The certification battle is the latest sign that Jewish Israelis are seeking more ways to practice their religion outside of government control.
Israel’s aggressive vaccination drive has become a national source of pride, but it has not yet heralded a return to pre-pandemic times.
“The lone soldier program in theory is a beautiful idea, but in practice it’s killing people.”
Students pitch their ideas to Kinder representatives, who come to Israel from Italy for the competition. A similar process is done with Lego.
“My father thought it could be a problem for an Arab to go to a Jewish high-tech company. But I really like it here.”
The high-end Tel Aviv food scene has finally come to New York.
“We have an opportunity to do the mitzvah of ‘You shall love the stranger.’ These young men never lost hope. They believe in us.”
“The idea that in order to be part of the Jewish community you have to cut your boy is like something from another world.”
“They are being more Catholic than the pope. They are sitting across the Atlantic and Israel is in the Middle East. It is very dangerous.”
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