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ARTICLES BY: Judy Lash Balint / JNS.org


April 19, 2019 10:32 am
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Nineteen Ways You Know It’s Passover in Israel

JNS.org - If you’ve never heard an Arab calling out alter zachen (“old things”) in Yiddish, then you’ve never experienced pre-Passover preparations in Jerusalem. It’s...

November 2, 2017 3:48 pm
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Iconic Jerusalem Site Harnesses Virtual Reality to Fuse the Past, Present and Future

JNS.org – One of Jerusalem’s most iconic tourist sites is deploying futuristic technology to blend the past and the present, placing it at the vanguard of...

June 30, 2017 10:23 am
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New Airport Expected to Be a Game-Changer for Southern Israel’s Tourism Scene

JNS.org - Driving into Timna Park, a 15,000-acre nature reserve bounded by majestic, red-tinged hills, it’s easy to feel the awe and serenity that’s the hallmark of...

June 29, 2017 1:13 pm
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Archaeology Haven of Caesarea Seeks to Emerge as ‘Main Tourism Site’ in Israel

JNS.org - Chances are that if you’ve been on an organized tour to Israel during the past four decades, you’ve visited the ancient Mediterranean harbor city...

February 8, 2017 7:03 am
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Women’s Pre-Army Program Forced to Move, Reflecting Religious Debate in Israel

JNS.org - It’s hard to believe that 27 female teenagers are the cause of an intense debate within Israel’s national-religious population. The young women are students at Mechinat...

February 1, 2017 8:05 am
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How Two US-Trained Israel Advocates Became International Spokesmen

JNS.org - You could say that Yishai Fleisher was destined to be a Jewish activist. Born in Haifa on the day of the 1976 Entebbe hijacking...

January 8, 2017 6:58 am
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Preserving the Early History of the State of Israel

JNS.org -- The early founders of the Jewish state are being encouraged by an ambitious documentary program to tell their remarkable, personal stories of Israel's beginnings, so that...

December 23, 2016 3:01 am
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Israel’s First Hanukkah Candle Factory Endures 77-Year History

JNS.org - The Menorah Candle Company, a manufacturer and exporter of millions of Hanukkah candles worldwide, is one of the oldest businesses in the industrial zone of...

December 22, 2016 7:08 am
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‘City’ of Military Training Bases Is Latest Game-Changer in Southern Israel

JNS.org - A not-so-quiet demographic and geographic revolution is taking place in Israel these days. After years of planning, concrete efforts are underway to shift populations -- particularly...

November 1, 2016 11:52 am
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Jewish and Mormon Leaders Come Together to Remember Shared Values, Support for Zionism

JNS.org -- Exactly 175 years ago, an American non-Jew, under the direction of the founder of his church, climbed the Mount of Olives and offered an...

April 7, 2016 6:54 am
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Israel’s National Library Turns the Page With an Eye on Community, Technology

JNS.org - The recent groundbreaking ceremony for the new building of the National Library of Israel (NLI), a major event in the history of Jerusalem, was a deeply...

March 11, 2016 4:08 am
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Enterprising Spirit Sparks the Tourism Treasures of Israel’s Western Galilee

JNS.org - Yoney Skiba welcomes guests to the full-size Ethiopian hut in the yard of her home on Kibbutz Evron, near Nahariya, close to Israel’s northern...

October 2, 2015 10:45 am
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What’s That Huge White Bridal Dress Floating Over the Tower of David?

JNS.org -  “What’s that huge white bridal dress floating over the Tower of David?” That’s what visitors to Jerusalem’s Old City asked last week. The wedding...

July 23, 2015 7:10 am
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At Jerusalem Film Festival, New Year Brings New Kind of Drama

JNS.org - In July 2014 in Jerusalem, sirens over the city at the beginning of the 50-day Gaza war forced the cancellation of the outdoor opening...

Culture

Controversial YouTube Star, PewDiePie, Rescinds $50,000 Pledge to ADL

Controversial video star, PewDiePie, has reversed himself and is withdrawing a pledge made...

A Rosh Hashanah Reunion — and Revelation

Below is an excerpt from "Don’t Wait Up" by Liz Astrof. Copyright © 2019 by Liz Astrof. Reprinted by permission...

Features

Birthright’s Excel Program Gets High Marks All Around

JNS.org - “It’s so much more.” That’s the mantra of the 54 Jewish young adults from across North America who...

New ‘Brave’ Approach to Combating Antisemitism on College Campuses

JNS.org - A new project called “Brave” is bringing together veterans of the...

World

Osama bin Laden’s Son Hamza Killed in US Raid, Trump Says

Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the terrorist group, was killed in a US counterterrorism operation, President...

Israel

Trump Floats Possible Defense Treaty Days Ahead of Israeli Elections

President Donald Trump said on Saturday he had spoken with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about a possible mutual defense treaty between the two nations, a move that could bolster...

Middle East

Houthi Drones Hit Saudi Oil Heartland, Sources Say Crude Flows Disrupted

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Saturday attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry, including the world's biggest petroleum processing facility, in a strike that three sources...

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