Tag Archives: Israel

Going Up: Minnesotans in the Israeli Army

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Standing on a Jerusalem street corner on the one trip I made to Israel, I had an overwhelming feeling that most of my life had been spent asleep or in hiding. The Israelis I saw all around me, on the other hand, seemed alive in ways Americans were not; their hearts awake and on their sleeves.

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U of M Students Party, Israel Style!

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On Thursday, November 7, Israel groups on campus organized one big Israel party to recognize Israel’s accomplishments and beauty. Israel Club Night was the one event that pro-Israel students all across the political spectrum were able to celebrate Israel’s existence!

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A Glimpse Into Israel’s Booming Film Industry

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Indeed, the Israeli film industry has gained remarkable traction in recent years, thanks in part to over $10 million in public funding and international investments the industry has received yearly since 2000. This has led to more opportunities for filmmakers and thus, better films. In 1995, .3% of Israeli moviegoers bought tickets to Hebrew-language cinema. Today, 10% of Israel’s box office sales are for Israeli films.

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A Conversation with Acclaimed Writer Yossi Klein Halevi

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Temple Israel and Adath Jeshurun hosted Klein Halevi as scholar in residence at their congregations last weekend. The two congregations and JCRC hosted a breakfast for communal professionals Friday morning. TC Jewfolk caught up with Klein Halevi during the busy weekend. Below are excerpts from our conversation.

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The Road Not Traveled: A Day In Ancient Galilee

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Where did your family come from? If you pose this question to American Jews, the response will likely be, "Russia," "Poland," "Germany," "Lithuania," "Hungary," or another country that was part of the Ashkenazi Jewish world. Ask that question in Israel and you will hear all of the above, plus "Yemen," "Iraq," "Iran," "Morocco," "Ethiopia," and more—a true ingathering of the exiles from every corner of the world.

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Three Talks Kick Off New Jewish Studies Season

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Israeli documentaries, Russian-Jewish photography from the early twentieth-century, and Yiddish radio – these are a just a few of the topics that will be covered in this year’s Community Lecture Series, presented by the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Minnesota. The series is celebrating its tenth year, and will kick off the season with three exciting programs in October.

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