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Suspicious of Christian Support

Posted on 02/19/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
This might come as a complete surprise to you, but all over the world, there are Christians who love you. Well, maybe not you specifically, but who love the Jewish people as a group. There are Christians who...

Living the Bible

Posted on 01/16/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
When you live in Israel, the Bible pops out for you in ways that just aren’t possible anywhere else. When I drive to meet with a client, I follow the signs to Jerusalem. As I cross into the city limits,...

Finding Tikkun Olam in an Israeli Hospital

Posted on 07/18/2016 by Robin Silver-Zwiren in Israel
Ruchama Hendel bat Elisheva Emily and her classmates were in Israel after spending time in Poland. This incoming senior trip takes them from the horrors of the past to the liveliness of the present and hopeful...

Footprints in the Sands of Time

Posted on 04/08/2016 by Guest Blogger in Israel
Wandering of Jews are documented, but Israel is still home.By Robin Silver-Zwiren It is unfortunate that more seem to die in the name of G-d than actually for G-d. Innocent III believed that if it was...

Like Marmalade on My Heart

Posted on 04/04/2016 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
I’m not gonna lie. Some days I feel overwhelmed by heaviness. Near-daily knife attacks and car-rammings by enemies, blinded by hate, who want to destroy my people. Corruption and injustice in the...

Singing National Anthems

Posted on 03/03/2016 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
When I was a student at Memorial Junior High School in New York, we stood each morning, put our hands over our hearts and recited The Pledge of Allegiance. On one particular morning, while the Vietnam War was...

An Israeli Mom Teaches Her Daughter About Terror

Posted on 02/28/2016 by Guest Blogger in Israel
by Yehudit Lindblom Late Thursday night, long after our local mall was closed, a terrorist attacked a mall security guard with an axe. Last night, before bed, I mentioned the victim's name in our evening...

The Secret is Mutual Respect at the Kotel

Posted on 02/16/2016 by Guest Blogger in Israel
by Rabbi Alan Yuter It is being reported that the Israeli Government’s compromise, allowing egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall, received predictably mixed reviews. Non-Orthodox Jews are thrilled that...

The Kotel compromise: Recognizing there is more than one way to be a Jew

Posted on 02/09/2016 by Guest Blogger in Israel
by Rabbi Laura GellerMargaret Mead once said: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” In the case...

Teaching Myself Hebrew

Posted on 02/01/2016 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
In a recent 2-minute video, Alex Rawlings, a young British man, speaks 15 languages. As he changes languages, the flag of the country whose language he's speaking flashes on the screen. As a child,...
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