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Off the Beaten Track; Exciting Ways to Explore Israel

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Photo by ChameleonsEye/Shutterstock Each year visitors to Israel are a significant part of the landscape. The majority arrive as part of a packaged tour, spending much of their time traveling by bus from site to site. For the first-time visitor, this is the best introduction to Israel’s biblical and historical locations. However, once you’ve floated

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Shifting Sands of International Alliances

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For decades, the propaganda machine of the Arab world has declared that Israel’s “illegal occupation of Palestine” is at the heart of all conflict in the Middle East. Unfortunately world leaders have been all too willing to dance to that tune, while ignoring the reality on the ground. But today, battles are raging, borders changing

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Shmitah—A Vacation for the Land

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Jewish man prays in field during Shmitah year – Photo by: Chameleoneye/Shutterstock.com For the last one hundred years, the people of Israel have strived to turn Israel into a veritable Garden of Eden—the Negev and Aravah deserts have blossomed with fruit trees and crops, and millions of trees have been planted on ground once thought

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The Scribe: an Ancient Profession in Today’s World

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Recently a friend asked me to send her a mezuzah (Scripture box affixed to a doorway) from Israel. I had decided to buy it at Yad LaKashish, a wonderful organization in Jerusalem that gives elderly citizens the opportunity to work making Judaica and other items in a number of artistic workshops. As I expected, I

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Crisis Brings Israelis Together in Prayer

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  When three teenagers, Eyal Yifrach (19), Naftali Frenkel (16) and Gilad Sha’ar (16), were kidnapped by terrorists, the country sprang into action. The largest ground search in Israel’s history was conducted by the army, police and security forces. The hearts of the entire country were moved for the boys and their families. A cry

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Crisis Brings Israelis Together in Prayer

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  When three teenagers, Eyal Yifrach (19), Naftali Frenkel (16) and Gilad Sha’ar (16), were kidnapped by terrorists, the country sprang into action. The largest ground search in Israel’s history was conducted by the army, police and security forces. The hearts of the entire country were moved for the boys and their families. A cry

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Hebrew-speaking Canine Helpers

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Living in the world is challenging at times for those with eyesight, but for the visually impaired and blind those challenges can seem almost insurmountable. Some choose to navigate with a white cane, a universally known symbol for blindness; others opt for a seeing-eye, or service dog. Communication between dog and human is critical and

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Hebrew-speaking Canine Helpers

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Living in the world is challenging at times for those with eyesight, but for the visually impaired and blind those challenges can seem almost insurmountable. Some choose to navigate with a white cane, a universally known symbol for blindness; others opt for a seeing-eye, or service dog. Communication between dog and human is critical and

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Light in Jerusalem

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Photo Credit: Mario Gonzales/BFP Light artists from Israel and other nations transformed the Old City of Jerusalem with their creations for 10 nights in June. In the words of the show’s sponsor, the Jerusalem Development Authority, “We invite you to stroll along illuminated paths and take part in this very special festival that combines the

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Light in Jerusalem

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Photo Credit: Mario Gonzales/BFP Light artists from Israel and other nations transformed the Old City of Jerusalem with their creations for 10 nights in June. In the words of the show’s sponsor, the Jerusalem Development Authority, “We invite you to stroll along illuminated paths and take part in this very special festival that combines the

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ISRAEL & THE CHURCH: GOD’S ROAD MAP

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