Bat Ayin – Gush Etzion

Bat Ayin – Gush Etzion

If you want to enjoy the most beautiful sunset in Israel, head to Bat Ayin. And where is Bat Ayin? In Gush Etzion! You can get to Bat Ayin by…

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Dream Come True for the Blind

Dream Come True for the Blind

What more could a blind person want than to be able to see? An amazing invention is aimed at doing just that. Bar-Ilan University’s Professor Zeev Zalevsky created a contact…

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Interview with Ryan Bellerose: Native American Rights Activist, Israel Supporter

Interview with Ryan Bellerose: Native American Rights Activist, Israel Supporter

I met Ryan Mervin on Israel and Stuff, a pro-Israel Facebook page. He’s always come across as an extremely positive, well-meaning guy with a lot to say. I recently saw a post about Ryan’s attempts to sway Canadian Native Americans to side more with Israel instead of giving in to pressure by Arab advocacy demonizing our country. I felt he did a very good job of “explaining” Israel–perhaps a better job than I could have done.

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Be’er Sheva, gateway to southern Israel

Be’er Sheva, gateway to southern Israel

Israel has four Holy cities: Yerushalayim, Tveria, Hevron and Safed. But, I have always wondered why Be’er Sheva is not included amongst them. After all, our forefathers spent a great deal of time digging wells, praying and living in Be’er Be’er ShevaSheva.

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Hilchot Shabbat: Chicken Grease on Fingers

Hilchot Shabbat: Chicken Grease on Fingers

Avramy ate chicken at the Friday night seuda. Now his hands are greasy. He remembered that last week his father, after eating a pomegranate, cleaned his hands with water as opposed to with a cloth napkin. Avramy is now wondering if he must do the same.

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On Parshat Shmot: It’s up to YOU!

On Parshat Shmot: It’s up to YOU!

In this week’s parsha, Shmot, we witness the coming to power of a new Pharaoh who “did not know Joseph” and the subsequent enslavement of the Jewish people. It’s in this parsha that the baby Moshe is delivered out of harms way; placed and sealed into a tiny basket by his parents, Amram and Yocheved, and found by Pharaoh’s righteous daughter, Batya.

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Visit the Mystical Holy City of Tzfat

Visit the Mystical Holy City of Tzfat

A winding drive up the northern mountains of the upper Galilee will bring you to the holy, mystical city of Safed, one of Israel’s four Holy cities and the highest city in Israel. Located 900 meters above sea level, the drive alone is sure to bring you to heightened spiritual levels as you gaze out upon the awesomely inspiring vistas of mountains, valleys, and horizon of open, undeveloped land where horses, cattle and other domestic and wild animals graze freely.

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Top 5 Jewish Dating Sites

Top 5 Jewish Dating Sites

As a long-time bachelor, I’ve found that there are quite a few high-quality Jewish dating sites out there. It seems that each of these is tailored with a specific audience…

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Russian Jews: the Most Pro-Israel Diaspora Jews

Russian Jews: the Most Pro-Israel Diaspora Jews

Over the past years, Russian-speaking Jews living in the US, Canada, Germany, and other countries have become exceedingly visible in pro-Israel events and demonstrations. This phenomenon can be noted on US university campuses, it’s evident at the yearly “March with Israel “ parade on 5th avenue in New York, as well as in the fight against anti-Israel propaganda in Vancouver, Canada.

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Come enjoy the autumn leaves of northern Israel

Come enjoy the autumn leaves of northern Israel

For us olim from the diaspora, who grew up with four, well-defined seasons, autumn here can seem a bit…well understated to say the least. I remember how everyone eagerly awaited the “fall leaves,” piling into our cars to drive along the narrow mountainside roads to see the amazing palette of colors that HaShem used each year to herald the arrival of autumn.

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Israel’s Campaign to Return Assets to Heirs of Holocaust Victims Hits Full Stride

Israel’s Campaign to Return Assets to Heirs of Holocaust Victims Hits Full Stride

Note from me: Hashava is an Israeli company who’s making the time and money for locating the heirs of Jews who invested into Palestine (when Israel was under British control) funds. We need the help of the next generation of Jews. We need you to contact your parents and grandparents and find out if they may have invested in Palestine stocks. Even if you have no idea if this was the case or not, please make an effort to locate your relatives here: Search to see if you’re a heir of someone who bought Palestine stocks.

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