Monthly Archives: September 2017

California girl’s funds for agriculture school

13-year-old Shira Futornick of Palo Alto, California raised $50,000 for Israel’s Arava International Center for Agriculture Training (AICAT). It was a part of her bat mitzvah tzedakah project. Shira had seen AICAT during her older sister’s bat mitzva tzedakah program … Continue reading

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California boy’s gift brings survivor to Israel

After hearing his story, 17-year-old Californian teen, Drew Principe, raised $15,000 to enable 89-year-old Shoah survivor Henry Oster to travel to Israel where he would meet his last living relative and finally celebrate his bar mitzvah. http://www.israelhayom.com/2017/07/10/california-teen-raises-15000-to-send-holocaust-survivor-to-israel/ https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/teen-raises-15000-send-holocaust-survivor-israel/

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Where else in the world would you see this?

This photo taken at the back of a restaurant in central Jerusalem captures two young men praying – one Muslim about to bow on his prayer mat, the other a Jew with his Tefillin on.  Religious tolerance and freedom of … Continue reading

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New Israeli stamps – Love songs

The latest postage stamps to be issued by the Israeli Postal Service include 12 love songs. One of them, Zemer Nogeh, was played by NASA to wake up Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon (z”l) to start his day on the space … Continue reading

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Tax free commercial honey imports

Israel’s finance minister Moshe Kachlon added a sweetener to the Jewish New Year for the business community, signing an order this week authorizing a Customs tax exemption for the import of 560 tons of honey to the Land of Milk … Continue reading

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Paralympic wins table-tennis gold

Israel’s Karmit Dor won a gold medal in the Czech Open Table Tennis Championship. She beat Poland’s Karolina Peck in 5 sets to win the Women’s Singles – light disability class. Dor also won a bronze in the doubles with … Continue reading

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Italian cycle race to begin in Israel

The Giro d’Italia cycling race will open next year’s event in Israel, marking the first time in its 101-year history that the race will begin outside of Europe.  More than 175 of the world’s best cyclists will arrive in Israel … Continue reading

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Israelis enter world sheepdog trials

For the first time, there were Israeli entries in the triennial World Sheep Dog Trials, held in the Netherlands. Among the 243 competitors from 30 countries were Adi Etrog with her dog Daisy and Itai Yatzkan with his dog Munch. … Continue reading

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Jerusalem women’s night race

Several Jerusalem streets were closed as some 2,000 women and girls raced over 5km or 10km courses in the Capital. They included mothers and daughters, running groups from around Israel and even some studying Torah on their smartphones while they … Continue reading

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And a brief tour of Northern Israel

A two-minute glimpse of the Galilee, Golan, Hula valley, mountains, waterfalls and diverse wildlife. https://www.youtube.com/embed/E4JDbsOnbeU?rel=0

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