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  • Year of Kivunim unites young travelers

    By Noah Stern

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    We wound our way through the busy streets of Athens, dodging loud protesters commemorating the 1973 Greek student uprising, until we came upon an unassuming six-story apartment building and climbed the narrow stairwell to the top floor. This was the Chabad center of Athens and the...
  • Jewish philanthropy in Israel will be marginalized if it doesn’t change

    By Gidi Grinstein

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish philanthropy in Israel is at a crossroads. Powerful trends are marginalizing its impact on Israeli society. More than a billion dollars of philanthropic giving from Jews worldwide, spurred by endless goodwill, passion and care, are not impacting Israel or contributing to...
  • A Conversion Solution

    By Eric Silver

    June 3, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Softly, softly, Israel has launched a joint Orthodox-Conservative-Reform program to solve the problem of quarter of a million Russian immigrants who are Jewish according to the Law of Return (at least one Jewish grandparent), but not according to Halachah (a Jewish mother).

    They feel...