Monthly Archives: July 2020

Kingdom of Judah site near US Embassy

Israeli archaeologists have discovered a trove of artifacts from 2,700 years ago in Jerusalem. The 120+ jar handles with seal impressions, inscribed “to the King” in ancient Hebrew, indicate a key administrative site of the 1st Temple Kings of Judah … Continue reading

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Israel is the safest place

Many Jews and former Israeli residents have decided that if they have to deal with Covid-19, they will be better off doing so in Israel. This June, 3,000 North Americans opened Aliya files versus 480 in June 2019. Demand for … Continue reading

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I am Israel

The film “I Am Israel” is a soaring journey through the Land of the Bible. It introduces Jewish men and women whose very lives are a testimony to divine promises. “I Am Israel” is narrated by award winning actor John … Continue reading

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A first for two paramedics

Two paramedics from Israel’s Magen David Adom delivered their first babies during their recent shifts. One paramedic was nervous with his first delivery in 3 years but was more confident delivering the second one 4 hours later. The baby delivered … Continue reading

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Free electric scooters to help save lives

Bird Rides Inc. is providing free access to its fleet of scooters to volunteer paramedics of Israeli non-profit United Hatzalah. The paramedic locates the closest available scooter, opens the Bird app, enters the code they received from United Hatzalah and … Continue reading

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The Rabbi and the soccer teams

Nice article about Rabbi Ami Pykovski – the Israeli Chabad Lubavitch rabbi and former soccer player – who has been nicknamed “The Soccer Players’ Rav” across the Israeli sports scene. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/sports/the-israeli-rabbi-and-the-soccer-players-635619

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I.S.R.A.E.L.

Israel in Ireland tweeted that Israel stands for Inspirational, Stunning, Radiant, Ancient, Eclectic and Lively.  My version is Inclusive, Spiritual, Revolutionary, Accessible, Exciting and Limitless. Send your suggestions to [email protected] I hope to publish the best one next week.

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The next generation of chess champions

The UN proclaimed 20th July as International Chess Day to mark the date of the establishment of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) in Paris in 1924. Select Youtube’s captions feature to read what these budding young Israeli chess champions think … Continue reading

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International cuisine comes to your home

Israeli on-line platform Delicious Experiences connects foodies in one-on-one virtual food tours to Michelin-starred restaurateurs, James Beard Award winners, bestselling cookbook authors, and other acclaimed culinary professionals. https://nocamels.com/2020/07/delicious-experiences-platform-foodies-cuisine/

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iPhone photo award winner

Israeli photographer Avishai Futerman won second place in the Nature category of the 2020 iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS). With an iPhone XR, he took a photo of a kea – the world’s only species of alpine parrot – as it … Continue reading

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