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Eitan Hain Explores Tanach and Intellectualism at Har Ezion

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Eitan Hain is studying in Yeshivat Har Ezion (“Gush”) in the Alon Shevut community in the Ezion Bloc of Judea. He was born and raised in New York and lived in Riverdale for almost his entire life. His family davens at YIOZ in North Riverdale, where his father is the rabbi. Eitan attended SAR Academy, switched to...

Carve a Date in Your Next Trip to Israel

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A refreshing new must on a family or couple trip to the Holy Land is a visit to “The Workshop”—which is on the grounds of Kibbutz Rosh Tzurim in Gush Etzion.

I had the great pleasure of meeting Mandy and Jeremy Broder, an enthusiastic and refreshingly sweet and energetic couple who live in Efrat. Both artists through various life experiences decided that an amazing way to share their art, and hopefully earn a parnassa as well, was to open a workshop catering to anyone who wishes to come and spend some time creating Judaic art. Most visitors are surprised at what ability they have under the tutelage of Jeremy and Mandy. The average amount of time spent at The Workshop is two...

Ancient City Unearthed Where David Battled Goliath

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Archaeologists believe they have found evidence of King David’s footprints in a mysterious two-gated city from 3,000 years ago, mentioned in the Bible’s story of David and Goliath.

The site is known by its modern name, Khirbet Qeiyafa, in Israel’s Elah Valley.

After nearly seven years of excavations, the public can now explore the archaeological findings of Qeiyafa through “In the Valley of David and Goliath,” a new Bible Lands Museum exhibition that opened earlier this week in Jerusalem. The Qeiyafa findings have sparked debate and intrigued historians and archaeologists since they were first revealed.

The city was discovered between Sokho and Azekah, on the border between...

Rabbi Ari Berman Nominated for YU Presidency

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Echoing anonymous reports earlier this week, YU Chairman of the Board Moshael Straus announced that the presidential search committee has voted to recommend Rabbi Ari Berman, who has lived in Israel since 2008, as the next president of Yeshiva University. The presidential search committee met on campus Tuesday to vote on his candidacy. Chairman Straus, who also chaired the presidential search committee itself, stated that Rabbi Berman will be meeting with trustees, faculty and “other key university stakeholders” over the next few weeks, at which point “it is anticipated his nomination will be forwarded to the board of trustees,” according to a report from the YU Commentator, the...

Danny Ayalon: A Former Ambassador Offers His Take on Bibi’s Speech

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Elizabeth—Egos. Human sentiments playing themselves out on a world stage. Partisan politics mixing with the Obama Administration’s progressive moves to sign a nuclear treaty with Iran, a nation that has in the past encouraged the annihilation of Israel.

Danny Ayalon has been through the drama before. He was Israel’s ambassador to the US from July 2002 until November 2006. His service occurred during the administrations of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and US President George W. Bush

Wednesday, while traveling to speak to high school students at the Jewish Education Center in Elizabeth, Ayalon spent some time discussing with JLNJ what seems like a political runaway...
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