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Gush Katif Stories

Gush Katif Stories

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

Impact of Entebbe

Impact of Entebbe

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The day of the American Bicentennial was a crucial awakening for me as a Jew.

Ilan Ramon's Diary

Ilan Ramon's Diary

by David Brinn

Somehow it survived an explosion, hurtling 38 miles to Earth, and exposure to sun and rain. Meet the Israeli forensic expert who is restoring the diary.

Jerusalem, My Home

Jerusalem, My Home

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How absolutely fortunate that I am living here, in this Holy, wholly unbelievable country.

Only In Israel_

Only In Israel_

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A small glimpse of the special daily life we merit to live in the Holy Land.

I Was Raised for Jihad

I Was Raised for Jihad

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I grew up in Gaza, indoctrinated to hate Israel and the West. For peace to take hold, things have got to change.

Threads of Hope

Threads of Hope

by The Koby Mandell Foundation

A unique tapestry memorializes those killed by terror and represents the unity of the Jewish people.

Operation Pesach

Operation Pesach

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Passover Food Fund, military style.

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.

The Flower of David

The Flower of David

by Leora Eren Frucht

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

Love's Pantry

Love's Pantry

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One grassroots organization is keeping thousands of Israeli families from starving.

Israel's Super Mario

Israel's Super Mario

by Karin Kloosterman

Meet Israel's pioneer of organic agriculture: an observant great-grandfather who fled from the Nazis 64 years ago.

Birthright Buzz

Birthright Buzz

by Jill Blum

I was a proud Jew, but until I experienced the wonder of Israel, I had no idea what being Jewish meant.

Israel, Tikkun Olam and the Tsunami

Israel, Tikkun Olam and the Tsunami

by Shachar Zahavi

The Israeli response to the tsunami displays the nation's ingenuity, deep caring, and professionalism.

Rise Up from the Ashes

Rise Up from the Ashes

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One couple's special Jerusalem story.

One Family: Israel's Pearl Maker

One Family: Israel's Pearl Maker

by Sarah Azulay

Out of every evil force there is a counterforce of good. Case in point: The OneFamily Fund.

Everyone's Child

Everyone's Child

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In Israel, we're all one big family and Jewish mothers are everywhere.

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.

Why I'm Moving to Israel

Why I'm Moving to Israel

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Finding my home on sacred soil.

Running for Israel

Running for Israel

by Melissa Radler

One race, one rabbi, one million dollars.

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?

Tehilla's Fight Against Terror

Tehilla's Fight Against Terror

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A year after the tragic "Children's Bombing," what have we done to battle terrorism?

Dr. Applebaum's Legacy

Dr. Applebaum's Legacy

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15 North American doctors moved to Israel with their families to carry on the legacy of Dr. David Applebaum.

My Toughest Mission

My Toughest Mission

by Leora Eren Frucht

An Israeli general faces the challenge of a lifetime - raising his autistic son.

Invoking Marla

Invoking Marla

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Am I cheapening Marla's memory by using her death to teach a point about living?

Dining with Dignity

Dining with Dignity

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A unique Jerusalem enterprise feeds the soul, not just the body.

The Rooster, Redemption and the Sea

The Rooster, Redemption and the Sea

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A Story for Tisha Ba'av

Practicing Rescue

Practicing Rescue

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Don't confuse knowing what to do in a terror attack with getting used to it.

I'm a Survivor

I'm a Survivor

by David Arenson

Kenny Sachs, a New Jersey native, always wanted to defend Israel. He finally got his chance and is grateful to be alive.

Sorry, I Can't Come to Your Wedding

Sorry, I Can't Come to Your Wedding

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A powerful and ironic reminder that God runs the world.

Broken Wings

Broken Wings

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Mrs. Feinhandler may not be able to run, but she sure knows how to fly.

Arthur Cohn:  Guardian of Zion

Arthur Cohn: Guardian of Zion

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The Academy-award winning producer has made films throughout the world, but his heart is in Jerusalem.

Through the Eyes of a Soldier

Through the Eyes of a Soldier

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As an Israeli soldier disturbing the daily routines of Arabs, I began to question the validity of what I was doing. It didn't take long for me to find the answers.

It's Time to Get Angry

It's Time to Get Angry

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I am angry with myself and with other Jews in the Diaspora for not being angry enough.

The Swifts and The 13 Holy Soldiers

The Swifts and The 13 Holy Soldiers

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Reminders of what it means to be a Jew.

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.

Breaking Down the Walls

Breaking Down the Walls

by Debby Friedman

Having lived in Israel for the past 25 years, I am calmed by the knowledge that prayer is a potent force for security.

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.

My Arab Neighbors

My Arab Neighbors

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A rude awakening after the death of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin.

An Army with a Heart

An Army with a Heart

by Nahum Finkelstein

The IDF's duty is not only to defend the country, but to strengthen the weaker elements of Israeli society as well.

Helping Kids Recover

Helping Kids Recover

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You never return to who you were after terror rattles your world; you become somebody else.

Who's Minding the Bus?

Who's Minding the Bus?

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Re-examining the attitudes behind our security measures.

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.

Family Aftermath

Family Aftermath

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Chezi Goldberg was murdered in a Jerusalem bus bombing, leaving a wife and seven young children.

Israel's Untold Story

Israel's Untold Story

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No sound, no fury. The international silence once again thunders in Israeli ears.

Remembering Chezi

Remembering Chezi

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Chezi Goldberg z"l, who was murdered in last week's Jerusalem bus bombing, cared and took responsibility for others. He was a true disciple of Moses.

If You Don't Cry, Who Will?

If You Don't Cry, Who Will?

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Chilling words from Chezi Goldberg z"l, a 42-year-old father of seven, killed in the recent Jerusalem bus bombing.

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.

My Name is not Susan

My Name is not Susan

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It's not the worst thing in the world, but I hated going through life with everyone mispronouncing my name.

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