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A Time for Everything

November marked the start of something new–our seven-day hike along the southern portions of the Israel National Trail.

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MOSHE LEON
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Jerusalem Has a New Mayor

The Israeli capital has a new mayor following a cliff-hanger of an election.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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Netanyahu: “You are our best ambassadors”

“The Jewish State of Israel has no better friends than the Evangelical Christians,” Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in front of some 200 representatives of Christian media worldwide.

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(Small) Political Earthquake

The municipal political scene in Israel was rattled in November when the Jerusalem-area religious city of Beit Shemesh for the first time ever elected a female mayor.

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Al-Dawayima
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Holocaust Victims Become Arabs?

It has become increasingly common for local Arab media to present unrelated photographs as evidence of purported Israeli crimes. In other words, “fake news.”

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Kadosh
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Model Ambassador

When Maya Kadosh, Israel’s current ambassador to India, joined the diplomatic corps, she never imagined that the job requirements would one day include modeling.

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Snake
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Israel’s National Snake

One wouldn’t expect a country officially choosing its “national snake” to make headlines, especially in the international media.

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Mohammed bin Salman
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Democracy and Civil Rights in Arab Monarchies

The murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul allegedly by agents of his own country failed to make any genuine waves in the Arab world.

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Nobel Prize
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Nobel Jews

It is not politically correct to even hint at the possibility of one ethnic group excelling over another.

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Leah
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Jewish World

Leah

Part 1

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Jerusalem
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40 Years

Covering Israel is not an easy task.

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Kinetic Museum in Rishon LeZion

The new Yaacov Agam Museum has opened in the seaside town of Rishon LeZion.

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Bereshit
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Jewish World

Bereshit – In the Beginning

This month, we have chosen for you a slightly older song that deals with God’s creation and an earlier time of pristine landscapes reminiscent of Paradise.

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Israel Remembers Stan Lee

Stan Lee, the revolutionary comic writer, died on November 12 at the age of 95. Lee is regarded as the founder of the modern comic genre.

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Israel and Cyprus Practice for War

Military cooperation between Israel and the island nation of Cyprus has been growing of late. In October, Israeli army units traveled to Cyprus to participate in a joint week-long maneuver.

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IDF
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Recruits From 36 Countries

It never becomes less awe-inspiring to see immigrants from all over the world meld into a single fighting force in the Israeli army.

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Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar
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“We Are Doing God’s Work”

While a growing percentage of the Israeli public rejects their brand of religion, as evidenced by the dwindling number of Orthodox Jewish Members of Knesset, the rabbis continue to insist that they are doing God’s work in opposing the secular authorities of the state.

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Dream and Nightmare
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Dream and Nightmare

There is no passage in the Bible that describes the longing of the children of Israel for Jerusalem more tangibly and in such a heart-rending fashion as the verse in Psalm 137: “By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion.

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LORD
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God Seeks Contact

In Genesis, God addresses man and explains his role in creation: “And God blessed them. And God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.

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Forgiveness and Healing
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Forgiveness and Healing

The concept of forgiveness is something that resonates in the psyche of each human being differently.

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