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My Trip to Israel: Conflicted During the Conflict

Thursday night. I’m out in Jerusalem on Ben Yehuda Street. My Birthright Israel LA Way group is busy dancing and unwinding at Tza’atzua (Toy Bar), purposely led there because it essentially also functions as a bomb shelter – safety is our number one priority. But I head off on my own…

Today is Tisha B’Av

By Jane Fantel - Director of Israel Connections

Tisha B’av, the ninth day (Tisha) of the month of Av commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem.  It is known as one of the saddest days in Jewish history.  Today many observant Jews fast as they mourn the…

Operation Protective Edge: My First Month in Israel

By Jane Fantel - Director of Israel Connections

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been here already one month and most of my time here has been during Israel’s fight to protect its citizens from Hamas, the terrorist organization out to annihilate the Jewish people everywhere we live, n…