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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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