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Most Jewish Israelis Believe in God

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Do you believe in God? For Jewish Israelis, there is a pretty clear answer. According to a poll hosted by Haaretz, about 54% of Jewish Israelis believe in God, and 21% believe in a higher power. Only 25% keep the Sabbath, and 45% have a kosher household, though 65% of Jews think that supermarkets should…

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Israeli Child Finds Ancient Fertility Figurine

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An 8-year-old boy uncovered what is thought to be an ancient fertility symbol from 11,500 years ago. As he was hiking in Northern Israel, Itamar Barnea of Kibbutz Malkiya found an intriguing stone and picked it up. Only two years later, his mother Reut was digging through household items, and rediscovered the stone. She presented…

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Law Says Pregnant Women Don’t Wait in Line

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In a unanimous vote by the Israeli Knesset, a law was passed that women who are pregnant need not wait in line wherever public service is provided. The law was inspired by MK Yousef Jabareen when he was travelling abroad with his wife. While they hesitated to stand in long lines on vacation, they were…

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Lego Launches Women ‘Hall of Fame’ Museum in Israel

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Israeli families and tourists can visit the Holon Lego Park from mid-July to the end of August to wander through boulevards of Lego landmarks, mazes of building blocks, and a hall of fame, of sorts, in honor of many notable Israeli women. The Lego park is constructed annually for “the big break,” or what Israeli…

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Jerusalem Light Festival Brightens Old City

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There is something mesmerizing about a fresh splash of light hitting the most historical buildings of the past. For the tenth year in a row, the Jerusalem Light Festival illuminates the ancient building designs of the past with a large dose of international imagination, allowing hundreds of thousands of local residents and tourists to visualize…

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