Israel Independence Day - Yom Ha'Atzmaut
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A Soldier and an Old Woman

A Soldier and an Old Woman

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In Israel's darkest moment, outnumbered and surrounded by enemies, an old woman sees what no one else can see.

Fear vs. hope

Fear vs. hope

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Israelis' anguish is too little acknowledged.

Gilad Shalit Petition

Gilad Shalit Petition

by aish.com

Making Gaza aid conditional on Gilad Shalit's release.

Dear Citizen of Gaza

Dear Citizen of Gaza

by Yishai G (reserve soldier)

I am the soldier who slept in your home.

Coming Home from Gaza

Coming Home from Gaza

by Ilene Bloch-Levy

Thank you God for bringing my son home.

Every Soldier a Hero

Every Soldier a Hero

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The inspiring story of the hero of the Merkaz Harav massacre.

My Gaza War Diary

My Gaza War Diary

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The power of faith and unity on the frontlines.

Not In Kansas Anymore

Not In Kansas Anymore

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Somewhere over the rainbow I landed in the land of Israel

Out of the Mouth of Roni

Out of the Mouth of Roni

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How an 8-year-old is holding down the borders of Israel.

The Aliyah Chronicles: Saying Good-Bye

The Aliyah Chronicles: Saying Good-Bye

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You can't transport to Israel all the piles of stuff that have defined your life for so long. What stays and what goes?

7 Ways You Could Help Israel

7 Ways You Could Help Israel

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Practical things you can do to make a difference.

When Rockets Go Slam

When Rockets Go Slam

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In Israel, nobody expects miracles, but everybody takes them for granted.

Israel: The Gateway of Hope

Israel: The Gateway of Hope

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The Jewish connection with Israel goes back 4,000 years to the first recorded syllables of Jewish time.

Only in Israel

Only in Israel

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The joys of living with the family.

Nothing Short of a Miracle

Nothing Short of a Miracle

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Step back from the news of the moment and take stock of the larger picture.

Mazel Tov for Surviving

Mazel Tov for Surviving

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It's astonishing that Israel has not only survived but is flourishing.

Israel at 60

Israel at 60

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There are no answers, only improvisations.

The Looking Glass

The Looking Glass

by Aviva Kashuk

To the women of Israel.

Going Up to Israel

Going Up to Israel

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Fulfilling the dream had never been easier.

10 Tips to Successful Aliyah

10 Tips to Successful Aliyah

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Practical advice from people who made the monumental move to Israel.

Bikini-Brand or Holy Land?

Bikini-Brand or Holy Land?

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Let us market Israel for what it really is: the spiritual capital of the world.

Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver

by Chana Steinberg

For Yom Ha'Atzmaut, our special Israeli taxi driver story.

Aliyah without Regrets

Aliyah without Regrets

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Three months later, and we're still smiling.

A Chicago Bears Fan in Paris

A Chicago Bears Fan in Paris

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There is no place like home. But where is home?

Of Fares and Fairness

Of Fares and Fairness

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What you see is often not what you get.

At Home At Last

At Home At Last

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Celebrating the Jewish holidays in Israel.

Homesick, Israeli-Style

Homesick, Israeli-Style

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It's true, Israel's not perfect. But what do I need perfect for when I've found home?

A Blast in Israel

A Blast in Israel

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"You are going to die."

Israel Calls

Israel Calls

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Why we're leaving our great life in North America and moving to Israel.

Move-to-Israel Filters

Move-to-Israel Filters

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My dream of moving to Israel is having a profound effect on how I live now.

Tale of a Reluctant Israeli

Tale of a Reluctant Israeli

by Madeline Till

Two years in the Holy Land changed my life.

Do It Now

Do It Now

by Greg Yaris

Sometimes there are no second chances.

A Muslim in a Jewish Land

A Muslim in a Jewish Land

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On a trip to Israel, a Muslim journalist sees firsthand a litany of lies.

Jewish Nobelity

Jewish Nobelity

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The life and loves of a Nobel Prize winner.

Gush Katif Stories

Gush Katif Stories

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As the disengagement looms, a glimpse into the hearts of the residents.

The Bomb Squad

The Bomb Squad

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Jerusalem's front line of defense.

After the Fall

After the Fall

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How do you rebuild after losing everything? Ask David Hatuel.

Blue and Orange Love Story

Blue and Orange Love Story

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The deaths of Dov and Rachel Cole should serve to bring Israelis closer together.

Only In Israel

Only In Israel

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In Israel, everyone is family.

Why I'm Moving to Israel

Why I'm Moving to Israel

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Finding my home on sacred soil.

The People of Israel

The People of Israel

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What shaped our trip to Israel wasn't the death of Arafat or even the beauty of the land. It was the people.

Rise Up from the Ashes

Rise Up from the Ashes

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One couple's special Jerusalem story.

The Flower of David

The Flower of David

by Leora Eren Frucht

Israeli 'survivor' flower boasts cells in shape of Star of David.

Age Fifteen

Age Fifteen

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Fifteen is the number that conceals God's name, and is the mysterious turning point for three generations of one family.

What Are We Afraid Of?

What Are We Afraid Of?

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Why is my home so far from my homeland? Why don't I live in Israel where history and destiny weave the streets of our identity as a people?

Essay Contest:

Essay Contest: "What Israel Means to Me"

by Aish.com Staff

The top five entries, in honor of the 56th anniversary of the State of Israel.

Can a Country be Born in a Day?

Can a Country be Born in a Day?

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God has brought His people home and promised to one day give them peace. No people need it more. No people have earned it more.

Am Yisrael Chai

Am Yisrael Chai

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The indomitable spirit of Israel will be very much alive next week at a very poignant wedding.

So You Want to Move to Israel?

So You Want to Move to Israel?

by Sarah Azulay

When I told people that my husband and I, with our five kids in tow, were moving to Israel, they thought I was crazy. At some level, I wondered the same thing.

Found in Translation

Found in Translation

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The Spanish couple on the textbook was breezy and carefree. The Italians were beautiful and moody. Now I'm living in Israel learning Hebrew and it's a whole different story.

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