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Tiny house movement — downsizing with a passion

Tiny house movement — downsizing with a passion

HAVE YOU ever been in a house with a walk-in closet so large that you jokingly remarked, “I could live in this closet?”

For a growing number of people, that huge walk-in closet may contain more square footage than their new “tiny house.”

What is a tiny house? The tiny house movement? Tiny living?

It is a social movement in which people are choosing to downsize – sometimes drastically.

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Israel Independence

Joining the IDF as a lone soldier

Joining the IDF as a lone soldierHillary Marcus has always had strong ties to Israel, both personal and familial, but it wasn’t until 2009 — when Israel went to war in Gaza — that those ties became what she now calls a connection. Her three-week visit to Israel, in December, 2008 and January, 2009, coincided — literally to the day — with the military operation the Israelis called Operation Cast Lead, a response to Palestinian rocket attacks.
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Israel Independence

Noy takes Christian Zionists to Israel

Noy takes Christian Zionists to Israel In 1979, the Association for the Welfare of the Israeli Soldiers sent sabra Elisha Noy to Denver to check out Faith Bible Chapel, which had invited AWIS’ chairman to speak at its Israel Awareness Day celebration. Usually invitations are interpreted as a gesture of endorsement — but the Israelis weren’t so sure.
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Israel Independence

Investors find 'unpolished' diamond in Akko

Investors find 'unpolished' diamond in AkkoMUHAMMAD ABU Marwan takes me through the artsy living room of Arabesque: An Arts and Residency Center in the Old City of Akko, Israel, with the noble air of an effendi, as if he were the proud owner. Leading me into a beautifully tiled, luxurious guest room furnished with antiques, he explains how the room was once a stable for his son’s horses.
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Kosher Living

'What keeping kosher means to me'

'What keeping kosher means to me'Kerry Berman, President & COO, ?real estate investing firm, 3 children Keeping kosher means raising my consciousness about what I am eating, something that is an everyday occurrence, to a spiritual level. By keeping kosher I know that I am fulfilling one of G-d’s commandments even when I eat. I am not just satisfying my hunger desires but rather am raising the act up by keeping Hashem in mind. Keeping kosher also raises my level of discipline. My family has chosen to wait six hours aft...

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JTA News

Drake has a crush on Sarah Silverman

Gabe Friedman News flash: The most famous Jewish rapper on earth has a crush on one of the most famous Jewish comedians on earth. As explained on “Late Night with Seth Myers” Thursday night, Drake recently post... [Link]

Netanyahu’s government may be near collapse, report says

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government may be on the verge of collapse according to Israel’s Channel 10. In a report Friday night, the TV station quoted unnamed “party leaders... [Link]

Arab states have reportedly hand-picked Palestinian leader to succeed Abbas

Julie Wiener (JTA) — The United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Jordan are reportedly planning to have former Gaza strongman Mohammed Dahlan replace Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Citing unnamed senior ... [Link]

Captain America is a secret Nazi, and people are going crazy about it

Andrew Tobin The new Captain America comic book includes an epic reveal, and some people are not happy about it. When fans ran out to grab Marvel Comics’ “Captain America: Steve Rogers #1” on its relea... [Link]

US health firms, Haifa hospital team up to ‘incubate’ digital medicine start-ups

Andrew Silow-Carroll (JTA) — IBM Watson Health and Medtronics are teaming up with an Israeli hospital to create a high-tech “incubator” to encourage innovations in digital medicine. Rambam Health Care Campus in... [Link]

Steven Spielberg, in Harvard commencement speech, says anti-Semitism on the rise

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Speaking at Harvard University’s commencement, filmmaker Steven Spielberg said he was “wrong” as a kid to think anti-Semitism “was fading.” Spielberg, whose 99-year-old father Arno... [Link]

Transgender Israeli Arab wins historic Tel Aviv pageant

Julie Wiener (JTA) — A Christian Arab-Israeli ballet dancer won Israel’s first-ever transgender beauty pageant. Ta’alin Abu Hanna, 21, was named “Miss Trans Israel” in Tel Aviv Friday, the Jerusalem Post... [Link]

NY Times removes quotation marks from Israeli ‘occupation’

Gabe Friedman (JTA) — The New York Times removed quotation marks originally used around “occupation” in one of its news stories. The word appears in the phrase “Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and ... [Link]

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