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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.

Adi's Angel

Adi's Angel

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An amazing hour with a miracle worker.

Environment Priority

Environment Priority

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There is one country in the world that has devoted over a century to reforestation and greening the land. And I'm not talking about the United States or Liechtenstein.

Light from Eden

Light from Eden

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Three days after Adam was buried, Shoshana and her husband, Dov, decided to try to have another baby.

Reclaiming the Dream

Reclaiming the Dream

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After Ariella was wounded in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem, she and her parents took the next logical step: they moved to Israel.

The Spirit of Alisa

The Spirit of Alisa

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When my daughter was murdered by terrorists in Gaza, her influence grew stronger still.

Mission to Care

Mission to Care

by Aish.com Staff

How a triathlon in Hawaii benefited victims of terror in Israel and changed two families from New York forever.

The Moral Paradox

The Moral Paradox

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There's a fine line between self-criticism and Israel-bashing. In times of national danger we have to be scrupulous in not erring on the bashing side and abetting the enemy.

Remembering David Applebaum

Remembering David Applebaum

by Dr. Joe Djemal

I'm reeling from the pain and the emptiness. Something feels wrenched out of my chest.

Our Heroes and Theirs

Our Heroes and Theirs

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Our heroes were fighting to save lives. Their heroes were sowing death and destruction.

On the Bus with Mayor Bloomberg

On the Bus with Mayor Bloomberg

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Why should the mayor of New York City be the only person to ride an Israeli bus without fear?

Did You Hear the Bomb Last Night?

Did You Hear the Bomb Last Night?

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We can still hear the echoes of last night's bomb that killed 20 innocent people.

The Blessing of a Broken Heart

The Blessing of a Broken Heart

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After terrorists murder her son, a grieving mother journeys back towards life and faith.

Welcoming the New Israelis

Welcoming the New Israelis

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Believe it or not, there's a wave of immigration from the U.S. to Israel.

Should We Not Dance?

Should We Not Dance?

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A Jerusalem resident's personal reaction to the bus bombing.

Remembering

Remembering

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Perhaps we fear that by remembering our losses, we'll be unable to move forward.

48 Hours Of Grief

48 Hours Of Grief

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Some of those lost in the recent terror spasm.

Loving the Land of Israel

Loving the Land of Israel

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The spiritual power of God's special place.

Passage to Israel

Passage to Israel

by Tim Collie

Despite the hardships of adjusting to a new country amid the threat of terrorism, these Florida families wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

Our Journey Home

Our Journey Home

by Esther Ohayon

Having attained our personal, professional, and spiritual goals in Toronto, we decided to realize the dream that our ancestors prayed for but could not fulfill: living in Israel.

Preparing for War_

Preparing for War_

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It's not the unconventional weapons I'm getting ready for.

The Iraqi War and Me

The Iraqi War and Me

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The fate of the captured American soldiers has made a surprising impact on my day-to-day life.

Purim Masks and Gas Masks

Purim Masks and Gas Masks

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Just when my son thought the Purim fun was over, his eyes sparkled at the thought of a donning a different kind of mask and starting a new Purim again.

Laughter in a Time of War

Laughter in a Time of War

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The women of Gush Etzion launch a Purim counter-offensive.

Tears on Grey Cement

Tears on Grey Cement

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An Israeli high school student falls victim to Arab terror. Her schoolmate recounts how.

Terror All Too Familiar

Terror All Too Familiar

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An Israeli father and the Haifa bus bombing.

Laughter: The Best Medicine

Laughter: The Best Medicine

by Charlotte Halle

Magic Michael applies his therapy to a young patient's funny bone.

It is Difficult To Write About Tears

It is Difficult To Write About Tears

by Esther Nicoll

Victims of terror are not just 'injured'. Their lives have been shattered and irreversibly changed.

Jerusalem's Supermen

Jerusalem's Supermen

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Two unknown heroes tackle the poverty in Israel.

Forestalling the Stage of Acceptance

Forestalling the Stage of Acceptance

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It would be tragic to accept the crisis in Israel as a normal part of reality.

Non-conventional Warfare and Me

Non-conventional Warfare and Me

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Israel's state-of-the-art defense.

Thank God

Thank God

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It's difficult to be upbeat when you are surrounded with enemies, terror, hatred and death. But there is much to be thankful for.

The Hidden Hero

The Hidden Hero

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Koby Azoulay operates a dry-cleaning service in Jerusalem. During his recent stint as a reserve soldier, he was instrumental in preventing three separate terrorist attacks.

Israel Needs You

Israel Needs You

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It is up to every Jew in the Diaspora to snap out of this fearful mindset and come visit Israel.

Newsworthy

Newsworthy

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The story of Massoud Mahlouf Allon, who was mutilated and beaten to death while distributing blankets he collected from Israelis to poor Palestinians, is my pick for story of the week.

Israeli Courage

Israeli Courage

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What is it that allows so many Israelis to display courage and resilience in the face of tremendous challenge and difficulty?

The Reality Dictionary

The Reality Dictionary

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My trip to Israel disproved many commonly accepted definitions and assumptions.

Do You Remember?

Do You Remember?

by David Arenson and Simon Grynberg

Israel is bleeding. It is not enough to know it. Feel it. Take it in. And do something about it.

Virtual Tourism in Israel

Virtual Tourism in Israel

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One visitor finds an innovative way to express unconditional caring and support for beleaguered Israelis.

Teddy Bears for the Wounded

Teddy Bears for the Wounded

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The terrorists want to make us feel powerless. Performing an important mitzvah like visiting the sick empowers.

Snatching Lives From the Angel of Death

Snatching Lives From the Angel of Death

by Linda Feinberg

Laniado Hospital refuses to give up hope.

Was I Afraid?

Was I Afraid?

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My two years in Jerusalem taught me an important lesson.

Israel's Grieving Families

Israel's Grieving Families

by Ilene R. Prusher

A unique retreat helps Israeli families who have lost loved ones in a terrorist attack to cope with their grief.

Keep Your Finnish Gas Masks

Keep Your Finnish Gas Masks

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Dear Finnish Foreign Minister, It's a difficult situation and I am dreadfully sorry you are so upset with the Jewish people. We are, after all, only trying to stay alive.

Living with Miracles

Living with Miracles

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Why I made aliyah during the Intifada.

After the Inferno: Survivors Speak

After the Inferno: Survivors Speak

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Survivors of one of Israel's most grisly terrorist attacks speak to Jews of the world -- with words and actions.

Survivors in Netanya

Survivors in Netanya

by Netanya Terror Victims Fund

Terror leaves a trail of death and destruction that lingers for a lifetime.

Dear Ari

Dear Ari

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Ari Weiss was the first person I have personally known who was murdered defending the Land of Israel.

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