Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774

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Chana Kroll, JE Feature
Perhaps the most moving moment of the recent Abrams Hebrew Academy eighth-grade trip to Israel came when the students visited Beit Halochem in Tel Aviv, a rehabilitation and recreation center for wounded soldiers and victims of terror. The young people were first shown what last year's eighth-grade class at Abrams had accomplished at the center. Thanks to a donation they...
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Israeli criminologist Anat Berko, a slightly built mother of three who favors putting her knee-length hair into a ponytail, readily compares herself to the fictional character Clarice Starling, the FBI agent who memorably came face to face with sociopathic evil in the form of Dr. Hannibal Lecter. (Jodie Foster won an Oscar for portraying Starling in the film version of...
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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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