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My Yom Kippur Lesson

By Noga Gur-Arieh

21 minutes ago

An IDF soldier praying. Photo credit: Yoav Karmon.

Yom Kippur is our time to reflect, think and ask for forgiveness. Not because we have to, but because we want to. It is our time to look back at all the times we were so convinced we’re... read on

  • “Heil Hitler” at the heart of London - an open letter to the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    2 days ago

    Not sure if it was because of the growing anti- Semitism or constant terror threats, but when my boyfriend surprised me with a trip to London, my initial and immediate response was "but I don't want to die."  Since tickets were already booked, we boarded the plane, extra carefully,... read on

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend - Rosh Hashannah Edition

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    6 days ago

    This weekend is dedicated to the holiday that symbolizes the beggining of a brand new Jewish year. Here are some songs to get you in the Holiday spirit!

     

    B'Rosh Hashannah (In Rosh Hashannah)

     
    Ba'Shannah HaBa'a (Next Year)
     
     
     
    Matana L'Rosh Hashannah (A present for Rosh Hashannah)
     

     

    Ma Hadash? Tapuach B'Dvash (What's new? Apple in honey)

     

    Shannah Halcha, Shannah Ba'a (A year has gone by, a new year begins)

  • The magic of the Jewish holiday season!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    1 week ago

    Israel is a Jewish and Democratic state. Most of the year, this definition is complicated and disrupting, but during a few weeks every year – it is beautifully simple and unifying all religious streams on the Judaism scale. It happens during the Hebrew month of Tishrei, when we... read on

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  • Ranking high in education and life expectancy, Hollywood support and more -This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    1 week ago

    Four Israeli universities ranked in world’s top 300

    Four Israeli universities are among the 300 best in the world, according to the influential QS World University Rankings, which take into account research, teaching, graduate employability, and international outlook. The Hebrew... read on

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    2 weeks ago

    You have SNL, we got Eretz Nehederet (“a wonderful country”) – a satirical television series, which makes fun of everything and everyone. The show, debuted on November 7, 2003, features satirical references to the main affairs of the week through parodies of the people involved, as... read on

  • Doing the big men’s job.

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    2 weeks ago

    Ask any person who’s been to Israel what’s it like, and they’ll tell you about the beautiful scenery, the warm people, the everlasting summer, the never-sleeping Tel-Aviv and the enchanting holiday season. A person who has never been to Israel but met an Israeli, will probably say... read on

  • Lady Gaga rocks TLV, Apple makes an entrance, Holy Land bucket list and more…This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    2 weeks ago

    A dry summer in Israel

    The Israeli tourism industry took a big hit in the summer of 2014 due to the Israeli operation in Gaza <http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4557921,00.html>, making it the weakest summer in incoming tourism since 2007. According to figures released... 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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