Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

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Whether she looks north or south from the windows of her house in the Galilee, echoes of history come alive, explained poet Rachel Tzvia Back, who also noted that she is reminded daily of all that has transpired in the hills she now calls home. The cycle of violence in the region is brought vividly to life in the poems...
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At his Sept. 3 Bar Mitzvah, Josh Patkin announced his intention to donate $500 to charity. The Northeast Philadelphia 13-year-old said that he would like to give to the Beit Halochem centers, which help Israel's disabled veterans and terror victims, allowing them to participate in sports activities. He said he chose this particular charity because he enjoys sports himself and...
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During Anthony Lewis' tenure as a columnist for The New York Times (1969 to 2001), he visited Israel on a yearly basis to gather material for writings on the Jewish state and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Especially during the tumultuous 1990s -- which saw the signing and later unraveling of the Oslo accords, along with the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin --...
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Matthew Wagner, The Jerusalem Post
For Rabbi Eli Sadan, "A soldier's uniform is like the holy garments worn by the priests in the Temple." Sadan, head of the B'nei David Pre-Military Academy in the Samaria settlement Eli, reaches for a Bible to prove his point. His teachings, which combine deep religious faith with military activism, garnered extensive media attention in the wake of last summer's...
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Standing before a crowd of several hundred people on Independence Mall, Muhdy Bahradin described the destruction of a village in his native Darfur. He said that the raid on Surra, where a close friend of his lived, took place in the morning and began with a shower of bombs. It ended with the burning of huts and the fleeing of...
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