David Baskin had been noticing a pattern when soldiers like himself finish their service in the Israel Defense Forces. In the kibbutz — the communal settlement — where he and his fellow llow soldiers lived while serving, the soldiers would discard piles of belongings that they didn’t want to take with them.
On Aviv Ezra’s office wall, at the Chicago-based Consulate of Israel to the Midwest, hangs a photograph of the infamous entrance to Auschwitz. But it’s not the ominous foreground, but rather something in the background of the photo—three grey dots— that Ezra finds most poignant.
Taking our children to Israel has been our dream since we became parents.
We have only one more month here and Idan knows there are special aspects of school in Ra’anana that he will miss.
Eighteen student leaders from campuses across the Midwest embarked on a student leadership mission to Israel last month led by JUF’s Israel Education Center.