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The modern Jewish law

By Noga Gur-Arieh

May 30, 2012 | 10:49 pm

Soon in synagogues near you?

The Israeli government will soon start paying non-Orthodox rabbis. This news, as it appeared in bold letters in my morning paper, literally put a smile on my face. Not because I am Reform... read on

  • Israel and the world Pt. 7- weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 29, 2012 | 10:20 am

    • A Canadian holocaust survivor donated a million dollars’ worth of scholarships for young scientists who emigrated from Israel. 92 year-old Marcel Addams was born in Romania and survived the holocaust. Penniless, he moved to Israel, and in time, became a successful real-estate... read on

  • April fools Facebook

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 25, 2012 | 12:18 pm

    On March 31st, I had an idea, which I found brilliant at the time, for an April fool’s day prank: on midnight, I changed my birthday on Facebook to April 1st, and quietly laughed to myself.

    I went to sleep, waiting for the morning to read what those who are my friends on Facebook,... read on

  • The odd connection between violence and race

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 23, 2012 | 11:23 am

    In the past couple of weeks, Israeli newspapers’ headlines read “violence.” From murders to stabbings, rapes and even violence toward animals, the summer has brought a storm of violence upon Israel. The papers told the many stories from beginning to end, not leaving a single detail... read on

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  • Israel and the world Pt. 6- weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 21, 2012 | 11:05 am

    • Tel-Aviv is known to be one of the Gay friendliest places on earth. The Gay pride week, which will take place in the first week of June, has a tourist arrival estimation of 20 thousand people, and the preparations are at their prime. As rainbow colored flags will decorate the... read on

  • A summer to remember

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 18, 2012 | 10:01 am

    In this post, I would like to talk to you about an experience I’m sure most of you know well- Jewish summer camp. But since you know it so well- I would like to tell you about this experience from an Israeli delegate side. Last summer I had the honor to be a part of an Israeli... read on

  • American Jews fight for Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 15, 2012 | 10:20 am

    A while back I wrote about the Israeli Apartheid week taking place in colleges and universities around the States. I talked about the importance of having a strong, honest connection between Israelis and the American-Jewish community in order to fight back against that fundamentally... read on

  • Israel and the world Pt. 5- weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 13, 2012 | 11:05 am

    • The Irish bands Dervish and Full Set were scheduled to perform in Israel next month. Unfortunately for them, but mostly for their Israeli fans, the bands’ members caved in to pressure, and decided to join the unreasonable cultural boycott on Israel.
    Dervish’s Facebook page... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

My name is Noga Gur-Arieh, and I’m an Israeli Journalist, currently studying for my B.A degree in Media and Political Science, at Tel Aviv University.

I am very socially...

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