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The Season for Self Reflection

in Life, Culture & Sports

As summer turns into September, a gradual transformation begins to occur in Israel. While the rest of the world might be rushing back to school and switching their wardrobe closets from summer to fall, the hot, hot Israeli energy which has pumped full steam since May is progressively winding down into a slower seasonal shift.…

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Tel Aviv is the Most Dog Friendly City Ever

in Life, Culture & Sports

For a country which is smaller than New Jersey, it’s almost absurd to think about the fact that its most popular city of Tel Aviv has the largest number of dogs per capita in the entire world. Tel Aviv is already known as the nonstop city, the gay friendly capital of the world, and now…

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A 93 Year Old Bar Mitzvah Story

in Life, Culture & Sports

At thirteen years old, Shalom Shtamberg was sent to live in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust. Instead of being able to have a bar mitzvah ceremony to enter his “official manhood,” he was working as an electrician in the camp. Because he chose to learn a specific skill, he was considered a worthy worker;…

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Jonah and the Big Fish Mosaic Uncovered

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We may recognize the famous story of Jonah and the big fish; however, it’s not often we get to witness the accompanying artwork from the 5th century. A delicately detailed mosaic portraying the biblical tale was found in an ancient village called Huqoq. Huqoq also houses what is thought to be remnants of a Roman synagogue…

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An American-ish Girl in Tel Aviv

in Life, Culture & Sports/Monthly Report

I didn’t think I fit in. It showed in the small and simple things. Instead of the standard peanut butter and jelly sandwich, I would spend lunchtime biting into the delicious and eccentric combination of cream cheese and cucumber. Instead of going to Jewish summer sleepaway camp, I would travel to Israel. Instead of being named…

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