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The Ancient Belief in Jewish Bones Tunneling to Jerusalem on Judgment Day
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The Ancient Belief in Jewish Bones Tunneling to Jerusalem on Judgment Day

By On July 29, 2016

Life in ancient Palestine was rough. The Jews who left for Babylonia tended to have it easier, living under kinder rulers than those in Roman and Byzantine Palestine. But those Palestinian Jews… Read More

Imagine: Israel Never Happened and the Jews All Live in Madagascar
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Imagine: Israel Never Happened and the Jews All Live in Madagascar

By On May 10, 2016

In one version of the alternate reality in which the Holocaust never happened and Israel was never established, there was the possibility of a very different outcome: the so-called African solution. In 1940,… Read More

The Surprising WWI History of Israel's Holocaust Memorial Day Air-Raid Siren
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The Surprising WWI History of Israel’s Holocaust Memorial Day Air-Raid Siren

By On May 4, 2016

You probably know about the striking way Israelis mark Holocaust Remembrance Day and Memorial Day: The country comes to a standstill while air-raid sirens blare overhead. But how did this custom begin?… Read More

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Meet Shalo-um Chan, Japan’s Curiously Israeli Anime Web Series

By On April 5, 2016

  When you think Anime, you probably don’t think of Israel. Anime movies and TV shows are traditionally made in Japan, or at least in a Japanese style. But, as part of… Read More

This Robot With an iPad Head Is the New Face of Israel Activism
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This Robot With an iPad Head Is the New Face of Israel Activism

By On March 8, 2016

Rumor has it that most of our jobs are at risk of being automated — yes, even the pithy Jewish bloggers among us. But we thought that one bit of human capital… Read More

How Israel’s National Library Got a Hold of Sir Isaac Newton’s Papers
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How Israel’s National Library Got a Hold of Sir Isaac Newton’s Papers

By On January 27, 2016

After Sir Isaac Newton died in 1727, his papers were given to the University of Cambridge. Valuing his scientific manuscripts most, the university eventually decided to auction off what was left—Newton’s manuscripts… Read More

Israel's Persian Deer Heist of 1978
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Israel’s Great Persian Deer Heist of 1978

By On January 6, 2016

In the valleys of the Galilee, along the slopes of Mount Carmel, prance the rare Persian fallow deer. Their presence in Northern Israel is, you could say, a miracle. You could also… Read More

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Baba Joon, Israel’s First Persian-Language Oscar Entry

By On January 4, 2016

Before a word is uttered in the new film, Baba Joon, we see the rolling Israeli countryside, and then the inside of a barn – full of trapped turkeys. The imagery is… Read More

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Exclusive Trailer for a Fabulous New Zionism Documentary

By On December 16, 2015

Was Zionism a lifesaving ideology, or is it a form of colonialism, “oppressive because it is exclusive”? A wide range of Israelis and Palestinians ask versions of this question in what should… Read More

P.S. Jerusalem
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Finding Home But Risking Your Family, in Jerusalem

By On November 13, 2015

When filmmaker Danae Elon became pregnant with her third child in 2010, she decided to address her years-long feeling of displacement by moving her husband and young sons from Brooklyn to the… Read More

Star Trek: Where Rabin's Descendants Live Long and Prosper
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Trekkie Fan Fiction: Where Rabin’s Descendants Live Long and Prosper

By On November 3, 2015

It’s been 20 years since Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination and two decades deeper into the conflict, the beloved statesman is missed now more than ever. Rabin’s legacy continues to reverberate through the generations—not… Read More

Decoding the Torah=Decoding Life. Or Something.
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Decoding the Torah=Decoding Life. Or Something.

By On October 21, 2015

A blurb for Torah Codes: End to Darkness proclaims that the film is the definitive source “on the bible codes and what is happening in Israel.” It’s one of those things—maybe. It’s… Read More

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