As a child growing up in America, the Jewish holiday Lag B’Omer was just a minor holiday. We had school on that day, but it was an extra fun day, usually in a park, and if we were lucky, we attended a bonfire at night. Certain names and customs were associated with the day, but although I had an excellent Jewish education, I had a very poor grasp on what the day was all about. Then I moved to Israel . . .
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At Café Europa, Holocaust survivors gather together for dancing, coffee, and snacks.
Our friends at Israel21c share all the ways Israelis are celebrating Israel Independence Day, which is today!
After 70 years, what’s next for Israel? Breaking Israel News turns to some of the top influential leaders of the Jewish world – including The Fellowship’s Yael Eckstein – to answer this question.
I was 18 years old the first, and last, time I visited Auschwitz. I was on a tour designed for Jewish teens to learn firsthand about the Holocaust. We traveled to Poland, where we visited death camps, concentrations camps, monuments, and cemeteries. We bore witness to the millions of shoes, suitcases, glasses, strands of hair, and prosthetic limbs that were . . .