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| This week's highlights: Breaking Egged, school on Pesach, great deals, and a strong shekel

Zev Stub    
Tuesday, 09 January 5:49 PM

Here's our weekly roundup of things you should know:

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Egged's monopoly on public transportation in Jerusalem will finally come to end, with the approval of nine new service taxi lines in Jerusalem. Minivan taxi routes around Jerusalem, similar to the ones operating in Tel Aviv, are expected to begin at the end of 2018. Learn more

A few significant legal developments from the past week: Israelis are no longer allowed to use their Israeli license to drive abroadkids will have another 10 days of school during holiday vacations starting this Pesach; proposed new benefits for army reservists; and the supermarket law passed.

The shekel-dollar rate is now at NIS 3.44. That's good for some businesses, but bad for a lot of olim.

Keren Malki is one of Israel's superstar non-profits, enabling home care for children with special needs. Tomorrow night is their annual Rainbow of Music fundraiser concert in Raanana. If you can make time for a great event to support a great cause, we recommend it.

And finally. this week, our Free Stuff in Jerusalem FB group crossed 1000 members AND I used it to grab a great computer monitor for Janglo's office. Have you joined yet?

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The Best of Everything Else:

Israelis Will Now Require an International Driver's License to Drive Abroad
New plan to add 10 school days per year 
'Supermarket Law' passes 
New Jerusalem Municipality service for non-Hebrew speakers 
Registration is open in Jerusalem for Gan and First Grade 
Reclaim Overpaid Tax: Annual Income Tax Calculator for 2017 
New WhatsApp Group: Israel Law Legal Updates

22 indoor activities for a toasty winter visit in Israel 
Women of Startup Nation inspires women around Israel 
Where is it easiest to register for marriage? Tel Aviv 
Hear Me Roar: Inspiring and beautiful videos of strength 
SUPERWOMAN: Rachel Freier, America's first Hasidic judge 
HILARIOUS: I'm Palestinian, My Roommate is Jewish: Hummus Fight 
TV Show About Cool Haredim is a Runaway Hit 
Top 5 Israeli snacks 
Shlock Rock celebrates 30 years (VIDEO) 
OJC Israel Anglo biz Networking Evening, Sun, Jan 14

Proposed: Army Reservists to get academic credits, pay less taxes 
Israeli Michelin Chef launches 8 shekel hamburgers 
Popular Jerusalem restaurant provides free weekly meal to lone soldiers 
Female Lone Soldier Home Opens In Jerusalem 
El Al cancels low cost Up flights, slates direct flights to San Francisco 
NJ Shul Bans Cell Phones during davening 
Bill to require college students to do community service to graduate 
How can I use my ceiling fan to keep my home warm in the winter? 
IKEA to open Beersheva store next month

Hebrew Winter Ulpan at The University of Haifa starts January 22 
New Marketing Content Writing course subsidized up to 80% 
US VP Mike Pence to visit Israel January 22 
#WeRemember Holocaust Commemoration Initiative 
Central Bank promotes financial education for senior citizens, students 
Good News From Israel This Week 
Israel In 2017: 35 Rocket Attacks, 99 Terror Attacks 
Rare Prehistoric Site about Half a Million Years Old Uncovered 
Israel Considering Building Man-Made Islands. Seriously. 
Yad Sarah Helping special needs people travel the Holy Land unhindered 
Israel's new Biblically-Inspired, Bourbon-Style Israeli Whiskey 
Cellphones were number one cause of Israeli car accidents in 2017

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