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IDF and US Army Celebrate Success of Joint Training Exercise

israeil-news - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:00am
By: TPS From United With Israel

Officials from the IDF and the US Army praised the close relationship they had built, bolstered by the recent Juniper Cobra training operation in Israel.


More than 2,500 US personnel and 2,000 IDF troops have concluded the 2018 Juniper Cobra, a bilateral military exercise that brings together tactical and operational personnel from both armies every two years for a series of joint drills.

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Keep the Peace in a 2-Religion Home

interfaith - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:00am
by LEAH ROCKETTO for PopSugar


As I child, I spent my Sundays sitting in a pew with my mother and learning about various verses from the Bible. I also spent several nights of the year lighting yahrzeit candles and reciting Hebrew prayers alongside my father. Yes, I was one of many children, though not in my town, who was raised in a two-religion home. Yet despite what my friends said, I was not half-Catholic, half-Jewish (or cashew, as they lovingly called me). I was, in fact a full-fledged Catholic.

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Ten things you didn't know about Mimouna

celebrating-judaism - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:00am
By Ophir Toubul for 972mag.com

Mimouna, the traditional festival celebrated by North African Jews on the last day of Passover, is often overlooked when discussing the Jewish holiday of liberation. Here are 10 things you might not know about the celebration that once brought Jews and Muslims together. 


1. The name of the holiday, “Mimouna,” has several different, fascinating meanings. The most famous of them attribute the name to the Hebrew word “emuna” (belief), the death of the preeminent medieval Sephardic Jewish philosopher, Rambam (“Maimonides”) or the name of the Berber goddess of luck (“Mimouna”). A less popular explanation ascribes the name of the holiday to the city of Tamimouna near Sudan, from which many Jews came to the Tafilalt region in southern Morocco. During the Passover Seder, alongside the prayer for “next year in Jerusalem,” it was customary to pray for a return to Tafilalt. Does this mean we are actually Sudanese?

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How Indian farmers are doubling their crops

green-living - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:00am
by Ilana Strauss for FromtheGrapevine 


Learning about new technology was a game changer for this farming couple.


Godavari Bhinradia and her husband Hirji were having some problems. They were farmers in rural India, and water in their region was in short supply. That meant they couldn't manage to turn a profit on their crops.

"Our land is not favorable for crop cultivation," Hirji Bhinradia said. "We wanted some kind of technology that could make the land more cultivable."

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Good and Evil, Right and Wrong

featured-articles - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:00am
By NATALIA DASHAN and DAVID GELERNTER for The Weekly Standard


School massacres and the conscience supply.


It’s sad that following the massacre of their classmates, the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida should immediately turn to government for action instead of to their own communities. The obvious question suggested by these crimes is: What’s wrong with us? Do I know potential mass murderers who would kill if they had a weapon? How could we have failed to notice—and failed to demand action when our police and the FBI were too criminally negligent to take the necessary steps? 

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