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Woman Captured Hearts on Israeli Independence Day

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A needed moment of authentic humanity was witnessed through Israeli media during Israel’s 71st birthday celebration, thanks to 93-year-old Marie Nahmias. Nahmias, a true woman of valor, has quietly created a safe haven for both Arab and Israeli children in her home, which shines a light on just how possible peace might be. For 54…

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A Passover Perspective Through Miriam

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To all our readers who celebrate, wishing you a Happy Passover and Happy Easter. May you continue to blossom and find freedom.  From the Between the Lines family. Amidst Jewish tradition, the Passover tale is told annually, complete with the same ancient customs to commemorate when the Jews were slaves in Egypt. Moses is the…

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English Speaking Theater Group Taking on Tel Aviv  

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Thousands of English-speaking immigrants move to Israel annually, and with its complex and layered language, it can be challenging to find a way to communicate and connect. About five years ago, Guy Seemann was approached with the promise of an empty and almost unused theater, Beit Yad Labanim, and he decided to listen to his…

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Is Sherut Culture a Vehicle for Kindness?

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As I stand on Ben Yehuda, a busy main street parallel to the beach in Tel Aviv, I wave down a yellow taxi – not the New York kind – but what Israelis call a ‘monit sherut’, or shared taxi. The sherut is an alternative to taking the bus, as it often runs along the…

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Texting Terribly in Tel Aviv

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“Why did you just punch me in the face?” he asked. “I didn’t punch you,” I responded. “I fist bumped you. Ehm, is that just a Jersey thing?” It was only the beginning of our blossoming text message conversation, and I quickly learned that for the majority of Israeli men, the fist emoji is a…

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