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Mayim Bialik, new voice of SodaStream, lauds Israeli company’s ‘diversity’

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.

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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Monday 04/10/2017
Acclaimed violinist and his family to perform at Beth Ami Temple
Posted: April 10, 2017

Music, not words, is how Lan Qui expresses a love of God that transcends all faiths.

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Only Jewish museum in Arab world celebrates 20th anniversary
Posted: April 10, 2017

W    henever we travel, my wife, Stephanie, always makes sure we seek out Jewish historical sites to explore and study. She retired as history teacher, but never let her thirst for knowledge run dry. An old synagogue in Berlin. The Jewish quarter in Prague (on Passover no less). She always knows just where to look.

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