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4 from Lehigh Valley share personal stories from January trips to Israel

Since the days right after the October 7 Hamas attacks on Israel, the Lehigh Valley Jewish community has jumped in to help. Donations to the Jewish Federation’s Israel Emergency Campaign are nearing the goal of $1 million. 
Community members have also visited Israel to see family and…

Art of war: Former Allentown resident honors Hamas victims in Haifa exhibit

By Carl Zebrowski
Deborah Dworman Sullum worked fast to put together her current art exhibit at the Marc Chagall Artists’ House in Haifa, Israel. She had to. Her work began only after October 7, when she got the idea to create a piece of art to represent each Israel Defense Fo…

Our correspondent in Yoav, Israel, wonders: Was October 7 science fiction?

By Nurit Galon
Surely the following story is science fiction.
Surely it’s all lies made up by the Israelis.
Surely the Nazi era is long past.
Surely the kibbutzim and moshavim bordering the Gaza Strip have lived so long with the threat from bordering…

Israel expert gives update on judicial reform and other news topics

By Carl Zebrowski

Longtime Israeli political journalist David Horovitz discussed the most critical current affairs in Israel and the Middle East during a September 11 Zoom briefing sponsored in part by the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley.

The founding editor of the current af…

Yoav's Mayor Matti heads to Israel's Knesset

By Nurit Galon  
Special to Hakol

Many of you in Lehigh Valley will remember well Matti Sarfatti Hacarvi, or Matti, as she is fondly called by all the citizens of Yoav — even the children! Matti was for eight years the chairperson of the Yoav steering committee of the Lehigh Valley-Yoav …