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Posts Tagged ‘Israeli army’

Volunteers from the United States will have the opportunity to work at an archaeological dig in Israel.

Volunteers For Israel Starts New Program

JNS.org Volunteers for Israel, a 36-year-old nonprofit organization that encourages American Jews to lend their services to help the Jewish state, announced a new pilot program that tacks on archaeology to its endeavors from Nov. 18-Dec. 1. The 14-day program starts with one week of volunteering on an Israeli army base, followed by a week…

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Battles recalled: Aryeh Shachar, a company commander in Operation Nachshon, is interviewed by Ofer Regev for Toldot Yisrael. Courtesy of Toldot Yisrael

Seven Decades Later, Unsung ’48 Heroes Are Heard

By Gary Rosenblatt Jewish Week/Times of Israel New oral history project describes key roles of American Jews in Israel’s founding. Soon after the end of World War II, Zimel Resnick, a Russian Jewish immigrant operating an amusement park in New Jersey, was contacted by a good friend in Palestine. Resnick was asked to help raise…

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