Monthly Archives: March 2017

1900-year-old Roman road discovered

Israeli archaeologists and student volunteers have unearthed a 2nd-century road near Beit Shemesh that connected the Roman settlement at Beit Natif with Jerusalem. Coins were also found including from the Great Jewish Revolt in 67 CE and others from 29 … Continue reading

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Proclaiming the Good News

The Founder and Editor of this newsletter was interviewed by Kevin Howard of the Christian Friends of Israel.  The program was broadcast on 200 radio stations in the USA alone.  You can listen to it here – Click on the … Continue reading

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It’s Purim

Whether it’s a gang of small girls dressed like superheroes or a crew of grown men dressed as fairies, it’s a clear sign that Purim is here, and the entire country is celebrating. http://israelbetweenthelines.com/2017/03/09/purim-is-coming/

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Fixing a mezuzah to a biotech

Only in Israel – Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh fixed a new mezuzah at the new Jerusalem offices of Israeli biotech NovellusDx. He also spoke about how vital it was to heal the sick. https://www.youtube.com/embed/i4ooLyFSr40?rel=0

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Team Israel wins World Baseball openers

Underdogs Israel beat hosts Korea 2-1 in the tenth innings of the first match of the World Baseball Classic.  They then went on to beat Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) 15-7 in their next match and the Netherlands 4-2 to reach the … Continue reading

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Watch the starlings

More beautiful evening displays (“murmurations“) in Southern Israel by thousands of starlings, as they enjoy spending their winter in the Holy Land. http://www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/Environment/Migrating-starlings-swoop-over-southern-Israel-482816

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Gold for junior fencer

Israeli fencer Vera Kanevski won a gold medal in the women’s epee competition at the European Junior Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The 17-year-old overcame two opponents from fencing powerhouse Italy before defeating Ukraine’s Inna Brovko 15-13 in the final. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Sports/Gold-medal-for-Israeli-junior-fencer-Kanevski-483663

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A vegetarian from India enjoys Israel

India’s food writer Pankaja Srinivasan gets a taste of many of the varieties of bread available in Israel – and the diverse cultures that make them. http://www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/food/When-in-Israel-eat-bread/article17347183.ece

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Photos to make you want to visit Israel

Harper’s Bazaar has published 30 beautiful photos of Israel, taken by travel photographer Sharon Zobali. http://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/travel-dining/news/g8521/israel-travel-photos/

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Best-ever February for Incoming Tourism to Israel

Latest statistics show this is the best ever start to the tourism year in Israel. Between January and February 2017, 467,000 tourist entries were recorded, representing a 25% increase on the same period in 2016. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/226365

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