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New Aquarium floats into Jerusalem scene

in Economy & Innovation

Jerusalem is expanding its cultural offering even further, and is now taking us all under the sea. The first official aquarium is opening at the end of July in Jerusalem. The aquarium building will be housed on the same land as the Biblical Zoo, and will house a variety of sea creatures and species. With…

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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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Passover Spring Cleaning at the Western Wall

in Life, Culture & Sports

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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From Lifeguard Tower to Luxury Hotel

in Life, Culture & Sports/Tourism & Nature

Tel Aviv tourism has gone wild thanks to their new creative social media campaign, “Two Cities, One Break.” Collaborations between the Israel Tourism Ministry, The City of Tel Aviv-Yafo, and “Brown Hotels” Urban Collection are behind this competition, where the winner receives a 4-day, 5-star luxury stay in a lifeguard tower. Not just any lifeguard…

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Journey Out of Jerusalem

in Economy & Innovation/Life, Culture & Sports

You would think the capital city of Israel and the holiest city in the world would bring an influx of new residents every year – and it does. However, the population rate shows that more people are leaving Jerusalem than entering the city, and it’s been going on for a number of consecutive years. In…

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