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Confirmed Cousins, Jews and Arabs Genetically and Anciently Linked

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In a recent international study, experts analyzed almost one hundred of said Canaanites skeletons, and found a “deep genetic connection of many Jewish groups today across the Diaspora and many Arab groups to this part of the world thousands of years ago,” says David Reich, a top expert in ancient DNA and a Harvard University…

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Do We Really Need More Learning on Shavuot?

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Just seven weeks after Passover comes the bookend of the harvest holidays called Shavuot, also known as the Feast of the Weeks. Shavuot celebrates the day the Jewish people first received the Torah at Mount Sinai, and welcomed the sacred wisdom passed down from above to below. Today, Shavuot tradition includes feasting on dairy and…

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The Hesitant Return of the Restaurants

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While it may seem like good news to most, restaurants re-opening across Israel as of May 27 is an ongoing deep struggle for owners, employees, and consumers alike. For the Israeli residents post-lockdown, many haven’t worked for months, lost their jobs, and don’t have the funds to go out and enjoy the luxury of dining.…

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The City of Jerusalem is Flourishing

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In a report by the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research, Jerusalem is blossoming, and laying the framework for positive growth. As the largest city in Israel housing over 919,000 people, all signs are pointing up. More religious and Arab residents have joined the employment and educational sectors, and less youth are choosing to emigrate. The…

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MENA Sportsmanship Through Online Chess

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Has being locked down between the screens created a new sense of sportsmanship amidst the MENA region? Since worldwide lockdown and sports cancellations, chess sites across the internet have seen a 50% increase in usage and games played over the past six weeks. One specific online chess tournament sparked a sense of hope, and caught…

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