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Celebrating Israel Independence Day

I stood by the grave of American Max Steinberg in Jerusalem as sobs began to rip through my whole body. Max’s tombstone was littered with Birthright lanyards to commemorate the 24-year-old’s first trip to Israel, which convinced him to move to and serve the country. I was on my own Birthright trip at the time, a paid 10-day visit to Israel for Jewish young adults that attempts to foster a connection between personal identity and history. Our mifgashim, a term used to…

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Hoos for Israel brings Asaf Romirowsky to Grounds

On October 21st, Hoos for Israel is hosting Asaf Romirowsky, a fellow at the Middle East Forum, who will speak about this past summer’s conflict between Israel and Gaza. The event will start at 6:30pm in Monroe 124. There will be free pizza and a question and answer period. In addition to his work at the Middle East Forum, Asaf Romirowsky was also the former Israeli Defense Forces International Relations liaison to the West Bank and Jordan. Hoos for Israel is the…

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Something Amazing

Every once in a while, something amazing happens. Not that there aren’t wonders every day, but some weeks are a little less wondrous. This week was very much a sad one for me. I have very personal connections to Israel and, as you can imagine, this week’s events have hit me very hard. The hundreds of rockets that are being launched indiscriminately at Israeli civilians are pointed at my friends there. I have not taken well the news of death and destruction…

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Birthday Party on the Lawn!!!

Nightfall on April 25th marks the beginning of the fifth day of the Hebrew month of Iyar. On this day 64 years ago, the state of Israel was born. It took years of work and dedication to drain swamps, grow crops, and literally build cities on empty sand dunes. 18th and 19th century waves of Jewish immigration, or Aliyahs, augmented communities that had thrived for millennia. A state was born out of lands occupied by foreigners from the Romans, to Caliphates and…

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