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We are the blessed generation, the fast road to Jerusalem, ancient Israelite settlement discovered, and much more!

By Michael Ordman

THE JEWISH STATE

We are the Blessed generation

Avi Abelow states that it is important to once in a while take a step back from daily life, the headlines and the worries, and see the big picture of life, which is so very good. Great message.
https://pulseofisrael.com/2022/08/31/blessed-generation/

The fast road to Jerusalem

A new entrance to Jerusalem, Route 16, has been opened and is expected to significantly ease traffic, providing speedy travel between Route 1 and the city’s southern neighborhoods. It has 4 tunnels, 7 bridges, 50,000 acres featuring bike paths, walks, picnic areas and views over the Jerusalem hills.
https://www.timesofisrael.com/new-entrance-to-jerusalem-opens-wednesday-night-spurring-hopes-for-eased-traffic/

Ancient Israelite settlement discovered

Archeologists have discovered an ancient settlement at Tel Tibnah in Samaria, dating back to the time when the Israelites entered the Land of Israel, over 3000 years ago. It is identified with Timnat Serach where Joshua bin Nun lived and was buried.
https://thejewishvoice.com/2022/08/touching-our-roots-and-heritage-ancient-israelite-settlement-discovered/

Athletes for Israel

Since its launch in 2018, Athletes for Israel has brought high-profile athletes and sports teams to the country to compete in athletic events and get to know the Jewish state. After their trips many of the athletes help publicize the story of Israel’s people, history, food, technology, and culture.
https://www.jns.org/athletes-for-israel-through-sports-and-positive-messaging-we-can-change-the-narrative/

180 young Olim

180 new immigrants ages 22 to 35 arrived in Israel last month from 30 different countries. They include doctors, engineers, lawyers, architects, journalists, athletes, artists, teachers, and IT professionals who will study Hebrew intensively for 5 months at Ulpan Etzion, the Jewish Agency’s flagship program.
https://www.jns.org/doron-almog-visits-180-new-olim-on-first-day-as-jewish-agency-executive/

A Righteous Muslim

On Aug 17, Noor Dahri wrote to his 10,000+ Facebook followers, “An exciting time has come for me to visit Israel for 10 days, the land of dreams, love, peace, and coexistence. The holy land of divine faiths, Abrahamic Prophets, and the land of Blessings. Insha’Allah.” Read about him and his trip.
https://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/meet-noor-dahri-kind-of-a-muslim-tzadik/2022/08/21/
https://www.jns.org/noor-dahri-pakistani-born-muslim-counter-terrorism-expert-and-zionist/

Turning Hell into Heaven

The City of David organization has revitalized the Valley of Hennom, on the outskirts of Jerusalem into a brand-new park. The valley is mentioned in in the Book of Joshua and is said to be the origin for the concept of hell.  Israelis transformed it, just as they did to the once desolate Land of Israel.
https://unitedwithisrael.org/watch-israelis-turn-hell-into-heaven/

We need to be the best

On the first day of the Israeli school year, President Herzog writes a letter of encouragement to all Israeli children.
https://www.israelhayom.com/opinions/we-simply-need-to-be-the-best/

125 years since first Zionist Congress

Some 1,400 people attended an event at the Stadtcasino concert hall in Basel, Switzerland, where Theodor Herzl led the First Zionist Congress on Aug 29, 1897. Israel’s President Herzog began his address with the blessing for being in a place where a miracle happened.
https://www.timesofisrael.com/herzog-calls-to-reclaim-zionism-turn-it-from-a-slur-to-a-source-of-pride/
https://www.gov.il/en/departments/news/president-herzog-addresses-gala-event-29-aug-2022

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