Salt of the Earth

Salt of the Earth Baron Edmond de Rothschild was an optimistic man. In the 1920s he bought land in Palestine with an eye to the future. Besides the vineyards and agricultural land that he bought

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Sepia

The Holyland in Sepia Tones Felix Bonfils [b. 1831 (France); d. 1885 (Lebanon)] was sent to Beirut as a soldier in the French Legion to defend the Christian minority in Lebanon in

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Sepia

The Holyland in Sepia Tones Felix Bonfils [b. 1831 (France); d. 1885 (Lebanon)] was sent to Beirut as a soldier in the French Legion to defend the Christian minority in Lebanon in

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Maskit

Craft-based Cottage Industry What do Desert Embroidery, Lifeline for the Old, Almaz, Lakiya, and Mini Gifts have in common? They are all cottage industries created and run by women that employ immigrants to

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Samaritans

Samaritans The term “sacrificial lamb” is more than just a phrase for the Shomronim [Samaritans]. The Shomronnim is a sect of B’nei Yisrael that has dwelt continuously in the land

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Holocaust

Symbolic Tombstones for Holocaust Victims In the period following Passover, there are three days which are of great importance to the Jewish people. A certain logical order exists as we begin

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Druze

Druze Village of Horfish Driving through the Druze village of Horfish with my nephew, we were struck by the small town’s lovely vistas, large homes, five color flag hanging in the

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Yad LaYeled

Yad LaYeled Yad LaYeled, a memorial to the 1.5 million Jewish children who perished in the Holocaust is located on the grounds of Kibbutz Lohamei Haghetaot. Less well known

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shop

Home Grown Shopping Readers ask us how they can help Israel during these dark days. We have compiled a list of online shopping opportunities and a list of volunteer

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Zichron Ya’acov

The First Aliyah Museum Zichron Ya’acov  Walking past Zichron Ya’acov’s first synagogue and noticing the “backwards clock” we came upon a very attractive building. Beit Hapkidut, the local administrative building, was  constructed in

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