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Yehuda Meshi Zahav. Credit: ZAKA.

ZAKA rescue organization founder to receive Israel Prize for lifetime achievement

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Yehuda Meshi Zahav, founder and chairman of ZAKA, was tapped for the 2021 Israel Prize in the category of “Lifetime Achievement and Special Contribution to Society and the State,” Israeli Education Minister Yoav Galant...
Professor Ariela Lowenstein. Credit: The University of Haifa.

Israel Prize announces two University of Haifa professors as 2021 winners

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Two professors from the University of Haifa have been announced recipients of the prestigious 2021 Israel Prize: Professor Ariela Lowenstein for work in the field of sociology and criminology, and Professor Nitza Ben-Dov for...
Israeli poet Natan Zach, who died on Nov. 6, 2020 at the age of 89. Photo by Moshe Shai/Flash90.

Israel Prize-winning poet Natan Zach dies at 89

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Natan Zach, an Israeli writer who had a major impact on the development of modern Hebrew poetry, died on Friday at the age of 89. Zach published more than two dozen books, including several that...
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin with Rona Ramon, the wife of the late Ilan Ramon, who died in the 2003 “Columbia” space shuttle explosion. She died in December 2018 after a long battle with cancer. Credit: Haim Zach/GPO.

Israel’s highest cultural honor to be awarded posthumously to Rona Ramon

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Rona Ramon will be posthumously awarded the Israel Prize, the country’s highest cultural honor, announced Education Minister Naftali Bennett on Tuesday. Ramon, the wife of the late Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon, who perished in the Columbia space...
The late Israeli author Amos Oz. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

World-Renowned Israeli Literary Figure Amos Oz Dies at Age 79

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Israeli author and intellectual Amos Oz died on Friday at the age of 79. “My beloved father, Amos Oz, a wonderful family man, an author, a man of peace and moderation, died today peacefully after...

Israel Prize for lifetime achievement to go to veteran politician, bereaved mother

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Former Israeli Foreign Minister David Levy and inspirational speaker Miriam Peretz, who lost two sons in battle, were named this week as this year’s recipients of the Israel Prize for lifetime achievement. The Israel Prize...

Dead Sea Scrolls expert to receive Israel Prize in Jewish studies

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Prof. Elisha Qimron of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev will be awarded the Israel Prize in the category of Jewish studies for his research into the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Education Ministry announced on...