Monthly Archives: June 2015

The 5th happiest country in the world

Israel is one of the top 5 happiest countries, according to a new Better Life Index report by the OECD. Israel came after Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and Finland on 22 variables – including income, education, housing, health, life expectancy, life … Continue reading

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New Israeli stamps

Israel’s latest postage stamps include bridal jewelry, WW1, the IAF Cobra helicopter, 50 years of diplomatic relations with Germany and vegetables. http://www.history-of-israel.co.il/stamps/index-2015.html

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Arizona rabbi donates kidney to Israeli

For young Israeli Yossi Azran, 15 years of debilitating kidney disease and 2.5 years of dialysis was like a slow death until Rav Shmuly Yanklowitz donated one of his kidneys. “I have been teaching about social justice and saving human … Continue reading

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Zoabi is a proud Zionist

Sarah Zoabi – another relative of anti-Israel MK Haneen Zoabi – is a contestant on Israel’s Master Chef. In her introduction, she said, “I want to say to all the Arab [citizens] of Israel to wake up. We live in … Continue reading

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Birthright tour for hearing impaired

Deafness did not prevent US Jews from visiting the Jewish State this summer on Taglit and Birthright trips. One group specifically catered for those with hearing impediments. And the highlight was a whole day’s sessions at the Institute for the … Continue reading

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Jewish roots in Tel Aviv

Hundreds of children from 25 countries came together in Tel Aviv to mark the 20th anniversary of the “My Family Story” competition. Each student produced an art installation illustrating their journey into their family roots and connection to the greater … Continue reading

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Israelis win big time at Euro games

Israel’s national anthem, Hatikvah, was played twice at the European games in Baku. Israel’s Sagi Muki won the 73kg judo gold and Ziv Kalontarov won the 50m dash in the Junior swimming championships. Israelis also won two more judo medals, … Continue reading

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NFL Hall of Famers visit Israel

New England Patriot’s owner Robert Kraft brought a delegation of 19 NFL greats to meet with 10 Israeli startups. The goodwill week-long trip to Israel, called, “Touchdown in Israel: Mission of Excellence,” was organized in coordination with Israel’s Ambassador to … Continue reading

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Tel Aviv White Night

Tel Aviv-Yafo’s all-night White Night event features music, theater performances, folk dancing, dance performances, operatic excerpts, classical music, jazz ensembles, rock concerts, video displays, poetry readings, discussions, sports activities, yoga lessons, parades, parties, guided tours and much more. http://www.israel21c.org/israel-in-the-spotlight/tel-aviv-goes-all-out-for-white-night/

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Opera at Masada

Behind the scenes at the ancient fortress of Masada in Israel’s Negev desert where the Israel Opera company has been performing Tosca and Carmina Burana in front of an audience of around 6000. http://israel365.com/2015/06/video-israeli-opera-festival-at-ancient-masada/

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