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November 26, 2013

Millions of tourists to Israel now have a complete mobile audio tour guide and travel companion at their fingertips, as Israel App redefines the Israel travel experience for the 21st-century traveler. With stunning visuals, crisp informative audio content and hundreds of GPS-based guided tours, Israel App delivers a complete travel experience in the palm of CONTINUE »

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BY Michele J. Floam
November 26, 2013

St. Martin’s Press 2013, 336 pages In 1950s Brooklyn, sisters Rose and Pearl Weiss grow up in a loving but strict Ultra-Orthodox family, never imagining to defy their parents or their community. Rose dreams of a world outside of her sheltered life and leaves behind her younger sister, Pearl, her family and her way of CONTINUE »

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November 21, 2013

Essie Keyser: We are planning a big celebration where we will either stuff the turkey with latkes or eat them on the side. Michael Taylor: Turkey fry in the morning! Cantor Susan Alcott: I am thinking of bringing some latkes to where we are going to celebrate. We are bringing a menorah, and we will sing some songs. CONTINUE »

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BY Gabriel Lewin
November 21, 2013

By Nathan Shapow and Bob Harris The Robson Press 2013, 256 pages “The Boxer’s Story,” an autobiography by Nathan Shapow with sports writer Bob Harris, is really three stories. The first, Shapow’s unbelievable story of survival during the Holocaust, is important both as a story of survival and as a testament to the atrocities of CONTINUE »

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November 21, 2013

Are the voters in Israel mimicking American voters in their lack of participation in local elections? This year, only 32 percent of eligible voters turned out for the mayoral elections in Jerusalem; only 22 percent turned out in Tel Aviv. Despite these low numbers, the mayors of Israel’s three largest cities — Jerusalem, Tel Aviv CONTINUE »