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Good News Israel presents The Jewish State: making the desert bloom, Temple Mount history  and more …

Pianist Oxana Yablonskaya Comes Home

Oxana_022006Famous pianist follows dream and moves to Israel. Internationally acclaimed Moscow-born pianist Oxana Yablonskaya has just become an Israeli citizen at the age of 76. Her son Dimitri, a famed cellist and conductor, immigrated to Israel a few months ago. The musical family has scheduled its first concert in Jerusalem for Nov 20th.

http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=21347

New Life in the Negev Desert

Bringing life to the desert. Allison Speiser traveled from the Merchav Am community in Israel’s Negev desert to tell the Perth community about fulfilling the wish of Israel’s founders – to “make the desert bloom”.  Allison is shown speaking here at the JNF event “Bringing Life to the Negev”.

http://www.jwire.com.au/west-meets-negev/

Jewish History and the Temple Mount

Just around the corner from Temple Mount. Life in Jerusalem goes on. On Nov 12, the moat surrounding the Tower of David was opened to the public after 15 years of careful excavations.  It reveals Jewish history back to King Hezekiah in the 8th Century BCE.
http://baltimorejewishlife.com/news/news-detail.php?SECTION_ID=37&ARTICLE_ID=54327

Job Opportunities in Israel

Employment in Israel. Students and young professionals thinking of moving to Israel from the US received plenty of advice at the “Impact Israel” conference in New York.  The message was – come to Israel for the economic and job opportunities, but stay for the lifestyle and chance to make your mark.
http://www.timesofisrael.com/nbn-fair-in-new-york-pushes-aliyah-as-employment-opportunity/

On the Road to Recovery

Rabbi Glick. Rabbi Yehuda Glick was shot 4 times at close range in the stomach, lungs, neck and arm by a terrorist on Oct 29.  Following multiple surgeries, Rabbi Glick is about to be released from hospital.
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/yehudah-glick-medical-update-3/2014/11/17/
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/hospital-to-release-yehuda-glick-on-sunday/2014/11/21/

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