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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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Last Generation of Holocaust Survivors Captured in Global Project

in Life, Culture & Sports

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, hundreds of photographers have volunteered their time and talent to capture who is the final generation of Holocaust survivors. The Lonka Project gathered 250 photographers from over 25 countries, and sent them to capture various perspectives of the lives of remaining Holocaust survivors. The…

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Hindsight is 2020, Yet Please Make Time for Foresight 

in Life, Culture & Sports

The roaring twenties have arrived, and before we greet it fully, it behooves us to reflect on the decade that preceded it.  The 2010’s saw a revival of the people’s movements, a call for social change from “the bottom up.” From Washington DC to Sudan, rallies convened calling to end racism, antisemitism, and oppression, prioritize…

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A Universal Time to Celebrate Light

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In a timely alignment, four cultural and traditional holidays take place within the same time period, right before the turning of a new decade into 2020. The holiday jumble kicks off on December 21 with Winter Solstice, followed by eight days of Chanukah starting on December 22. Christmas is on December 25, and Kwanzaa closes…

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