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Sorrow and Celebration for Israel’s 72nd Birthday

in Life, Culture & Sports

It’s that time of year when the Jewish State commemorates great sorrow and great celebration. The back to back holiday of extremes approaches every year, and invites individuals as a collective to mourn the passing of terror victims and fallen soldiers, and then momentarily after, celebrate the birth of the State of Israel. The dissonance…

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The State of Trees is Cause for Concern

in Tourism & Nature

Tu B’shvat is the annual birthday of the trees in the Jewish calendar. The harvest holiday is commonly celebrated by gathering for a feast, eating fruits and nuts, and planting trees. This year, in the wake of rising concerns and the dire need for environmental attention, perhaps the birthday of the trees is the perfect…

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A Universal Time to Celebrate Light

in Life, Culture & Sports

In a timely alignment, four cultural and traditional holidays take place within the same time period, right before the turning of a new decade into 2020. The holiday jumble kicks off on December 21 with Winter Solstice, followed by eight days of Chanukah starting on December 22. Christmas is on December 25, and Kwanzaa closes…

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Window Collector Leaves Legacy in Jerusalem

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Avid window collector, artist and lover of Jerusalem, the late Yoram Amir left his most transparent legacy in the center of the city. In collaboration with artistic duo, Lior Peleg and Itamar Faluja, the house of window panes is made out of 550 various windows, collected by Amir throughout the years, from street finds in…

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Gay Pride from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv

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Gay Pride month is taking place around the world, and Israel is abuzz with rainbow flags and shows of love. The annual Jerusalem Pride Parade took place on Thursday, June 6, where over 10,000 people showed to support equality and LGBTQ rights in Israel’s complex capital city. Marchers were accompanied by about 2,500 police officers,…

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