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32 Baltimore women journey through the heartbeat of Israeli society, inspired by the women who are transforming the country for a better tomorrow
BY Maayan Jaffe
October 31, 2013

One more step. Seize every moment. There is a famous poem by Israeli author Yehuda Amichai in which he describes the visits of tourists. “Visits of condolence is all we get from them. They squat at the Holocaust Memorial, they put on grave faces at the Wailing Wall, and they laugh behind the heavy curtains CONTINUE »

PM names Karnit Flug as head of the Bank of Israel
BY Maayan Jaffe
October 31, 2013

After months of indecision and several scandals, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Yair Lapid decided last week to appoint Dr. Karnit Flug as governor of the Bank of Israel. The Knesset approved the decision this week. Netanyahu and Lapid said in a statement, “We have been impressed by Dr. Flug’s performance as acting CONTINUE »

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Men want to marry educated women
BY Linda Gradstein
October 31, 2013

Eman Abu Ammar, 24, is studying language and literature at Ben-Gurion University. Unlike many Bedouin girls her age, she’s in no rush to get married. “Bedouin usually get married young,” she said. “People ask me, ‘Why aren’t you married, don’t you have anybody?’ It does pressure me, but I plan to choose a partner who CONTINUE »

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Ethiopian singer, winner of ‘Kochav Nolad,’ shares her message of perseverance
BY Maayan Jaffe
October 31, 2013

Hagit Yaso is an Israeli icon. She won the ninth season of “Kochav Nolad,” Israel’s version of “American Idol,” in 2011. And at only 24 years old, she is considered a role model for young Ethiopian girls. Yaso, who was in town earlier this week for performances through Jewish National Fund at the University of CONTINUE »