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NFTY-EIE: Witnessing History

NFTY-EIE: Witnessing History

Along with 33 other students attending the fall semester of NFTY-EIE High School in Israel, while on our first big trek, Yam L’Yam (Sea to Sea), we witnessed history.

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Front Row Seats to History

Front Row Seats to History

One of the main goals of coming to Israel with NFTY-EIE is to learn Jewish history and culture. 34 other students and I are not only learning about history, but experiencing it being made. Sitting on the lookout spot, our breath was taken away by the beautiful view. Coincidentally, this town was Gilad Shalit’s home, and our breath was taken away even more with the news that he was to land in his town, that day at 4:30. We looked down at our watches: 4:25.

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Israel Thing | The Spirit of Jewish Peoplehood

Israel Thing | The Spirit of Jewish Peoplehood

Roey Shiff, NFTY’s Shaliach, discusses the Jewish holidays and the release of Gilad Shalit.

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How can we possibly count five years of captivity?

How can we possibly count five years of captivity?

Gilad Shalit is a trending topic on a social media outlet he has never even heard of. With the breaking news today that a deal has been reached between Israel and Hamas to release Gilad from five years of captivity in Gaza, we wanted to take some time to reflect on this significant event.

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