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The first-ever all-Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) paratrooper company of 40 soldiers was sworn in at an IDF ceremony at the Western Wall in Jerusalem; A new video connects an incident in the Talmud with the sights and sounds of modern day Jerusalem; Two Israeli activists got Jerusalem’s Municipality to properly recognize the women identified in the street signs, and much more.

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The first all-Haredi paratrooper company

The first-ever all-Haredi paratrooper company of 40 soldiers was sworn in at an IDF ceremony at the Kotel (Western Wall) in Jerusalem. Rabbis associated with the Nahal Haredi Foundation, which provides support to Haredi soldiers, praised the new paratroopers as trailblazers.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/224487
https://www.youtube.com/embed/6YmfawTxL0M?rel=0

Torah is alive in Jerusalem

This new video from the Pardes Institute connects an incident in the Talmud with the sights and sounds of modern day Jerusalem.  Should Torah be taught in the market place?  https://www.youtube.com/embed/RVHDtUPhrEI?rel=0

Recognition for women on Jerusalem streets

Two Israeli activists got Jerusalem’s Municipality to properly recognize the women identified in the street signs for Beruryah Street and Ruth Street. Beruryah’s now says (in Hebrew) that she was Righteous and amazing in Torah. Before, she was just Rabbi Meir’s wife.
http://www.timesofisrael.com/jerusalem-street-signs-get-feminist-makeover/

Tu B’Shvat – New Year for Trees

Our friend DJ Antithesis broadcast an Israeli Tu B’Shvat Music Special on Israeli radio station TLV1.
http://tlv1.fm/music/kol-cambridge/2017/02/09/kol-cambridge-tu-bishvat-special/

Plant trees for Tu B’Shvat

Click on the United with Israel link to support Tu B’Shvat tree-planting activities in Israel. https://unitedwithisrael.org/plant-fruit-trees-in-israel-for-the-new-year-for-trees/?a=eh_0208

For this week’s Good News from Israel, click HERE.