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Chabad-Lubavitch is launching a course exploring the spiritual connection between Jews and Israel. The six-week course by Chabad’s adult education arm, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, will be featured at 750 locations around the world.

“Israel: The Land and the Spirit,” which has been in development for two years, comes on the heels of a major study that showed only half of American Jews under 35 are “comfortable” with the idea of a Jewish state. The course focuses on the spiritual bond between Israel and the Jewish people rather than Jewish history or politics. Each week highlights a different city in Israel that became a Jewish spiritual center. The course is free for anyone under 30 and begins at the end of October. More information is available at

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