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The beginning was quite exciting: as part of the renewal project of the Mahaneh Yehuda area, an art gallery opened in one of the city’s premises, in the heart of the Nahlaot neighborhood.
Savvy job interviewers know that life experience can be almost as an important a factor in a person’s professional development as their technical training.
More than 50 years later, as the generation of Conservative Jews that arrived full of post-1967 Zionist ardor passes from the scene, some of Jerusalem’s Masorti synagogues are shrinking.
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“Meditation was something I was aware of, but I hadn’t engaged in it at all at that time,” Jacobson-Maisels says.
“Twenty years! Hard to believe,” he beams when we meet in his airy office. “I look upon the festival as a child who was born and has grown up,” said Bnaya.
“We’ve had quite a few people from abroad come to play at the club,” notes Philippa Bacal, who has, basically, served as chief cook and bottle washer of the folkie enterprise for the past nine years.
The Taste of the World Festival, newly arrived to Jerusalem, felt similar to the Eurovision village in Tel Aviv for the international music festival earlier this year.
For observant Jews – and few places come more observant than Jerusalem – the Shabbat and Festivals are days out of time.
He started with Tinkertoys, blocks and LEGO. “Everyone knew LEGO was my thing,” he noted. “I could sit and do LEGO all day.”
One of the beauties of living in Israel is how Judaism is very much part of our daily culture.
Sigalit Landau’s monumental ‘Salt Years’ reveals her inner world while addressing wider issues.
“We heard about this project and felt it was a perfect match to the type of projects we create at Mekudeshet,” says the concert honcho.
Technology and sustainability meet at the Diaspora Yeshiva.
The steamroller ethos adopted by European colonialists, and their denigration of other cultures, particularly from the 3rd World, is the theme of a video work by New Zealand artist Lisa Reihana.
Unraveling the mystery of Manchester House, an edifice on Hebrew University’s Givat Ram campus with an intriguing history.
“45 Israeli jewelry makers have created items that engage with, and respond to, Islamic jewelry from the museum’s collection,” Fishof said.
While the municipality and the GFNY organizers celebrate the major international cycling slot here, the powers-that-be refuse to explain why it remains off limits for the cyclists.
But today there is very little room to build outward; the only solution is to build upward. So Jerusalem will become a city of tall towers.
Now we no longer have to say ‘Next year in Jerusalem,’ for we are already here
Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs
The record holder is once again Rishon Lezion, where 56% of households wash their dishes in a dishwasher.
Peggy Cidor's round-up of city affairs.
From the survey’s results, it can be deduced that the older the participant, the more likely he or she is likely to lack computer skills.
“Yair said he wanted to do something connected to being an orphan and I said that maybe we should do something like a mass shivah (mourning event), whereby, in fact, everyone is mourning.”