Monthly Archives: February 2011

mafia style celebration of Migdal 19th anniversary

There are official holidays, which just happen annually. One could have thought what can be so unusual about it? And now imagine if your birthday would just became boring? It is hard to imagine this, right? You should understand that … Continue reading

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turning over the pages of history: Holocaust

  There are bright days in our history, but cloudy days sometimes make our life a reality. And there are moments when rainy sky can not stop us from thinking on the world justice and faith. 27th of January is … Continue reading

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Two Cities. One Community.

“It no longer feels like two communities with a common project. It is one community, sitting on two sides of the ocean.” Those were the words of Marcelo Burdman of Ashkelon, Israel, last week as the Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership working mission … Continue reading

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Dvar Torah from Ashkelon, Israel

By Lee Sherman Baltimore-Ashkelon Parnership Committee Member (Written just before Shabbat) As I write this week, I am in Ashkelon, Israel, only six kilometers from Gaza, and, therefore, less than 100 miles from Egypt.  I have just watched President Mubarak’s … Continue reading

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Vered’s Picture

The photograph of Vered was striking. Her thick black eye liner, jet black hair and powdered skin made me cringe. “We were afraid to talk to her,” said Dotan, a young adult from Ashkelon. My eyes were affixed on the … Continue reading

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Smooth Landing: Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership Mission Arrives in Israel

Shechiyanu! Volunteers with the Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership arrived in Israel. The group, which included Saralyn and Jeff Elkin, Ellen & Jack Zager, Suzy Liebman, Lee Sherman and Shelly Malis, showed no signs of exhaustion from their 13-hour flight. The group ascended … Continue reading

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