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Israeli Hikes Based on the 12 Tribes

in Tourism & Nature

“Twelve months. Twelve tribes. Twelve hikes.” This is how Shebet Haaretz, translated to the Tribes of Israel, welcomes visitors to their website, and their unique spiritual journeys. Led by two brothers Marcus and Emilio Cohen, Shebet Haaretz leads groups across Israel, not only to enjoy the scenery, but with special intention to learn the history…

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Corona Making Waves in Culture and Education

in Life, Culture & Sports

Schools in Israel are scheduled to open on September 1, despite concerns that re-opening too early in May was the cause of the second COVID-19 outbreak. While second wave numbers are falling for the first time in weeks, officials have announced that the school year will go on no matter what, with a few changes.…

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Saudi Scholar Contributes to Israeli Academic Journal

in Health & Science/Life, Culture & Sports

For the first time ever, a Saudi professor submitted an article in Hebrew to an Israeli publication. Professor Mohammad Ibrahim Alghbban, who heads the Hebrew studies department at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia, published an article in Kesher, an academic journal by the Shalom Rosenfeld Institute for Research of Jewish Media and Communication in…

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Black Lives Matter and the Plight of Minorities

in Life, Culture & Sports

 Last week, worldwide outrage hit its peak, as a violent video made waves on social media, documenting George Floyd, an African American man, being murdered by a Caucasian police officer Devin Chauvin. Protests supporting the Black Lives Matter movement have rippled around the world since, and cities across Israel have also shown up in solidarity.…

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Do We Really Need More Learning on Shavuot?

in Life, Culture & Sports

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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