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    SCIENCE: R&D at Universities

    As at universities all over the world, advancement in scientific knowledge is the chief objective of researchers at Israel's universities.
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    Holidays and Observances

    Rosh Hashana

    Rosh Hashanah commemorates the culmination of the creation of the universe and acceptance of God’s sovereignty over the world.
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    Yom Kippur

    Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the holiest and most important holiday in Judaism.
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    Sukkot

    Sukkot, is the third holiday in the Hebrew month of Tishrei, and is one of the most important Jewish holidays. Sukkot is one of the three pilgrimage holidays.
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    Chanukah

    The holiday lasts eight days, commemorating the celebrations marking the purification and rededication of the Holy Temple, and the miracle of the oil lasting for eight days, instead of one.
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    Tu B'Shvat

    Purim

    This holiday is in the Book of Esther and recalls the story of how Persian Jewry was saved from Haman, who had been plotting to kill all the kingdom’s Jews.
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    Passover

    Pesach, which starts on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan (usually in April), lasts for seven days and is celebrated to commemorate the exodus from Egypt.
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    Lag Ba'Omer

    Lag Ba'Omer is a Jewish holiday that falls between the holidays of Passover and Shavuot.
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    Jerusalem Day

    Jerusalem Day is a national holiday marking the liberation of the city in 1967 and its reunification after the Six Day War.
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