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Thousands attend terror victims Henkins’ funeral

By Anav Silverman JERUSALEM (Tazpit) – Following the horrifying terror attack that took the lives of two parents from the Neria community on Thursday night, thousands of people came to pay their respects to the murdered couple, Naama, 30, and Eitam Henkin, 31, who were buried on Friday morning, October 2 in Jerusalem. Their nine-year-old […]

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Israel showcases contemp. art

By Anav Silverman JERUSALEM (Tazpit)- Nearly 200 Israeli and international professional artists are showcasing their artwork in the second annual Jerusalem Biennale For Contemporary Jewish Art (September 24 – November 5). The works are featured in 10 different exhibitions held in different venues across the city that include secular and ultra-Orthodox Israeli Jewish curators and […]

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Harley – Davidson riders roar up to Kotel

By Anav Silverman JERUSALEM (Tazpit) –  Among the traditional knitted and velvet kippas of those praying at the men’s section of the Western Wall last night, one particular group stood out with their Harley-Davidson leather vests and black bandanas. An Israeli group of Harley-Davidson riders made their annual trip to Jerusalem, as part of the […]

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Secular Israelis to hear the sound of the shofar

By Anav Silverman JERUSALEM (Tazpit)–This year, the call of the shofar will be made accessible to thousands of Israelis, many of whom have never previously heard the blast of the shofar traditionally sounded on Rosh Hashanah in the synagogue. After 15 years of expanding Yom Kippur programs to 295 locations across the country, Tzohar, the […]

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For President Rivlin, it’s a honey of a job

  By Anav Silverman JERUSALEM (Tazpit) – Beekeepers from across Israel delivered their honey products to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin this week in light of a festive event held at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem for the upcoming Jewish New Year. A delegation of the Israeli Honey Council, which also included a three-generation family of […]

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Hamas captures alleged Israeli spy dolphin

By Anav Silverman JERUSALEM — Hamas’s naval unit has captured a dolphin spying for Israel, according to a report published today in the Palestinian Al Quds newspaper, Wednesday, August 19. The report stated that naval commando divers of the Hamas’s Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades military brigade captured a dolphin carrying surveillance equipment several weeks ago. The […]

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Longing for Gush Katif still strong a decade later

By Anav Silverman JERUSALEM (Tazpit) — For the 9,000 Gush Katif residents uprooted from their homes during Israel’s unilateral 2005 Disengagement from the southwestern edge of Gaza, memories of life in the sandy strip are still painfully strong. “I miss the sea and I miss my home,” said Hodaya Giat, 28, whose sad eyes echo her […]

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221 North Americans immigrate to Israel

By Anav Silverman TEL AVIV (Press Release) – On Tuesday morning, 221 new olim from across North America including 14 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and four Canadian provinces, landed in Israel.  The flight, chartered by Nefesh b’Nefesh, was facilitated in cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah & Immigrant Absorption, The Jewish Agency for Israel, […]

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Red heifers to be raised in Israel by Temple Institute

By Anav Silverman JERUSALEM – The Temple Institute is working together with an Israeli cattleman to raise a red heifer in Israel, in strict accordance with the Biblical commandment. The project is the culmination of years of research at the Temple Institute that fuses ancient religious texts and modern science. “We’ve been working on this […]

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Israeli Arab woman lauded for preserving wetlands

By Anav Silverman JERUSALEM (Tazpit) — The director of the Ein Afek Nature Reserve in northern Israel’s Acre Valley wetlands received international recognition recently for her efforts in restoring the man-made wetlands nature reserve. Giselle Hazzan, who is the first Arab woman to become a manger of a nature reserve in Israel, was awarded the […]

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Special IDF unit will focus on Arab medical needs

By Anav Silverman JERUSALEM (Tazpit) — An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reserves company has recently been designated to exclusively provide humanitarian care and medical assistance to Palestinians.  The particular company is comprised of medics, nurses and doctors who are trained to provide quality medical care and are able to function like a civilian hospital staff […]

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Widow of Robert Haggiag cleans his vandalized grave

By Anav Silverman JERUSALEM (Tazpit) –Vandalism and garbage throwing is not a new phenomenon at the most ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Amid the thousands of tombstones, some of which have been defaced or smashed into pieces, there are areas full of trash and litter left by local Palestinian youth […]

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Vandalism continuous at Jerusalem cemetery

By Anav Silverman JERUSALEM — Yochanan Gol looks at his uncle’s tombstone in dismay. A huge black burnt circle marks his grave, remnants of a torching that has blacked out the date of his birth and passing. “This is the new tombstone that I had just purchased to replace the original that they smashed into […]

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Food distributed to Arabs in Israel for Ramadan

By Anav Silverman JERUSALEM (Tazpit) — In honor of Ramadan, which began on Wednesday evening, June 17, food vouchers totaling 1 million NIS will be provided to 2,600 needy families in the Arab community by the International Fellowship of Christian and Jews (IFCJ), headed by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein. Welfare departments throughout 69 municipalities, which the IFCJ provides assistance to on […]

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