Lydia Aisenberg shares her delight at Gilad Shalit’s release - a child of Israel who became every one's son. She then takes us to the West Bank and sees the joy of parents and friends of one of the terrorists released in the transfer of prisoners. A thought provoking story of identification and hope.

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THE SOLDIER AND THE TERRORIST
Category: Israel
Issue No. 163
 

The Joe Alon Center in the Negev focuses on the lives and culture of the Bedouins. Who was pilot Joe Alon and why was the center named after him?

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THE JOE ALON CENTER
Category: Arts
Issue No. 163
 

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
 

A treasure trove of knowledge, heritage and culture related to the Jewish people and the Land of Israel is now available online, in English. Pnina Moed Kass describes the unique collection of the National Library, at the Hebrew University in A Book by any other Name is still a Book. This is an international repository of books, maps, photos and musical selections, a testament to the incredible breadth of our heritage.

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THE NEW NATIONAL LIBRARY
Category: Literature
Issue No. 163
 

Ownership, Furnishings, Repairs, Taxes, Securities, Change of Ownership, Length of Rental are the subjects discussed in this article which is intended as general information and should not be deemed legal advice.

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Renting an Apartment in Israel: A Primer
Category: Israel
Issue No. 163
 

Diana Lerner talks nostalgically about Yaffa Yarkoni and about their ongoing personal and working relationships spanning almost 50 years. Her legion of admirers on all continents will miss the legend, but Diana assures us that Yaffa Yarkoni will forever be part of Israel’s heritage.

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Yaffa Yarkoni – remembering the legend, mourning the friend
Category: People
Issue No. 163
 

Negative stereotypes and barriers are difficult to break, but ZAKA, a haredi life-saving, rescue and recovery volunteer organization is doing just that. Religious leaders - rabbis, qadis, sheikhs, priests and imams, signed a declaration of cooperation, issuing a joint call to members of their respective communities to join ZAKA as volunteers.

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ZAKA: a haredi organization that breaks down barriers and stereotypes
Category: Israel
Issue No. 163
 

This article explores the significance of a recently discovered treasure trove of historic documents in the Pre-state Arabic language newspaper Falastin. Over 30,000 pages of articles from the ‘30s and ‘40s, including photographs and political cartoons are now available to view.

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FAST FORWARD TO THE PAST WITH HELP FROM UNESCO
Category: Israel
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
 

Three recent successful kid-targeted events in Netanya were Basketball (through Hoops for Kids Foundation), Dance Group (Reuven Overto, came from France to celebrate his barmitzvah with this group) and Riding for ESRA’s Kids. They brought joy and laughter to all participants.

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BASKETBALL DANCE HORSERIDING - FOR ESRA’S KIDS
Category: Community
Issue No. 163
 
 

ISSUE 163 - Jan-Feb 2012

FROM THE EDITOR

Cancer, prevalent and pernicious, affects so many families. “My Mother said at worst you’ll lose a breast” is an inspiring story of a line of amazing women fighting and surviving the disease with tremendous spirit. The cost of fighting it and struggling to lead a normal life are prohibitive for women without money - a fund IBCERF has been set up to help by an architect who too is afflicted. Qiqong is a martial art with gentle and pleasant movements that improve health and increase energy.

CONTRIBUTORS

Holly Stein
Naomi Ariel
Andee Goldman
Mike Porter
Nicci Diamond
Nina Zuck
Cynthia Yaakovi
Meira Applebaum
Barbara Abraham-Vazana
Alan Caplan
Glenis Bertfield
Lenore Hahn
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