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Volunteer Your Kids at Carmei Ha’Ir

After eating your way through Jerusalem, you can arrange for your family to give back. Carmei Ha’Ir, a Hebrew acronym for “All that are hungry shall eat” is a restaurant for anyone who can’t pay for lunch or dinner. It is located in the middle of Machane Yehuda, Jerusalem’s open air market. It looks like […]






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Mt. Herzl Memorial Park and Musuem

No matter how many times I go to Israel, Har Herzl and its new museum is still at top of my list. The park itself is a cemetery, but don’t let that discourage you from visiting. The cemetery is physically beautiful, lush and peaceful, with seemingly never ending pathways that wind in and out between […]






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Yad Vashem: Rosh Ha’Shannah Prayers on a Paper Sack

Just three months before he died, Naftali Stern visited Yad Vashem on Holocaust Remembrance Day, 1978. Naftali, an elderly man in his late 70’s, took out an envelope containing frayed pages; written on them were the prayers for the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah Musaf), the longest in Jewish liturgy. Naftali proceeded to share his story. […]






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