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Posts Tagged ‘70th anniversary’

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‘Israel At 70: Complexity, Challenge And Creativity’

Michigan State University plans academic conference. To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel and reflect on that history, the Michigan State University Jewish Studies Program will sponsor its largest academic conference ever: “Israel at 70: Complexity, Challenge and Creativity” Sept. 16-17 at MSU’s Kellogg Center. The conference brings together…

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Irv and Janice Goldfein, Southfield; Nanci Rands, Bloomfield Hills; Douglas and Margo Woll, West Bloomfield; Lisa and Danny Kurzmann, West Bloomfield; Kenneth Konop, Birmingham; Jordan Weiss, West Bloomfield; David Kurzmann, Royal Oak; Sally and Richard Krugel, Bloomfield Hills. Not pictured: Lisa Molnar, Ann Arbor; Samantha Woll, Detroit. Global Forum

Guest Column: ‘We Made History This Year in Jerusalem!’

That headline declaration is no hyperbole. It was spoken by David Harris on June 12 at Binyenei ha-Umah, the International Convention Center in Jerusalem. David is the extremely effective CEO of the American Jewish Committee (AJC.) He was addressing the more than 2,400 attendees at the AJC Global Forum, held for the first time in…

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After graduate school, Beverly Kent went off to discover Israel, which was born the same year as she was.

Israel@70: Ties That Bind

Beverly Kent Goldenberg Special to the Jewish News [similar id=45408 type=all] A Detroiter born in 1948 charts her close relationship with Israel’s growth. I was a post-World War II baby, born in 1948. This spring, I celebrated my 70th birthday; so did the State of Israel. As I was growing up in Northwest Detroit, my mother, Jennie Levin Kent, made sure our joint destiny…

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70 Years Of Miracles

Like some of the past celebrations of Israel’s Independence Day, the fuss being made about Israel’s 70th birthday this year hasn’t penetrated too far into the American Jewish consciousness. While those Jewish activists who are already interested in Israel-oriented events are doing their best to acknowledge the passage of seven decades since 1948, for millions…

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Israel’s Founding Values: Yesterday And Today

On May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion stood on a podium at the Tel Aviv Museum and announced the establishment of the State of Israel with a booming recitation of a Declaration of Independence. When Ben-Gurion made this dramatic declaration, few would have guaranteed that this fledgling state, surrounded by hostile armies, would survive seven decades,…

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