Mar 24, 2020
JNF On Demand: Live challah bake with JNF first lady Lauren Lizerbram
We were welcomed into the Lizerbram kitchen for a challah bake.
By Jewish National Fund
Mar 19, 2020
Coronavirus, from a Jewish perspective: When it comes to good deeds, just do it
At JNF, our inspirational leaders and donors have once again proven their "willingness to act."
By Yossi Kahana
Feb 21, 2020
Singer-songwriter Peter Himmelman: Jewish unity should come from love, not fear
Successfully passing Jewish values on to the next generation requires our children receive a message that soars well beyond mere victimhood.
By Peter Himmelman
Sep 22, 2016 By Rabbi Michael Cohen Category: Environment,
Rabbi brings potent religious-diversity encounter back to the Arava desert
|Representatives of diverse faiths attend the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs' conference.|
|Rabbi Michael Cohen|
The conference began with Israeli President Rivlin hosting us at Beit HaNassi, the President’s House. Over the next two days, sessions included exploring together "The Purpose and Place of Religion in our Societies," "Religion and Responsibility: The Vision of a Just Society," and "Repairing the World: The Role of Religious Leaders in Peace Making."
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We talk about the international students who make up part of the mosaic of our diverse student body. Most are from North America, but there are always others as well. This semester we have participants from Brazil, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Kenya, Denmark, Austria, Germany, and Italy. One outcome from the conference last week is that we hope to see in the future students from China, South Korea, Japan, Myanmar, India, and Taiwan, representing those many religions, also study with us at the Arava Institute.