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Israleli News Websites
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'Maybe Next Year' -A Poem by Tovah Bara Salome
Trips of Interest

Jewish Journeys

Conversion to Judaism comes with an emotional and historical attachment to a tiny beleaguered nation millions of miles away.  At first, the convert may not be able to muster up the same feelings of connection as the Jew by Birth.  Be patient. The bonding will come. The Journey of the Israelites to their home parallels the journey of every Jew by Choice to his or her chosen religion.

Rabbi Joseph Wernik
World Council of Conservative/Masorti Synagogues
Migdal Ha-Ir Ben Yehuda Street 14th floor
Jerusalem 92430
011 972 2 624 7106 , 011 972 5 522 2010 CELL

A trip to Israel is essential for each and every Jew, for this is G-D's home.  Begin by planting a tree through The Jewish National Fund, thereby helping Israel to look beautiful by transplanting a bit of you in this far away country.  If you
are interested in putting a message in The Wall, visit For general information about Israel contact the Israel Ministry of Tourism at or call 888 77 Israel.

A book by Bruce Feiler called WALKING THE BIBLE retraces, chronologically, the Five Books of Moses.

BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL at takes 18-26 year olds on a free trip to Israel.

WWW.JEWISHSTREET.COM provides live views of the Western Wall, and broadcasts live Radio and TV from Israel.

VOLUNTEERS FOR ISRAEL at has student programs, hospital assignments, young
professional groups, archaeological digs, botanical gardens and wingate sports programs.

The Open University of Israel, Israel's 'dot-com' University. Toll Free 1-877-868-6736 or visit

Order Israeli TV and news in English and Hebrew - Offers directly from the manufacturer, Israeli natural Dead Sea minerals, salts, mud and plant extracts. Free shipping world wide! Lowest prices for Dead Sea products guaranteed!

Rabbi Chaim Dalfin

Join him for

SALT for the Soul

A spiritual and mystical tour of Israel

For a brochure go to

Or call 646-261-5610

The following websites provide news about Israel.

Jerusalem Post -
Jerusalem Report -
Honest Reporting -
Ha'aretz Daily News -
Middle East Media and Research Institute (MEMRI) -
Stand With Us -
Arutz Sheva -
CAMERA - Monitoring Media Coverage of Israel -

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Check out these websites for to purchase some great Israeli products - A large directory of sites; Buy art, books, clothing and much more. - A directory site with links to Israeli merchants -The website has links to many American shopping sites.  Clicking on the links costs consumers nothing, but the site will donate the commission it receives ''to a charity to help the state of Israel and our brothers and sisters who live there.'' - An online mall of Israeli products. - Send cakes throughout Israel and the U.S. - Purchase Judaica from Israel - Buy Roses from Israel - A tourist favorite on Jerusalem's Ben Yehuda promenade, now on the Web.  Unique T-shirts and army surplus available.

Good News from Israel 


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Maybe Next Year

O Jerusalem,
Why is there always a father
On his tired knees, crying in your streets? His tears mixing with the
Of his children.
A worn tallit stained crimson, wrapped tightly around his shoulders and
His life too, now ended.

Sweet Jerusalem.
Dream of the millions
Who turned to you each day
in hope and prayer
swaying In moments of holiness
only to lose their lives
Before the next shachrit.

What is it about your stone walls
That encourage us to stand so strong?
That has kept us believing until now and beyond? That has forced us to
suffer such iniquities? All in your name,
Our Promised City of Peace.

They would die for you all over again.
And I would too;
That your sealed gate may finally open And the promise be solemnly kept.
Next year
In Jerusalem

Tovah Bara Salome
May 2001

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Trips of interest:

Lotus Tours at 2 Mott Street, N.Y.C 10013, 212 267 5414, offers a series of fascinating trips with a Jewish perspective.  PEPPER SILK AND YANTZE is escorted by Rabbi Marvin Tokayer, author of THE FUGU PLAN and a leading authority on the Jewish experience in the Far East.  There is a growing demand for Judaic studies in China and to promote the study of Jewish subjects among Chinese students, the Center for Judaic Studies at Nanjing University was established in Mat l992.  Lotus Tours' trip to East-Central Europe is led by Rabbi Michael Schudrich, the Chief Rabbi of Warsaw and Lodz.

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Jewish Journeys:

Jewish Journeys also offers trips to Costa Rico, Morocco, Cuba, South Africa and a host of other exotic places. All trips include 5 Star Hotel Accommodations, Deluxe Motor coaches, Professional Tour Guides and 3 Kosher meals daily. Do send for their brochure.

Visiting Paris? Contact Rabbi Pauline Bebe at and feel right at home with a warm, Jewish welcome. She and Rabbi Tom Cohen have been at the forefront of conversion efforts in Paris.

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