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Celebrating in Joy – The B’nai Mitzvah in Israel of Steven Budnick and Jill Weiss

Many people choose to celebrate Bar and Bat Mitzvah in Israel. However, when Steven Budnick became Bar Mitzvah at Temple Isaiah this past July, he and his family chose to enhance this special year in Steven’s life …

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Heights, Depths & Alleyways: Masada, Deadsea & The Shutters of Machane Yehuda. Guest Post by Woody Goldstein 

When I awoke this morning, on our eighth full day of this amazing journey through Israel,day (ninth day of actually being away), I was moved by the fact that I was still in Jerusalem. This city …

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Rain & Wind: God’s Tears – A Reflection on Yad V’Shem and Mt Herzel

Yesterday was cold, rainy and windy. The weather reflected the mood of the day’s visits. Our first two hours were spent at Yad V’Shem – The Holocaust Memorial Museum. The visit was particularly poignant because Essie Freilich, …

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The Old Becomes New: Beit She’an, Beit Alpha, Jerusalem. Guest Post by Glenn and Ilene Steinhauer

After another satisfying buffet breakfast at Galei Kinneret, Avi and Ofer took us down the Jordon Valley to our first stop, the ancient city of Bet She’an. Strolling down the city’s once elegant boulevard, we visit …

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