Israeli History

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Egypt’s national airline has announced they will soon start non-stop flights between Cairo and Tel Aviv, marking an important move forward in Israeli-Egyptian relations. However, this week also holds historical significance, too, as it marks 48 years (on the Gregorian calendar) since the beginning of the Yom Kippur War. The Yom Kippur War — also called the 1973 Arab-Israeli War [...]
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Most of Israel’s holidays are religious holidays, with the exception of three incredibly important days; Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, and Independence Day. These three holidays, happy and sad, were established after 1948 and are a time where the country as a whole celebrates together and mourns together. Last week was Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and this week [...]
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A few things come to mind when thinking about Hanukkah- lighting the Hanukkah menorah together and singing the traditional songs, making latkes, playing dreidel, buying the perfect gift for someone, and of course, eating a jelly donut. Some of these things are directly relevant to the story of Hanukkah such as lighting the menorah and playing dreidel, but where does [...]