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UNPACKED - The Top 10 Most Elite Units of the IDF

UNPACKED – The Top 10 Most Elite Units of the IDF If you follow the news, you might know that things have been hotting up on Israel’s northern border and on Saturday night, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers from the Maglan unit averted a potent

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UNPACKED - Moses and the Exodus

UNPACKED – Moses and the Exodus Ever felt there couldn’t be anything to say about Moses than hasn’t already been said? Turns out there’s plenty. That’s why we’re taking another look at this reluctant prophet and unpacking a story that ends

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UNPACKED - The Origins of Antisemitic Conspiracies

UNPACKED – The Origins of Antisemitic Conspiracies Antisemitism has always been around, but one thing’s for sure: Over the past few years, this centuries-old prejudice has taken on a more violent face in the U.S. This week, we’re unpacking some

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UNPACKED - Joseph in Egypt | The Jewish Story Explained #2

UNPACKED – Joseph in Egypt | The Jewish Story Explained #2 Ever wonder how a case of sibling rivalry ended up changing the destiny of the Jewish people? We’re digging deep into the core of the epic tale of Joseph and his brothers and explaining wh

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UNPACKED - Meet the original Mammas and Pappas

UNPACKED – Meet the original Mammas and Pappas Biblical Patriarchs & Matriarchs | The Jewish Story Explained #1 The Jewish Story Explained is a “you never got info like this at Hebrew school” trip through the past 3,000 years of the Jewish exper

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UNPACKED - Deni Avdija - The Top Israeli NBA Draft 2020 Prospect

UNPACKED – Deni Avdija – The Top Israeli NBA Draft 2020 Prospect Kobe. Lebron. Kawhi. Giannis… Deni? Okay, so you might not have heard of him (yet) but 19-year-old Israeli Deni Avdija could well be the next big thing in the best basketball l

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UNPACKED - Sivan Rahav-Meir divulges why she became an Orthodox Jew

UNPACKED – Sivan Rahav-Meir divulges why she became an Orthodox Jew     Journalist, educator and media personality Sivan Rahav-Meir talks to Noam Weissman about how she became religious, why Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination affected her so

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UNPACKED - Tal Ben-Shahar's Tips for Happiness and Good Mental Health

UNPACKED – Tal Ben-Shahar’s Tips for Happiness and Good Mental Health Author and lecturer Tal Ben-Shahar has spent his exceptional career researching and promoting positive psychology, which makes him an ideal person to discuss the Covid-19 em

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UNPACKED-Watch Israeli Nobel Laureates- The People of the (Chemistry) Book

UNPACKED-Watch Israeli Nobel Laureates- The People of the (Chemistry) Book It’s true that the Jews are often called the “People of the Book”, and Israelis seem to have been hitting the chemistry books pretty hard. In fact, half of the Israeli Nobel

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UNPACKED - Kosher Wine - The Rise and Fall of Manischewitz

UNPACKED – Kosher Wine – The Rise and Fall of Manischewitz If your experience with kosher wine is drinking one too many glasses of Manischewitz at the seder, it might surprise you to hear that the kosher wine business is booming. In fact, you

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UNPACKED - The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process | Settlements Final Episode

UNPACKED – The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process | Settlements Final Episode In the final episode of our Israeli settlements mini-series, we look at the six core issues at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and examine the different attem

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UNPACKED - What makes Jewish food Jewish?

UNPACKED – What makes Jewish food Jewish? Talking about Jewish food is both mouth-wateringly delicious and just a little complicated. The reason? The definition of a “Jewish” food differs on where you come from. While Ashkenzim (Jews from Easter

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UNPACKED - The Jewish Connection to the Land | Settlements Part 2

UNPACKED – The Jewish Connection to the Land | Settlements Part 2 This week, we’re continuing our in-depth look at the Israeli settlements. To get a better understanding of the subject, we’re jumping back to biblical times to unpack the Jewish c

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UNPACKED - Hamas's Control Over Gaza

UNPACKED – Hamas’s Control Over Gaza This week on History of Israel Explained, we’re continuing to get to grips with Hamas. We’re figuring out just why the Palestinian people voted for Hamas over rival party Fatah in the first place, how t

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UNPACKED - Understanding Hamas

UNPACKED – Understanding Hamas This week, we’re tackling the tough subject of Hamas and Gaza. And it’s not an easy one to watch. Hamas was the terror group behind a wave of suicide bombings and other activities in the 1990s and 2000s. More recen

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UNPACKED - The History & Revival of the Hebrew Language

UNPACKED – The History & Revival of the Hebrew Language This week, we’re looking at the revival of the Hebrew language. While the Bible and some religious texts were written in ancient Hebrew, it hadn’t been spoken in daily life for centuries. I

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UNPACKED - Coming Home: The Law of Return

UNPACKED – Coming Home: The Law of Return This week, we’re looking at one of Israel’s founding principles – the Law of Return. This law, which dates back to the earliest days of the State of Israel, grants legal permission for any Jew, fro