Lydia Aisenberg shares her delight at Gilad Shalit’s release - a child of Israel who became every one's son. She then takes us to the West Bank and sees the joy of parents and friends of one of the terrorists released in the transfer of prisoners. A thought provoking story of identification and hope.

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THE SOLDIER AND THE TERRORIST
Category: Israel
Issue No. 163
 

Ownership, Furnishings, Repairs, Taxes, Securities, Change of Ownership, Length of Rental are the subjects discussed in this article which is intended as general information and should not be deemed legal advice.

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Renting an Apartment in Israel: A Primer
Category: Israel
Issue No. 163
 

Negative stereotypes and barriers are difficult to break, but ZAKA, a haredi life-saving, rescue and recovery volunteer organization is doing just that. Religious leaders - rabbis, qadis, sheikhs, priests and imams, signed a declaration of cooperation, issuing a joint call to members of their respective communities to join ZAKA as volunteers.

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ZAKA: a haredi organization that breaks down barriers and stereotypes
Category: Israel
Issue No. 163
 

This article explores the significance of a recently discovered treasure trove of historic documents in the Pre-state Arabic language newspaper Falastin. Over 30,000 pages of articles from the ‘30s and ‘40s, including photographs and political cartoons are now available to view.

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FAST FORWARD TO THE PAST WITH HELP FROM UNESCO
Category: Israel
Issue No. 163
 

Kinetis is a nonprofit, apolitical social start-up whose aim is to propel Israel’s image into new dimensions. From being one of just politics into one that is the vibrant capital of creativity. It aims to brand Israel as a land of innovative thinking and a hub of innovation.

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Israel = Energy in Motion
Category: Israel
Issue No. 163
 

A father’s hope that his soldier son will make it through his grueling army training is poignantly described in The Farther you go the Lighter it Gets. As he drives to work and goes through his normal daily activities, Ilan Hirschowitz tries to concentrate on mentally getting his son safely back home, and counts the days.

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The Further You Go the Lighter it Gets
Category: Israel
Issue No. 163
 

Started in 1982 Sar-El welcomes people from all over the world, of all ages and religions, who volunteer to help in the Israeli army. They come for two or three weeks living and working on an army base. They wear army uniform and do all kinds of tasks including packing supplies, painting and tidying up, and sorting medical supplies

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SAR-EL IDF VOLUNTEERS
Category: Israel
Issue No. 162
 

The largest protests that Israel has ever seen took place this summer. How will “the seed of change” started by the people in the tent cities continue? Is it the start of a real change in Israel’s social policies?

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They’re calling it the Love Revolution
Category: Israel
Issue No. 162
 

What was the significance of Og’s iron bed that is described in Deuteronomy? Geologist Michael Jaron gives us an interesting interpretation.

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OG’S IRON BED – GEOLOGIC INSIGHTS
Category: Israel
Issue No. 162
 

An incidental occurrence of a waitress sharing in a family’s Shabbat Kiddush evokes warm deep feelings of gratitude at being part of universal family when one lives in Israel.

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ONLY IN ISRAEL
Category: Israel
Issue No. 162
 
 
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