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Israeli School Year Theme is “Mutual Responsibility”

in Life, Culture & Sports

On Sunday, September 1, Israel’s 26,000 educational institutions welcomed over 2.3 million kids of all ages back to school. About 200,000 teachers and staff waited with open doors, satisfied with an agreement from the Finance Ministry after threatening to strike the week before. Despite averting a large protest, the Education Ministry listed that 49 schools…

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Expanding the Margins: Women Rising

in Life, Culture & Sports

Marginalized communities suffer from a lack of resources, further perpetuating growing inequalities already set in the societal system. The good news is, a slow revolution is occurring on the outskirts of mainstream Israeli society. A broad spectrum of girls and women, who have been stuck in oppressive patterns of society, are being given, and taking,…

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Education Reform Must Be Prioritized in Israel

in Economy & Innovation

Israel’s education system is failing, and its largely due to its lack of a standard education curriculum. A recent policy brief by Dan Ben-David, an economy professor at Tel Aviv University and Founder of the Shoresh Institution for Socioeconomic Research, explains a grim future for children, and Israel overall, should education continue to be dismissed…

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Does the Holocaust Belong on Instagram?

in Life, Culture & Sports

What if a 13-year-old girl in the Holocaust had Instagram? Evas.stories was launched as a personal Instagram blog on May 9, Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, yet was a carefully crafted feature film presented in clips of Instagram stories. Eva.stories is based on a true story from Eva Heyman, a 13-year-old Hungarian girl who kept a…

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Middle East Eating Disorders on the Rise

in Health & Science

While eating disorders are common in affluent Western countries, Middle Eastern countries are unfortunately catching up. Since the 1990s, eating disorders in the region have been on the rise, due to a flourishing diet and beauty industry, social media imagery and influences, and unhealthy stigmas around mental health care. While the issue has been overlooked…

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