Honorable Mensch-ion

We Must Not Despair

Ambassador Michael Oren, author of the new book 2048: The Rejuvenated State, spoke at the closing of the JNF-USA Global Conference in Denver, Colorado. He quoted the first Prime Minister of Israel, David Ben-Gurion, who was a voracious writer in his diary.

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A Visit to Palisades High School

‘I have not set foot on a high school campus in many years. I interact often with teenagers at our synagogue. I consult with teens, give them the appropriate resources to combat antisemitism in the classroom and in the halls of their schools, and educate them on the history and the importance of Israel. After they become b’nai mitzvah, complete religious school or graduate Sinai Akiba Academy, we send these young people off to act as Jewish leaders in their high schools, private and public schools alike. If we are lucky, a small majority of teens stay active and deeply connected to synagogue life. It is the reality of the world.

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Be a Dove

The families of the hostages set up an empty Shabbat table in Tel Aviv. The picture is haunting. 200 seats, each for one hostage that will not be at their Shabbat table tonight.

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