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The Federation blog is meant to inspire our members to learn more, do more, and be more. We try to be more by providing another place for our members to share knowledge and build community.  We do this by sharing our simchas, our favorite books and jokes, items of interest in the news, fun videos, and member happenings. A community shares its celebrations and achievements as well as circling the wagons to be present for its losses.   Fortunately, we have been blessed with many recent celebrations that have been very inspiring.  Recently, Don Devorris was honored for by Penn State University with the distinguished alumni award, their highest honor.  Lynn Kaplan recently shared her story of family.  Our member happenings page honors our recent graduates.  Henry ......READ MORE.


Ian Housman

Traveler & Birthright Alumnus

  The Times of Israel
Israeli organized crime figure gets 32 years in US

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are expecting first child

A musical Shabbat at Tanglewood

Abu Khdeir: ‘We felt our son was murdered all over again’

Al-Qaida’s Syria arm attacks HQ of rebel group it calls US agents

  Moment Magazine
‘Oriented’ Examines What it Means to be Gay and Palestinian in Israel

Edward Hirsch — Poet Laureate of Grief

Publish-A-Kid 2015 // Winners & Interview

A Great Civil Rights Partnership

Reunited in Reunified Berlin - Home
Zionist Union MK Itzik Shmuli confirms: I'm gay

This week in 60 seconds: Jews take over Hitler's stadium

Mazel Tov! Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are expecting first child

Palestinians to haul Israel before ICC in wake of arson attack, Abbas says

Two Israelis bitten by snakes in separate incidents

  Editorial and Opinion Feed
Ross Urges Israel To Be ‘Proactive’ With PA

Chain Of Command

Clamoring To Serve?

Proud Of Raisman

Brooklyn Energy Video - The Middle East
Disarray in Middle East Imperils Obama's Policy Plans

Oil’s Decline Threatens Iraq’s Fight Against ISIS

Brooklyn Men Arrested in Plot to Join ISIS

Jury Finds Palestinian Authority, PLO Liable for Attacks

French Extremists Find Platform in Terrorist Propaganda headlines RSS
New tensions threaten Arab businesses recovering from trauma of Gaza war

Tel Aviv residents save the city's oldest ficus tree

Young woman killed, two others hurt in West Bank stabbing attack

Four Syrian nuclear scientists shot dead near Damascus

Netanyahu 'invites' Arab protesters to move to Palestinian Authority

People Can Change

Yom Kippur and the Secret to a Happy Life

Yom Kippur: Coming Clean

Yom Kippur Infographic

Mother of Murdered Israeli Teen

  Jew or Not Jew
James Franck

Sarah Avraham

Benjamin Roth

Dock Ellis

Carina Benninga

  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Get your kosher dogs at Dodger Stadium!

White House briefing of AIPAC activists ends in communication breakdown

After years of trying, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are expecting first child

Judge upholds sentence of mikvah-peeping rabbi

Senate panel passes energy efficiency bill championed by Orthodox Union

I Went to India, And I Found “Shanti”

OMGWTFBIBLE: In Which We See the Backside of God. Literally.

OMGWTFBIBLE: Have You Ever Read the Bible on Weed?

OMGWTFBIBLE: In Which the Torah Gets All Sacrificial and Bloody, Narrative Be Damned

“The Job of a Novelist is to Talk About the Difficult Thing”

  Jewish Ideas Daily - Daily Features
You Only Live Twice

Religion and State in Israel

The Ten Commandments

Come Swing with Me

Secularism and Its Discontents

  Tablet Magazine
Germany Ends Investigation of Former SS Commander, Michael Karkoc, 96, Who Was Deemed 'Not Fit For Trial'

Omri Casspi, Fellow NBAers Are 'Rockstars' in Israel

Jerusalem's Chief Rabbi Visits Victim of Gay Pride Parade Stabbing

Palestinian Infant Killed in West Bank Arson Attack; Israeli Settlers Suspected

A Night at the Imperial Craft, Tel Aviv’s Coolest Bar











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