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Happy New Year to all.  I was honored to give the Israel Bonds appeal at AAC this year. Many in the congregation suggested I share my message with the Federation community, so here it is:  I am honored to give the Israel Bonds appeal this year.  Joel thought I might have something inspirational to say having visited Israel this year.  I hope to be able to add some value to what should be an easy sell, supporting Israel by buying Israel Bonds.  You may, or may not, remember that last year, Phil Devorris, gave the Israel Bond appeal.  I asked him what he had said for some inspiration.  He said that he had also forgotten, but we agreed that it was positive. So he found the speech and emailed it to me. Phil's appeal was pre-Israel....READ MORE.


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  The Times of Israel
Father of Sandy Hook victim awarded $450,000 in defamation case

Morton Mandel, Jewish businessman and philanthropist, dies at 98

‘Wonder’ author explains why today’s news made her write a Holocaust story

Zoe Kravitz to play Catwoman in new Batman film

Iran said planning to limit international inspector access to nuclear sites

Jewish Actress Leslie Grossman Calls Out Anti-Semitic Critics

‘Nightline’ Anchor Juju Chang Spills About Her First Trip to the Mikvah (Episode 30)

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Season Three Trailer Is Finally Here!

Gal Gadot Will Play This Real-Life Holocaust Hero Who Rescued Jewish Children

The Surprising Connection Between Simchat Torah and This Greek Myth - Homepage
Pompeo: U.S. policy on Turkish attack hasn’t endangered Israel

Ashkelon community shocked to find Anglo criminals living among them

Democratic debate reveals the candidates’ differences on Middle East

Unity government breakthrough possible with Gantz eyeing compromise

When will A-G decide Bibi’s fate and how will that impact the next PM?

  Jewish WeekJewish Week
Split Over Boots On The Ground In Mideast

Standing By Their Man, Amid A Whirlwind

New Fear Whether U.S. Will Have Israel’s Back

Remember JTS Educators

USCJ Responds

  NYT > World > Middle East
Trump Lashes Out on Syria as Republicans Rebuke Him in House Vote

Turkey Urges Kurdish Fighters to Lay Down Their Arms

Pence and Pompeo to Push Erdogan for Pullback From Syria

The U.S. Turned Syria’s North Into a Tinderbox. Then Trump Lit a Match.

How the U.S. Military Will Carry Out a Hasty, Risky Withdrawal From Syria

‘JoJo Rabbit,’ A Holocaust Comedy, Is Good For The Jews

UWS’ Barney Greengrass Closed By NYC Health Department Due To Mouse Infestation

Judge To Dershowitz: You Wrote The Book On Chutzpah, And It Shows

‘Pause With Pittsburgh’ Campaign Seeks Moment Of Silence On Attack Anniversary

Teacher To 10-Year-Olds: Hurry Up Or I’ll Ship You To Gas Chambers

Yom Kippur: The Three Levels of Forgiveness

A Relatable Translation of the Viduy Confession

5 Steps to Letting Go of Resentment

3 Tips for A Great Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur the Power of Granting Forgiveness

  Jew or Not Jew
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Max Fried

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  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Morton Mandel, Jewish businessman and philanthropist, dies at 98

‘A Serious Man’ came out 10 years ago. Here’s what real rabbis think of the Coen brothers film.

Troubled WeWork founder used Kabbalah Centre contacts to fund business

Harold Bloom, legendary literary critic, dies at 89

Why you should be cooking your chicken soup in the oven

  Jewish Ideas Daily - Daily Features
You Only Live Twice

Religion and State in Israel

The Ten Commandments

Come Swing with Me

Secularism and Its Discontents

  Jewniverse Articles – Jewish Telegraphic Agency
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The Muslim Kingdom and the Israeli Flag

A New Project of Survivors’ Stories in Drawings, Letters, and Video Interviews

Meet the 1970s Jewish Artist Whose Medium Was the Bagel

Three Great Ways to Excommunicate A Misbehaving Jew

  My Jewish Learning
How to Experience God in Your Body

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Me, My Pronouns, and You

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