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Solemn events mark Yom Hazikaron

The Israeli American Council – Arizona held a Yom Hazikaron event at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus in Scottsdale on April 30. The guest speaker of the evening was 1st. Lt. Ohad Roisblat, commander of an APC in the Gaza neighborhood of Shujaiyeh during Operation Protective Edge. Ohad led the Golani Brigade into battle….

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First-ever construction-tech hub opens in Israel

The Israeli launch of the world’s first construction-tech hub aims to provide construction companies and real-estate developers everywhere access to disruptive high-tech innovation. Announced on April 27, the Construction Innovation Zone is a unique joint project of the Israel Builders Association, the Tel Aviv-based SOSA platform for global startup ecosystems, the Israeli Construction and Housing…

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Summer fun in Israel

The school year in Israel runs from Sept. 1 through June 30. Israeli kids especially look forward to hahofesh ha-gadol (“the big vacation,” as summer break is universally called here), because they go to school six days a week. So during the school year they seldom get a chance to sleep over at a friend’s…

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The magic of Roy Dahan’s music

“Do you know how many new songs I have at this moment, waiting in the drawer to be recorded? Zero,” says Israeli singer-songwriter Roy Dahan, 37. “I believe that if you write a song, it is meant to be heard.” Roy recently released his third album titled “Through the Woods,” five years after the release…

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WOW! Women of the Wall to visit Arizona

Founded in 1988 to secure women’s rights to pray and read Torah at the Western Wall, Women of the Wall has become not only a battle for women’s status and pluralism in Israel, but also a role model for women seeking parity in other countries and religions. “This is a marathon and we still have…

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Preserving first-person testimony

The recent donation of materials about Luba Tryszynska, “The Angel of Bergen-Belsen,” adds an important message to the collection of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. “As important as it is to know about man’s capacity for evil, it is also important to know man’s capacity for good,” says Judith Cohen, the museum’s chief acquisitions curator….

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