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Temple Mount in Jerusalem

The fighting in Gaza, Jerusalem and across Israel, explained

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By Ben Sales and Ron Kampeas Rocket attacks in Israel. Airstrikes in Gaza. Violence in Jerusalem’s holiest sites. Protests across the city. It feels like Israel...
Yair Lapid

Israeli centrist Yair Lapid is given an opportunity to replace Benjamin Netanyahu

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Yair Lapid, an Israeli centrist, has officially been given the opportunity to remove Benjamin Netanyahu from power. On Wednesday, President Reuven Rivlin gave Lapid the...
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Did Netanyahu just lose? Here’s what happened Tuesday in Israeli politics

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has failed to form a government by the deadline imposed by Israeli law, thrusting the country into uncertain political...
Mourners at the funeral of someone who died at the Lag B'Omer stampede

What is Israel’s Mount Meron and why were so many Orthodox Jews gathered there...

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“If you haven’t seen the joy of Lag b’Omer on the grave of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, you haven’t seen joy at all,” wrote...
Lag B'Omer in Meron

At least 45 people dead in stampede at mass Lag B’Omer holiday celebration in...

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At least 45 people were crushed to death and at least 150 wounded Thursday night in a stampede during a celebration that drew tens...
Geerz bikers

How mountain biking is improving the health of at-risk Israeli youth

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By Josh Hasten Six-year-old “A” (name withheld upon request) was growing up plagued with anxiety. Living in a community in central Israel, his mother “S”...

With most votes counted in Israeli election, neither Netanyahu nor his opponents have majority

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With the vast majority of votes counted from Tuesday’s Israeli election, it appears that neither Benjamin Netanyahu nor his opponents have a clear path...

How to make a Zoom bar or bat mitzvah work for your family

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By Jennifer Zwilling and Jon Rosenwasser In March, just as the pandemic was forcing a shutdown of most routine social and economic activity in the...
Nefesh B'Nefesh co-working space

How to move to Israel while working remotely for a US employer

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By Renee Ghert-Zand It turns out the coronavirus pandemic has had an unexpected silver lining for Americans contemplating making aliyah: the normalization of working remotely. To...
Michael Vivier

US immigration to Israel holds up in 2020 despite pandemic, and interest is surging

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By Larry Luxner Emma Caplan, 23, was seven months into her job teaching English at an elementary school in Rishon Lezion in March when the...