American support for Israel is critical and all of us are in the position to help. We can be highly influential within our own sphere-if we take initiative.
My greatest fear was that she would forever feel a disconnect with Israel. And yet, there was a part of me that knew that this trip in Israel would forever change her life.
Sarah Brammer-Shlay on her disappointment with the reaction of the institutional Jewish community during Operation Protective Edge.
Eilat Harel shares some moving thoughts of what it’s like to be an Israeli in Minnesota during Operation Protective Edge.
Many of my Jewish friends do little, to absolutely nothing, to attach themselves to the Jewish world outside of having Jewish friends. The assimilation rate is rampant. Studies have shown this is partly due to the millennials viewing their Judaism the same as any other part of their life, and their fear of labels – being too religious or too Jewy.
Everyone loves Harel. He is just one of those people that make you smile, laugh, and want to be around. Good egg, good energy, good boy. In fact, we still call him Yeled Tov (good boy), even though he’s an extraordinary young man with facial hair.
This is the third in a series of articles from Israel by Rabbi Yosi Gordon. He is a teacher at the Talmud Torah of St. Paul, currently studying at the Shalom Hartman Institute and elsewhere in Jerusalem. This article was originally posted to Facebook.
Israel rally tonight at 7:30 at Adath. Governor Mark Dayton will be there. Pre-register and arrive early for faster security screening, and to find parking and seats. Tag your Instagram pictures with #tcjewfolk so we can feature them on the site and show that Minnesota supports Israel!
Your support of the Stop the Sirens Campaign won’t actually stop the sirens, of course. But you will mitigate their impact.
The conflict between Israel and Gaza is, and always has been, more nuanced than we sometimes like to admit. And we do ourselves a disservice by not at least acknowledging that. But if peace is our goal, we need to start.