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Neve Michael children’s home ‘healing the souls’ of Israeli kids for 76 years
October 8, 2019
Primarily rehabilitative and therapeutic, it gives some of Israel’s most troubled youngsters, starting at age 5, a stable home with on-staff psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers.
Saluting one of the last living heroes of Israel’s fight for independence
October 3, 2019
Harold “Smoky” Simon not only helped found the Israeli Air Force in May 1948, but also World Machal, whose thousands of volunteer soldiers have served alongside the nation’s military.
High Holidays 2019
High Holiday challenge for college kids: Finding their (spiritual) home away from home
September 27, 2019
Most schools offer opportunities for young adults to celebrate together. Those who provide these services don’t take the responsibility lightly.
The power of a dream: Israel’s new solar plant lights the way to a bright future
September 5, 2019
The 4,000-acre development, with a price tag of roughly NIS 4 billion ($1.13 billion), is the largest renewable-energy project in Israel and among the largest in the world.
Birthright’s Excel program gets high marks all around
August 19, 2019
The professional development program has been mentoring Jewish college students and young adults in Israeli firms—nearly 800 of them to date—since 2010.
Twenty-five years later: Three new books introduce the Lubavitcher Rebbe to a new generation
August 7, 2019
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson’s wisdom and sound counsel were sought by ordinary citizens and world leaders alike.
Tisha B’Av 101: Connecting the dots of Jewish memory
August 2, 2019
The ninth of Av, which this year starts at sundown on Saturday, Aug. 10, and ends the next night, culminates a three-week period of mourning for devastating losses over the centuries.
A quarter-century after his passing, the Rebbe’s sphere of influence continues to grow
July 12, 2019
“With so many Jews crying out, his complete dedication to reaching each and every one of them is the Rebbe’s greatest legacy,” said Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet of London.
Deconstructing where American media has gone wrong
June 14, 2019
Conservative radio and TV commentator Mark Levin’s “Unfreedom of the Press” has been perched atop “The New York Times” nonfiction bestseller list since its release—an irony of sorts since he’s tackling the Gray Lady’s internal ills.
Summertime Blues and Whites: In an era of BDS, kids connect to Israel at summer camp
June 12, 2019
It comes at a crucial time in American history as the college campuses these youngsters will soon walk onto become increasingly hostile to the Jewish state, and sometimes, even to Jews.
Study finds Jewish teens flourish socially, emotionally and spiritually when connected to youth groups
June 6, 2019
According to researcher David Bryfman, “the study sends a clear message that Jewish engagement doesn’t have to end at bar or bat mitzvah if you provide young people with programming they see as meaningful. If the Jewish youth organizations can provide that, the teens will be there.”
Shavuot for kids: Giving a new generation the gift of Torah
June 3, 2019
“Even if children don’t get all the complexities, just by feeling the specialness of staying up late, and imagining what it must have been like to stand at that mountain and hear the Ten Commandments all together—that and a piece of cheesecake, and altogether they’ll get a sweet taste of what it means, a new family tradition they won’t forget,” says Meredith Lewis, director of content, education and family experience for PJ Library.
‘It’s all for the Jewish people:’ Four decades of the Jeff Seidel story
May 22, 2019
The Shabbat meals he’s arranged over the years while meeting wandering Jews in Jerusalem have given countless young adults their first taste of a traditional Shabbat, and often, an enduring appreciation of Judaism.
Part Two of “Hidden Treasures” Series
A land where the Bible serves as a tour guide’s GPS
May 9, 2019
Nachal Prat, often referred to by its Arab name, Wadi Kelt, is nothing less than “a hidden gem for its beauty and its sense of the past visible in every stone here.”
Love letters of the Shoah: Messages thrown from cattle cars convey final wishes, prayers, blessings
April 30, 2019
“Last Letters From the Holocaust: 1944,” an online exhibit from Yad Vashem, has arrived on its website just in time for Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Memorial Day), which this year corresponds to May 2.