A 400-foot poster displays 120 years of Zionism at Ben Gurion Airport; KKL-JNF held its first Latin American Youth Leadership Conference in Israel; 102 members of India’s Bnei Menashe community have arrived in Israel, and much more.
THE JEWISH STATE
Flying abroad? Take some Zionism with you
Helena Glaser, Chair of the Zionist Council, highlights the 400-foot poster display of 120 Years of Zionism at Ben Gurion Airport. Its message is that although you might be leaving the Holy Land physically, that doesn’t mean you can’t stay in Israel in spirit.
Israel welcomes Latin American youth leaders
KKL-JNF held its first Latin American Youth Leadership Conference in Israel. It brought together young volunteers and professionals from Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, Ecuador and Cuba to see the wide scope of KKL-JNF projects in Israel.
102 lost Indian Jews make Aliya
One-hundred and two members of India’s Bnei Menashe community have arrived in Israel, marking the latest group of so-called “lost” Jews to make Aliyah. Members of the Bnei Menashe community trace their roots from Jews banished from ancient Israel to India in the 8th century BC.
‘He made me an Israeli – I am Israel’
Gershon Veroba’s first new solo album of original songs in nearly a decade, includes a song titled “Ani Yisrael” (I am Israel). Veroba said, “Israel is part of us. It’s ultimately where we’re from and where we live, no matter what our backgrounds have been or where our houses are.” http://www.israelnationalnews.
National Library buys 8000 manuscripts
Israel’s National Library has purchased 8,000 or so texts at Sotheby’s from the Valmadonna Trust collection. They include a 1491 Lisbon Bible; a 1556 Prague Passover Haggadah and the 16th Century Plantin Polyglot “King’s Bible” in Hebrew, Latin, Greek, Aramaic and Syriac.
Inspiration for Australian Aborigines
Nyunggai Warren Mundine is a leader of the Australian Aborigines. He has just returned from his fifth visit to Israel in the last ten years. He says, “I’ve found inspiration in peoples who’ve rebuilt themselves to thrive in modern society.” He describes the history of the Jewish State very well.
Found in Jerusalem – source of ‘techelet’ blue dye
The latest discovery from the Temple Mount Sifting Project are shells from the sea-snail Murex trunculus used by Jews in Biblical times to make the blue dye Tekhelet. The dye was used to color the fringes worn on prayer shawls and 4-cornered garments, until the technique was lost. https://templemount.wordpress.
Israeli weather forecast – Rain, cold with chance of rainbows
Israelis look forward to winter rains. They provide precious water but are also often accompanied by a heavenly visual promise of no more global flood!
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