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Closeup of a gate with a Star of David in wrought iron with a cemetery in the background

The plane landed in Tel Aviv with a thud, olive trees and soldiers lining the runway.

Sydney Rothschild
Israeli children

I am a dreamer; tradition and faith are an important part of who I am. Going to Israel was a dream I’d had for as long as I can remember.

Holly Krakow
Side profile of a woman wearing a white top and a skirt mde of toilet paper rolls against a white background

Israeli filmmaker Nitzan Gilady’s feature film, Wedding Doll (Hatuna MeNiyar) tells the story of Hagit, a young woman with a mild int

Daphne Macy
sunset over the Mediterranean with Jaffa in the background

Watching the fiery sun sink quickly into the Mediterranean makes the 10,000-mile journey worthwhile. I have seen few sights as beautiful. I am not here often, but each time is a homecoming.

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs
Team Israel standing shoulder to shoulder in the dugout while wearing blue and white uniforms and kippot

A couple weeks ago, Adam Atkins didn't know Israel had a baseball team.

Andrew Tobin (JTA)
Closeup of a baseball sitting on a dirt baseball field

As a sports fan from the West Coast now living in New York, I’m all too familiar with staying up late to watch my teams on TV.

Joseph D. Robbins
Women at the Kotel holding a prayer shawl over other women who are reading from the Torah

A week has passed, and I am still mentally and emotionally processing my experience chanting Torah for the first time on Rosh Chodesh

Sharon Mann
Optimism/pessimism sign

How I am tested by the flow of time…
Every day it builds me up and tears me down…

Rabbi Reuven Greenvald
Dripping spray paint heart on a concrete wall

As I listen with horror to everything that is happening to Jewish community centers and day schools in North America, I am reminded of the questions North American Jews ask me when they hear about

Seated Orthodox Jewish man reading the Torah at the Western Wall

You might not know it, but if you stay at a hotel while visiting Israel, about 10% of your bill goes to certify that the food and facilities are kosher in the eyes of the state-sponsored, ultra-Ort

Anat Hoffman

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