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  • Ferrante’s ‘My Brilliant Friend’ series comes to HOT

    The highly anticipated television series based on Elena Ferrante’s acclaimed Neapolitan quartet – four novels about the lives of two friends from a poor neighborhood in Naples – will be shown in Israel on HOT starting in December. The first two episodes of the adaptation of the first novel in the series, My Brilliant Friend, just premiered at the Venice […]

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  • Shop It!

    The Shop It! exhibition at the Haifa Museum of Art critiques and subverts popular, mass consumer culture. The methods by which this is achieved consist of a wide variety of media and is developed or unpacked from various angles: photography, collage, painting, sculpture, installation, new media or video, prints and drawings are all on offer and fit into well-conceived curatorial […]

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  • Meeting set that could avoid early elections

    United Torah Judaism’s Council of Torah Sages set a meeting over the weekend that could lead to a compromise on the controversial haredi (ultra-Orthodox) draft bill and prevent an early election. The council of influential rabbis will meet October 1, the night after the Simchat Torah holiday ends and two weeks before the Knesset returns from its extended summer and […]

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  • Heeding the call of the shofar

    Hearing the piercing sound is the only biblical commandment on Rosh Hashanah, the climax and most significant moment of the prayers. But what is it about? What should we be thinking as we hear those sounds? Jewish tradition is filled with numerous meanings behind blowing the shofar, some of which teach life lessons that can transform hearing the blasts into […]

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  • About Corbyn

    ‘Israel is a racist endeavor.” So read the posters put up around bus shelters throughout London yesterday, and most prominently facing the houses of Parliament. Be the first to know – When the genie is out of the bottle, as anyone knows, it’s hard to get it back in. And when the Labour Party leader, spent weeks prevaricating, ducking and […]

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  • ‘Robat‘: Israeli researchers develop unique autonomous bat-like robot

    Researchers at Tel Aviv University say they have developed the world‘s first fully autonomous bat-like robot which uses echolocation to navigate new environments. The "Robat" uses a biological bat-like acoustic approach to navigate, emitting sounds and extracting information from the returning echoes to map its novel surroundings, thereby enabling it to negotiate obstacles and avoid dead ends. Be the first […]

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  • Preserve bipartisanship

    One of the primary objectives of all governments since the establishment of the State of Israel has been to ensure that Israel and its interests remain an issue that receives bipartisan support in the United States. For the most part, this has held up. Harry Truman, a democrat, recognized Israel in 1948. Donald Trump, a republican, moved the US Embassy […]

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