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  • As We Gather to Celebrate Passover

    18 April 2019

    This Passover, as you sit around the table with family and friends, recounting the story of the Exodus, hold onto that tiny morsel of hope, and remember, that while the work is hard and the road is long, it is up to us to write the next chapter.

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  • We Shall Not Lose Hope

    21 March 2019

    It is so easy to forget the promise of the past, to accept a lesser goal, an unworthy substitute for the original ideal. It is so important to remember the ideal, to remain constant, not to despair.

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  • The Quiet Revolution Happening in Lakia

    14 February 2019

    Shatil is working with the Negev Bedouin town of Lakia to pioneer a new model of strategic planning. This partnership not only addresses an essential need of Bedouin in the Negev, but it exemplifies the crucial role NIF and Shatil play in stitching together Israel’s social fabric.

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  • Confronting Racism and Police Violence

    31 January 2019

    In America, we have been living for some time with the knowledge that people of color are far more likely to be killed by police than white Americans are. Israel, sadly, appears to be wrestling with a similar demon.

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  • Violence Cannot Distract Us

    14 December 2018

    Many in Israel and the West Bank are on edge. The violence and bloodshed of recent days have raised fears that we are once again on the brink of a terrible escalation of violence. It shouldn’t have to be said, but I will say it anyway: there is never any justification for attacks on civilians. Ever. Anywhere.

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  • Investing in Hope

    7 December 2018

    Hannah has been living in Jerusalem during some of the darkest times for global democracy in history. They find inspiration in Joseph’s family in this week’s parasha, who press on through the drought in Egypt.

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