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JERUSALEM (JTA) – Rocket sirens wailed across Israel as part of an annual nationwide preparedness drill. The sirens on the morning of June 2 also were broadcast on television and radio. Civilians were told to head to their bomb shelters and … more
Whenever and wherever I travel, I love visiting synagogues.  Through famous or obscure examples, I seek to enrich my understanding of how beauty and holiness converge. On my recent trip to Israel, I had fully expected to encounter some … more
JTA – Israel may be the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity, but it is also one of the world’s least religious nations, according to a new poll. The WIN/Gallup poll of 63,898 residents in 65 countries found that 65 percent of Israelis … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – An Israeli startup company that creates music education technology has raised $5 million in new funding. Tonara raised the funding from Baidu, the maker of China’s leading search engine, and Israel-based Carmel Ventures, a … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Women of the Wall for the first time read from a full-size Torah scroll during the group’s monthly prayer service at the Western Wall, contravening regulations there. The Torah scroll, one of 100 available for public use on … more
From a recent conversation with a group of my fellow teaching volunteers, I have come to the realization that most Israeli teachers, administrators and staff (save for the school guard and maintenance man) are female. Though the extent of it feels … more
JNS –The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has decided to invest some 100 million shekels ($25.4 million) in developing a cellular phone-based alert system for Israeli civilians that will help guide Israeli citizens to safe areas during a missile … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israeli actress Gal Gadot has been selected as the new face of Gucci Fragrances. Gadot, who plays Wonder Woman in the upcoming DC Entertainment/Warner Bros film “Batman v Superman,” made the announcement on her Facebook … more
JTA – Much of what Alan Teitleman teaches in his political science classes at South Piedmont Community College in North Carolina is theoretical. But on March 17, Teitleman will undertake a political act that is anything but. Teitleman is … more
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – The first thing I learned in Israel is that there is no such thing as lines. Any form of order or organization is simply frowned upon in a society, comprised of a people that has been pushed around enough throughout history to … more
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