Israel at 62: If You Will It, It Is Not a Dream

Here in Israel, Yom HaAtzmaut, Independence Day, celebrations will kick off shortly with the lighting of beacons at the official ceremony at Mount Herzl national cemetery in Jerusalem. The ceremony will also mark the conclusion of Yom HaZikaron, Memorial Day. The theme of this, Israel's 62nd Independence day, is Herzl's adage "If you will it, it is not a dream." a JNF video … [Read more...]

Jewish World Reporter Honored

The B'nai B'rith World Center in Israel announced that Jerusalem Post journalist Haviv Rettig Gur has won the runner-up Certificate of Merit for "excellence in Diaspora reportage". Haviv, despite being based in Tel Aviv, is an ever-present face at Jewish world events - regardless of the continent. The award is in recognition for his "breadth of reportage and articles on restructing Jewish organizations and attracting young Jews to Jewish life." Kol Ha-Kavod to Haviv - and tell the JPost you deserve a raise! … [Read more...]

Israel Storytelling is Coming to New York

The Jerusalem Post is launching a weekly edition in New York early this summer - a 48-page tabloid that will be carried as an insert in the New York Post every Sunday. In a newspaper breakthrough that brings together the world's two largest Jewish communities, The Jerusalem Post New York Edition will initially be inserted in 105,000 copies of the Sunday New York Post that are sold in designated neighborhoods of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. The New York tabloid will also handle the pre-press and printing of the newspaper at its state-of-the-art facility in the Bronx. As a Sunday publication, the newspaper will have a strong week-in-review orientation, as well as contain the latest news and feature material from Israel, the region and the Diaspora. A central aim, say the new paper's editors, … [Read more...]

Good-bye CAJE, Hello DAJE

tikkun-olam

There's a new conference coming this August that will be focused on Tikkun Olam, Mitzvah and Tzedakah. It is open to formal and informal educators, people involved in synagogue Mitzvah/Social Action committees, interested laypeople, and any and all others who wish to refine and expand their Tikkun Olam Efforts. Danny Siegel will be the featured scholar in residence, teaching Torah and text about Change: Changing the World, Changing Our Students, and Changing Ourselves. The Conference, scheduled for August 3-6 in Israel, will be a time to learn, socialize, interact, network and most of all, to meet many of the Mitzvah heroes - learn from them and take back fantastic Mitzvah/Tzedakah/Tikkun Olam ideas. Even if you have met them in the past, there are new ones doing incredible things for all to … [Read more...]