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San Diego; the second largest city in California. A city with incredible sea and desert views, Mexican influences and amazing weather. This week, the city got a boost which will make it an even better place to live: Netzach and Chana Sapir, graduates of the Beren-Amiel Educational Emissary Training Program, have arrived to embark on …

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Jewish education is key to the survival of the Jewish people New class of Ohr Torah Stone emissaries graduates in ceremony attended by Diaspora Minister, heads off to communities around the world. A new class of rabbinical and educational emissaries graduated in Jerusalem this week ahead of their departure to Jewish communities across the globe. …

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The DNA of a Rabbinical Emissary Rabbi Nir and Andy Koren, June 8, 2022 Nations, just like individuals, possess a certain genetic makeup that defines their behavior, growth, and progress. For the nation of Israel (i.e., the Jewish people), and for the state of Israel, that genetic progress has developed over the past 74 years …

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Refugees Remember the Fallen A special Yom Hazikaron ceremony was held in the Jewish community of the city of Lodz, Poland, in memory of Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror. Nitzan Kedar, May 4, 2022 As Israel marks Remembrance Day for fallen Israel Defense Forces soldiers and victims of terror, Jewish communities around the …

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Independence Day: Here’s how Jewish communities around the world are celebrating Jewish communities around the globe have created events for Yom Ha’zikaron and are beginning to celebrate Independence Day. Zvika Klein, May 4, 2022 In India, a small hut that has been turned into a synagogue was painted on Wednesday in honor of Independence Day. …

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Post-IDF soldiers embark on journey to lead Yom Ha’atzmaut events in the Diaspora The initiative will send a group of young men and women who have recently completed military or national service for a week-long immersion in diaspora communities worldwide. Zvika Klein, April 29, 2022 Tens of young Israeli men and women; post IDF soldiers …

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Rabbi Yehoshua Ellis

I’m a rabbi in Warsaw. I’m terrified for the future of Ukraine — and the free world Rabbi Yehoshua Ellis, 03/03/2022 I live in Poland and work as a rabbi in the local Jewish community, but I’ve been paying close attention to Ukraine since Putin’s last invasion in 2014. I was invigorated by the election …

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As European War Wages, Rabbinical Emissaries on Front Lines of Refugee Response As the winds of war continue to make their way across Ukraine and threaten many cities with large Jewish populations, Jewish organizations across the world are scrambling to implement a comprehensive response to one of the largest refugee crises in modern history.  Among …

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