IDF Ethics

For IDF Colonel (reserves) Bentzi Gruber, the defining moment in his long army career came after arriving home exhausted from Israel’s 2009 Cast Lead action in Gaza. “I fought for … More…

May 16th, 2011 Activities, Historical, People

Da’at Plans

For those of us who have been on a Da’at trip, we can only sense what goes into the planning and details of any given day of an itinerary. Here, … More…

May 16th, 2011 Activities, Historical

Au Naturel

Tu B’shvat – Israel’s tree festival, celebrated on January 20 – heralds from Mishnaic times, and started out as a holiday celebrating the spring rebirth or new year for trees, … More…

January 17th, 2011 Activities, Food, Historical

A Zoo in Wartime Poland

The Zookeeper’s Wife, by Diane Ackerman
Reviewed by Paul Liptz

“Jan and Antonina Zabinski were Christian zookeepers horrified by Nazi racism, who capitalized on the Nazis’ obsession with rare animals … More…

May 17th, 2010 Activities, Historical, People

IL Football, U.S. Style

© Photography: Debbie Zimelman

In a land where soccer reigns and basketball plays a close second, you wouldn’t think that American football players could find a field, but helmet heads … More…

March 4th, 2010 Activities, Historical

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