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Israeli-Canadian Nurse Uplifts from the Frontlines

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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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Step into Your Inner Queen Esther

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What do Purim and International Women’s Day have in common? Besides coinciding within the same few calendar hours, alongside the full moon, the days are both marked to commemorate notable women in history, and there is no doubt that Queen Esther is a female role model extraordinaire. As we know the story, Queen Esther stepped…

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Women in Israel Making Moves

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Israel is a progressive country in terms of women’s rights, especially compared to its Middle Eastern neighbors. In the secular community, women are often treated as equals, and honored as such. Yet being born into a female body confronts half the population with its challenges, and the need to work harder to achieve. Luckily, women…

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First Ethiopian-Israeli Heads to Eurovision

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Eden Alene, who has been singing since she was three, is seeing her dream come true, as the first Ethiopian-Israeli woman who will represent Israel in Eurovision 2020. Performing Beyoncé’s Halo, Alene poured her heart into her performance with her talent, charisma and spark. Voted to the top on the Israeli television song show, HaKochav…

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Israeli Teen Makes History at Winter Olympics

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Sixteen-year-old skier Noa Szollos made history for Israel in the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Located in Lausanne, Switzerland, Szollos won two medals, bronze and silver, in the Alpine skiing and slalom events respectively. She competed against 62 other athletes spanning 30 countries, and is the first Israeli ever to take home a medal in…

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