Annette Keen recalls an incident when she was 8 years old, on Yom Kippur 1952. Her father was a survivor from a displaced persons camp in Germany and she and her family were living in a rural community in the USA. Her father was the Cantor and he was unusually quiet and thoughtful as they set out for the Kol Nidre service. Finally he told her that he had been thinking about the past and was praying for forgiveness for leaving his father behind.

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Al Chait: For the Sin I Have Sinned
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 166
 

Dr. Pamela Peled introduces the dream to create the Galilean Resort & Spa, a spiritual center for Christian tourists. Its educational facilities will provide for religious development, while at the same time enabling its guests to relax and enjoy the wellness and spa service. Unique is the deep meaning of its location: the Galilee, on the banks of Lake Tiberias, where Jesus established his ministry 2000 years ago.

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Meet Me in the Galilee
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 166
 

Non Jewish students from Poland attend a three week seminar on the Holocaust at Lewinsky College of education. The idea for the seminar arose when Professor Amira Eran, daughter of a Holocaust survivor, visited Poland and was impressed with the commitment of young Christian students studying Israeli culture.

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A Case Study in Transformative Holocaust Education
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 165
 

YouthAbility, based in Cleveland, Ohio, serves disabled and at-risk youth by engaging them in volunteerism. Once a year, YouthAbility participants who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to service travel with the group on a volunteer excursion to Israel.

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YouthAbility Cleveland Volunteers in Israel
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 165
 

Sybil Levin reminisces about the start of her career in Manchester, when removed from grammar school for economic prudency and sent to college to learn to type on a manual typewriter as compared to the hi-tech computer world of her work today.

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Shorthand, Typing, Bookkeeping- The 1950s
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 164
 

A poignant and descriptive emotional poem recalling the magic world of Rosettenville Johannesburg through the eyes of the writer in his youth. A time of innocence lost.

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Caress a Cheetah
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 164
 

Israel Pathways, a MASA program, offers a one year stay in Israel, working in community projects and studying about Israel in a bid to counteract the negative image created by world media.

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Light shines on the Horizons
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 163
 

This is a call to Americans living abroad to vote in 2012 with clear instructions on how to apply for an overseas ballot.

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U.S. Presidential Preference Primary Elections
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 163
 

Meera Jacobson remembers her childhood in South Africa and how her life centered round the kitchen and Nelly. Nelly ran the kitchen and did the laundry and to this day Meera remembers the smell of the wonderful food that emanated from it.

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The Kitchen of my Childhood
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 162
 

A visit to the International Jewish book fair held in Johannesburg by a 15 year old youth and the interest and stimulation this cultural adventure afforded him.

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The Johannesburg Jewish Book Festival, 1950
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 162
 
 
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