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Israel Among Top Five Countries on WHO 2015 Life Expectancy Chart

12 Iyyar 5776 – May 20, 2016
Only 22 countries around the globe have reached an average life expectancy greater than 80 years, so if one is planning to retire abroad, one should consider those countries most seriously.

No Kosher Food at Malta Jewish Conference

1 Adar 5772 – February 23, 2012
At least it took a while, since somehow the organizers of this 4-day event for 120 European Jewish young professionals didn't realize they would all insist on eating kosher food. In Malta? It took a few heroic feats to straighten out that one…

Before The Deluge: Jews Of The Mediterranean Islands (Part III)

4 Tevet 5772 – December 29, 2011
Findings in catacombs confirm the existence of Jews on Malta from the time of the Roman Empire until late in the Middle Ages. They came from Alexandria to this important crossroads on their way to Italy.

Before The Deluge: Jews Of The Mediterranean Islands (Part II)

4 Kislev 5772 – November 30, 2011
In biblical times this island was known as Kaftor. It had close relations with the Philistines, who already swelled in the Land of Canaan when the Jews migrated in, and this Kaftorland is conceivably the Philistine homeland.

The Maltese Yad

24 Nisan 5771 – April 28, 2011
It was the last slave prison and slave market in Europe. The United States was already an independent country and France was in the tumult of revolution. The Mediterranean island of Malta was the destination for the slaves snatched off of merchant ships by an order of Crusader Knights that had first been set up in Jerusalem in the 12th century.

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