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Get Your Chutzpah Online 

in Life, Culture & Sports

Chutzpah is the secret ingredient to Israeli culture. For the good and the bad, it’s the direct approach to being that may be unwelcome at times, yet is always authentic at least. It’s the reason complete strangers ask how much rent you pay, why you’re not married with a child, and perhaps why Israel became…

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Israeli Football League Supports First Transgender Referee

in Life, Culture & Sports

Last month, the Israeli Football League (IFL) alluded to the fact that one of its referees was currently transitioning. On Tuesday, they held a press conference to support its 27-year-old referee Sagi Berman officially coming out in transition to Sapir Berman, making her the first transgender referee in Israel’s Football League.  Berman has been in…

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Playing with the Polarity of One Moment

in Life, Culture & Sports

We live in a world with so many sides, yet somehow our language has whittled its way into a binary state of being. Good or bad, right or left, dark or light. Male or female, black or white, us or them. The need to “choose a side” implies that one’s success means another’s failure, or…

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Let Holocaust Memorial Day Mark Our Liberation

in Life, Culture & Sports

My dad doesn’t talk about it, and his parents never talked about it. It makes our family history blurry, despite the fact that I can feel the third-generation trauma in my blood. It’s as if the memories flow deeply through my veins, and while I can’t recall the stories, I sense the deep sorrow that…

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Comment from Prof. Gabriel Izbicki: To Be Vaccinated or Not To Be

in Health & Science

Comment from Prof. Gabriel Izbicki, Head of the Pneumology Department at Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem. After the interview I gave for BTL News and other media, where I, among other things, stated that we should be careful with the COVID-19 vaccine, I want to share my current recommendations. As I heard some people who…

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