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Yom Hazikaron

Twelve torches of Israel

Tonight, the Jewish people will pause for a moment of silence. Sirens will wail across the Israel like a single cry carried in the wind. A nation will bow its head, whispering a prayer for peace, with deep gratitude for those who made the ultimate sacrifices. 27,904 men and women, our sisters and brothers, our … Continued

The honey and the sting – על הדבש ועל העקץ

The honey and the sting – על הדבש ועל העקץ All of us in Israel were excited to see the Shalva Band do so well on “Rising Star,” Israel’s televised talent show that recognizes outstanding performances, complete with judges, audience voting, and lots of hopes and dreams. The Shalva Band, made up of excellent musicians, … Continued

D’ash – The Power Of Song

As Israel celebrated its 70th birthday last week, and continues to mark the landmark occasion of its eighth decade of statehood, there are no shortage of programs, documentaries, and l opportunities to sit back, reflect on our many accomplishments, and engage in soul-searching about what the future holds for this work in progress that is … Continued

Days to remember and to celebrate

Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Memorial Day, begins at sundown on Sunday, April 27. How the date to commemorate the murder of six million Jews was chosen was a fraught and difficult process, one that Rabbi Irving Greenberg detailed in his book, “The Jewish Way: Living the Holidays” and excerpted here at MyJewishLearning.com. In Israel, a siren … Continued