The Bnei Israel Indian Community is widespread in Israel, and efforts are being made to unite these Jews from India and support The Indian Jewish Heritage Center. A meeting where two female Indian Jewish authors – one an Israeli resident and the other on a visit from India were the main speakers is summarized here by June Levy.

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A gathering with Indian authors
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Lydia Aisenberg vividly recalls the Yom Kippur War when she was living on a kibbutz with her husband and toddler son. She remembers how her husband and the kibbutz members reacted to the news of the war, within hours the men went off to fight and a new routine descended on the kibbutz.

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YOM KIPPUR 1973 – A Family Affair
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Brought up in New York, Helen Bar Lev lived at the absorption center in Ramle when she came to live in Israel in 1973. People of many backgrounds lived there, bringing with them the culture of the lands they came from. With this background, the Yom Kippur War and the death of her brother made her feel truly Israeli and absorbed her very quickly into this country.

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October 1973
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As the rockets fall at 2am, residents of Ashkelon have only 20 seconds to rush into their safe rooms or shelters. What happens if they are caught outside when the sirens go off? The local hospital too, which is inadequately protected, is exposed to the rockets and cannot function when it is most needed. The doctors are both Israeli and Arab doctors and they treat Israeli and Arab patients.

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I often wonder...
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Now in her 80’s, Tamar Snir remembers how in 1948 she was captured by Jordanian soldiers. Frozen with fear, one of her captors, a Jordanian soldier, puts his Keffiya around her shoulders to keep her warm. After a week King Abdullah released all the female prisoners and took them back to their homes.

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THE JORDANIAN KEFFIYA and the BRITISH ARMY BISCUIT TIN
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Issue No. 165
 

Why does a young IDF cadet go AWL (absent without leave)? What makes life for a new recruit so stressful? The incident arouses the fear of a father whose son is serving in the army.

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An Israeli Air Force Cadet goes missing
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Discussion of the widely varying viewpoints about the Palestinian/Israeli conflict, even among those who consider themselves friends of Israel.

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Reflections on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
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Since 2006 Eretz Nehederet has been reintroducing Israelis into the exploration and understanding of their land. Last year a new program called Matnat Shichrur was introduced specifically for IDF soldiers who have completed their compulsory military service. Modeled on the Birthright Israel concept, it is a free10 day encounter with Israel.

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IDF Demobilization Gift
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Was lovely in Haifa

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Was lovely in Haifa
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An interesting opportunity for the public to assist in the excavation work under professional supervision at the national park of Apollonia during August.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ARCHEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION IN HERZLIYA
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