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Why I Think Every Day Should be Sukkot

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It started when I was in grade school. We would spend one day a year hopping from hut to hut, judging our favorites based on decorative space, dessert menu, and parental kindness, or how big they sliced the rainbow cake. As a young student at Hebrew day school, it quickly became one of the most…

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The Season for Self Reflection

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As summer turns into September, a gradual transformation begins to occur in Israel. While the rest of the world might be rushing back to school and switching their wardrobe closets from summer to fall, the hot, hot Israeli energy which has pumped full steam since May is progressively winding down into a slower seasonal shift.…

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First Ultra-Orthodox VC Fund Opens

in Economy & Innovation

The Ultra-Orthodox community of Jews is expanding their own horizon and aiming to move away from focusing solely on the high holidays – by taking strides into high tech. 12angels is the first official investment fund for Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox, or Haredi, community. The fund aims to raise $5 million dollars and is dedicated to entering…

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Matchmaker, Make me a Match

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The yenta days are long-gone, and Jewish grandmothers across the world are stuck in continuous head shaking mode, ever since modern dating mayhem has taken over. It used to be that two people were introduced, a woman was courted, a man was considerate – and then they got married. Today, the singles scene runs rampant…

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Israel is bringing back the Lost Tribe

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This story goes back in time about 2,700 years ago, when the biblical tribe of Menasseh was forced out of Israel, and found a place to settle in India. Today, that lost tribe is known to be part of the Bnei Menashe community, and they landed in a northern Indian island called Mizoram. Now, the…

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