Israel

(Yehoshua Yosef)
BY Roey Tshuva, Baltimore Zionist District
June 20, 2013

Hebrew Book Week is an annual week-long event celebrating Hebrew literature, which takes place in Israel during June. During book-sale events throughout the country, publishers operate booths in major cities and many towns. These stalls introduce readers to all varieties of Hebrew literature, including books for children and youth. Discounts are valid at most bookshops CONTINUE »

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June 13, 2013

Haifa University will become the first Israeli university to give days off to the student body for Christian and Arab holidays. The university senate voted earlier this month to give off for Christmas, Eid al Fitr (the end of Ramadan) and Eid al Adha (the Druze Feast of the Sacrifice), Haaretz reported. A special committee CONTINUE »

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June 11, 2013

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore When Nir Yakobov, 19, arrives at Capital Camps this summer to teach ropes, hiking and camping, it will be a unique experience for this Ashkelon native. Although Nir attended overnight camp in Israel, it wasn’t the typical American-style camp experience. “What I saw amazed CONTINUE »

May 31, 2013

Israel certainly has its share of stunning landscapes, and with its vast array of deserts, lush fields, mountains, vineyards and magnificent bodies of water, it was the obvious location choice forMatisyahu’s new video, “Sunshine.” In this video, Matisyahu, a popular American reggae singer,returns to the deserts of Israel, where he recorded his most recent album. CONTINUE »