Three Israeli Couples Travel to D.C. for Wedding They Will Never Forget

(Left to right): Couples Shmuel and Anat Carmel, Aviad and Tsion Raz and Sahar Malk and Ilia Rabkin traveled from Israel to Washington, D.C. to have their wedding ceremony. Shmuel Carmel was born in Israel, served in the Israel Defense Forces and devoted his life to Judaism. But because his mother was deaf and could not “hear” the words of Torah when she converted to Judaism from Christianity, the Chief Rabbinate didn...

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Couple Discovers Jewish Identity, Meaning and Each Other During a Trip to Israel

Seeing the sight of Israel slowly emerging from the mist on the horizon has remained deeply ingrained in Lee Lubarsky’s memory more than two decades after going on a six-week summer trip with USY in 1996 with other young Jews to Italy and Israel. The same goes for when he celebrated Shabbat next to Jerusalem’s landmark Montefiore Windmill and when they hiked along the iconic Masada Snake Path. “The trip was my first ti...

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