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Gavriel Fiske

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Formal, informal education shut across Israel for two days in light of Iran attack

Education Ministry fields ‘a lot of complaints’ from parents of children with special needs over lack of support; some ultra-Orthodox...

14.04.2024 10

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Five Israeli professors awarded top EU research grants

Three researchers from the Hebrew University and two from the Technion each to receive €2.5 million in funding from the European Research Council

11.04.2024 10

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6,000-year old ivory vessel, likely from Egypt, found near Beersheba

Rare artifact found shattered and ritually interred at Negev site; now expertly restored, it will be presented to the public at Jerusalem conference...

09.04.2024 20

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New national park centered on prehistoric site officially opens to public

‘Ubeidiya National Park, near the Sea of Galilee, showcases a 1.6 million-year-old cache of early humans’ stone tools and bones of the...

04.04.2024 10

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Study finds narrowing gap in state spending on Jewish and Arab high school students

Researchers also note differences in expenditures among Jewish students, with those in the state religious track receiving more per capita than peers...

04.04.2024 30

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In Israel on a solidarity tour, Yale academic premieres October 7 art song cycle

Psychiatrist Dr. David Sasso’s ‘Zakhor: A Requiem for October 7,’ has a world debut performance in Tel Aviv as the final event in a...

03.04.2024 30

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Brooklyn 8th-graders find connection on ‘super powerful’ solidarity trip to Israel

Students from New York’s Hannah Senesh Community Day School spend a week in the Holy Land in a modified graduation visit, in perhaps the first...

01.04.2024 20

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Minister says Israel Prize event to be held in Gaza-adjacent Sderot; more winners named

Prominent government critic Eyal Waldman awarded prize after controversy; six new laureates announced

29.03.2024 20

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Teen hiker stumbles on 1,600-year-old Roman oil lamp

Lamp made in Petra was likely used by Roman soldiers stationed in the region to guard copper shipments from nearby mines

27.03.2024 50

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After protests, Jerusalem’s controversial ‘United Purim’ parade draws depressed turnout

Thousands line route to watch floats and entertainment troupes, but attendance far lower than expected; hostage families lead parade after agreement...

25.03.2024 20

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US academics from Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth latest group to make Israel pilgrimage

Mindful of an informal boycott of Israeli academics since Oct. 7, faculty from three prestigious US schools come to tour massacre sites and take home...

24.03.2024 40

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Ancient Jewish revolt-era ‘safe rooms’ revealed in the Galilee

Community excavation of Huqoq village carried out with the aid of volunteers and schools; site to open to the public March 29 and April 5

18.03.2024 40

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Intricacies and wonder of prehistoric Israel accessible through an engaging new book

‘They Were Here Before Us,’ released this week, distills decades of academic work to reveal the fascinating world of early humanity

16.03.2024 40

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Amid high demand, medical cannabis experts hail ‘game-changing’ relaxation of rules

Estimates see upcoming Health Ministry policy changes combined with war-related PTSD cases driving a 70 percent growth in registered patients

14.03.2024 60

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Hebrew University suspends senior lecturer who called for abolishing Zionism

Prof. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, a longtime Israel critic, also questioned whether Hamas committed atrocities on October 7

12.03.2024 50

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Medieval Islamic astrolabe found to have layers of Hebrew inscriptions

Device found in Italy and dated to 11th-century Spain seems to have Jewish addendums exactly as recommended by medieval sage Abraham Ibn Ezra

08.03.2024 40

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High school visits to concentration camps in Poland given go-ahead for summer

The annual trips, a rite of passage for Israeli youth, had been reinstated after a three-year break but then canceled after October 7, at the start of...

05.03.2024 30

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Online Arabic schools show ‘huge leap’ in students during Israel-Hamas war

Uptick attributed to a desire to know the enemy and communicate with neighbors; in-person adult classes reportedly less popular

05.03.2024 30

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Rare coin engraved with the name ‘Eleazar the Priest’ found in Judean Desert

Bar Kochba Revolt-era coin discovered along with three others and dated to 132 CE; Israel Antiquities Authority seeks volunteers for 10-day March dig...

04.03.2024 50

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In Sderot, a first day of school for ‘the second time’

Five months after the start of the Israel-Hamas war, schools in the southern city officially reopen, with an estimated 55%-60% of students attending

04.03.2024 40

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Amid war, Israel academics experiencing ‘substantial’ career, personal harm – survey

Israel-Hamas conflict causing difficulties for Israelis involved in international academic projects, such as articles in peer-reviewed journals or...

01.03.2024 10

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Tiny First Temple-era Phoenician pendant is ‘earliest gold artifact’ found in Jerusalem

Just 4 millimeters on a side, the item could provide evidence that Phoenicians were in Jerusalem 3,000 years ago, archaeologist says

27.02.2024 20

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Post-Oct. 7, Israeli band channeling 1930s Baghdad gets a boost from Iraqi musicians

Led by the great-grandson of a foremost Iraqi musician of his era, La Falfula Groove Iraqi personifies the spirit of a bygone age while maintaining...

21.02.2024 40

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Rare Second Temple-era merchants box displayed at Israel Museum

2,000-year old artifact likely used to display wares in ancient Jerusalem’s pilgrims’ market; burned sides might be from Jewish Revolt fires

21.02.2024 20

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Amid thrum of war, popular songs of rage and resilience become post-Oct. 7 soundtrack

As the Israel-Hamas war rages, hit tracks tune into the psyche of Israeli society grappling with a tragic and challenging time

20.02.2024 40

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Israel Prize to skip traditional categories this year, award civilian wartime efforts

Prestigious prizes will be given for societal responsibility and rescue and citizen heroism only; regular categories to return next year, government...

14.02.2024 6

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Buildings, roads in ‘huge, complete’ Roman-era military base revealed by excavations

Site near Tel Meggido is only excavated Roman permanent camp in Israel; the Roman Sixth Legion, which was based there, fought against Jewish forces in...

14.02.2024 30

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Sderot schools to reopen March 3 as some come back south

Education Ministry says schools set up for evacuees to be closed, but alternatives will be available until July for residents of Gaza-adjacent city...

13.02.2024 30

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Blinken pushes hopes for hostage deal in meetings with Gantz, Lapid

Ending 5-day sprint across region, US secretary of state meets centrists on freeing captives day after Netanyahu rejected Hamas demands and vowed...

08.02.2024 20

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Pre-army academies roiled by IDF early draft notices, bemoan ‘lack of transparency’

Officials and students say enlistment orders were sent to more students than had been agreed upon; yeshivas not affected

08.02.2024 20

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In Tel Aviv, a maestro revels in the ‘holy work’ of preserving Yiddish culture

Yung Yiddish hosts conductor Zalmen Mlotek, the man behind the acclaimed mamaloshen stage version of ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ for an evening...

08.02.2024 40

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Galilee hiker stumbles upon 2,800-year-old Assyrian scarab seal

Antiquities Authority says recent winter rains helped expose buried antiquities, urges public to be aware and to turn over finds

07.02.2024 40

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Released IDF reservists head back to school, but not everything is a matter of course

A visit to Bar-Ilan University reveals some of the difficulties facing returning student-soldiers and how administrators are attempting to address the...

06.02.2024 60

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‘Digital pen pals’ program connects North American and Israeli teens during wartime

Now in its fourth year, the One2One initiative facilitates English conversations and cultural exchange between thousands of Jewish high schoolers on...

02.02.2024 20

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IDF confirms 1,300 to be recruited early from pre-army programs

Months shaved off of army prep, yeshiva and community service programs; facing High Court petition, army raises number of those taken from yeshivas

31.01.2024 20

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In the Cyprus mountains, bereaved Israelis find solace during wartime

A group of parents whose sons were killed while fighting in the Israel-Hamas war travel to the rural Secret Forest retreat center for a weekend of...

29.01.2024 30

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Tiny weights hint at pre-Muslim Christian presence on Temple Mount – archaeologists

Byzantine-era coin weights, newly discovered in debris from the Jerusalem holy site, are of a type used in 6th century church settings

28.01.2024 40

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IDF to recruit soldiers early from pre-military academy and service tracks

Some 1,400 are set to be drafted in March to combat units months before their pre-army programs are completed

24.01.2024 10

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‘Ready to do whatever it takes’: 12th-graders find a protective bubble popped by war

Four teenagers set to graduate from a Zichron Yaakov high school join a roundtable discussion with ToI to discuss Gaza, the IDF, antisemitism and what...

24.01.2024 30

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Extremely rare 2,550-year-old silver coin unearthed in Judean Hills

Stone shekel weight and ancient arrowhead also found during excavation of First Temple-era house uncovered during highway expansion

17.01.2024 30

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The Persian-Jewish grandma who wants to feed the entire IDF from her apartment

NYC-raised scion of one of Tehran’s most prominent Jewish families, 84-year-old ‘Chicki’ Elghanian makes 300 meals a day while...

13.01.2024 30

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8 Haifa University students suspended for incitement have punishment repealed

At Ben-Gurion University, administration seeks suspension in a similar case after disciplinary committee hands out community service

07.01.2024 30

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Archaeologist in reserve duty near Gaza finds ancient mortar for grinding grain

Find is second item in recent weeks discovered by soldiers in border area and turned over to the Israel Antiquities Authority

07.01.2024 40

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UPenn faculty solidarity mission receives rock-star reception in Israel

A whirlwind tour of less than three days represents the first organized visit by faculty from a US university after October 7, and Israeli academia...

05.01.2024 10

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While war rages in Gaza, Israel’s universities finally begin delayed academic year

Due to late start, universities will operate with shortened semesters; campuses showcase tributes to reserve soldiers, the fallen and the hostages

31.12.2023 20

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Universities still set to start December 31, but reservists to have staggered return

After months of delays, academic year to officially open next week; reserve soldiers to have ‘concentrated week’ of condensed studies when...

24.12.2023 20

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University heads float staggered start to academic year as IDF requests further delay

After months of delays, academic year set to begin on December 31; compromise solution proposed, with later date for returning reservists and...

20.12.2023 10

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Israeli 10th graders still struggling, but dodge global post-COVID drop-off — study

2022 PISA survey shows Israeli 15-year-olds avoided the ‘unprecedented performance drop’ seen worldwide, but are still ranked below...

14.12.2023 20

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Swords found in Judean Desert caves ranked as most exciting archaeology story of 2023

National Geographic gives top slot to discovery of 1,900-year-old, remarkably preserved Roman blades, likely cached by Bar Kochba rebels in one of 800...

13.12.2023 50

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Universities to begin academic year on December 31

Announcement comes after several delays from original October 15 start date; some students still expected to be in reserve duty when classes begin

10.12.2023 30

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