WATCH: Israeli Spacecraft Land On The Moon

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The lunar lander Beresheet is expected to land on the moon at between 2 and 3 p.m. CDT on Thursday, April 11. Beresheet is a joint mission of SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries, and if successful, Beresheet will be both the first Israeli and first privately funded spacecraft to land softly on the moon’s surface. […]

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How To Follow Israeli Election Coverage

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For many American Jews, having Israel be part of Jewish identity means an obsession with following the intimate details of a country 6,000 miles away. Whether good or bad, that’s just the way it is, and even non-Jewish news sources spend a lot of time poring over Israel. But what’s the best way to be […]

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How Netanyahu Wins Again

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The headlines are already written, and the digital ink is dry on the results for Israel’s 2019 national elections on April 9. Some version of “Netanyahu re-elected despite corruption charges,” will be plastered across Israel and even around the world. Before jumping to opinions or analysis about what that result would mean, first we have […]

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Gloria Fredkove Links Immigration Past, Present In April 14 Event

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Gloria Fredkove has no direct memories of her childhood before she was 5 years, but she knows that as a refugee to the United States, she is seeing many similarities to her experience in 1944 and that of those seeking asylum now. “It was a different situation and time, but there are still some parallels […]

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Primer For Israel’s Upcoming Elections

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JERUSALEM – You can love it or you can hate it, but Israel is a massive player in the global political arena. Recently voted the 8th most powerful country in the world, the Jewish state is a technological, economic, and military powerhouse of stability in a region better known for chaos and bloody dictators like […]

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