Building Bridges and Promoting a Legacy of Unity

GesherBy Ayala Young

In the 18 days between the kidnapping of Eyal Yifrach, Gil-Ad Sha’ar, and Naftali Fraenkel and the revelation of their untimely deaths, an unprecedented wave of heightened solidarity overtook Jews in Israel and around the world.

The #BringBackOurBoys campaign, the leading social media and activism campaign behind the solidarity efforts, took on a life of its own and generated numerous rallies, charities and learning initiatives aimed at easing the pain of the boys’ families and the nation at large.

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Beyond Hasbarah: Harnessing Our Technological Edge to Strengthen Communities on the Front Line

By Daphna Kaufman

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi’s important piece in this publication (“An ‘Iron Dome’ Needed to Protect Jews in Europe”) addresses the acute challenge that Jews in Europe are contending with. With the tide of the assault on Israel’s fundamental legitimacy rising, many in local Jewish communities describe an onslaught of hostility. This threat is manifesting in sharp spikes in physical attacks on Jews.

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