Beginning in 1516, the Ghetto of Venice was established as a restricted area where the Jewish population was required to live. Although the ghetto separated them from their non-Jewish neighbors, the Jews retained a certain degree of self-governance and the ghetto became a dynamic—albeit ambivalent—space within which their identity developed over the course of almost three centuries.
Learn more about the JEWISH COURT OF VENICE , at the Israeli official museum portal at: http://museumsinisrael.gov.il/en/Exhibitions/Pages/Exhibition.aspx?IdExhibit=IEMS-EIT-39931
Why would an Arab Muslim serve in the Israeli military? Because he, like many Israeli Arabs, proudly defend the nation that has given them freedom and opportunity. Mohammad Kabiya, Israeli Air Force reservist, shares his remarkable story.
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I am an Arab. I am a Muslim. And I love my country. In fact, I’m prepared to die for it. Which is why I serve in its army.
I don’t have to do this. I want to do this. Because my country is a special place, unlike any other.
Free. Diverse. Vibrant.
Yet, other countries—countries not so free, not so diverse—call for my country’s complete destruction. The moment my country lets its guard down, it will be destroyed.
My country is Israel.
I grew up and still live in a small village named after my family’s Bedouin Arab tribe. Our roots in this land run deep.
In 1948, when Arab armies invaded the new state of Israel, my family thought of leaving our village. Some of them did. But when the Jews’ leaders heard that, they implored us to remain. “This is our country, for both Arabs and Jews,” they said. “Stay, and we will work together to build it.”
My family stayed. My parents were born here, made their lives here, started their own family here—in Israel.
In 2002, I was a teenager. It was a violent time. Palestinian suicide bombers were blowing up Israeli civilians—a danger to Arabs and Jews alike. Israeli troops entered to the West Bank to stop them at their source. As a result, many Palestinians were killed.
I was torn. Whose side was I on, I thought: Israel’s or the Palestinians’? Is it possible to be an Arab and an Israeli? The question became even more difficult when I saw men from my own village wearing the uniform of the Israeli army. Only Jews are required to serve in the military. No one forced these Arab men to join; they chose to. “Why?” I asked them.
“Our home is here, in Israel,” they said. “Our home is under attack. Our neighbors in this home are Jews. They are being attacked. We fight together.”
Still, I struggled.
I went to high school in Nazareth. There, unlike the village where I grew up, most of the Arab students identified as Palestinians even though they are citizens of Israel.
Some of the students—my friends—hated Israel. They couldn’t understand me. “You’re a Palestinian”, they said, “so you must hate Israel.” When I said that I didn’t, that we had far more freedom and opportunity than Arabs anywhere in the Middle East, they called me a traitor.
After high school, I went on to study electrical engineering at Technion, a leading Israeli university. During my first semester, heavy rocket fire from Gaza forced Israel to launch a counterattack.
Not long after the war began, I witnessed a group of Arab-Israeli students expressing their solidarity with Hamas, the Palestinian terror organization that controls Gaza and is committed to Israel’s violent destruction.
Did these students not understand that those rockets could just as easily be aimed at them? Hamas didn’t care who they killed as long as they landed inside the borders of Israel. Had my fellow Arab students forgotten that Israel had left Gaza a few years before? That there wasn’t a single Israeli living there?
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Zahi Shaked A tour guide in Israel and his camera
email@example.com 972-54-905522 tel
סיור עם מורה הדרך ומדריך הטיולים צחי שקד 0546905522
My name is Zahi Shaked
In 2000 I became a registered liscenced tourist guide.
My dedication in life is to pass on the ancient history of the Holy Land.
Following upon many years of travel around the world, which was highlighted by a very exciting emotional and soul-searching meeting with the Dalai Lama, I realized that I had a mission. To pass on the the history of the Holy Land, its religions, and in particular, the birth and development of Christianity.
In order to fulfill this “calling” in the best way possible, I studied in depth, visited, and personally experienced each and every important site of the ancient Christians. I studied for and received my first bachelors degree in the ancient history of the Holy Land, and am presently completing my studies for my second degree.(Masters)
Parralel to my studies, and in order to earn a living, I was employed for many years in advertising. What I learned there was how to attract the publics attention, generate and, increase interest, and assimilate information. All this I use as tools to describe, explain and deepen the interest in the sites that we visit. From my experience, I have learned that in this way, the Holy Land becomes more than just history, and that the large stones that we see scattered about in dissaray, join together one by one until they become – a Byzantine Church. This also happens when I lead a group of Pilgrims in the Steps of Jesus. We climb to the peak of Mount Precipice, “glide” over the land to the Sea of Galilee, land on the water and “see” the miracle which enfolds before us. This is a many faceted experience. Not only history which you will remember and cherish, but an experience which I hope will be inplanted in your hearts and minds, and will accompany you all the days of your life.
My South African wife, who came to me late in life, is Jewish, and has spurred many new interests in me, one of which is a fascination with the many awesome accomplishments of talented Jewish artists. Here are some of the lyrical and romantic works of Alexander Klevan. Klevan, born in Russian Siberia in 1950, studied art in the Ukraine, then taught at the Lvov School of Art Design until 1981. He currently lives in Israel.
Visitors at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem cannot miss the monumental hourglass shaped sculpture, of London-based artist, Anish Kapoor.
Reflecting its surroundings and involving the public, it sits at the top of the promenade leading to the main building, at the highest point of the campus.
Learn more about the meaning of this magnificent work of art and its special connection to the Israel Museum.
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Andre Paganelli Live In Concert Amigos (DVD)
Hava Nagila ((הבה נגילה Jewish Music)
Hava naguila הבה נגילה
Hava naguila הבה נגילה
Hava naguila venis’mecha הבה נגילה ונשמחה
Hava neranenah הבה נרננה
Hava neranenah הבה נרננה
Hava neranenah venis’mecha הבה נרננה ונשמחה
Uru, uru achim! !עורו, עורו אחים
Uru achim b’lev sameach עורו אחים בלב שמח
Uru achim, uru achim! !עורו אחים, עורו אחים
B’lev sameach בלב שמח
ANDRE PAGANELLI BIO
Andre Paganelli is an Brazilian smooth jazz and adult contemporary saxophonist. Paganelli is nationally recognized in Brazil, where he has risen to the very top of the instrumental music field.
Paganelli has released 19 solo albums and 02 DVDs; one DVD was recorded with Eric Marienthal, who is one of the most notorious saxophonist of the world and another DVD recorded live at the most renowned show house called Via Funchal in Sao Paulo.
He has performed in prominent show houses, theaters, charitable events, TV shows and radio programs in Brazil and Europe.
Andre Paganelli has done tours in Europe (Portugal, Spain, England, Italy, France and Switzerland) and Israel.
Paganelli’s adapts gospel music to modern musical language and approach it with feeling, passion and power. His style incorporates the American Smooth Jazz and specific principles of the Brazilian Smooth Jazz. He has the ability to surprise the audience with something out of the ordinary. Paganelli gives his audience what they comefor – a great show!
~ Nominated in the United States for 3 (three) Latin Grammy categories (2010)
~ United Nations Peace Corps Fiftieth Medal (2014)
~ Awarded the Gold Disk for the sale of 200.000 copies of his most popular record (2009)
~ Eagle, one of the greatest musical instrument maker, released a line of expensive saxophones that bears Andre Paganelli’s name, as a special recognition for unusual achievement: EPS-10 Andre Paganelli Signature Series
~ DVD was recorded with Eric Marienthal in The Village (Los Angeles, CA)
“His devotion and familiarity with the sax earned him the affectionate nickname “Brazilian Kenny G”…”
Eloá Orazem – Facebrasil Magazine Publisher
“Adapted to modern musical language, Paganelli approaches his music with feeling, passion and power.”
“Charismatic, Dedicated and Melodic Player, Andre will take you on a journey where the sky is the limit.”
Rick Balentine – Score LA Studio
…the track sound is incredible…you sounds fantastic! …He is good…he’s very good!”
Eric Marienthal – DVD One Day of Musicians
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In our time Middle Eastern religious fervor is seen as a threat to the entire civilized world. Two thousand years ago Judean zealots were seen by Europeans in a similar light to how modern day ISIS is seen today. This had a profound effect on the world then, with surprising ramifications that remain with us to this day.
In the case of both Jews and Christians, today the overwhelming majority of the persecution coming their way is clearly documented as coming from Islam. While most Muslims are not killers, enough of them are that a backlash against Islam is inevitable. When that happens, what will that look like?
It will probably look a lot like what happened to the Jews in the first and early second centuries. Not all Jews had become radicalized in the struggle against Rome, but enough of them had, instigating murder and death throughout the Roman Empire, that public opinion everywhere turned decidedly sour against this formerly-favored group. This, in turn, brought crushing Roman reprisals against all Jews everywhere, especially in the Jewish homeland of Judea.
The near-total decimation of the religious zealots back then is very likely a harbinger of what is coming upon radical Islam in the Middle East in our near future. Now as then, the effects must be earth-shaking.
Every Jew, every Christian, every Messianic, in fact, every person, continues to be profoundly effected by the momentous events of the first century – and most don’t even realize it. These 1st and 2nd century events radically changed the trajectory of both Rabbinic Judaism and the movement that eventually birthed the Christian Church. Also in this video, you will learn of the historic role of the Davidic Dynasty among the early believers.
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article:
00:04:12 1 Etymology
00:06:29 2 History
00:06:37 2.1 Prehistory
00:07:17 2.2 Antiquity
00:10:05 2.3 Classical period
00:12:24 2.4 Middle Ages and modern history
00:17:33 2.5 Zionism and British Mandate
00:21:39 2.6 After World War II
00:26:19 2.7 Early years of the State of Israel
00:33:26 2.8 Further conflict and peace process
00:42:28 3 Geography and environment
00:44:59 3.1 Tectonics and seismicity
00:46:34 3.2 Climate
00:48:29 4 Demographics
00:51:50 4.1 Major urban areas
00:53:33 4.2 Language
00:55:06 4.3 Religion
00:57:54 4.4 Education
01:02:04 5 Government and politics
01:04:08 5.1 Legal system
01:06:36 5.2 Administrative divisions
01:07:28 5.3 Israeli-occupied territories
01:14:03 5.4 Foreign relations
01:18:39 5.5 International humanitarian efforts
01:21:02 5.6 Military
01:25:21 6 Economy
01:28:35 6.1 Science and technology
01:32:38 6.2 Transportation
01:34:19 6.3 Tourism
01:34:59 6.4 Energy
01:37:06 7 Culture
01:37:47 7.1 Literature
01:39:23 7.2 Music and dance
01:40:28 7.3 Cinema and theatre
01:41:18 7.4 Media
01:41:52 7.5 Museums
01:43:11 7.6 Cuisine
01:44:40 7.7 Sports
01:48:04 8 See also
Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago.
Learning by listening is a great way to:
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– reduce eye strain
Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone.
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“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
Israel (; Hebrew: יִשְׂרָאֵל; Arabic: إِسْرَائِيل), officially the State of Israel, is a country in Western Asia, located on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea. It has land borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan on the east, the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip to the east and west, respectively, and Egypt to the southwest. The country contains geographically diverse features within its relatively small area. Israel’s economic and technological center is Tel Aviv, while its seat of government and proclaimed capital is Jerusalem, although the state’s sovereignty over Jerusalem has only partial recognition.Israel has evidence of the earliest migration of hominids out of Africa. Canaanite tribes are archaeologically attested since the Middle Bronze Age, while the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah emerged during the Iron Age. The Neo-Assyrian Empire destroyed Israel around 720 BCE. Judah was later conquered by the Babylonian, Persian and Hellenistic empires and had existed as Jewish autonomous provinces. The successful Maccabean Revolt led to an independent Hasmonean kingdom by 110 BCE, which in 63 BCE however became a client state of the Roman Republic that subsequently installed the Herodian dynasty in 37 BCE, and in 6 CE created the Roman province of Judea. Judea lasted as a Roman province until the failed Jewish revolts resulted in widespread destruction, expulsion of Jewish population and the renaming of the region from Iudaea to Syria Palaestina. Jewish presence in the region has persisted to a certain extent over the centuries. In the 7th century CE, the Levant was taken from the Byzantine Empire by the Arabs and remained in Muslim control until the First Crusade of 1099, followed by the Ayyubid conquest of 1187. The Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt extended its control over the Levant in the 13th century until its defeat by the Ottoman Empire in 1517. During the 19th century, national awakening among Jews led to the establishment of the Zionist movement in the diaspora followed by waves of immigration to Ottoman Syria and later British Mandate Palestine.
In 1947, the United Nations (UN) adopted a Partition Plan for Palestine recommending the creation of independent Arab and Jewish states and an internationalized Jerusalem. The plan was accepted by the Jewish Agency, and rejected by Arab leaders. The following year, the Jewish Agency declared the independence of the State of Israel, and the subsequent 1948 Arab–Israeli War saw Israel’s establishment over most of the former Mandate territory, while the West Bank and Gaza were held by neighboring Arab states. Israel has since fought several wars with Arab countries, and since the Six-Day War in 1967 he …