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Check your Hebrew calendar! We’re few days away from Tu B’Shvat, the most ecologically-minded holiday celebrated in the Jewish world and nationally in Israel.

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NFTY Staff Does Israel!

Follow along as members of the NFTY staff participate in a Kesher Birthright trip to Israel!

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Packing for Home

Packing for Home

My bags are (almost) packed: old gym shoes, a NFTY staff baseball cap, a stack of t-shirts from my six summers at Kutz. I’ve got the pink tallis my grandparents gave me when I became a Bat Mitzvah and, perhaps against my better judgment, a fanny pack.

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Israel Thing: Live and Let Live

Israel Thing: Live and Let Live

The general tension between fundamentalist religious Jews and non-religious Jews in Israel reached new heights in recent weeks, mainly over the matter of the exclusion of women in society, following a few highly publicized clashes, including observant soldiers who walked out of events featuring women singing, women’s images that have been removed from billboards in Jerusalem and a young girl refusing to give up her seat in the front of a gender-segregated bus.

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Video: I Believe in Friendship

Video: I Believe in Friendship

My name is Miranda, and I believe in friendship. No, not the cliché, over exaggerated movie recreation of what a friendship should be, but rather a pure, honest form of the word.

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NFTY Goes to Netzer Veida: MLK Day at Har Hertzl

NFTY Goes to Netzer Veida: MLK Day at Har Hertzl

As the sun was dawning on Martin Luther King Jr. day in the United States, the Netzer Veida delegates were engaged in a tour of Mount Herzl and the Herzl Museum in Jerusalem. During one of the presentations, we were asked for one name of some leader who we believed to be inspirational. As we went around and shared our responses, I, as well as another delegate from London, mentioned MLK. Interestingly enough, the very next section of the discussion moved on to Herzl’s views on Israel, with the famous words “If you will it, it is no dream.” This […]

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