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All you need is love – Happy Tu B’Av

With a full moon in the night sky, it’s a perfect time to celebrate Tu B’Av, the Jewish Day of Love. The holiday starts this evening at sundown and continues through tomorrow. Historically, Tu B’Av marked the beginning of the grape harvest and Yom Kippur marked the end. During the Second Temple period, it served…

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Survivor’s reunion in Paris

Pictured above: Charlotte with her brother, Max, find their mother’s name on the Wall of Names at the Shoah Memorial (Memorial de la Shoah) in France. Charlotte Adelman says her father, Hershel, had a talent to “foresee things.” The one thing he did not foresee was what would happen to his family in Paris in…

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Creating a place to heal

A suicide letter moved activist, midwife and poet Marva Zohar to found a nonprofit to create a healing place for women. “When the seventh friend committed suicide, she left a letter … (blaming) ‘those who did not create a place for me to heal,’” says Marva. “The next day I got the paperwork to start…

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A father’s gift to his community

Pictured above: Children on the music playground at the Shiloh Israel Children’s Fund campus. David Rubin made aliyah 26 years ago from Brooklyn, NY. He says his decision to move to Israel came “out of idealism” and his entrancement with the biblical history of the region. He initially lived in Jerusalem and within a short…

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JNF and Kulanu Academy partner

Jewish National Fund-USA and the Kulanu Academy announced a partnership on April 9 in support of Kulanu Ba’aretz, a joint three-month vocational-educational study program in Israel for young men and women with special needs ages 17-22. JNF is well known for its work benefitting individuals with special needs and disabilities.  Kulanu, Hebrew for “All of Us,”…

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Caravan Almog is coming to Arizona

The Tzofim Friendship Caravan will once again be stopping in Arizona for performances throughout the Valley from June 10 to 14. The Israel Scouts tradition of touring and visiting Arizona is a strong one (41 years this summer).  Each year, dedicated host families open up their homes to the scouts, and strong bonds between the…

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Israel wins Eurovision

Anti-Israel activists around the world were extremely busy trying to get people to NOT vote for Israel. Despite their efforts, Netta Barzilai, an Israeli singer and looping artist won the competition with her song “Toy.” In 2019, Eurovision will be held in Jerusalem. Congratulations Netta!!!!

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