Haifa University To Mark Christian, Arab Holidays

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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… Read More

Camp Time!

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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 [in Capital Camp videos] amazed… Read More

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Singing Israel

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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…. Read More

MLK Would have been proud

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Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream “that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning … for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Today, this dream is being carried out … in Israel. According to the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics,… Read More

Dead Sea Scrolls Online

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In a joint venture with Google, the Israel Antiquities Authority launched the Leon Levy Online Library, a free online digitized virtual library featuring the Dead Sea Scrolls. The launch comes some 11 years after the completion of the publication of the Dead Sea Scrolls, initiated by the IAA, and 65 years after the first scrolls… Read More

For The Soldiers’ Parents

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A new program has popped up in Jewish Baltimore that will serve as a support not only for Baltimoreans who choose to join the Israel Defense Forces, but also their parents. The Parents of Lone Soldiers Chavura was founded last year by Greenspring-area resident Adam Edelman and wife Phran after their son, Aaron, joined the… Read More