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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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NFTY’s SAVP Visits NFTY-NE’s December Institute

NFTY’s SAVP Visits NFTY-NE’s December Institute

Last week, I traveled to NFTY Northeast’s December Institute at URJ Eisner Camp, where I once again found myself thinking: “This is what it’s all about.”

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Israel Thing: Chanukah – Po ve’Sham (Here and There)

Israel Thing: Chanukah – Po ve’Sham (Here and There)

Chanukah – Po ve’Sham (Here and There) The truth is Chanukah doesn’t carry much religious significance. Indeed, the holiday’s historical basis – the Maccabean revolt and the rededication of the Holy Temple – is described in the books of Maccabees, but it is one of the few Jewish holidays not mentioned in the Bible itself. Nor does Chanukah come with the religious restrictions on work that the true chaggim have (much like the restrictions on Shabbat) other than for a few minutes after lighting the candles. Nevertheless, it’s one of the most celebrated and fun Jewish holidays both in Israel […]

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Israel Thing | Sixteen Years Later – What Have We Learned?

Israel Thing | Sixteen Years Later – What Have We Learned?

Roey Schiff, NFTY Shaliach, discusses the sixteenth anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

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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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Roey Shiff, NFTY Shaliach

Israel Thing | The (Diplomatic) War of Independence

The time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is a time for self refection and repentance, as individuals, as communities and even as people of a nation. In this particular year, I believe the two societies of Israelis and Palestinians will have to perform deep self-examinations in their commitment to the two-state solution which they both claim to support. The Palestinian leadership looks determined to achieve its goal of statehood recognized by the international community. Despite strong diplomatic opposition from the United States and Israel, the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, continued with his unilateral bid at the United Nations, asking […]

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