May 26, 2017

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How the Six-Day War changed American Jews

NEW YORK (JTA)—On the morning of June 5, 1967, as Arab armies and Israel clashed following weeks of tension, Rabbi Irving “Yitz” Greenberg sat anxious amid his congregants at daily prayers—fearful that the Jewish people would face extinction for the second time in 25 years. “One of the people said, ‘They’re going to wipe out [...]

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May 26, 2017

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One Night of community and food

The community gathered on Wednesday, May 3 to celebrate the Simon Family JCC with One Night of Israeli food, wine, and music. The fundraising event, hosted by John Stein of Baker’s Crust, featured Israeli chefs Guy Marom and Nir Margalith of the travel and catering company Puzzle Israel. Floral arrangements were donated by The Wandering [...]

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May 26, 2017

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Staycation

Staycation, May 29, 2017

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May 26, 2017

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A roller coaster of emotions

I remember having the family for dinner and walking into the den where Joyce and Leonard (Strelitz) were on the phone with national UJA office people in New York—there was no CNN back then. I felt a nervous immediacy being in the room with people getting news directly from Israel. They were listening to the [...]

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May 26, 2017

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Developing armaments under pressure and for future use

On May 23, 1967 Gamal Abdel Nasser closed the Straits of Tiran – the entrance to the Red Sea, ordered the UN force to leave Sinai, and moved six divisions (130,000 soldiers) into Sinai. This was against the agreement with the U.S. and United Nations after the 1957 war. Israel then mobilized its reserve IDF [...]

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May 26, 2017

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Consumed

It took over our lives. I remember going to the Federation, which was located in the Center, from morning until late at night. We were raising money…on the phones constantly. Personally, I was getting my house painted and Morty and I would go home and have no place to sleep because we weren’t around to [...]

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