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A Passover bonus for everyone.

This is sweet. My company gave us our usual Passover bonuses in the form of gifts bought via Sderot, so that Sderot vendors make some money off of the deal as opposed to vendors elsewhere. Since the population of Sderot has been suffering for years now, and business has suffered along with it, there has […]

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israel ops

Tonight's online rally for Israel and Sederot.

The buzz this week – around the Israel blogosphere, Facebook and my inbox – has been about a campaign called Together 4 Israel, which “is putting together the largest ever online rally in support of those living under fire in Israel. All you need to do is return to this site on Thursday, March 20, […]

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Lessons of Israel: Life is good until it's not.

I was walking with a friend down Emek Refaim today when I happened to look up and notice the plaque that hangs outside Cafe Hillel, remembering those killed in the bombing there on September 9th 2003. That bombing in particular hit me hard for several reasons, and that date hasn’t gone by since without me […]

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israel ops

Coming to Israel this winter?

I find that lots of people – students or not – desire to volunteer on a day-trip basis when they come a-visiting, so I’m sharing the following: Standing Together – the organization that sells us the Sderot challot every week – has an initiative set up for tourists to Israel this next month: This winter, […]