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Israeli spacecraft circles Earth

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The Israeli spacecraft Beresheet has been circling the Earth on its way to the moon. The unmanned mission is to make Israel the fourth country to reach the moon, after Russia, the United States and China. The lunar lander is expected to touch down on the moon in early to mid-April. On Feb. 24, Beresheet’s […]

It’s kosher: Israelis offer fresh daily bread, locally

It’s kosher: Israelis offer fresh daily bread, locally

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  MILWAUKEE – Avi Hershko didn’t realize how bad things were for bread-eaters in Wisconsin until he was discharged from the hospital on a Friday. His wife Dorit had been so side-tracked by his operation that she didn’t bake any bread at all that week. So the Hershkos, Israelis who moved to Wisconsin two years […]

Capturing Eichmann: Former Mossad agent to tell story on March 10

Capturing Eichmann: Former Mossad agent to tell story on March 10

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  A spy is only as good as his or her disguises. Raise suspicions with the wrong accent or a strange wig, and the jig might be up. Avner Avraham became a master of disguise during his 28-year career with Mossad, the national intelligence agency of Israel. He retired four years ago with countless stories […]

Israeli moonshot spacecraft arrives in Florida

Israeli moonshot spacecraft arrives in Florida

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  Israel’s first lunar spacecraft began its planned journey to the moon Jan. 17, when it was flown in a cargo plane from Ben Gurion Airport to Orlando, Florida. Upon completing its lunar mission ­– the first in Israel’s history and the first that’s privately funded – Israel would join superpowers China, Russia and the […]

Israeli chefs to fight it out in Milwaukee

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  You’ve seen cooking shows where chefs get down and dirty. Now see it live in Milwaukee. This month, Israeli chefs Gili Altman and Yehuda Ninniyo will go head-to-head during a “Shakshuka Shakedown” and will be cooking and meeting people during other local appearances. The men are visiting from Milwaukee and Madison’s partnership region in […]

Q&A: Pnina Ezra debriefs and remembers Milwaukee fondly

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Pnina Ezra served as Israel Fellow at Hillel Milwaukee from mid-2016 to mid-2018. The Israel Fellows program is a collaboration between Hillel International and the Jewish Agency for Israel that places young Israeli professionals on North American campuses to serve as peer ambassadors to the campus community. This Q&A is with Pnina Ezra, the former […]

Haredi feminist pushes for her rights

Haredi feminist pushes for her rights

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  Years ago, thanks to the emergence of the Internet, Esty Shushan was able to start commiserating with other haredi women about their powerlessness. The haredi communities of Israel ­– known for their strict Torah-observance, with men wearing black suits and brimmed black hats – have barred women from participating in their political parties. To […]