Monthly Archives: January 2016

Easier for dentists to make Aliya

New Israeli legislation is being introduced to allow dentists with at least five years’ experience to practice in Israel without having to take an exam. Certified occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists and dietitians can practice without an academic degree but … Continue reading

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1700-year-old graves of Rabbis found

Three 1,700-year-old burial inscriptions in Aramaic and Greek have been uncovered in the northern Israeli community of Tzipori. Two belong to Rabbis, whose names have yet to be deciphered. http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/17000-year-old-gravestones-of-unknown-rabbis-uncovered-in-northern-israel/2016/01/27/0/

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From Japan to the IDF

Daniel Tomohiro is not the typical Israeli soldier. Born from a Jewish mother and a Japanese father, he learned how his Hungarian grandparents survived the Holocaust, made Aliyah, and fought in Israel’s War of Independence. Now Tomohiro serves in the … Continue reading

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Eyelid surgery saves porcupine

Veterinarians at Israel’s Ramat Gan Safari park had to call on the help of Dr. Ayelet Priel, an ophthalmologist at Tel Hashomer’s Sheba Medical Center who performed a first-of-its-kind operation in order to save the eyesight of a porcupine that … Continue reading

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A unique language

Israel is the only country to have revived an unspoken language and establish it as its national tongue. Thanks mainly to Eliezer ben Yehuda (1858-1922), Israelis hailing from all corners of the globe now speak Hebrew as the language of … Continue reading

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Running for ALEH

Read about the young people who are running the Jerusalem marathon on March 18, to raise funds for ALEH – the Israeli charity for disabled children. Please join in the race if you can, or give a donation if you … Continue reading

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Israel’s oldest and youngest trees

For the Jewish festival of Tu Bishvat (New Year for trees) Israel21c published a Do-It-Yourself tour guide to the most impressive trees in Israel. Israel is also one of the few countries to enter the 21st century with more trees … Continue reading

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BBC finally films a beautiful Israeli sight

A BBC cameraman looked up at the Israeli sky and captured an amazing sight. Thousands of starlings forming “dancing clouds” – known as murmurations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32cvkcgF9gI

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A new viewing experience

Tech giant Intel is working with Israel’s Replay Technologies to enable sports fans to re-watch key moments of sporting events from nearly every conceivable angle. Replay’s “freeD” technology and Arena stadium system of super high-definition cameras will be optimized for … Continue reading

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Israel’s first men’s Olympic Taekwondo competitor

Ron Attias will be Israel’s first-ever male Olympic Taekwondo martial arts contestant, when he competes in the under-58 kg category at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Attias won the gold medal at the qualification tournament in Turkey. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4754618,00.html

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