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Will Supermarkets be forced to shut on Shabbat?

in Economy & Innovation/Life, Culture & Sports

The Supermarkets Law is a new legislation presented by the Ultra-Orthodox Shas party in the Israeli government. The law is up for a vote, and if voted favorably, would allow the government to authorize that all supermarkets and convenience stories throughout Israel be closed on Shabbat, from Friday evening to Saturday evening, with the exception…

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Hannukah Miracles are Happening

in Life, Culture & Sports

When the Greeks attempted to force their culture and religion on the Jews of Israel, the Greeks chose to act in violence. They destroyed the Second Temple, the Jewish house of worship, and surrounded the scene with Greek statues and pigs, both signs of intolerance and disrespect. What today would be considered a serious hate…

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Honours for Carl Lutz – a hero at the right time

in Life, Culture & Sports/Monthly Report

Carl Lutz can be easily described as “forgotten hero” in his home country Switzerland. In Israel however the situation is different, as he was the first Swiss to be recognized by Yad Vashem as “Righteous Among the Nations”. A new scenic lookout high above the Sea of Galilee was inaugurated in his honour this week.…

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What One Million Jews Did Last Weekend

in Life, Culture & Sports

With hectic days, weeks and months, it’s getting more and more challenging to slow down, relax and rejuvenate. Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein, of South Africa, decided he wanted to create a way to change that, and in 2013, he chose to revive the idea of Shabbat, and put a new spin on it to engage…

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Why I Think Every Day Should be Sukkot

in Life, Culture & Sports

It started when I was in grade school. We would spend one day a year hopping from hut to hut, judging our favorites based on decorative space, dessert menu, and parental kindness, or how big they sliced the rainbow cake. As a young student at Hebrew day school, it quickly became one of the most…

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