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10 fabulous hotels for a great stay in Eilat

10 fabulous hotels for a great stay in Eilat

Turn your Israeli beach vacation up a notch at one of these fabulous hotels in the Red Sea Resort of Eilat in Israel’s sunny south. Eilat is the southernmost city in Israel and its undisputed holiday capital, thanks to its prime location on a Red Sea gulf boasting one of the most spectacular coral reefs […]

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LODZ, POLAND HOSTS ITS FIRST-EVER JEWISH FESTIVAL

LODZ, POLAND HOSTS ITS FIRST-EVER JEWISH FESTIVAL

‘Judaism has witnessed a revival in Poland and we are happy to celebrate it,’ said Shavei Israel Founder and Chairman Michael Freund The Polish city of Lodz hosted its first-ever Jewish celebratory event, The Festival of Tranquility, over the Jewish holiday of Shavuot. The festival, organized by the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage […]

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On Sunny St. Lucia, Chabad Couple Builds a Jewish Community

On Sunny St. Lucia, Chabad Couple Builds a Jewish Community

Creating programs for 200 Jewish residents and thousands of visitors. When Yaniv and Marcia Gliksman, and their children moved a few years ago to St. Lucia—an idyllic island nation nestled among the Windward Islands at the eastern edge of the Caribbean Sea—they found warm waters, inviting beaches and tropical forests. While the towering Pitons—St. Lucia’s […]

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12 reasons Eilat is a fabulous place to visit

12 reasons Eilat is a fabulous place to visit

With the new Ramon Airport scheduled to open soon, Israel’s southern resort is now more than ever a mecca of an unexpectedly wide range of experiences and activities. Eilat, Israel’s resort-town oasis built on desert land, is a bit like Las Vegas minus the casinos. Then again, Vegas doesn’t overlook one of the world’s most […]

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Recognition for an Argentine film about the Holocaust

Recognition for an Argentine film about the Holocaust

The award-winning documentary “Lea y Mira make their mark” reflects the stories of two friends who, as teenagers, were transferred on death trains to the extermination camp of Auschwitz Lea Zajac and Mira Kniaziew were two teenagers when the world, theirs, and that of the rest of humanity, changed forever. Lea and Mira spent two years Auschwitz, the extermination […]

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The Belgian Priest who Saved 400 Jews

The Belgian Priest who Saved 400 Jews

Dom Bruno joined the resistance and at great risk to his life established a network of hiding places for Jewish children. Born into an upper middle class, pious Catholic family in Brussels, it was not unusual for Henri Reynders to choose the life of a monk. But in many other respects Reynders proved to be […]

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Exploring Jewish Life in Lodz: An Interview with Rabbi Dawid Szychowski, Community Spiritual Leader 

Exploring Jewish Life in Lodz: An Interview with Rabbi Dawid Szychowski, Community Spiritual Leader 

Rabbi Dawid Szychowski is the Lodz Jewish community’s spiritual leader. He was appointed emissary by Shavei Israel, an Israeli organization that encourages people with Jewish ancestry to strengthen their connection with Israel and the Jewish people. Originally from Poland, Rabbi Szychowski moved to Jerusalem to continue his rabbinic studies at the Machon Meir Yeshiva. He received his rabbinic […]

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