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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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Israel Adventure

  The Times of Israel
Man charged with murder of wife in Jerusalem suburb

Turkey puts lecturer, students on trial for taking part in LGBT pride march

Bennett enters Defense Ministry, declares ‘special situation’ in towns near Gaza

Palestinian Islamic Jihad is smaller than Hamas, but boasts equal arsenal

Netanyahu and Gantz meet for security update as Gaza violence rages

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These Jewish Rituals Just Might Turn a Breech Baby

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Ashkelon community shocked to find Anglo criminals living among them

Live: Several Israelis injured as rockets pound Jewish state

Two near-deadly rocket strikes in Israel during barrage

Kochavi: IDF is ready on the ground, in the air and at sea

  Jewish WeekJewish Week
IDF Girds For Several Days Of Fighting After 150 Rockets Fired At Israel

Rocket Barrage Hits Israel After IDF Kills Palestinian Islamic Jihad Commander

November 20th: ‘Best Practices & Special Education’

Teen Arrested In Connection With Series Of Attacks On Jewish Men In Brooklyn

Becoming A Jewish Teen: Bar And Bat Mitzvah Celebrations

  NYT > World > Middle East
Erdogan Warns That Turkey Will Keep Deporting ISIS Detainees

Israel Kills Senior Islamic Jihad Commander in Gaza

Uber C.E.O. Backtracks After Comparing Khashoggi’s Killing to an Accident

James Le Mesurier, Backer of Syrian White Helmets, Is Found Dead in Turkey

Turkey Starts Sending Captured Foreign Fighters Home From Syria

Jews Were Victims Of More Than Half Of All Religious Hate Crimes: FBI

Feel Like Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes Are On The Rise In New York? You’re Not Wrong

The Secret Jewish History of The Who

Senator Sanders, Fighting Anti-Semitism Requires Actions, Not Just Universalist Promises

The Gorgeous, Grungy New York Values Of ‘Sesame Street’

Hanukkah and the Soul

The Flames of Hanukkah: Reignite Your Soul

My Grandfather, the Walking Miracle

Bohemian Chanukah

Hanukkah and Jewish Grit

  Jew or Not Jew
Robert Evans

Leonard Williams

Leo Sternbach

Leon Geismar

Gary Becker

  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Russian hacker Aleksey Burkov extradited from Israel to US

Islamic Jihad blames Israel for attack, murder of senior leader

Why Poland doesn’t like this Netflix series

Over 150 rockets fired from Gaza after Israel assassinates Islamic Jihad leader

Foods from Israeli settlements must be labeled as such, European top court rules

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The Muslim Kingdom and the Israeli Flag

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

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  My Jewish Learning
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