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Jazz Great Daniel Zamir Opens Up About Music & Religion
 
A Chance To Wish IDF Soldiers a Sweet & WET New Year!

September 23, 2014 - 10:33 PM
 
New York City Site of Huge Rally Against Met’s Klinghoffer Opera

September 23, 2014 - 10:20 PM
 
Highest Number of New Immigrants in Israel from Ukraine, Russia and France

September 23, 2014 - 9:16 PM
 
Israel SWAT Team Exchanging Fire with Hamas Kidnappers in Hebron [video]

September 23, 2014 - 7:43 PM
 
Iranians with Stolen Israeli Passports Plead Guilty

September 23, 2014 - 6:25 PM
 
Hamas and Israel Finish Today’s Cairo Talks

September 23, 2014 - 6:05 PM
 
Israeli-Arab Priest at UN Human Rights Council: “Israel is the only place where Christians in the Middle East are safe.”

September 23, 2014 - 5:57 PM
 
ISIS Urges Muslims Worldwide, ‘Kill A Disbeliever’

September 23, 2014 - 5:54 PM
 
French National Abducted by ISIS Algerian Terror Group

September 23, 2014 - 5:47 PM
 
Travel Terror Attack Foiled on Ashdod Road

September 23, 2014 - 4:53 PM
 
4 Arab Teens Charged in French Hill Gas Station Attack

September 23, 2014 - 4:40 PM
 
Rosh HaShana Message from PM Binyamin Netanyahu

September 23, 2014 - 4:24 PM
 
Death of Hebron Killers Apparently No Obstacle to Cairo Talks

September 23, 2014 - 3:43 PM
 
Israel Shoots Down Syrian Sukhoi-24 Fighter Jet In Israeli Airspace

September 23, 2014 - 2:38 PM
 
Abbas to Netanyahu: ‘End Occupation, Make Peace’

September 23, 2014 - 2:22 PM
 
Unprecedented NIS 2b Development Plan for Southern Israel Gets Green Light

September 23, 2014 - 1:27 PM
 
‘Now the World Will Know Jewish Blood Isn’t Free’

September 23, 2014 - 1:05 PM
 
3 Wounded Syrians Treated in Nahariya

September 23, 2014 - 12:41 PM
 
Syrian Groups Respond to Israel’s Downing of Jet

September 23, 2014 - 12:13 PM
 
All US Partners in ISIS AirStrike were Arab Nations

September 23, 2014 - 12:01 PM
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Ear to the Ground
Zone Bar Mitzvah JPress Resized (2)
 

Posted on: September 5th, 2014

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In this Catskills summer camp, the custom is “Rocking this place like it’s never been rocked before”

The triplets (left to right): Esther, Aliza, Judi.
 

Posted on: January 21st, 2014

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"I don’t think my kids have any difficulties that are specific to the Israeli school system."

techelet
 

Posted on: January 8th, 2014

BlogsEar to the Ground

Finding Tekhelet is about fulfilling an ancient mitzvah that was there the whole time.

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Tekhelet tying methods on display at the Ptil Tekhelet conference.
 

Posted on: January 3rd, 2014

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While tekhelet is a biblical commandment, it’s one full of "buts" that bring me up short.

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The "Cheder Tanach" (Bible Room) at Aseh Chayil School in Efrat. Parents identify with the school's National Religious and Modern Orthodox ideology, and its allegiance to the old-time HaPoel HaMizrachi path.
 

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

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"We very strongly identify with the Aseh Chayil National Religious and Modern Orthodox ideology."

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The Moore children are thriving in Israel.
 

Posted on: December 10th, 2013

BlogsEar to the Ground

"Everything we have done and learned regarding the gifted students has also come from speaking to more experienced Olim, not through the system."

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Team ALEH at the Jerusalem Marathon 2013
 

Posted on: December 3rd, 2013

BlogsEar to the Ground

She had a heart problem but no one imagined she would pass away the next day.

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Yisrael Simcha, age 6
 

Posted on: November 26th, 2013

BlogsEar to the Ground

After they made Aliyah, Randi discovered she was pregnant with Yisrael, who has Down syndrome.

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A scene from Sarah Aaron's short film "Ties."
 

Posted on: November 19th, 2013

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I speak to Esther Aaron about the Aliyah process, revisit Rachel and her daughter Dena, still struggling with the matriculation exams, and pass on some general information.

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Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat with Special Ed children at Sulam, special educational center.
 

Posted on: November 5th, 2013

BlogsEar to the Ground

We tried to put him in kindergarten but the Jewish day school couldn’t handle him. Their solution was to put him in "time out" all day.

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Posted on: October 29th, 2013

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Dena was just on the cusp of turning 16 when her parents, both well-established professionals, made Aliyah from a major American metropolis.

A young olah accessing The "Tehila" E-government project.
 

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013

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Part of the problem of making Aliyah with kids involves the black and white nature of religious education in Israel.

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ice-cream
 

Posted on: September 10th, 2013

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I recall the shock and pain of seeing my ruined ice cream on the street.

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