Posts Tagged ‘eretz’

Aryeh Halivni, Toldot Yisrael executive director, interviews Ernie Goldberger of Los Angeles about his service in the Palmach.

Aiding Israel

Video archive documents those who helped create the Jewish state. Jews throughout the diaspora were excited and inspired when the State of Israel was declared in 1948. Hundreds set aside their regular jobs or school activities to help the fledgling state as it faced attack from its Arab neighbors and prepared to welcome thousands of…

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An illustrative image of an IDF female soldier.

Female Leaders

Judah Ari Gross Times of Israel IDF says it won’t tolerate disrespect toward women … but is it true? Dozens of religious soldiers from the IDF’s Paratroopers Brigade refused to listen to a female parachuting instructor recently, turning their backs to her when she tried to give them a demonstration. The incident came to light…

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Archaeologist Benyamin Storchan stands on a Byzantine mosaic floor uncovered in Beit Shemesh.

Can You Dig It?

Rob Streit JN Intern Former Detroiter follows his passion to an archaeology post in Israel. Benyamin Storchan says he feels like an Israeli who was mistakenly born in America. The 34-year-old Michigan native realized this during his first visit to Israel at age 16 while he was on a Jewish Federation teen mission. “I felt…

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The dedication of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018.

Making History

ABOVE: The dedication of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. Sheryl Silver Special to the Jewish News  20+ years after Congress passed Jerusalem Embassy Act, U.S. Embassy opens. May 14 will never be the same for many of us. Just as May 14, 1948, was a historic day for Israelis and Jews…

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70th Independence Day stamp. Israel

Israel@70 Stamp Notes Inventions

Times of Israel [similar id=45408 type=all] Summing up 70 years of Israeli achievement on a postage stamp is a gargantuan challenge — but that’s just what graphic artist Tal Huber had to do to produce a 70th Independence Day stamp for the Israel Postal Service. The stamp depicts many of the inventions for which Israel…

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Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor Leon Shear celebrated his bar mitzvah on the FIDF flight from Poland to Israel on April 16. Photo by Shahar Azran

From Holocaust To Independence

Above: The FIDF delegation marches into Auschwitz-Birkenau on April 15. Michigan FIDF supporters travel to Poland and Israel. More than 150 Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) supporters from across the United States embarked on a mission to Poland and Israel, which concluded recently, with Holocaust survivors and 50 soldiers and officers representing all branches…

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