By Michael Ordman
THE JEWISH STATE
Israel’s Social Media Ambassadors
The International education non-profit StandWithUs has launched its “Social Media Ambassadors” program. University students will be trained to use multiple platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more, to educate the public at large about the reality of Israel.
“The most diverse Jewish community in the world”
Nachlaot is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Jerusalem. Sephardim, Ashkenazim, Hassidim, secular, non-Jews, everyone lives together. Students and tourists make it part of the essential Jewish experience.
Israel’s first female spiritual advisor
In the Bible there was Deborah and in Talmud times there was Bruriah. Today, the Efrat Community has Dr. Jennie Rosenfeld – the first woman in the history of the State of Israel to fill the role of manhiga ruchanit – spiritual advisor.
“Awed by pluralistic, diverse Israel”
During a San Diego State University non-Jewish student’s visit to Israel he saw a Christian church, a Jewish synagogue, and a Muslim mosque all within a block of each other and heard the Muslim call to prayer in Jaffa. It left him determined to stand up for the democratic Jewish State.
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