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Street Safety a Priority After Teenager Dies

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A hit and run last week has finally stirred the government to start legislating safety laws monitoring electric bicycles. A 17-year-old teenager, Ari Nesher, died on his birthday when he was hit by a drunk driver on his electric bicycle. With an entire country mourning the untimely death of a young boy, and a consistent…

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Tel Aviv is Expensive and Worth Every Shekel

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Tel Aviv is ranked the 9th most expensive city in the world, reported by the Economic Intelligence Unit, making her a challenging place to live comfortably, save money and afford many of life’s luxurious pleasures. Despite the financial obstacles which exist on a daily basis, there is an inherent and indescribable value that lives within…

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Sukkot Celebrations Kickoff in Israel

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Sending a Happy Sukkot to all of our readers, members, donors and friends! Chag Sameach! The Sukkot holiday is the third in the Hebrew high holiday series, and the final celebration before Jewish holiday fever ends for the season. Sukkot is celebrated as a historical and agricultural holiday, placed conveniently after Rosh Hashana, the Jewish…

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Most Jewish Israelis Believe in God

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Do you believe in God? For Jewish Israelis, there is a pretty clear answer. According to a poll hosted by Haaretz, about 54% of Jewish Israelis believe in God, and 21% believe in a higher power. Only 25% keep the Sabbath, and 45% have a kosher household, though 65% of Jews think that supermarkets should…

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Israeli Child Finds Ancient Fertility Figurine

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An 8-year-old boy uncovered what is thought to be an ancient fertility symbol from 11,500 years ago. As he was hiking in Northern Israel, Itamar Barnea of Kibbutz Malkiya found an intriguing stone and picked it up. Only two years later, his mother Reut was digging through household items, and rediscovered the stone. She presented…

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