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A View from Jerusalem – August 2018

  In a few days, the Jewish world will mark the first day of the month of Elul, known as the month of mercy and forgiveness. It is the month leading us into the holiness and sanctity of the high holidays. Through the month, many will blow the Shofar each morning—a reminder to transcend the … Continued

A View From Jerusalem – March 2018

A few days ago, I joined one of our JCCs visiting in Israel on a tour of the Hall of Independence in Tel Aviv, a place I consider a modern-day shrine. This is the holy place of where the State of Israel was declared by David Ben Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, on May 14, … Continued

Israeli Elections Bring a New Knesset

Just over three weeks ago, the State of Israel voted for its 19th Knesset, or parliament. The agenda put forth by most political parties focused on social policies rather than the peace process or geo-political issues, and the makeup of the 19th Knesset reflects the changes in Israel’s demographics and social trends. We see now … Continued