History-making Mission on Capitol Hill Brings Rabbis and Pastors Together to

Over Seventy Faith Leaders Speak out for the return of hostages, supplemental aid, defunding UNRWA and the fight against antisemitism WASHINGTON (Feb. 6 2024) – On Jan. 31, over 70 rabbis, pastors, and other Jewish and Christian leaders met with nearly 30 members of Congress to stress the urgent need to move past politics and…

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Red Alert: What Can You Learn from a Storyteller?

Dana Arschin, journalist turned storyteller—combines her professional expertise, her personal history, and her focused passion into a gift to the world via storytelling. She joins us today to share her story with us. Dana’s work with the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County (hmtcli.org) brings the world access to individual stories that enlighten…

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Red Alert: What is happening State-Side for Israel?And what can you do?

For the past several weeks The Jerusalem Connection has been very busy participating in all it can to help support the Jewish people both domestically and in Israel. I attended, on behalf of The Jerusalem Connection, several important meetings and events.  On Jan 17, in an event at a Maryland synagogue noted over 100 days…

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Red Alert: When the Saturday and Sunday People Connect

This week’s guest is author Lela Gilbert. Lela is a Senior Fellow for International Religious Freedom with the Family Research Council, a fellow at the Hudson Institute Center for Religious Freedom, and the author of numerous articles and books.  Lela is also a board member of The Jerusalem Connection and a dear friend to our…

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Melodies of Memory: Felix Klein & His Quartet’s Unique Mission

By Inna Rogatchi, Rogatchi Foundation— A Violin on a Piano The first thing which grabbed my attention when entering a festive hall of the Residency of the German Ambassador in Vienna last Spring 2023, was a violin on a grand-piano. There was something special in this instrument, the sensation which one feels but not necessarily…

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Red Alert: Joy Amidst the Tears—Celebrating Hanukkah in Israel during Iron Shield

Continuing our series “Communion and Connectedness,” Shelley and I talk to Israeli writer Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz. Eliyahu shares his heart, through tears and smiles, and his experiences in Israel since October 7, 2023. Building bridges between the Jewish and Christian communities for many years, Eliyahu embodies the notion of Israel being “a blessing to the…

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Red Alert State-Side Update: Why Care What the UN Does?

Gil Kapen, Executive Director of the American Jewish International Relations Institute (AJIRI), stands at the forefront of an essential mission—to reverse the United Nations’ ongoing funding and narrative that unfairly vilifies Israel. What motivates Gil in his tireless pursuit of rectifying this situation? A peak into his family history uncovers a rich legacy of Zionism—a…

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Red Alert: A rabbi with a rifle shares his heart for defending life

A Rabbi with a Rifle Shares His Heart for Defending Life Operation Lifeshield’s Rabbi Shmuel Bowman joins this week’s Red Alert Communion and Connectedness series to share his first-hand account of life in Israel over the last two months. Join us as Rabbi Shmuel recounts his experience of the unfolding of events on October 7th. Having lost personal…

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An Ethical Imperative to Destroy Hamas: Nine Compelling Reasons

By Professor Shimon Glick— Premeditation: The Hamas pogrom was a carefully orchestrated event with a clear, declared goal, expressed orally and in writing. They aimed to murder civilians of all ages and kidnap hostages. The leadership of Hamas has expressly stated its goal to repeat such attacks repeatedly in the future. Barbarism: The extraordinary cruelty…

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Red Alert: Historic Rally on DC –300,000 Jews and Christians Rally for Israel: What’s the Big Deal?

On November 14, 2023, nearly 80 years after 500 Rabbis from NYC marched alone at the White House to demand attention and response for the atrocities the Nazis were committing against Jews in Europe, we were witness to a historic first as Israel and the Jewish population globally experience the greatest manifestation of Jew-hatred and…

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