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Israel approves ‘Gospel Trail’ cable car

Israel’s cabinet has approved the construction of the “Gospel Trail” cable car that, when completed, will run between Upper Nazareth and the lower slopes of Mount Tabor in order to enhance access to Christian tourist sites in the area.

Wednesday 09/13/2017
Ancient Hebrew seals from Judean kingdom unearthed
Posted: September 13, 2017

A collection of First Temple-period seals has been discovered during excavations in Jerusalem’s City of David.

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Wednesday 09/06/2017
Indian travel to Israel on the rise
Posted: September 06, 2017

Travel between India and Israel is on the rise in the aftermath of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic visit to the Jewish state in July, according to the Israeli Tourism Ministry.

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High Court criticizes Western Wall compromise freeze
Posted: September 06, 2017

Israel’s High Court of Justice has criticized the Israeli government over its stance on the issue of egalitarian prayer services at the Western Wall.

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Wednesday 08/30/2017
Reform, Conservative Jews say Western Wall compromise effectively dead
Posted: August 30, 2017

In a move that may further ignite tensions between Israel and Diaspora Jewry, the Reform and Conservative movements say they no longer agree with having an upgraded platform for egalitarian prayer just south of the Western Wall Plaza. They insist on getting a designated section in the main prayer area.

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Wednesday 08/23/2017
Ritual baths excavated at destroyed Great Synagogue of Vilna
Posted: August 23, 2017

Ateam of Israeli, Lithuanian and American archaeologists has unearthed the remains of two mikvahs used by congregants at the Great Synagogue in Vilna, which is the modern-day capital of Lithuania.

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Wednesday 08/09/2017
A rainbow, a blessing and a covenant to be peacemakers
Posted: August 09, 2017

Recently, in the late afternoon, after a classic Arizona monsoon, the sun broke through the clouds just long enough for me to see a stunning double rainbow above Temple Solel. It was simply breathtaking.

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Wednesday 08/02/2017
Torah procession marks Or Tzion’s move to new home
Posted: August 02, 2017

It was a joyous occasion on July 27, when members of Congregation Or Tzion participated in a Torah procession to the synagogue’s new home in Scottsdale.

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Love, Jewish-style: Tu B’Av has evolved into a holiday of romantic love
Posted: August 02, 2017

Forget Valentine’s Day. Jews have a romantic holiday of our own.

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Roving Rabbis return to Arizona to help isolated Jews reconnect with their faith
Posted: August 02, 2017

A poignant handwritten note proves the value of the Roving Rabbis program.

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