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Director gives behind-the-scenes look at Yiddish-language film ‘Menashe’

“Menashe” is an insightful and moving portrait set within Brooklyn’s Chasidic community and is the first full-length film in Yiddish to hit the big screen in 70 years. The story behind the film is just as engaging.

Wednesday 08/09/2017
Roman city that housed apostles found in Israel, archaeologists say
Posted: August 09, 2017

Archaeologists say they have discovered a lost Roman city that was home to three of Jesus’ apostles — Peter, Andrew and Philip — on the shore of the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel.

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Wednesday 07/19/2017
Mayim Bialik, new voice of SodaStream, lauds Israeli company’s ‘diversity’
Posted: July 19, 2017

Mayim Bialik, a star on the CBS hit sitcom “The Big Bang Theory,” launched a witty new video campaign last week for SodaStream, succeeding actress Scarlett Johansson as the official pitchwoman for the Israeli beverage carbonation company.

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Wednesday 07/12/2017
What did Israel’s ancient kings wear? Textile discovery provides ‘hints’
Posted: July 12, 2017

A newly published study may lend unprecedented insights into the wardrobe of Israel’s ancient kings.

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Wednesday 07/05/2017
Distributor thrilled by Israeli film’s unexpected U.S. success
Posted: July 05, 2017

The Israeli film “The Women’s Balcony,” which is set in a traditional Orthodox community in Jerusalem, has become an unexpected box office hit both in Israel and the United States.

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Wednesday 06/14/2017
Discover the healing power of expressing gratitude
Posted: June 14, 2017

Six months ago, when Americans celebrated Thanksgiving, it is likely that most of us acknowledged the blessings of a good life. At the midway mark, I ask you, how often have you expressed gratitude since then? According to a 2011 Harvard Mental Health Letter, people who routinely express gratitude sleep better, go to the doctor less often and show less depressive symptoms. It is amazing how many positive correlates there are to gratitude. So many, in fact, that you’d think we’d all be chasing after it all the time. So why aren’t we?

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Thursday 06/01/2017
Exploring Arizona’s treasures, even during summer months
Posted: June 01, 2017

Take a historical tour

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Wednesday 05/10/2017
Exploring the largest synagogue in Europe: the Dohány Street synagogue in Budapest
Posted: May 10, 2017

Budapest greeted me with a gorgeous sunset as I woke up, ready to explore the beautiful Hungarian capital and its historical Jewish Quarter.

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Wednesday 05/03/2017
Holocaust survivors’ grandchildren, equipped with vast archive, keep stories alive
Posted: May 03, 2017

Beckah Restivo is glad she attended college in Washington, D.C. One of the primary reasons is George Washington University’s proximity to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, where her fascination with Holocaust history blossomed.

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