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Mount Hebron teachers, students work to grasp the intangible
BY Melissa Gerr
October 31, 2013

Six Million. For the past five years, since 2008, students at Mount Hebron High School have been working on a project trying to comprehend what those words stand for and to create something tangible that could adequately represent their meaning. As part of their curriculum, incoming freshmen read “Night,” a memoir by Elie Wiesel about 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 »

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Panelists to talk work-life balance at Beth El
BY Mayan Jaffe
October 31, 2013

“Lean In” has become a slogan of sorts for working woman across the country. When Sheryl Sandberg wrote and published, “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead,” which chronicles her personal journey and navigation of work and life — she served as the chief operating officer of Facebook at the time of its CONTINUE »