Back to the future

Today is the first day of school for most Israeli kids, as the summer break officially ends. Here, it’s front page news. From Israel HaYom:

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The middle headline and text is:

Good luck!

After the threat of a strike was lifted last night, 2,194,931 pupils will this morning start the academic year 5776. 157,477 will enter school gates for the first time, and 118,721 will be finishing twelfth grade. The bell ringing is for them.

And the story is continued on pages 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9…

Kids and the future are a central part of Israeli society and the culture. And long may that continue.

[The Israel HaYom English language website is here, but is normally a day behind the Hebrew print version of the paper. The Jerusalem Post has a bit more, here.]