Posts Tagged ‘ egypt ’

When Egyptian Movies Ruled Israeli Airwaves

July 20, 2016
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When Egyptian Movies Ruled Israeli Airwaves

In the three decades between Israel’s founding and the 1979 peace treaty with Egypt, the relationship between the two neighbors was tense. And yet, Israelis eagerly turned on their TVs every Friday afternoon and welcomed in Shabbat with the Egyptian movies watched across the Arab world. Why were they screened?…

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The Oldest Circumcision in the World

February 17, 2016
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Oldest Circumcision in the World

Have you ever wondered what the oldest illustration of a circumcision looked like? Of course…

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The Yom Kippur War Memo That Might Have Changed History

September 22, 2015
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The Yom Kippur War Memo That Might Have Changed History

The most widely known fact about Israel’s 1973 Yom Kippur War was that the attack…

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Yolande, The Egyptian Woman Who Spied For Israel

July 21, 2015
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The Egyptian Woman Who Spied For Israel

Gone are the days, it seems, when one…

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A Mix-and-Match Haggadah

June 25, 2012
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Were all Egyptians pro-slavery? Children’s author Lemony Snicket…

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An American Childhood in Egypt

June 1, 2012
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Sipping from the Nile, a new memoir, tells…

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One Fat Pharaoh

December 10, 2011
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How did the Israelites escape from their slavery in Egypt? If…

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The Great Lulav Crisis of 2011

October 5, 2011
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Shaking a lulav might get a lot harder this…

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Raiders of the Lost

April 1, 2011
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In 1896, a pair of vacationing Scottish twin…

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