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Hoop Dreams and the Holy Land

in Life, Culture & Sports

He’s 34-years old, a former NBA super star, an art extraordinaire, and now a Hebrew speaker. Amar’e Stoudemire moved to Jerusalem, Israel two years ago to play basketball for Hapoel Jerusalem. Moving to Israel meant fulfilling a longtime dream for Stoudemire, and he says that he’s never felt more at home. Even though he’s not…

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Science Confirms Escape Tunnel Existed

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April 24, 2017 is Holocaust Remembrance Day. In Israel, the day is commemorated with memorials, ceremonies, and most notably, a country wide siren rings throughout Israel. The siren initiates a moment of silence to pay tribute to the victims of the Holocaust. For one shared moment, citizens stop what they are doing, get out of…

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People are taking Flight this Passover

in Life, Culture & Sports/Tourism & Nature

Passover vacation is the perfect time for travelers to escape their daily lives for adventure. During Passover, thousands of Israelis chose to do just that. Schools and some offices go on break for about 3 weeks, and bureaucratic offices and services are in holiday mode too. Thanks to the recent Open Skies agreement, where about…

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Short Israeli Film Breaks Worldwide Record

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A 20-minute documentary directed by Tel Aviv University student Lior Geller has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for the record-breaking amount of awards it has received worldwide. Steve Tisch from the Tel Aviv University Film and Television Department, says the movie has been shown in over 60 festivals across 36 countries, and has…

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Passover Spring Cleaning at the Western Wall

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More than a million notes are placed in The Western Wall each year, and legend, or Wikipedia, says the tradition dates back to the 18th century. From the everyday tourist to the highest of dignitaries, thousands of people who visit the holiest site in Jerusalem leave their prayers behind in the cracks of the wall.…

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