Stories and analysis about Israel and the Israeli people. 


Find out how Shavuot, a holiday traditionally known for dairy consumption, is celebrated in Israel.

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Your JUF dollars are at work on the ground, providing critical aid -- and showing our Israeli brothers and sisters they are not alone:

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Golan Ben David was 2 years old in 1974 when his mother, Esther, was killed by a Syrian shell.

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Kibbutz Yad Mordechai was founded before World War II, by young Polish Jews.  

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Ethiopian-Israeli elders tend their own gardens


Wine aficionados experience tastings, as do cheese mavens—and so, David Leichman believes, should lovers of ice cream. 


Between the table used for robotics and an adjacent one featuring three simultaneous student chess games, the setting in the Haifa suburb of Kiryat Bialik could have been mistaken for a playroom.

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I went to Israel this summer, but not on Birthright-and not to the most well-known places in Israel, either.

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After realizing how many amazing internship opportunities Masa programs had to offer in every field, I chose Destination Israel, based in Tel Aviv.


Meet a family who strengthens their bonds with each other by strengthening their connection to Israel.

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