Heavy Metal Peacemakers

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Chen Balibus Chen Balbus of Orphaned Land Speaks with Voice4Israel Chen Balbus, guitar player of the Israeli band Orphaned Land, answers questions for Voice4Israel about being a successful and respected musician in Israel.  Haaretz refers to Orphaned Land as “Israel’s most successful metal band [which] has fans throughout the Arab world. For 27 years it …

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It is a privilege to be a Jew, my son

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Rabbi Daniel Greyber wrote the following letter to his son, Alon, before he went off to college. Voice4Israel is honored to share it with our readers.  “I wish that I could tell you that Jews are safe in a world without Israel, but I cannot.” Rabbi Daniel Greyber A Letter to My Son I wish …

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Israel Under Fire: From Green to Black, Turning Israel to Ash

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Israel under fire Amy Rosenthal shares her memories and pictures of a beautiful Israel landscape with our readers. “With 678 fires so far, crops burning and animals burned alive, where is the outrage?” Amy Rosenthal Israel Burns from Hamas Attacks As Israel burns from Hamas attacks, day after day for more than 100 days, why …

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An American Volunteering In Israel During the Attack

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Photo Credit: Israeli Defense Forces Mark Werner, an American volunteer on an Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) base from Raleigh, North Carolina, reports his experience near Gaza. Writing in The Times of Israel, Werner states: “Most Americans have never had the experience of being wakened in the middle of the night by a Tzeva Adom (‘Code Red’) …

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I Love Israel with Leora Fields

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This is the fifth post in a series featuring North Carolinians discussing their love of Israel. Thank you Leora Fields! What is your most memorable moment in Israel? There are so many memorable moments in Israel! I am who I am because of the time I’ve spent in Israel. I can honestly say that I …

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I Love Israel with Susan Goldhaber

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This is the fourth post in a series featuring North Carolinians discussing their love of Israel. Thank you Susan Goldhaber! What is your most memorable moment in Israel? Going to Masada and Ein Gedi Nature Preserve with my family. We had the most amazing time and walking through the preserve to the waterfall at Ein …

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I Love Israel with Orna Drawas

This is the third post in a series featuring North Carolinians discussing their love of Israel. Thank you Orna Drawas for participating! What is your most memorable moment in Israel? In Jerusalem one evening after dark, we happened to arrive at the Kotel as the IDF was holding their swearing-in ceremony. Hundreds of young men and …

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I Love Israel with Jill Madsen

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This is the second post in a series featuring North Carolinians discussing their love of Israel. What is your most memorable moment in Israel? Hands down this would be my first Shabbat in Jerusalem. Truly having a day of rest and then watching the city come alive after Havdallah was amazing. Walking down the street as the …

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I Love Israel with Orit Ramler Szulik

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This is the first post in a series featuring North Carolinians discussing their love of Israel. Special thanks to Orit Ramler Szulik for launching the I Love Israel series.  What is your most memorable moment in Israel? Every moment in Israel is memorable! I always remember when I was 9 years old and the Entebbe Operation …

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Voice4Israel/StandWithUs at the Durham Farmer’s Market

Our local Jewish community has been jolted by recent episodes of anti-Semitism, but through our strong presence at the StandWithUs/Voice4Israel farmers market booth, we’re showing that we are an integral and vibrant part of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill community. We will be at the Durham Farmer’s Market, 501 Foster St, Durham, North Carolina 27701, from 8AM-12 …

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