Northern Israel

Israel Advocacy: Please Move Forward

Special To The Jewish Week

At this time of year our thoughts turn towards Jerusalem as we mark the “Three Weeks,” leading up to the Fast Day of Tisha B’Av when we mourn the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem.

Paula Jacobs is a writer, teacher, and consultant in the Boston area.

The Fires This Time


While the now-extinguished fires in northern Israel were an unimaginable catastrophe for the tiny nation — which, more than almost any other, cherishes its trees — there were heartening aspects of the fatal disaster.

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