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Ground collision causes disruptions on Delta’s New York-Tel Aviv route

Ground collision causes disruptions on Delta's New York-Tel Aviv route

… International Airport on Thursday has caused significant disruptions on Delta’s New York-Tel Aviv route over the course of the weekend.

Hundreds of passengers supposed to fly on that route were delayed.

A New York-bound Delta flight that was supposed to take off on Thursday night collided on the ground with an Airport Authorities tractor that was in the incorrect location.

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Thousands rally in Tel Aviv to remember Yitzhak Rabin

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Tens of thousands gathered in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv on Saturday for a memorial ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of the assassination of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin.

The rally, held next to the spot where Yigal Amir shot Rabin dead with three bullets to the back on November 4, 1995, brought together Israelis from all walks of life, in particular from a wide range of leftwing activists representing political parties and activist …

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Bet Aviv in Columbia, Maryland

Name:

Bet Aviv

Address1:

5885 Robert Oliver Place

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City:

Columbia

Location:

Maryland

Zipcode:

21045

Type:

Reform

Tel:

410-992-9994

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Services:

Fri Evening Services, High Holidays

Website:

http://www.betaviv.org/

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Bnai Aviv in Weston, Florida

Name:

Bnai Aviv

Address1:

1410 Indian Trace

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City:

Weston

Location:

Florida

Zipcode:

Type:

Conservative

Tel:

1-954-384-8265

Fax:

1-954-384-0352

Services:

Website:

http://www.bnaiaviv.org/

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The Great Synagogue in Tel Aviv, Israel

… Name:

The Great Synagogue

Address1:

110 Allenby Street

Address2:

City:

Tel Aviv

Location:

Israel

Zipcode:

Type:

Orthodox

Tel:

03 560 4905

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Services:

High Holidays

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Comunidad Judia Aviv de Valencia in Valencia, Spain

Name:

Comunidad Judia Aviv de Valencia

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Address2:

City:

Valencia

Location:

Spain

Zipcode:

46001

Type:

Masorti

Tel:

0034- 645 117 743

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Services:

Fri Evening Services, High Holidays, Tourist Visits

Website:

http://www.comunidadjudiaaviv.com/

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Beit Avi Chai commemorates Holocaust Day

Beit Avi Chai commemorates Holocaust Day

… will lecture on true and imaginary memories.The musical segment of the evening will feature the Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble and the Ha-Lev ve-ha-Maayan quartet. In addition, the Kol Rina choir will sing, together with Cantor Netanel Baram.

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WIZO sets sights on improving Israel’s standing in world

… Organization, a Jewish activist group celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, gathered in Tel Aviv on Monday for its annual Meeting of Representatives.

WIZO chairwoman Tova Ben-Dov welcomed the delegates from 24 countries to the event at the Hilton Hotel and spoke about the organization’s significant contribution to Israel.

“During the last 90 years WIZO has stood for integrity,” Ben-Dov said. “It is our ongoing commitment which makes WIZO an icon of Israeli …

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Trying to fill the void

… said of Germany during a recent interview with The Jerusalem Post at a quaint café in central Tel Aviv.

“Never,” she added for good measure.

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WikiLeaks: Israel aimed to keep Gaza economy on brink of collapse

… it has all 250,000 U.S. cables leaked to WikiLeaks, showed that Israel kept the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv briefed on its internationally criticized blockade of the Gaza Strip.

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Iranian Jewish history on show at Beit Hatefutsoth

Iranian Jewish history on show at Beit Hatefutsoth

… community’s 2,700-year-old history and rich heritage opens on Thursday at Beit Hatefutsoth in Tel Aviv.

The exhibition includes archeological and cultural artifacts, including ancient manuscripts, talismans, carpets and both secular and religious music. The exhibition also includes contemporary artworks by Iranian Jewish artists now living in Israel, Europe and the United States.

“We are deeply honored and excited that Beit Hatefutsoth will be the first to expose the …

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Katsav’s lawyers: We’ll appeal ‘unequivocal’ rape verdict

Katsav's lawyers: We'll appeal 'unequivocal' rape verdict

Former President Moshe Katsav’s attorneys are planning to appeal the Tel Aviv District Court’s decision to convict him of rape, sexual assault and other sexual abuses.

“Precisely because the verdict was so unequivocal there is room to appeal and to raise the fact that the court ignored the evidence,” attorney Avigdor Feldman told Israel Radio after the judges read their decision on Thursday.

“The verdict has created an image of Moshe Katsav as a …

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‘Jewish WikiLeaks’ goes live in Jerusalem

'Jewish WikiLeaks' goes live in Jerusalem

… Press, whose official launch was on Monday, is a joint initiative of the national library and Tel Aviv University “that will give researchers, teachers, students and the general public rapid, easy and unprecedented access to periodicals,” Weinberg said.

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A Different Holiday Tradition

… a couple of them out, but nothing, and I mean, nothing compares to their peanut butter and jelly cookie sandwich. It involves two peanut butter cookies held together by peanut butter and jelly in the middle. Greatest thing ever? Yes–it’s the greatest thing ever.

But a couple of dudes have found another reason for cookies–beyond eating them. Every December these two brothers make a gingerbread cookie house that replicates a great moment in Jewish history.

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Iranian Jewry’s fascinating story

… to the history, culture and contemporary life of Iranian Jewry will open at Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv on Thursday, December 30.

This exhibition is the first to present a comprehensive, in-depth portrait of Iranian Jewry and introduce visitors to the fascinating world of an ancient community and its cultural, social, economic and political life.

The intriguing story unfolds over more than 2,700 years, beginning with the first Jews exiled from Jerusalem by the Babylonians and …

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Refugees protest in TA: ‘We are not diseased’

Over 1,000 people, including Israelis and refugees, marched through Tel Aviv Friday morning in protest of the racism against them and the government’s decision to set up a detention center for infiltrators in the south of the country.

The protesters, who demonstrated through Rothschild Boulevard, held signs reading: “Netanyahu is a racist – don’t set up the detention center.”

Foreign worker aid organizations opposing the detention facility said …

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Apple’s iPad helps Israeli hospital treat patients

… CT scans from afar.

The Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, located in the largely ultra-orthodox Tel Aviv suburb Bnei Brak, said on Tuesday it is the first hospital to program the high-resolution, touch-screen iPad to interact with Microsoft Corp’s Chameleon software used by hospitals.

The hospital’s computer department programmed the iPad with the help of an external technology company.

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Low-Fat Latkes for Hanukkah

Low-Fat Latkes for Hanukkah

… as well as the egg white and the canola oil. Toss all the ingredients.

Drop the mixture into the cookie sheets using a tablespoon. Bake the latkes for ten minutes.

Flip the latkes and bake for an additional five minutes.

Transfer to a serving plate and serve with a non-fat sour cream.

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Secular Tel Aviv’s very own ‘messiah’

Secular Tel Aviv's very own 'messiah'

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Tel Aviv has long prided itself on being a secular, cosmopolitan outpost in a land overflowing with religions, saints and shrines – but now it has its very own “messiah”.Sitting cross-legged on the ground in a gritty part of town by a bustling open-air market, he exudes the air of a Biblical character, down to his long hair, beard and sandals.

“One year and two months ago I was an …

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Kabbalah gathering transcends religious boundaries

Kabbalah gathering transcends religious boundaries

… and 2,500 visitors from other nations – gathered on Tuesday at the Trade Fairs Center in Tel Aviv for the Eighth Annual World Kabbalah Convention. The mostly non-Jewish visitors hailed from Turkey, Germany, China, South Africa, Sweden, among others.Holding their countries’ flags, delegation representatives took to the stage at the opening ceremony. “I really feel like you are my family,” said a member of the Japanese delegation, who was overcome with emotion.

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Bnei Brak rabbis:Don’t rent to refugees

… A few months after the publication of a rabbis’ petition calling to avoid renting apartments in Tel Aviv to African immigrants, rabbis in Bnei Brak issue a similar halachic ruling Monday, prohibiting residents to rent out apartments in the religious city and its surroundings to African refugees and illegal immigrants at large.

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Simple Hanukkah Wreath Project

Simple Hanukkah Wreath Project

… branches, scissors, silver pine cones, a fourteen inches wire wreath form, floral wires and wire cutter.

Start making your wreath by cutting the evergreens into pieces, six inches long.

Cut a part of the wire (3 inches long) and tie this to the top of the wire form. This will serve as hanger for your wreath.

Place a piece of evergreen into the wire form. Secure the evergreen in place by tying a two-inch wire at the end of each evergreen.

Continue putting evergreen branches around the …

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Weddings in Israel

… and a myriad of both wildlife and human cultures. Aloft the great city of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are some of the most arresting and artistic view of the countryside with its green flourishing valleys and lush towering forest. That is why, to be married couples from all walks of life dream of having their special wedding day in Israel.

Israeli Weddings can be held in the ecumenical city of Tel Aviv, or some beautiful and typical locations such as Masada, in sacred Jerusalem with …

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The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer

… books, and nearly 150 short stories. The settings of Singer’s stories span the globe, from Tel Aviv to Miami Beach, and take place throughout the ages.

But the bulk of his stories take place in Eastern European villages in the late 1800s through the First World War, and in New York during the 1940s-70s. His themes include love, death, temptation, and getting old. His stories explore the spirit world (demons, angels, ghosts, transmigration of souls, etc.), love transcending death, and …

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The Jewish Political Tradition: Volume II: Membership

… in Princeton. Menachem Lorberbaum is senior lecturer in the department of Jewish philosophy at Tel Aviv University. Noam J. Zohar is senior lecturer in the department of philosophy at Bar Ilan University. Ari Ackerman is lecturer in the School of Education at the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem. All four editors are research fellows at the Shalom Hartman Institute.

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In the Footsteps of the Lost Ten Tribes

… that he may be right.â€

Professor Yona David, Professor of Literature of the Middle Ages, Tel Aviv University

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Real Jews: Secular Versus Ultra-Orthodox: The Struggle for Jewish Identity in Israel

… in traditional clothing following exacting religious rules.

Writing from his unique vantage as a Tel Aviv resident, Noah Efron examines the discomfiture and spleen that some secular Jews feel when confronted with their ultra-Orthodox brethren. He recounts the difficult history of the ultra-Orthodox in Europe and Palestine, and examines their role in Israel, a country obsessed with and conflicted about what it means to be a Jew. Despite political, economic, cultural, and religious reasons for …

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The Women’s Minyan

The Women's Minyan

… of Naomi Ragen’s first play, which premiered in July 2002 at Habima National Theater in Tel Aviv. It is based on a true story: a Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) woman, wife of a rabbi, mother of 12, leaves her home and stays with a friend. The community’s “modesty squad” tries in vain to force her to go back. Her friend is physically attacked, her arm and leg broken. The rabbi’s wife is punished: she is cut off from her children, against her will.

Novelist Ragen learned of this …

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A Responsible Life: The Spiritual Path of Mussar

Ira F. Stone

Publisher: Aviv Press

Mussar, a late 19th century Jewish renewal movement, focused on a spirituality of ethics. This book explores how Mussar principles are relevant to contemporary life, discusses the challenges of making moral choices, and explains how to use Mussar principles to develop a meaningful spiritual practice that is based on the needs of others, rather than the self.

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Rabbi Haim David Halevy: Gentle Scholar and Courageous Thinker

… the dilemmas of modern times. From 1972 until his death, he served as the Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv.

Influenced by the profound and compassionate teachings of his mentor Rabbi Benzion Uziel, Rabbi Halevy represented the best in the Sephardic tradition of the Judeo-Spanish Sephardim. His monumental knowledge and keen insight were widely recognized. He won many prizes for his intellectual achievements, and in 1997 was awarded the Israel Prize by the State of Israel in appreciation of …

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