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  • Declaring a place to call home

    By Lauren Bottner

    October 25, 2011 | 5:11 pm

    “Up until 1948, the Jewish nation had no one at the other end of the 911 call, we were a nation without a home.” So explained the guide at the Israel Independence Museum in Tel Aviv as he described the situation of Holocaust survivors post-WWII.  “How do you know the war is over?...

  • Stepping out of my comfort zone onto Israeli soil

    By Lauren Bottner

    October 24, 2011 | 3:33 pm

    It’s like being 5 years old again where the only criteria for friendship come down to: “you like goldfish crackers? Me too! Lets be best friends!” Traveling with 400 fellow Los Angeles Jews to Israel for the Greater Los Angeles Jewish Federation Centennial mission, bonding is...