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2700-year-old governor seal found in Jerusalem

in Economy & Innovation

  A small clay seal impression was discovered by the Western Wall Plaza in Jerusalem’s Old City on January 1, 2018. The seal is one of seven found in the past five years of the archaeological dig led by the Israel Antiquities Authority. The seals date back thousands of years, and the most recent find…

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How Christmas happens in Israel

in Life, Culture & Sports

The first time I experienced Christmas in Israel I felt a void. Growing up in America, it was the first time in my life that December 25 was treated as a regular day. The sun was shining. Stores, restaurants and offices were open. Not one Santa Claus was in sight. I was no longer destined…

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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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An Israeli map of moments

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For anyone who has been to Israel, a common thread plays throughout their stories. Too many “only in Israel” moments, random acts of kindness, and an overall speechlessness in how to describe the small yet solid country. Israel is one of those places which simply can’t be explained. It’s only when someone steps in to…

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