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Madonna and Netta Kick Up Sparks for Eurovision

in Life, Culture & Sports

While there are groups of people protesting Eurovision being in Israel, the show must go on – and it’s going on big. Madonna is expected to confirm her performance to kickoff Eurovision, thanks to a one-million-dollar donation, funded by Sylvan Adams, a well-known philanthropist who moved from Canada to Israel in 2015. He has dedicated…

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Celebrating the New Year of Trees

in Tourism & Nature

With the passing of the Gregorian new year comes Tu’bshvat, known to many as the “tree holiday,” marking a time in the Jewish calendar when trees are celebrated. Ecological gatherings, harvest feasts and tree planting ceremonies run rampant through the agricultural and educational systems founded in Israel. While some see Tu’bshvat as a trivial holiday,…

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Mensch Film Festival Comes to Israel

in Life, Culture & Sports

Three German-speaking countries’ embassies in Israel have teamed up to create a unique film festival titled “Mensch!” In German, the word means human being, and in Yiddish, it means a person who acts with honor and integrity. Germany, Austria and Switzerland have joined forces during the week of December 16 to 24 to showcase films…

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Sukkot Celebrations Kickoff in Israel

in Life, Culture & Sports

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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Jerusalem Light Festival Brightens Old City

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There is something mesmerizing about a fresh splash of light hitting the most historical buildings of the past. For the tenth year in a row, the Jerusalem Light Festival illuminates the ancient building designs of the past with a large dose of international imagination, allowing hundreds of thousands of local residents and tourists to visualize…

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