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Santa Clause Floats the Dead Sea

in Life, Culture & Sports/Tourism & Nature

Last Sunday, Santa Claus took a trip to the Dead Sea, decked in his full suit and carrying a decorated Christmas tree. While it’s not Christmas time just yet, this isn’t that strange for the Jewish state, which typically sees over a million Christian tourists annually. Since COVID-19 has halted the majority of international travel…

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Israel Imposing Stricter Lockdown as COVID Ensues

in Health & Science

After announcing a three-week lockdown during the Jewish high holiday season, officials are seeking to impose even stricter rules and regulations with the current 12.7% coronavirus confirmation rate. With schools, hotels, and all non-essential businesses closed, the majority of private businesses and sukkot markets will join the statewide closures on Friday at 2:00PM. Synagogues will…

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Rosh Hashana 2020: What Do We Do Now?

in Life, Culture & Sports

Our Israel Between the Lines team wishes all of our readers, donors, friends, and family a healthy, happy and sweet Rosh Hashana. We wish you a holiday full of meaning, connection, and celebration and love, wherever you are in the world. We’re celebrating the Jewish New Year like never before – 2020 style AKA locked…

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Israel Locks Down as COVID Rates Rise

in Economy & Innovation/Health & Science

In an official announcement on Monday, Israeli officials chose to lock down the country effective September 18, as Rosh Hashanah kicks off the high holiday season. The lockdown is slated to last at least three weeks when Sukkot is over on October 11. While this lockdown will be looser than last, all non-essential businesses will…

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Do We Really Need More Learning on Shavuot?

in Life, Culture & Sports

Just seven weeks after Passover comes the bookend of the harvest holidays called Shavuot, also known as the Feast of the Weeks. Shavuot celebrates the day the Jewish people first received the Torah at Mount Sinai, and welcomed the sacred wisdom passed down from above to below. Today, Shavuot tradition includes feasting on dairy and…

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