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Archive for March, 2017

The Big Trip Posted by on Mar 23, 2017

The Big Trip (הַטִּיּוּל הַגָּדוֹל) is a literal translation for the Israeli custom of travelling abroad after being discharged from the army (צָבָא). Nowadays, Israeli boys serve three years in the צָבָא, and girls only two years. The majority packs their bags as soon as they can and fly away. This habit began as a…

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Purim Basket Posted by on Mar 10, 2017

Purim (פּוּרִים) is a fun festival, probably the kids` favorite one. The holiday of פּוּרִים commemorates the saving of the Jews from Haman, who planned to kill them back in the Persian Empire during the fourth century BCE. Although it happened many years ago, we still celebrate it happily. Who wouldn’t enjoy a festival…

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