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Israeli Teen Makes History at Winter Olympics

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Sixteen-year-old skier Noa Szollos made history for Israel in the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Located in Lausanne, Switzerland, Szollos won two medals, bronze and silver, in the Alpine skiing and slalom events respectively. She competed against 62 other athletes spanning 30 countries, and is the first Israeli ever to take home a medal in…

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Hindsight is 2020, Yet Please Make Time for Foresight 

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The roaring twenties have arrived, and before we greet it fully, it behooves us to reflect on the decade that preceded it.  The 2010’s saw a revival of the people’s movements, a call for social change from “the bottom up.” From Washington DC to Sudan, rallies convened calling to end racism, antisemitism, and oppression, prioritize…

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A Universal Time to Celebrate Light

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In a timely alignment, four cultural and traditional holidays take place within the same time period, right before the turning of a new decade into 2020. The holiday jumble kicks off on December 21 with Winter Solstice, followed by eight days of Chanukah starting on December 22. Christmas is on December 25, and Kwanzaa closes…

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Israel Team Premieres in Tour de France 2020

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For the first time ever, Israel will participate in the internationally esteemed cycling race, Tour de France. The team, called Israel Start-Up Nation, will consist of about 30 riders from 16 countries. The team includes four Israeli riders, Guy Sagiv, Guy Niv, Omer Goldstein and Itamar Einhorn. The talented global group participated in a two-week…

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Interning with Hi Tech Israeli Mentality

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Coming from a culturally structured Switzerland, Benjamin Merzbacher was surprised once he landed an internship in Israel’s hi-tech, and highly adaptable, startup scene. Merzbacher had visited Israel with his family many times, yet was pulled to explore what life in Israel is actually like. More importantly, he wanted the inside scoop on how Israel was…

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