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From Lebanon, with Love

From Lebanon, with Love

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As a mother of a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, I pride myself on being pretty calm. But all that changed this past summer.

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?

Israel Up Close

Israel Up Close

by Adam Daifallah

On the Wailing Wall, Qassam rockets and hummus (or why everything you think you know about Israel -- if you haven't visited Israel -- is likely wrong).

From Jordan to Jerusalem

From Jordan to Jerusalem

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Moses wasn't the only Jew who had a tough time entering the Promised Land.

Israel's Future_

Israel's Future_

by Sever Plocker

Two Nobel Prize laureates are pessimistic about Israel's future.

Of Fares and Fairness

Of Fares and Fairness

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What you see is often not what you get.

Lebanon War Miracles

Lebanon War Miracles

by Miyanei Hayeshua

What kind of damage would you expect from 3,870 missiles?

Aliyah without Regrets

Aliyah without Regrets

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Three months later, and we're still smiling.

Breathing New Life

Breathing New Life

by Yocheved Miriam Russo

Hundreds of orphans and rejected children find hope in an Israeli youth village.

Lessons from a teenage Terror Victim

Lessons from a teenage Terror Victim

by Betty Levy

My long road from angry to hopeful.

At Home At Last

At Home At Last

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Celebrating the Jewish holidays in Israel.

A Blast in Israel

A Blast in Israel

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"You are going to die."

My Lebanon War Story

My Lebanon War Story

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One soldier's battle for life.

Each Name A Promise

Each Name A Promise

by Martha E. Lichtenstein

Thoughts from a bereaved Israeli mother.

In Praise of Abnormality

In Praise of Abnormality

by Elisha Haas

The current crisis faced by Israel is the result of a crumbling Jewish identity.

Do I Send My Child To Study In Israel?

Do I Send My Child To Study In Israel?

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I have been asked many times by other parents since my daughter's murder by Palestinian Islamic Jihad whether they should let their children travel to 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?

For Benji

For Benji

by The Hillman Family

Benji Hillman gave his life defending the People of Israel, leaving behind his wife he married only three weeks earlier.

Rude Awakenings

Rude Awakenings

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Why doesn't Israel just make peace?

Our War

Our War

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With so many of our synagogue's sons and daughters in the thick of the fight, this war is our war.

Mobilizing Our Spiritual Forces

Mobilizing Our Spiritual Forces

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How aiding war refugees can help protect the Jewish nation.

Michael Levin: An Israeli Hero for Our time

Michael Levin: An Israeli Hero for Our time

by Yocheved Miriam Russo

Friends of Michael Levin, 22, mourn his death and remember his inspiring life..

Angels of Death Knocking at my Door

Angels of Death Knocking at my Door

by Eitan Baron

A father should not say Kaddish for his son; a brother and sister should not have to bid a last goodbye to their 19-year-old brother.

Our Children Lead Us

Our Children Lead Us

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Israel's ancient, powerful weapon: our children who wrap themselves in sensitivity to the suffering of others.

War Blogs

War Blogs

by Civilians in Israel

Four firsthand accounts from civilians under attack in Safed.

At War Again

At War Again

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The face -- and lessons -- of our latest war.

Galilee Diary

Galilee Diary

by Michael Kaufman

Shabbat in Israel along the Lebanese border

Signs of the Times

Signs of the Times

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Eliyahu Asheri was in fact dead. So why not change the notice?

When Calamity Begins

When Calamity Begins

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The 17th of Tammuz is a day of distortion, of confusion, of fear. The looming specter of war makes this very clear.

Joining the IDF

Joining the IDF

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What's an American teenager like me doing signing up to the Israel army?

Haunts of July Fourth

Haunts of July Fourth

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When I'll hear the thunderous claps of fireworks, the sound of bombs exploding in Jerusalem will immediately come to my ears.

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.

Gush Katif: Seven Months Later

Gush Katif: Seven Months Later

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Amidst unemployment, poverty and uncertainty, the displaced residents of Gush Katif are somehow trying to rebuild their lives.

His Hands upon Us

His Hands upon Us

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The reason we feel powerless is because we truly are.

Demonizing Settlers

Demonizing Settlers

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A settler bares his soul.

The Bomb Squad

The Bomb Squad

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Jerusalem's front line of defense.

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.

Israel's Nobel Prize Winner

Israel's Nobel Prize Winner

by Susan Goodman

When he receives his Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences this week, Prof. Robert Aumann will talk about bringing world peace.

Mount Zion for Sale?

Mount Zion for Sale?

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Don't sell out a Jewish holy site.

After the Fall

After the Fall

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

Sirens, Loud and Close

Sirens, Loud and Close

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My night of despair and tragedy, and their only antidote.

Our Brother's Blood

Our Brother's Blood

by Moshe Simons

A young Jewish man is stabbed in Jerusalem's Old City and dies in my arms.

Gush Katif: The Night After

Gush Katif: The Night After

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What do Jews do when the longed-for miracle does not occur?

The Last Days of Gush Katif

The Last Days of Gush Katif

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A personal diary.

Gush Katif Stories, Part 3: Bryna's Story

Gush Katif Stories, Part 3: Bryna's Story

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Trying to create miracles amidst the pain.

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.

CSI: Israel

CSI: Israel

by Susan Goodman

Meet Professor Yossi ALmog, Israel's real-life CSI sleuth.

Gush Katif Stories, Part 2: Noga's Story

Gush Katif Stories, Part 2: Noga's Story

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Making the hard choice between hypocrisy and heroism.

The Transformer

The Transformer

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Professor Reuven Feuerstein has changed the lives of thousands of disabled children around the world.

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