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On the Ground in Israel and NJ

A personal view of our efforts in Israel from Amir Shacham, Associate Executive Vice President, Israel and Overseas

Oys ‘R Us

I just came back from one of my frequent visits to New Jersey and wish to share some observations with you:

 

Bizarre as it sounds, the most educational, and may I even dare say inspirational moments of my visits, emerge from my constant travels along Rt. 10 and its vicinity. Between the fa…

One Family, Mutual Responsibility

May 1948

 

The State of Israel is born. A young couple, Yael and Zvi Shalit, is getting married. They choose to build their home and raise their family in Israel. The choice was not obvious as they met in Europe while Zvi was an officer in the British Army. They make this decision in order …

The Iron Yarmulke

Reclining around our seder table were some family members who are veteran “soldiers” of rocket attacks from Gaza and Lebanon. So the conversation developed and we discussed the differences between the Kassams, the Grads, the Katushas, and other plagues that are launched on our towns and…

Life Goes On

The last couple of weeks have not been easy for us: a flood of missiles, rockets, and mortars in southern Israel, a major terror blast in Jerusalem, and a terrible murder of an entire family in Itamar. Yet all these horrifying moments couldn’t stop us from living our lives and enjoy them g…

For Martha

This column is jointly written with Michal Zur, program director of MetroWest Israel.

 

A few weeks ago, the Rishon LeZion municipality conducted a city-wide ceremony to mark International Holocaust Memorial Day. The Israeli tradition and formal practice is to commemorate the Holocaust hor…