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In the only European capital without a synagogue, Iceland’s first rabbi, Avi Feldman, is working to establish a Jewish community against all odds – and facing unique challenges such as deciding when Shabbat starts when the sun never fully sets in summer

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Some 110,000 Palestinian laborers legally enter Israel to work for their living. They have no other choice. The wages for a plasterer in Israel are nearly three times higher than what someone with a master’s degree can earn in his field in the territories. Which is why Palestinian workers will do whatever it takes to obtain an Israeli work permit – including paying commissions to “machers” who illegally trade in them. The Institute for National Security Studies estimates that the fees for work permits collected by such fixers range from 2,000-3,000 shekels ($630-$945) a month, or 30,000 shekel

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