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Posts Tagged ‘Zion’

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Guest Column: Rosh Hashanah Greetings

The High Holidays are my favorite time of year because they are a time of coming together as a community. In fact, many Jewish laws and traditions focus upon not being alone and upon coming together. In prayer, birth, marriage, even after death as our body awaits burial, Jewish life compels us to be in the…

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Yachts in a Tel Aviv marina. Tales From Israel.

Tales From Israel – Intro And Rishon I’tzion

An Introduction Trips to Israel were frequent over my lifetime. Both of my parents, Yonina and Meyer Mathis, had siblings and cousins who made Aliyah from Lithuania in the 1930’s. This small group has grown to about 100-plus in first, second and third generation relatives. When my sister, Gloria, made Aliyah with her husband Ancil…

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Portman and Peres

Opinion Point: A Path Portman Can’t Follow

Above: Portman and Peres Editor’s Note: Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman backed out of a major award ceremony meant to honor her in Jerusalem, with her representatives citing her distress over “recent events” in Israel. She later issued a statement saying that her objection was to the scheduled presence of the Israeli prime minister at the ceremony.…

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Natalie Portman

Opinion Counterpoint: Natalie Portman’s Act Of ‘Love’ (And Darkness)

Above: Portman and Peres Editor’s Note: Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman backed out of a major award ceremony meant to honor her in Jerusalem, with her representatives citing her distress over “recent events” in Israel. She later issued a statement saying that her objection was to the scheduled presence of the Israeli prime minister at the ceremony.…

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70 Years Of Miracles

Like some of the past celebrations of Israel’s Independence Day, the fuss being made about Israel’s 70th birthday this year hasn’t penetrated too far into the American Jewish consciousness. While those Jewish activists who are already interested in Israel-oriented events are doing their best to acknowledge the passage of seven decades since 1948, for millions…

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aerial view of Masada, Israel.

Blogs From Israel – Mark Jacobs’ Day 10

Sunday, April 15. Tomorrow’s our last full day in Israel and I’m really upset about that, which means it’s been – and still is -a fantastic trip. We say shalom to Jerusalem this morning and head straight to Masada. Masada is the second most visited site in Israel, after the Western Wall. It is where…

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