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'How I Bore You On Eagles Wings' -- A Reminder Of Our Humanity

Shahar Azani | Posted 07.21.2016 | World
Shahar Azani

Such troubling times all around us. It seems the world knows no rest: Islamic terror rearing its ugly head and in the most gruesome of manners in Euro...

Why I Won't Make Aliyah

Leah Wittenberg | Posted 01.21.2016 | Religion
Leah Wittenberg

I love Israel. I loved Israel before I ever visited -- blame it on years of Jewish summer camp, day school, and Hebrew school -- but after spending a collective seven months there in the past two years, my infatuation has only amplified.

On Eagles Wings

Shahar Azani | Posted 11.30.2015 | World
Shahar Azani

"On eagles' wings" is how my grandparents arrived in Israel in 1949. That was the name given to the mass exodus of the Jewish community in Yemen, who arrived in Israel on chartered planes only to see the Holy Land they had dreamt of for so many years, for the first time.

20 Years After Rabin's Death, I Am No Longer Disconnected

Beth Kissileff | Posted 11.06.2015 | Religion
Beth Kissileff

When Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated 20 years ago, I felt disconnected from the national mourning, like my personal fate was no longer tied up with the fate of Israel.

Living While Jewish: Fighting Anti-Semitism And Hate In The 21st Century

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.20.2015 | Religion

Welcome to the latest ALL TOGETHER -- the podcast dedicated to exploring how ethics, religion and spiritual practice inform our personal lives, our co...

A Message to Netanyahu: Enough Is Enough

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 07.19.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The killing of a security guard at a synagogue in Copenhagen over two weeks ago has renewed Netanyahu's call for mass immigration of European Jews to Israel. Although he has made such impetuous appeals before, he now makes a new brazen claim that as Prime Minister of Israel, he represents and can speak on behalf of world Jewry.

We Stand With You: Reflections on Our Solidarity Mission to Paris

Rabbi Avi Weiss | Posted 03.25.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Avi Weiss

"A fire is burning." This Vladimir (Ze'ev) Jabotinsky declared to European Jewry in the 1930s. Too few heeded his cry. As I leave Paris after a solidarity mission following terrorist attacks at Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher, I offer a similar cry.

Third Down and Free

Leah Stern | Posted 12.23.2014 | World
Leah Stern

Photo courtesy of Oded Balilty, AP So I'm doing it. I'm immigrating to Israel for the third time. And to Jerusalem no less. What's that they say abou...

Is Living Abroad Really All It's Cracked up to Be?

Julie Gray | Posted 11.29.2014 | Impact
Julie Gray

Nothing shakes up your life like moving thousands of miles away from everyone you know and everything your life was about. It's a serious control-alt-delete move. But is it really all that great?

French Jews Bet On Israel

Posted 02.08.2014 | Religion

PARIS (RNS) By any standard, David Tibi is a French success story. The 44-year-old dentist and father of five has a thriving practice and a house i...

Birthright: Did I Have Sex With You in Israel?

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 04.05.2014 | Comedy
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Ari and Emma reminisce on just how bizarre a program Birthright is, and just how much sex they had while they were there.