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

What are your impressions of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore??

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Phyllis London: The Associated educates the community of the need for the Jewish people to take care of each other. Melvin “Mickey” Steinberg: The Associated is extremely important because it is a community-wide organization and it takes care of … the many needs in the Metropolitan Baltimore community. Lynne Lamartina: I think the biggest thing… Read More

“Sinners and the Sea”

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“Sinners and the Sea” Howard Books, 2013; 352 pages   If one of Rebecca Kanner’s goals in “Sinners and the Sea” was to paint a vivid picture of the depravity that made up antediluvian society, she succeeded. Using the unnamed and scorned wife of Noah as first-person narrator, Kanner creates a society virtually lacking in… 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

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Israelis Love Life in The holy land A recently published poll by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics reveals that the majority of Israelis are very pleased with their lives. Eighty-eight percent of Israelis are content with their lives; 52.3 percent believe their lives will improve in the near future. Almost 60 percent of respondents said… Read More