Monthly Archives: December 2020

Kushner Garden of Peace inaugurated

The Kushner Garden of Peace at the KKl/JNF Grove of Nations in the Jerusalem Forest was inaugurated by planting 18 olive trees to symbolize life (Chai) and Peace. After the ceremony, Jared Kushner flew to Morocco for the historic normalization … Continue reading

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Three religious Israeli Jews in Dubai

Israelis Michael Sussman, David Weinberg and Joseph Kohan gave positive accounts of their visits to the United Arab Emirates. They were warmly greeted everywhere in Dubai, especially as Israeli Jews. Until the latest lockdown, eight flights arrived from Tel Aviv … Continue reading

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A pandemic through an EMT’s eyes

10 volunteer medics from diverse backgrounds working for Israeli NGO United Hatzalah explain what they have learned on the frontlines. They share how they have become better EMTs and what has kept them going, through each obstacle they have faced … Continue reading

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Ari Fuld Z”L award

Herut North America presented its Ari Fuld Z”L Zionist Activist Of the Year Award to Ben Goldstein. Ben made Aliya in 1996 as a lone soldier; his Goldstein Experience website shows the beauty and history of Israel; his security expertise, … Continue reading

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Huge increase in Masa Israel applications

There are currently 7,500 Masa Israel Journey participants from over 60 countries on programs to learn, teach, volunteer and intern in the Jewish state. In its 16th programming year, despite the pandemic, Masa has seen a 36% increase in applications … Continue reading

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Jerusalema in Jerusalem

The Jerusalema dance challenge craze has reached its destination – Israel’s capital. Performers in this video include the mayor of Jerusalem, university students, holocaust survivors, municipality workers, school children and Arab and Jewish youth from across the united city. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tHdpzkenLw … Continue reading

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Updating the Tower of David

Excavations at Jerusalem’s Tower of David have revealed a 13th century inscription, redating at least part of the citadel. Cutting-edge methodology is used to date each of its walls, which span from the reign of the 8th century BCE Biblical … Continue reading

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Tour Jerusalem on a treadmill

Three Jerusalem-based travel professionals have developed a virtual treadmill program called Running Around Jerusalem (RAJ). The free 30-minute YouTube videos allow anyone exercising on a treadmill to simulate running through Jerusalem. Two running “buddies” explain the sites. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/amid-covid-19-virtual-treadmill-brings-jerusalem-to-runners-worldwide-653148

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Israel sent 10 million flowers to Europe

Israel’s 250 flower growers sent 10 million flowers to European and Scandinavian flower markets during December in preparation for the holiday season. Israeli flowers are sought after for their high quality and long shelf life, the results of Israeli research … Continue reading

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The Japanese can breathe easier

Israel’s Aura Smart Air (see here) has signed a $30 million deal with Japanese distributor J-TEC to supply the Japanese market with its air filtration and disinfection systems. It is hoped that the air purifiers can help re-open Japan’s 100,000 … Continue reading

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