, the State of Israel was established. This year, Yom Ha'atzmaut begins at...
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