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Tel Aviv professor is first woman to receive Israel Prize in Talmudic Studies – Jewish News

| February 16, 2020

Vered Noam of Tel Aviv University has been awarded the Israel Prize in Talmudic Studies the first time that a woman has received the award.

First Woman Awarded the Israel Prize for Talmudic Studies – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| February 16, 2020

Photo Credit: TPS Professor Vered Noam, a Talmudic studies lecturer at Tel Aviv University, was announced on Monday the recipient of the 2020 Israel Prize for Talmudic Studies, the first woman in history to receive the prestigious award. Noams focus is on Rabbinic literature, Second Temple literature, and early Halakha. The committee that chose Noam stated she is being recognized for her many achievements, demonstrating, first and foremost, impressive research excellence expressed in first-class publications

The rift between the first and second Israel – The Jerusalem Post

| February 16, 2020

Ever since Benjamin Netanyahus indictment was submitted to the Jerusalem District Court on January 21, Dr. Avishay Ben Haim, who for the last decade has served as a reporter on haredi affairs, first on Channel 10 and now Channel 13, has been full of anger and rage.Ben Haim is especially furious about the headlines in part of the media following the attorney-generals decision to submit the indictment against Netanyahu, immediately after the latter asked to withdraw his previous request from the Knesset to apply his procedural immunity.The headline that enraged Ban Haim was: The State of Israel versus Benjamin Netanyahu, even though he admits that it accurately reflects the actual title of the indictment. His complaint is that it reflects a political attitude: that of the old (Ashkenazi) elites, who wish to see Netanyahu convicted and kicked out of the political arena, and who represent only half of Israel.

Mixed ethnic backgrounds make it that much harder to find a bone marrow transplant – MLive.com

| February 16, 2020

ANN ARBOR, MI They searched the world for a match.

How Blue and White tries to break the cycle of electoral purgatory – The Jerusalem Post

| February 16, 2020

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz have both had a busy week. The leaders of the two largest parties have been crisscrossing the country, meeting voters, giving speeches, doing events and trying to drum up support and enthusiasm for the coming election. But the truth is, the country is in political gridlock, and the polls are not moving decisively in any direction

The Illusion of Genetic Romance – Scientific American

| February 16, 2020

Genetic matchmaking is entering the mainstream.

Rivlin leads initiative against bullying on social media – Arutz Sheva

| February 16, 2020

President Reuven Rivlin participated this morning, Sunday, in the launch of the the #__ (DontStandBy) initiative at Beit HaNasi in Jerusalem. Director-General of the Ministry of Education Shmuel Abuav and Director-General of the Ministry of Public Security Maj Gen (ret) Moshe (Chico) Edri also participated in the event and spoke about the work of their ministries in this field, as well as young influencers on social media who are taking part in the initiative and heads of organizations and youth movements dealing with children and young people. Noa Kirel was the host of the press conference and singer Agam Buhbut performed her song Little Girl.

Jewish bakeries on the rise in the Bay Area – San Francisco Chronicle

| February 16, 2020

Sam Tobis never intended to open a Jewish bakery. The New York native moved to the Bay Area 12 years ago to attend UC Berkeley. Like many other Cal grads, he stayed

Slamdance 2020: Tahara – Solzy at the Movies

| February 16, 2020

Tahara focuses on pair of young Jewish women who are grieving the loss of their Hebrew school classmate following a suicide. Carrie Lowstein (Madeline Grey DeFreece) and Hannah Rosen (Rachel Sennott) are best friends

What is Zionism? – Vox

| February 16, 2020

Zionism is Israels national ideology. Zionists believe Judaism is a nationality as well as a religion, and that Jews deserve their own state in their ancestral homeland, Israel, in the same way the French people deserve France or the Chinese people should have China. Its what brought Jews back to Israel in the first place, and also at the heart of what concerns Arabs and Palestinians about the Israeli state


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