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New bus line: Jerusalem – Ben Gurion Airport / Ben Gurion Airport – Jerusalem

B”H Until January 2017, travelers who arrived at the Ben Gurion Airport and wereย planning to continue their journey to Jerusalem (or vice versa) could either take the Egged bus 947, the train, a regular taxi or the cheap taxi company NESHER. Taking the train from the airport to Jerusalem costs less than 20 Shekels but … Continue reading

Talmud

SEFARIA offering a free English Talmud translation

B”H SEFARIA offers a free English Talmud translation: http://www.sefaria.org/texts/Talmud However, the Talmud text is never enough, as we always need commentaries explaining the different meanings of the text. The Talmud uses a lot of metaphors and hidden symbolic language. Thus, many parts cannot be taken literally. One famous example are NUMBERS / FIGURES. When the … Continue reading

Pirkei Avot

Pirkei Avot 1:14: “If I am not for myself, who will be for me?”

B”H There is a very famous teaching in Pirkei Avot (Sayings of the Jewish Fathers) 1:14: “He (Hillel) used to say: If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And if I am for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?” ื”ื•ื (ื”ืœืœ) ืื•ืžืจ: ืื ืื™ืŸ ืื ื™ ืœื™, ืžื™ ืœื™? … Continue reading

Aliyah / Jobs

Israel’s recent Unemployment Rate

B”H Israel has a lower unemployment rate and salaries are on the rise: http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-unemployment-in-israel-falls-to-new-low-1001174786 I would say that it very much depends on where people live. In the southern regions, in the north, at the coast, in Tel Aviv or in Jerusalem. There are more jobs available in Tel Aviv, Netanya, Hod Hasharon, Petach Tikvah … Continue reading