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Adopt A Doctor Program Connects Citizens with the Frontline

in Life, Culture & Sports

Imagine working a long shift in the hospital, focused on saving lives, anxiety-ridden with every new walk-in. Yet the next walk-in is a special delivery, a tray of fresh baked muffins, a hot pizza delivery, or homemade stew, accompanied by a family full of thank you cards. With tireless teams of medical professionals on the…

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Israeli-Canadian Nurse Uplifts from the Frontlines

in Health & Science/Life, Culture & Sports

Rachel Gemara, 32, made Aliyah in 2006 from Toronto, Canada, and has been a resident of Jerusalem ever since. Trained as an oncology nurse, she has been working at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center for the past decade; yet since the global pandemic spread to Israel, she has found herself on the front lines of…

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Isolated Citizens Join Together

in Life, Culture & Sports

With about 75,000 citizens in quarantine, and the rest under lockdown, there has been an overload of new online communities popping up. Due to social distancing, being social these days means tuning in to the dozens of online classes, livestreams, zoom meetings, and other scroll-worthy offerings. One Israeli group which translated “Isolated”, with its admin…

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It was the Best of Times, It was Corona Times

in Life, Culture & Sports

Life as we know it, is over. We live amidst the most technologically enlightened era of our time, yet our means of survival has been reduced to effective hand washing. Daily acts we took for granted are fading fast. Meeting a friend at the coffee shop. Hugging our parents and grandparents. Sending children to school.…

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That Time Israel and Sinai were Friends

in Tourism & Nature

I could feel the nerves running through my veins. Welcome to Egypt. It was my first time crossing the border since moving to Israel in 2010. I had heard that Israelis adored Sinai, yet the rumors quickly shifted in 2011 after an uptick of violence, spurred by terrorists whose aim was to create destruction of…

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