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From the CEO: 11 Souls Taken. 11 Souls Lost.


As we all attempt to make sense out of last weekend’s tragedy in Pittsburgh, we feel both despair and hope. And we feel grateful to the thousands who gathered together at Congregation Beth Israel to stand together against hate. Below are the remarks I shared with the gathering. Please fee…

This, Too, Shall Pass


A divided America. Two camps bitterly opposed, threatening the very existence of our democracy. A complete absence of civil discourse where opponents are enemies, not just fellow citizens who disagree. Political subterfuge abounds, and suspicion of the press emanates from the highest echelo…

The Most Famous Israeli You’ve Never Heard Of


(Photo:Tracy Frydberg for The Times of Israel)

Alice Shalvi, now 92, is the most famous Israeli whom the average American Jew has never heard of. Revered Hebrew University English professor, principal of the Pelech school, founder of the Israel Women's Network, rector of the Schechter Inst…

How Fish and Chips Migrated to Great Britain


Fish and chips by the sea at Hunstanton, Norfolk. © ANDREW DUNN, HTTP://WWW.ANDREWDUNNPHOTO.COM/CC BY-SA 2.0

The powerful pairing of fish and chips has long been considered a British staple. Dubbed “the undisputed national dish of Great Britain” by the National Federation of Fish Frie…

What Does It Mean to Love?


What happens when a California football analyst, filmmaker and motivational speaker asks random Israelis what it means to love? Click on the video to discover straight-from-the-heart insights shared with Yogi Roth by young and old of all faiths.

Executive producer: Jonathan Baruch
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