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Posts Tagged ‘Israel 70’

The spirit of Israel is alive during this dance session.

Faces & Places – Tamarack Israel Day & Kadima Howard Mini Golf

Tamarack Camps’ Israel Day-Maccabiah Games Weekend This year, in honor of Israel’s 70th anniversary, Tamarack Camps’ year-round staff, supervisors and summer counselors led an extended Israel Day-Maccabiah Games weekend for three days instead of the usually one. Each camper was assigned one of four colors, each representing four holy cities in Israel: Jerusalem, Tzfat, Hebron…

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Alon Ben-Gurion speaks about his grandfather during a JNF meeting in West Bloomfield.

JNF Celebrates Israel

Don Cohen Contributing Writer Grandson of David Ben-Gurion talks of his grandfather and JNF’s work in Israel’s Negev desert. Friends and supporters of the Jewish National Fund filled the social hall at Congregation Beth Ahm in West Bloomfield June 14 to hear from Alon Ben-Gurion, a grandson of Israel’s first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. Best…

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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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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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IfNotNow Detroit members hold a demonstration at Hillel Day School April 19. Photo by Sam Siegel

Standing With Israel

IfNotNow Detroit offers a different view. Just before the Holy Band concert at Hillel Day School’s annual Israel Independence Day celebration April 19, a group of about 15 people representing IfNotNow Detroit came onto the school’s sidewalk, unfurled a banner and began singing. Security guards and police escorted them off school property in Farmington Hills;…

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tel aviv, jerusalem, israel

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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