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Posts Tagged ‘Israel Defense Forces’

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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MDA serves both the IDF and Israeli citizens.

Support Israel’s National Blood Service And EMS

Alan Dershowitz to speak at American Friends of Magen David Adom Detroit gala. American Friends of Magen David Adom wants all of Metro Detroit to understand the critical and lifesaving work of Israel’s national EMS and blood services organization, so it’s enlisting one of the biggest pro-Israel advocates to make the case for MDA. Professor…

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Oak Park native Max Kresch, a former Lone Soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, shared his experience serving as a combat medic of the Special Forces unit, Egoz.

Friends of Israel

Zach Wallens Special to the Jewish News Locals learn about FIDF missions. Mira and Leo Eisenberg recently hosted at their West Bloomfield home a gathering of special guests and members of the Detroit Jewish community to learn about Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) missions to Israel and Poland, and its educational and well-being…

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Richard Bernstein running in the New York City Marathon.

‘Spirit Can Drive The Body’

How Jewish spirituality inspires Michigan’s blind Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein. Richard Bernstein is a human dynamo — both mentally and physically. And his Jewish spirituality plays a major motivational role. Despite being blind since birth, the 44-year-old lawyer was elected a Michigan Supreme Court justice four years ago and has traveled the world advocating…

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September 14, 1948 Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion summons dozens of commanders of the Palmach for a conference at which he announces the dismantling of the elite unit and its integration into the new Israel Defense Forces.

Palmach Integrates with IDF

Center for Israel Education September 14, 1948 Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion summons dozens of commanders of the Palmach for a conference at which he announces the dismantling of the elite unit and its integration into the new Israel Defense Forces. The Palmach had been created in 1941 as an elite strike force of the Haganah…

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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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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 Inner Life of a Golem by Judith Joseph

Carrying On

A collective of artists apply their Judaic studies to “What We Carry,” opening at the Janice Charach Gallery. In 2015, 12 Jewish artists were chosen by Chicago’s Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership to participate in the Midwest Jewish Artists Lab. The year-long residency allowed the artists access to Spertus’ archives of art, artifacts…

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Michigan flag

Lasting Partnership

[similar id=45408 type=all] Michigan and Israel economic partnership continues to grow thanks to MIBA. The Michigan Israel Business Accelerator (MIBA), a bi-national nonprofit chamber of commerce formed in 2017 dedicated to increasing economic ties between Michigan businesses and Israeli companies, is continuing its efforts to strengthen and improve successful partnerships initiated by its 10-year predecessor,…

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Silhouette of Israel IDF soldier saluting to Israel flag. Israel Defense Forces

IDF Soldiers Among Us

[similar id=45408 type=all] Long before Israel became a state, Detroiters supported and worked for the dream of creating a Jewish homeland. And many among us have put themselves on the line as members of the Israel Defense Forces to protect and preserve the Jewish state. These former and current IDF members are Israelis now living…

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