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How Jewish Should the Jewish State be?

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From the outside looking in, Israel is surely a Jewish state; however, for the many layers of Jewish Israelis living within, the identity remains unclear. An Independence Day survey by the Jewish People Policy Institute, or JPPI, surveyed 806 Jewish-Israelis, from secular to ultra-religious, and the wide array of differing opinions is clear.  While 98%…

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Tel Aviv Lights Up with Ramadan Kareem

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The central Tel Aviv city municipality building lit up in bright Arabic lights with a “Ramadan Kareem,” wishing Arab residents who practice to “have a blessed Ramadan.” Kicked off at the spring crescent moon, 1.6 million Arabs residing in Israel honor the 30-day holiday as the holiest month and one of the five pillars of…

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Playing with the Polarity of One Moment

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We live in a world with so many sides, yet somehow our language has whittled its way into a binary state of being. Good or bad, right or left, dark or light. Male or female, black or white, us or them. The need to “choose a side” implies that one’s success means another’s failure, or…

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The State of Homeless in Israel

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While getting his master’s degree in social work, Omri Abramovich, also a psychotherapist, took notice of the phenomenon of homeless people: how many there are, how ignored they are, and how they live. He’s been exploring it ever since, sometimes even taking to the streets himself to experience the life of a street dweller.  Making…

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Former Waze CEO Attempts to Save Online Journalism

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For Noam Bardin, former Waze CEO, who subscribes to 8 online subscriptions, he was beginning to feel the decline of quality news sources versus the rise of free and fake news. So he decided to take his tech background, join forces with long-time journalist Dan Rather, and create an “experiment to save journalism.” Paygo Media…

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