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Rabbi Loren Sykes
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Never Hide!
The streets of Jerusalem were quiet at 3 am.  I walked with my two daughters to our friend’s home to watch our beloved Chicago Cubs lose game one of the NLCS.  I felt completely comfortable at this hour, in a way I never felt safe walking to the 7-Eleven ne...
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A vigorous articulation of why Zionism matters, why Zionists are hated, and why it is crucial for us to continue to embrace our national identity!
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Hope you will take the answer at the end seriously.
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Thoughts on a military funeral in Israel.
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A Funeral in Israel
For me, it was the gunshots - three rounds, seven shots per
round – piercing the heavy silence that brought home the finality of the
moment: the burial of Staff Sargeant Liel Gidoni. He grew up and lived in a
neighborhood I know well. 
Nonetheless, I never ...
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Praying During Difficult Times
Today, like so many other days, missiles are launched at many areas in Israel.  Fortunately, Iron Dome is doing the job for which it was created, something truly miraculous, and there have been virtually no injuries.  Even the damage has been incredibly lim...
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Reaction to Calls for Vengeance and Another Murder
Written just after the announcement of the discovery, in the forests of Jerusalem, of the body of murdered 16 year old Muhammad Abu Khdeir from Shuafat,  At this time, we do not know the perpetrators or reasons for the killing of a 16 year old Arab boy, dis...
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