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The Balabasta (meaning “Come to the shop stall”) summer night shuk parties return to Jerusalem with an array of musical performances and live art happenings. Balabasta shows the shuk as an ideal for what Jerusalem could be - beyond a place to buy vegetables and mingle with fellow shoppers. by Rachel Marder JNS.org JERUSALEM - If the Mahane Yehuda market is the heart of Jerusalem, then the famed Balabasta shuk parties on August nights … [Read more...] about The Vision Will Go Out From the Market
Photographer and Editor: Eyal Bartov Additional Photographs: Samuel Magal After Effects: Gili Ittah Original Music: Israel Kasif Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem … [Read more...] about Israel – Small but Outstanding
by Leah Granof Geffen For the past week, hundreds of Jewish communities around the world have been ceremoniously celebrating a major milestone - the completion of the daily study cycle, (commonly known as Daf Yomi) of the Babylonian Talmud. At 2,711 pages, it takes seven and a half years for participants who are committed to learning a page a day of Judaism’ most central text to finish the entire commentary. While some Daf Yomi … [Read more...] about Groundbreaking Women’s Study Group Celebrates Completion of Entire Talmud
From Hava Nagila at the Olympics to Israeli Technology at the UN: Shining a light on the positive faces of Israel and the Jewish community by Rachel Ishofsky Last Sunday, an Olympic gymnast - Aly Raisman - did a floor routine to Hava Nagila. As one might assume, she's Jewish. And when she got up in front of the whole world to perform, she broadcast this fact to all who watched. There are times and places in which the whole world comes … [Read more...] about From Hava Nagila at the Olympics to Israeli Technology at the U.N.