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February 2020 - page 2

Israel Sends Medical Supplies to China

in Health & Science

With the continuing spread of coronavirus, mostly in China, numerous organizations in Israel are jumping to respond to its call for medical aid. Over 75,700 people have contracted corona virus in China, and of them, over 2,100 have died. SmartAID is an Israeli nonprofit humanitarian organization which has sent over a large shipment of masks…

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First Ethiopian-Israeli Heads to Eurovision

in Life, Culture & Sports

Eden Alene, who has been singing since she was three, is seeing her dream come true, as the first Ethiopian-Israeli woman who will represent Israel in Eurovision 2020. Performing Beyoncé’s Halo, Alene poured her heart into her performance with her talent, charisma and spark. Voted to the top on the Israeli television song show, HaKochav…

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The 2,000-Year-Old Judean Date is Back

in Health & Science/Tourism & Nature

An array of Judean date seeds, grown about 2,000 years ago, have been fertilized and nine months later, are beginning to sprout. Out of 32 date seeds, 6 have blossomed to make up their own modern-day tribe of Judean dates. Elaine Solowey, the Director of Sustainable Agriculture of the Arava Institute, who is leading the…

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The State of Trees is Cause for Concern

in Tourism & Nature

Tu B’shvat is the annual birthday of the trees in the Jewish calendar. The harvest holiday is commonly celebrated by gathering for a feast, eating fruits and nuts, and planting trees. This year, in the wake of rising concerns and the dire need for environmental attention, perhaps the birthday of the trees is the perfect…

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Dancing with Gender and Generosity

in Life, Culture & Sports

Inspired by a challenging year for the LGBTQ community, and the absurdity of the American gender reveal party, comes a performance called Genderosity. The Fresco Dance Company, founded in 2002 by Yoram Karmi, creates a captivating stage performance inviting new kinds of conversations about gender, love, relationships and sexuality “in a most generous way.” The…

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