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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