International Holocaust Remembrance Day – 2019

Today, January 27, 2019, is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Though Israel commemorates a day of remembrance (Yom HaShoah) May 1-2, the international community pays tribute today to the 6 million+ Jews murdered in the Holocaust. This year, a special funeral has coincided with this season of remembrance. The remains of five unidentified Jews who perished …

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Never Again!

"Never Again!" It is the mantra of the Jewish people.  It is ingrained in their students and it is trained into their military.  In fact, part of military training (mandatory for all Israeli 18-year-olds) is intensive onsite study at Yad Vashem, Masada and other relevant sites in Israel.  Those young people are fully immersed in …

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Your Chance to Touch the Western Wall

Many will never have the opportunity to go to Israel and actually visit the Western Wall, the holiest place on earth for the Jewish people.  It is a very moving place, and one I find to be extremely bitter-sweet.  (Here is a live cam...check it out!) "Sweet" because no people group on earth is any …

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It’s a Wrap!

A fantastic weekend, filled with learning and reconnecting with friends, is now behind me.  On Sunday, we closed out our reunion with panel discussions regarding what various graduates are doing with what we have learned.  With graduates from 2010-2017, the spectrum, scope and degree varies widely.  Almost all of us are teaching and/or sharing about …

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