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Israeli Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman

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A new kind of Israeli craze has risen onto the worldwide scene. It has superhero powers, can save the world, and is wrapped in a Jewish Israeli identity called Gal Gadot. Born in the small town of Rosh HaAyin, Gal Gadot grew up riding horses, eating hummus, and modeling. At 18 years old, she became…

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Aerosmith and the Power of Music

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If you had to imagine a group of Israelis standing in line for over two hours, your experience would likely consist of one large clump of humans smashed as close as possible to the front of wherever they think they need to be.  Now add 50,000 excited concert goers to that plus alcohol, and you…

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My Moment Between Sorrow and Celebration

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The moment hits me in the heart, air heavy with emotion and pain. The siren rings at 11:00AM for two minutes, commemorating Israel’s Memorial Day, when the country honors the 23,544 fallen soldiers and victims of terror. This year, 97 souls were added to the growing list. As the siren sounds its overwhelmingly dull tone,…

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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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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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