Shavuot in Israel: Many Traditions, One People.

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For many Jews Shavuot remains a bit mysterious….What are we celebrating? For some it’s the holiday of blintzes and cheesecakes, for some all-night study sessions and Rabbis and scholars. This lesser-known holiday sometimes gets put…

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Lag B’Omer: The Forgotten Zionist Holiday

The tomb of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai in Meron on Lag BaOmer.

This article by Ari Harow originally appeared in the Algemeiner on May 26, 2016 Ask someone which Jewish holiday occurs this week, and many people will draw a blank. While Pesach, Chanukah, and Purim are…

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Why I Love Israel


Back in October I had the privilege of representing my slate, LAVI , as a delegate to the 37th World Zionist Congress. Going into the experience, I really had no idea what to expect. I knew the congress…

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Israel has a new national holiday!

After several years of ongoing efforts, the Knesset passed into law a bill declaring today National “Yom HaAliyah” – Aliyah Day.   Does “Aliyah” to Israel really merit a national holiday? And if so, why?  And…

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When my job becomes a humbling privilege.


There are rare and special moments that through my work I get to feel profoundly proud, and they are humbling. Being a PR professional in Israel, in English, means shouting from proverbial rooftops about many…

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No Capes, Just Bravery


No capes; just bravery. The quiet superheroes of Jerusalem. The tragic death of Hadar Cohen, z’l in early February brought attention to the important and unique job of the Jerusalem Border Patrol.  A joint effort…

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