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MK Shelly Yachimovich Addresses the Jewish Agency Assembly


          Shelly Yachimovich is the Chair of the Israeli Labor Party and the Leader of the Opposition in the Knesset. In May she addressed the Jewish Agency. The text of her speech follows.   Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you so much for inviting me to speak here today. This is my first time at the Jewish Agency Assembly. It is a really, special privilege. Your work on behalf of Israel society has a lot in common with my vision for Israel, as head of the Labor Party, …

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Lords of the Land: The War for Israel’s Settlements in the Occupied Territories, 1967-2007

Lords of the Landtells the tragic story of Jewish settlement in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. In the aftermath of the 1967 war and Israel’s devastating victory over its Arab neighbors, catastrophe struck both the soul and psyche of the state of Israel. Based on years of research, and written by one of Israel’s leading historians and journalists, this involving narrative focuses on the settlers themselves — often fueled by messianic zeal but also inspired by the original Zionist …

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Passionate Pioneers

A little-known chapter in the history of Jewish education in North America involves a wide network of Yiddish schools and camps that sought to transmit a distinctive, authentic sense of secular yiddishkayt. Over a fifty-year period at the beginning of the last century, about 1000 Yiddish cultural schools were established in the United States and Canada, along with at least 39 summer camps, sponsored by a range of organizations.Together these schools and camps comprised a vibrant, …

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