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Posts Tagged ‘IDF.’

Israeli IDF soldiers stand together with Israeli flags waving behind them

Stand with Israel — In Israel

From the JN Staff Get an insider’s view of the lifestyle, culture, and pulse of Israel. Spend one or more weeks living and working on an IDF base alongside Israelis and volunteers from around the world. Volunteers for Israel (VFI) partners with the Israeli organization Sar-El to process and prepare Americans to volunteer on Israel…

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Bring Chanukah Joy to Israeli Soldiers

Thank the young men and women of the IDF who risk their lives every day to protect and defend the citizens of Israel by sending winter care packages (and personal notes of support) to Israeli soldiers who are out in the cold all day long. Warm up a soldier’s heart with essential winter wear including…

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close-up on the Israeli flag waving (a white and blue flag with a horizontal stripe at the top and bottom and a star of David in the middle)

Guest Column: NIF Represents Our Most Essential Jewish Values

Editor’s Note:  This op-ed was written in response to “Commentary: The New Israel Fund Does NOT Support Israel” by Kobi Erez on Nov. 1, 2018. Metropolitan Detroit forged my Jewish values. When I think of Torah, I think of Saul Rube’s Talmud class at Hillel Day School. I think of endless stories, discussion and questioning.…

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Singer Shlomo Artzi performing at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds.

Shlomo Artzi Is Born

November 26, 1949 Israeli folk rock singer-songwriter and composer Shlomo Artzi is born on Moshav Alonei Abba, southeast of Haifa. In the course of his career, he has sold over 1.5 million albums, making him one of Israel’s most successful male singers. Artzi would spend most of his childhood in Tel-Aviv. Both his father, Yitzhak,…

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three wooden dreidels on a table.

Visit Israel During Chanukah

Have you already been to Israel and seen Masada and the Western Wall? Are you interested in experiencing sites and seeing culture that is rarely encountered during basic touring in Israel? Volunteers for Israel (VFI) Plus Advanced is designed specifically for VFI-Sar El volunteers who want to see and experience “off-the-beaten-path Israel.” This 17-day program…

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Small American flags all together on a lawn.

Veterans Day Brunch

A Veterans Day brunch will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at Congregation B’nai Moshe in West Bloomfield. Guest speaker is Marlene Copeland Dodinval, executive director of the Jewish National Fund, who will speak about JNF’s project for refurbishing Ammunition Hill, a poignant and moving memorial in Jerusalem for soldiers who made the…

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Levi Eshkol

Levi Eshkol Is Born in Ukraine

October 25, 1895 Levi Eshkol, is born as Levi Shkolnik near Kiev, Ukraine in 1895 into a Hasidic family. When he was denied admission into a local high school because of restrictions on Jewish students, he went to Vilna and attended the Hebrew Gymnasium, becoming involved in Zionist youth groups. In 1914, he made aliyah…

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Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu Is Born in Tel Aviv

October 21, 1949 Benjamin Netanyahu, the ninth and current Prime Minister of Israel, is born in Tel Aviv. Although he spent a good portion of his childhood in Philadelphia, Netanyahu returned to Israel in 1967 to fulfill his service in the IDF, eventually serving in the elite Sayeret Maktal unit until 1972. Following his army…

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INS Haganah

Operation Yoav Takes Place

October 19, 1948 During the fourth day of Operation Yoav, the fledgling Israeli Navy engages in its first major battle of the coast of Ashkelon. Beginning on October 15, when the Egyptians violated the truce period by firing on an Israeli supply convoy, Israel went on the offensive against them in the south to open…

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Moshe Dayan

Moshe Dayan Passes Away

October 16, 1981 Moshe Dayan, Israel’s iconic military and political leader passes away from a heart attack at the age of 66 in a Tel Aviv hospital. Dayan was born in 1915 and raised in Nahalal. During the Arab Riots of 1936-1939, Dayan joined the special Jewish police forces as well as the night squads…

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