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Daily Archives: July 22, 2021

An Israeli couple poses for a picture before their wedding in Moshav Yashresh on April 6, 2020. Photo by Yossi Aloni/Flash90.

Ahead of Tu B’Av, study takes crack at Israelis’ relationship status

Ahead of Tu B’Av, Israel’s version of Valentine’s Day, which begins on Friday night, the Central Bureau of Statistics released data on the relationship status of Israelis from 2019. Some 48,056 couples married through authorized...
Omri Casspi playing in the EuroBasket 2015 between Israel and Estonia. Credit: DarioZg/Shutterstock.

His basketball chapter may be over, but Omri Casspi’s next story has yet to...

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When Israeli basketball player Omri Casspi announced his retirement from professional basketball this week, fans and colleagues in the United States, Israel and the world of sports management were somewhat sad and a bit...

Spiritual Parenting: The Gift of a Reprimand

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Judeo-Christian theology espouses an immanent, loving God, a celestial coach rooting for each individual’s spiritual growth. Scripture is filled with reminders of this abundant love, with prayers and rituals offering myriad opportunities for returning...
Pope Francis I. Credit: Tânia Rêgo/ABr via Wikimedia Commons.

Recruiting Allies in the Fight Against Antisemitism

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Within a week, Pope Francis and two prominent black men took steps that can only benefit the Jewish people in a followup, perhaps coincidental, to a rally of Jews and others who gathered near...
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin delivers an address at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland upon his arrival in the United States for a state visit, Jan. 1, 1978. Credit: USAF

The inspirational life of Menachem Begin

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Winston Churchill once wrote, “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to go.” I thought of those words recently after watching “Upheaval,” a new documentary film produced by the Hidden...
President of FC Barcelona Joan Laporta takes part in a tree-planting ceremony in Israel organized by Keren Kayemet LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund on July 20, 2021. Source: Screenshot.

FC Barcelona president honored with tree-planting ahead of Tel Aviv match

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The president of FC Barcelona participated in a tree-planting ceremony in Israel ahead of the El Classico match in Tel Aviv between the soccer club’s legendary players and Real Madrid. Joan Laporta took part in a prayer...
A Ben & Jerry's store. Credit: Java Designs/Shutterstock.

Will US anti-BDS laws cause financial meltdown for Ben & Jerry’s and Unilever?

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The recent announcement that Ben & Jerry’s plans to end its sale of ice-cream in “occupied Palestinian territory,” primarily Judea and Samaria as well as eastern Jerusalem, has stirred a fierce reaction, including potential...
A view of Tehran. Credit: Vanchai Tan/Shutterstock.

Balance of power moves in Iran’s favor in Gulf, Jordan, as America pulls back...

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U.S. President Joe Biden met with Jordan’s King Abdullah on Monday amid concerns that Iran is gaining strategic ground in the Gulf area and Jordan as the United States pulls back from the region. “You’ve...
Hezbollah fighters holding the terror group's flags. Credit: nsf2019/Shutterstock.

Hezbollah’s notorious Unit 133 is back in business

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Earlier this month, the Israel Defense Force and Israel Police announced that they had thwarted a significant weapons-smuggling attempt from Lebanon into Israel. A total of 43 firearms worth millions of shekels were confiscated...
Israeli President Isaac Herzog speaks at a memorial ceremony for past Israeli premiers and presidents, at the President's Residence in Jerusalem on July 21, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israel’s president: Boycotts of Jewish state amount to ‘economic terrorism’

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Israeli President Isaac Herzog on Wednesday called boycotts of Israel a form of “economic terrorism.” Speaking at an event honoring the memories of late Israeli presidents and prime ministers, Herzog said: “The boycott against Israel is a...