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The Israelis Who Fight in Ukraine Posted by on Mar 14, 2022

On February 26, two days after Russia invaded Ukraine, thousands of Israelis gathered in Tel-Aviv and Haifa. Wrapped in Ukrainian flags, they protested against the war. Earlier that day the Embassy of Ukraine in Israel posted on Facebook a call for volunteers: “the embassy has begun the formation of lists of volunteers who wish to…

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Reporting the Russo-Ukrainian Crisis in Hebrew Posted by on Mar 1, 2022

In the late 80’s, after the post-Soviet Russian government opened the borders of the former Soviet Union, many Jews emigrated. More than one million came to Israel since then from the different countries of the former Soviet Union. With two out of every three new immigrants to Israel coming from Russia or the Ukraine, they…

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Israel Population at Nearly 9.5 Million Posted by on Jan 10, 2022

One day before 2021 ended and 2022 began, the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics (הַלִּשְׁכָּה הַמֶּרְכָּזִית לִסְטָטִיסְטִיקָה) published, as usual, the updated data of Israel’s population. The Hebrew name of the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics is הַלִּשְׁכָּה הַמֶּרְכָּזִית לִסְטָטִיסְטִיקָה. The Hebrew noun for bureau is לׅשְׁכָּה (pronounced as lish-ka). לׅשְׁכָּה bears two meanings: one…

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Campaigns against Violence in Israel Posted by on Jun 28, 2021

The on-going unsolved Israeli-Palestinian conflict escalates every couple of years to a new round of fighting. This year, weeks of rising tension in East Jerusalem culminated in clashes at the holy site Temple Mount at the beginning of May. It soon escalated to a new outbreak of violence in the conflict and a deadly exchange…

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Coronavirus in Israel: Israel Returns to Normality Posted by on Jun 8, 2021

More than a year after the global pandemic broke out, the worldwide Covid-19 situation is still dire. While many countries are still struggling with case surges and high death toll; Israel, on the other hand, has already moved out of pandemic mode. On May 23, the headlines announced: next week almost all Covid-19 restriction will…

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Lag BaOmer celebration Ended in Tragedy Posted by on May 5, 2021

Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai (רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן בַּר יוֹחַאי), who lived in the second century, was a brilliant Talmudic scholar. He was an active Mishnaic sage who is attributed with the authorship of the Zohar, the main work of Kabbalah. According to tradition, Rabbi Shimon died on Lag BaOmer (ל”ג בָּעֹמֶר). On the day of his death, he…

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