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A View from Jerusalem
Hope Is Alive in Israel No Matter What the Political Pendulum Does

By Leah Garber Last Thursday a new government was sworn in in Israel. This 37th…

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Here We Go Again: Israelis at the Polls

By Leah Garber Weary and divided, frustrated, and disappointed, yesterday the Israeli people went back…

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May the Land and People of Israel Be Blessed in the New Year

By Leah Garber אבינו מלכינו, שמע קולנו, חדש עלינו שנה טובה Lord our God, Hear…

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Jewish Values in Action: The True Reality of Today's Israel

By Leah Garber At the end of this August weekend in Israel: 55 hours of…

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Why We Hope for Quiet… Even if It Doesn’t Last for 40 Years

By Leah Garber In Judges 3:11 we read: “The land (of Israel) was quiet for…

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Eternal Grief and Abundant Joy: A Country's Delicate Balance

By Leah Garber As happens every year, writing about Israel’s national holidays—Holocaust Remembrance Day, Memorial…

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Why Resilience and Heroism Are Also Part of the Passover Story

By Leah Garber “In every generation, a person is obligated to see himself as if…

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Israel Will Not Stand Idly By

By Leah Garber The horrors of the war in Ukraine are intensifying daily. Our eyes…

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What Do Queen Esther and Henrietta Szold Have in Common?

By Leah Garber One hundred and ten years ago today, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization…

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Why We Must Support the Diversity of Jewish Peoplehood in Israel

By Leah Garber Ninety-three years ago this month, the fifth wave of immigration to Israel…

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