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Newsletters - Part 33

An Attitude of Gratitude – Heartfelt Thanks from Har Gilo

January 21, 2020by Meira Weber The last thing we were expecting to show up on the doorstep of the CFOIC Heartland Israel Office that day was the rain-soaked and windswept Chief of Security from Har Gilo. He blew in like the storm raging outside, bursting into the office with a huge, exhilarated grin and carrying […]

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Beste vrienden, Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! Je zult deze brief waarschijnlijk net na het nieuwe jaar ontvangen, op een moment dat je eindelijk de feestdagen achter je hebt gelaten en je weer bezig bent om je aan te passen aan de routine van een nieuw jaar. De goede voornemens van het nieuwe jaar zijn gemaakt en nu is het […]

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Hey, Brother

  January 14, 2020By: Meira Weber In Israel, there is an endearing yet perplexing tradition of calling complete strangers “achi” – “my brother.” I used to think it was funny, like a sarcastic, ingratiating nickname someone would use when they were trying to get on another person’s good side. It took me a long time […]

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Thousands of Women Gather in Jerusalem to Celebrate the Talmud

On Sunday I participated in an amazing gathering of women to celebrate the completion of the 7 1/2 year cycle of the Talmud. But first, a bit of background about the Talmud.    While Christians and Jews share a love for the Hebrew Bible, the Tanach, Christians are not usually familiar with the Talmud, a huge […]

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