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Israeli Tabor Winery enlists wildlife for an eco-friendly vineyard

Israeli Tabor Winery enlists wildlife for an eco-friendly vineyard In 1999 – four Israeli families had a dream… and now, we can see the fruits of their labor, if you travel up to the Galilee mountains and check out the blossoming vineyards of the

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Kalanit Taub - Speak Up. You May Just Save A Life

Kalanit Taub – Speak Up. You May Just Save A Life United Hatzalah, Israel’s largest all-volunteer emergency medical service organization, always responds as quickly as possible to any call for medical assistance. The various EMTs are spread across

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CTECH Israel Technology News

CTECH Israel Technology News   Exclusive | Israeli company Spot to be sold for $500 million. The cloud services company has previously raised a total of $52 million. Read more Interview | DC economic attache safeguarding Israeli interests amid Washi

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    Jonathan Sacks - Coronavirus: Loneliness and Faith

    Jonathan Sacks – Coronavirus: Loneliness and Faith I have long been intrigued by one passage in this week’s parsha. After a lengthy stay in the Sinai desert, the people are about to begin the second part of their journey. They are no longer travel

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    Israeli Company to Bring Electricity to Remote Villages in Asia

    Israeli Company to Bring Electricity to Remote Villages in Asia  Israeli startup Aquarius Engines partners with international telecom giant Nokia to help put its revolutionary generator design out in the field in Asian locations that are off the grid. By

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    Mel Alexenberg - Light, Vision and Art in Judaism: My Dialogue with Rabbi Norman Lamm

    Mel Alexenberg – Light, Vision and Art in Judaism: My Dialogue with Rabbi Norman Lamm In Memory of Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm z”l, President and Chancellor of Yeshiva University, who passed away on May 31, 2020 This article is my dialogue with Rabbi La

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      Steve Kramer - Israel on a Tightrope

      Steve Kramer – Israel on a Tightrope Israel’s greatest ally is unquestionably the US. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Netanyahu, Israel has augmented its reliance on America and the West with an outreach to the East, primarily China, which

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      Sheri Oz - A Palestinian on the Israeli Occupation: The biggest lie ever told

      Sheri Oz – A Palestinian on the Israeli Occupation: The biggest lie ever told This is what we want to hear. The charismatic Mohammad Massad, former terrorist, talks with passion about wanting to live together with the Jews. Has anyone ever spoken li

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      This Week's Sanity Report from Israel May 31, 2020

      This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 31, 2020 Many of Israel’s latest innovations will support the new reality that will exist when the current pandemic is over. Patients will be monitored remotely both inside hospitals and outside. Radar

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      Michael Freund - Let's show more appreciation to Jews-by-choice

      Michael Freund – Let’s show more appreciation to Jews-by-choice Michael Freund web site Each year, as we read the Book of Ruth on Shavuot, we are reminded of the remarkable spiritual journey undertaken by the heroine of the story, a Moabite wo

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      Rabbi Itzchak Marmorstein - RAV KOOK ON SHAVUOT- Festival of the Weeks

      Rabbi Itzchak Marmorstein – RAV KOOK ON SHAVUOT- Festival of the Weeks ואנו באים לחוג את חג השבועות, יום אשר עמדנו בקומה הרוחנית הגמורה שלנו We are celebrating the Festival of the Weeks-the day

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      CTECH - Israel Technology News Brief May 28, 2020

      CTECH – Israel Technology News Brief May 28, 2020 Interview | One-third of all airlines will not survive the pandemic, says Wizz Air CEO. József Váradi spoke to Calcalist about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected airlines, and what to expect

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      Jonathan Sacks - The Blessing of Love

      Jonathan Sacks – The Blessing of Love I confess to a thrill every time I read these words: Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them: “May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord make His face

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      UNPACKED - Is There a Connection Between Spirituality and Good Mental Health?

      UNPACKED – Is There a Connection Between Spirituality and Good Mental Health? There’s increasing evidence that people who are “spiritual” have fewer symptoms of depression, lower incidence of suicide, and less severe alcohol or substance use.

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      Victor Rosenthal - A Short History of an Interminable Conflict

      Victor Rosenthal – A Short History of an Interminable Conflict In 1948 the state was declared as the British colonialists finally left, and the ensuing war was called the “War of Independence.” Most wars of independence are fought directly again

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      Jonathan Sacks - A Life of Vertical & Horizontal Responsibility: Shavuot During the Coronavirus Pandemic

      Jonathan Sacks – A Life of Vertical & Horizontal Responsibility: Shavuot During the Coronavirus Pandemic Join the Chief Rabbi and Rabbi Lord Sacks as they explore the powerful dual responsibility conferred upon us at Sinai.   Coming up to Shavu

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      Israel Seen Exclusive - The Art of Running And Saving A Life

      Israel Seen Exclusive – The Art of Running And Saving A Life   The pair of United Hatzalah volunteer EMTs, Yuval Shlafman and Amir Gellis know each other quite well as they meet up early Friday mornings on Hatzuk Beach, as part of their Tel Avi

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      UNPACKED - Israel: Sustainable Nation - Full Length Documentary

      UNPACKED – Israel: Sustainable Nation – Full Length Documentary   Celebrate Israel through film. Presenting for the first time to a digital audience the award- winning film Sustainable Nation. The majesty and beauty of water is at the hea

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      This Week's Sanity Report from Israel May 24, 2020

      This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 24, 2020 Israel has just celebrated the anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem, resulting in a beautiful modern city that now benefits all. There are many more examples in this week’s newsletter

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      Steve Kramer - Netanyahu in the Dock

      Steve Kramer – Netanyahu in the Dock Now that Israel finally has a government, a centrist unity government at that, Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu will finally face Jerusalem District Court judges, where he is accused of bribery, fraud, and breach of

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      2 Ethiopian Israeli women become Border Police officers

      2 Ethiopian Israeli women become Border Police officers Israel Hayom by By Itsik Saban Sub-Inspector Oshrat Negosa and Sub-Inspector Tikva Makonnen make history in a ceremony at Beit Horon. Negosa: From a young age, I saw myself serving in a combat role,

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      Dov Lipman - Watch: Jerusalem Day: Celebrating the Return to Israel's Ancient Capital

      Dov Lipman – Watch: Jerusalem Day: Celebrating the Return to Israel’s Ancient Capital Jerusalem Day is one of the highlights of the Israeli and Jewish calendar. After 2,000 years of hoping to return to Zion, the Jewish State was re-established in

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      The Israel Democracy Institute - Israel's Cease-Fire Government Should Promote Healing, Not Division

      The Israel Democracy Institute – Israel’s Cease-Fire Government Should Promote Healing, Not Division IDI Written By: Yohanan Plesner Netanyahu and Gantz could use their unity government to put in place a ‘democratic ceasefire’ and spee

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      Saudi Writer Abdulhameed Al-Ghobain: Saudis Care about National Interests, Not the Palestinian Cause

      Saudi Writer Abdulhameed Al-Ghobain: Saudis Care about National Interests, Not the Palestinian Cause.   Saudi writer Abdulhameed Al-Ghobain said in a May 10, 2020 interview on BBC Arabic TV (U.K.) that the Saudi public is well-informed today and that

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      CTECH Israel Technology News Brief

      CTECH Israel Technology News Brief Analysis | The U.S. demands Israel takes its side in the new Cold War with China. The U.S. secretary of state’s irregular visit to Israel last week was meant to signal that the trade war with China is escalating in th

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      Mel Alexenberg - Jerusalem Day Cyberangels Fly to JerUSAlems in USA

      Mel Alexenberg – Jerusalem Day Cyberangels Fly to JerUSAlems in USA I am celebrating Jerusalem Day as a new media artist by launching Rembrandt-inspired cyberangels from Jerusalem in Israel to states in USA with places named JerUSAlem. There are Jer

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      Jonathan Sacks -Egalitarian Society, Jewish-Style (Bamidbar 5780)

      Jonathan Sacks -Egalitarian Society, Jewish-Style (Bamidbar 5780) The parsha of Bamidbar is generally read on the Shabbat before Shavuot, z’man matan torateinu — “the time of the giving of our law,” the revelation at Sinai. So the Sages, believing

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      Amb. Dore Gold: Video: Does the Term "Annexation" Even Apply to the West Bank?

      Amb. Dore Gold: Video: Does the Term “Annexation” Even Apply to the West Bank?   It so happens that this year is the 100th anniversary of the San Remo Conference, where the victorious allied powers from World War I divided the Ottoman Emp

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      UNPACKED - Sivan Rahav-Meir divulges why she became an Orthodox Jew

      UNPACKED – Sivan Rahav-Meir divulges why she became an Orthodox Jew     Journalist, educator and media personality Sivan Rahav-Meir talks to Noam Weissman about how she became religious, why Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination affected her so

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      Howard Epstein - WHY INDIA WILL BE THE NEXT CHINA

      Howard Epstein – WHY INDIA WILL BE THE NEXT CHINA WHY INDIA WILL BE THE NEXT CHINA   I was referred to an article entitled: Why India can’t be the next China, and shouldn’t try https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/markets/stocks/news/why-in

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      The wave of immigration to Israel is apparently gaining momentum

      The wave of immigration to Israel is apparently gaining momentum As the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc in America, aliyah offices report requests to move to Israel have tripled compared to the same period last year. By Paul Shindman, World Israel News

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      This Week's Sanity Report from Israel May 17, 2020

      This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 17, 2020 This week’s newsletter is full of Israeli solutions to global problems. They include detection of heart and lung problems caused by COVID-19; preventing rejection of bone-marrow transplants; c

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      Bassam Tawil - Why Hamas Loves Human Rights Watch

      Bassam Tawil – Why Hamas Loves Human Rights Watch The HRW report focuses on only three Arab towns in Israel – Jisr al-Zarqa, Qalansawa and Ein Mahel, with a total population of 50,000. It deliberately ignores the other two million or so Arab Israe

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      CTECH - Daily Technology Briefs

      CTECH – Daily Technology Briefs Right now just might be the best time to invest in traveltech, says NFX founder. Gigi Levy-Weiss spoke to CTech about what the coronavirus means for VCs and investors. Watch video Website accessibility startup Access

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      Jonathan Sacks - The Power of a Curse

      Jonathan Sacks – The Power of a Curse The book of Vayikra draws to a close by outlining the blessings that will follow if the people are faithful to their covenant with God. Then it describes the curses that will befall them if they are not. The gen

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      Sheri Oz - You Cannot Divorce an Octopus Until You Release Its Tentacles

      Sheri Oz – You Cannot Divorce an Octopus Until You Release Its Tentacles Anyone who looks at the map of Judea & Samaria can see that it can be compared to an octopus that has its tentacles all in a dither. UN map of Judea & Samaria showing Areas A,

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      Barry Shaw - JStreet Lost

      Barry Shaw – JStreet Lost What we witness with JStreet has been the outside influence of radicals on impressionable young Jewish minds who instill into them the perception of resentful Arabs as victims’ worthy of their compassion. The result is th

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      Jonathan Sacks - Ways of Counting Time: The Omer Controversy

      Jonathan Sacks – Ways of Counting Time: The Omer Controversy Dear Friends, I hope you and your family are well despite the continuing challenges, both physical and psychological, presented by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. May all those unwell ha

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      UNPACKED - Tal Ben-Shahar's Tips for Happiness and Good Mental Health

      UNPACKED – Tal Ben-Shahar’s Tips for Happiness and Good Mental Health Author and lecturer Tal Ben-Shahar has spent his exceptional career researching and promoting positive psychology, which makes him an ideal person to discuss the Covid-19 em

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      Michael Shine - We live in interesting times – don't we?

      Michael Shine – We live in interesting times – don’t we? Still more questions than answers! We all have opinions, sometimes based on fact and sometimes not, which everybody is entitled to have, but which ones should we trust? Now that restrictio

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      This Week's Sanity Report from Israel May 10, 2020

      This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 10, 2020 The highlights include: Two major Israeli antibody projects bring new hope to coronavirus patients. Israeli sniff test detects which comatose patients will recover. An Israeli aid organization is he

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      Victor Rosenthal - Jews and Evangelicals: it's Complicated

      Victor Rosenthal – Jews and Evangelicals: it’s Complicated I have lived a large part of my life outside the Jewish bubble. I have known many Evangelical Christians, and some of them have been good friends. So I wasn’t surprised to hear about “

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      The Jerusalem Center - 100 Years Since the San Remo Conference

      The Jerusalem Center – 100 Years Since the San Remo Conference   The San Remo Conference transformed the Balfour Declaration into a binding international treaty, setting the stage for the League of Nations Mandate in 1922. Thus, at San Remo, Je

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      Israel Seen Exclusive - Responding To A Terror Attack Quickly and Safely

      Israel Seen Exclusive – Responding To A Terror Attack Quickly and Safely On a recent afternoon, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Aviad Hertz was working from home when he heard pistol shots in the distance. He did not know whether they were from the ne

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      Jonathan Sacks - Radical Uncertainty Emor 5780

      Jonathan Sacks – Radical Uncertainty Emor 5780 There is something very strange about the festival of Succot, of which our parsha is the primary source. On the one hand, it is the festival supremely associated with joy. It is the only festival in our

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      "SAVING LIVES SUNDAY" BENEFIT RELEASES STUNNING RENDITION OF "HALLELUJAH"

      “SAVING LIVES SUNDAY” BENEFIT RELEASES STUNNING RENDITION OF “HALLELUJAH” SAVING LIVES SUNDAY” BENEFIT RELEASES STUNNING RENDITION OF “HALLELUJAH” IN ENGLISH, HEBREW AND ARABICFEATURING INTERNATIONAL CELEBS & FIRST RESPONDERS Jerusalem, (May

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      Dan Diker, Amb. Alan Baker – How to Rescue Civil Discourse on Israel

      Dan Diker, Amb. Alan Baker – How to Rescue Civil Discourse on Israel Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs  Institute for Contemporary Affairs-Founded jointly with the Wechsler Family Foundation Israel has been the only democratic nation-state whose

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      CTECH - Israel This Week's Technology & Start Ups'

      CTECH – Israel This Week’s Technology & Start-Ups’ Intel in talks to acquire Israeli startup Moovit for $1 billion. Following its purchase of Mobileye in 2017, Intel will be well placed to manage urban transportation around the globe. Re

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      Steve Kramer - Beating a Dead Horse - Annexation

      Steve Kramer – Beating a Dead Horse – Annexation Many EU leaders, Jews, and others are upset over the proposed extension of Israeli sovereignty to the Jewish population in Israel’s heartland, reclaimed 53 years ago during the defensive Six-D

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      Israel Seen - When No One Else Is There To Help - Be The Person That Helps

      Israel Seen – When No One Else Is There To Help – Be The Person That Helps YitzchakHoffman immigrated from Belgium to Israel. He moved to the city of Ashdod and began his family. 20 years ago, Yitzchak trained to become one of the first volunt

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      Sabine Sterk - Kova Tembel

      Sabine Sterk – Kova Tembel Since I lived in Israel I am a huge supporter of the country and her Jewish people. A lot of Israeli’s living in Israel think I’m at least delusional, others, mostly here in the Netherlands are telling I’m obsessed a

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      Shelly Schreter - My Issues with Prayer

      Shelly Schreter – My Issues with Prayer For someone who doesn’t really davven, I have spent a lot of time in shul. It’s not that I have anything against davvening, or even that I don’t know the liturgy and the moves, because I actually do, aft

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      This Week's Sanity Report from Israel May 3, 2020

      This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 3, 2020 As the number of coronavirus infections and fatalities falls globally, we thank the medics, hospital staff, care workers, researchers, scientists, innovators, philanthropists, volunteers and essentia

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      UNPACKED - Sustainable Nation - Full Length Documentary Last Day to View May 2nd

      UNPACKED – Sustainable Nation – Full-Length Documentary Last Day to View May 2nd   Celebrate Israel through film. Presenting for the first time to a digital audience the award- winning film Sustainable Nation. Make sure you subscribe and

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      Jonathan Sacks - The Ethic of HolinessJ

      Jonathan Sacks – The Ethic of Holiness Kedoshim contains the two great love commands of the Torah. The first is, “Love your neighbour as yourself. I am the Lord” (Lev. 19:18). Rabbi Akiva called this “the great principle of the Torah.” Th

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      Watch - Secret of Israel's Military Revealed

      Watch – Secret of Israel’s Military Revealed We have a secret to tell you…

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      CTECH - Top 50 Israeli startups - 2020 (Covid-19) edition

      CTECH – Top 50 Israeli startups – 2020 (Covid-19) edition Israel is home to over 200 growth stage companies. Check out CTech’s list of the country’s 50 most promising startups that we believe will survive and thrive despite coronavirus

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      WATCH - When the Masks Come Off in Israeli Hospitals SURPRISE.

      WATCH – When the Masks Come Off in Israeli Hospitals SURPRISE.

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      Fiamma Nirenstein - How the Coronavirus Pandemic Has Sparked Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories

      Fiamma Nirenstein – How the Coronavirus Pandemic Has Sparked Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs Institute for Contemporary Affairs Founded jointly with the Wechsler Family Foundation The Palestinian Authority has ac

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      Barry Werner - Democracy under challenging times

      Barry Werner – Democracy under challenging times This was adapted from a message to a friend who is a loyal Democrat. She said she is appalled by President Trump’s behavior:  I was amazed that Trump won the Republican nomination, and I was even m

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      Rav. Jonathan Sacks - Israel, the Home of Hope

      Rav. Jonathan Sacks – Israel, the Home of Hope   As we approach Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha’Atzmaut here is a short video, the audio of which is taken from a double CD of words and music about Israel that my office produced in 2008. The full

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      Steve Kramer - International Law - Who Says?

      Steve Kramer – International Law – Who Says? What is the meaning of “international law,” the term that is often used as a weapon against Israel by its enemies – and even some of its friends? Let’s find out…   Just as Isr

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      This Week's Sanity Report from Israel April 26,2020

      This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel April 26,2020 In Israel, as Israel’s 72nd birthday approaches, the first shoots of recovery are now starting to blossom. Schools and businesses are re-opening and airlines are renewing services to Israel.

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      Shakked Beery - An Israeli Perspective: Gov. Cuomo's Twisted View of "Responsibility"

      Shakked Beery – An Israeli Perspective: Gov. Cuomo’s Twisted View of “Responsibility” I’m not taking part in US politics, so this is an Israeli-outsider’s point of view. The journalist in the video is spot-on and I wish

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      Barry Shaw - The Unseemly Story Behind the Teetering Chinese Economy

      Barry Shaw – The Unseemly Story Behind the Teetering Chinese Economy Miles Kwok may or may not be a dishonest man.  Even his name is a pseudonym. His real name is Gui Wengui   He is a Chinese billionaire on the run from the long arm of the goons

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      IsraelSeen Exclusive - Making Home Visits To Aid The Elderly

      IsraelSeen Exclusive – Making Home Visits To Aid The Elderly The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc with people’s lives and unemployment in Israel has skyrocketed. Tens of thousands of at-risk Israelis are struggling to access even the most essen

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      Jonathan Sacks - Words That Heal Tazria-Metzora 5780

      Jonathan Sacks – Words That Heal Tazria-Metzora 5780 At the risk of disclosing a spoiler, I would like to begin this week’s Covenant & Conversation by discussing the 2019 film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Tom Hanks plays the beloved Ame

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      Sheri Oz - Journalists Play "Fish" With the News

      Sheri Oz – Journalists Play “Fish” With the News I once thought that journalists and media outlets were interested in reporting on the news-as-it-is and not the news-as-they-want-it-to-be. Silly me! Here is a recent fishing expedition brought to

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      A Volunteer EMT and His Daughter Help A Holocaust Survivor Write Down His Story

      A Volunteer EMT and His Daughter Help A Holocaust Survivor Write Down His Story Writing The Story of Remembrance – A Volunteer EMT and His Daughter Help A Holocaust Survivor Write Down His Story   United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Nir Winter reside

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      Steve Kramer - Explaining Israeli Sovereignty in the Land of Israel

      Steve Kramer – Explaining Israeli Sovereignty in the Land of Israel I thank Marc W., an old high school and college friend, for inspiring this article regarding my April 12 column, [https://israelseen.com/2020/04/14/steve-kramer-the-nerve-of-some-am

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      UNPACKED - What COVID-19 Means for Holocaust Remembrance

      UNPACKED – What COVID-19 Means for Holocaust Remembrance This year, Holocaust Remembrance Day, which begins on the evening of April 20, will be like no other. Although it’s Israel’s national day of commemoration to remember the six million Jews

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      Watch-Rabbi Sacks on the Holocaust

      Watch-Rabbi Sacks on the Holocaust Part 1: Where do you think God was in the Holocaust?   Part 2: Do you have faith in humanity after the Holocaust?   Part 3: Does God care about individual lives, or did He only ensure the Jewish people as a nat

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      Sabine Sterk - The life as we know it

      Sabine Sterk – The life as we know it We live in the most bizarre year of our lives.. It started just “normal”, with the complaining over issues like money, the climate hoax and child activists crying that “WE” humans are destroying the worl

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      This Week's Sanity Report from Israel April 19 2020

      This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel April 19 2020 The positive news on the coronavirus front is that many previously critical patients are recovering. Some of them were saved (in Israel and elsewhere) by new Israeli treatments and others thanks to

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      Watch - Israeli hospital treats Coronavirus patients virtually

      Watch – Israeli hospital treats Coronavirus patients virtually How do you provide #Coronavirus patients with medical care without risking exposure? The doctors at Israel’s Sheba hospital home hospitalization unit have come up with a way to kee

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      Sheri Oz - Ahmad Tibi Says He is Not Anti-Jewish, Part I & II

      Sheri Oz – Ahmad Tibi Says He is Not Anti-Jewish, Part I & II Last month, CNN published an op-ed written by Member of Knesset Ahmad Tibi. I could not let the piece stand unchallenged. Already in the second paragraph, Tibi writes: We are not respondi

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      Tsvi Bisk - The Case for Circumcision

      Tsvi Bisk – The Case for Circumcision Over the past several years (and most recently in the comment section of the New York Times) the Jewish custom of male circumcision, in which the foreskin of the penis is removed, has been increasingly compared

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      UNPACKED - Is the Dead Sea Dying?

      UNPACKED – Is the Dead Sea Dying? This week, we’re distilling the salty truth about the Dead Sea, starting with the shocker that it’s neither a sea and nor is it dead. Yet. The Dead Sea is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the region, b

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      US GI Jeffrey Wheat: Iraq to Israel

      https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.179/p5t.0ff.myftpupload.com/shows/jeffery%20wheat.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS | More US GI medic Jeffrey Wheat shares his insights on Iraq and his reasons for coming to Israel. H

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      Jonathan Sacks - Limits Shemini 5780

      Jonathan Sacks – Limits Shemini 5780 The story of Nadav and Avihu, Aharon’s two eldest sons who died on the day the Sanctuary was dedicated, is one of the most tragic in the Torah. It is referred to on no less than four separate occasions. It turn

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      Steve Kramer -The Nerve of (some) American Jewish Leaders

      Steve Kramer -The Nerve of (some) American Jewish Leaders What if American Jews read on the front pages of The New York Times and the Washington Post that Israeli Jews would estrange themselves from American Jews, if the latter chose to vote for a preside

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      IsraelSeen Exclusive - EMT Saves Choking Baby He Helped Deliver a Week Prior

      IsraelSeen Exclusive – EMT Saves Choking Baby He Helped Deliver a Week Prior. EMT Saves Choking Baby He Helped Deliver a Week Prior Then Extricates Stuck Ambulance That Was Trying To Transport The Infant To The Hospital On Monday evening just after

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      Barry Shaw - Coping with Crisis the Jewish Way

      Barry Shaw – Coping with Crisis the Jewish Way How is it that we Jews, Israeli Jews I mean, cope with the virus crisis better than the goyim? It’s because we have coped with crisis all our lives.  You have to understand that Jewish life is about

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      Mel Alexenberg - Biblical insights for Winning World War III by Rebooting Your Life

      Mel Alexenberg – Biblical insights for Winning World War III by Rebooting Your Life  “A lion has roared; who will not fear?” (Amos 3:8) “Go into your houses, my people, and lock your door behind you; hide for just a moment until the wrath has

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      Sheri Oz - Everyone Knows we need Electoral Reform… So?

      Sheri Oz – Everyone Knows we need Electoral Reform… So? As a result of our current national political debacle, former Haifa mayor, Yona Yahav, wrote a letter to the editor of Haaretz in which he calls for electoral reform. He suggests that we woul

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      Jack Cohen - Controversy over Covid-19 Strategy

      Jack Cohen – Controversy over Covid-19 Strategy There is a controversy over the strategy taken by most Western countries against the Covid-19 pandemic.  Most countries have followed the excellent example of South Korea, in which everybody wears mas

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      Israel Seen Favorite Passover Music Videos

      Israel Seen Favorite Passover Music Videos Happy Passover! A musical greeting from the Israel Philharmonic This Pessach, because each of us is celebrating separately, we prepared a special musical greeting, which we hope you’ll enjoy. On behalf of t

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      Charles M. Abelsohn - Wine of Israel Pesach 5780

      Charles M. Abelsohn – Wine of Israel Pesach 5780 Like many of you, the residents of Israel are under lockdown following the worldwide outbreak of the corona virus. I doubt there is much interest at this time in reading about the usual suspects – I

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      Barry Shaw - The Legacy of a Marxist failure – Dr. WHO

      Barry Shaw – The Legacy of a Marxist failure – Dr. WHO What we should know have known about the head of the World Health Organization, but didn’t. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the name of the top global health official. But what do we know

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      Steve Kramer - Passover and the Pandemic

      Steve Kramer – Passover and the Pandemic Why is this Passover different from all other Passovers, to paraphrase the Haggadah? This year, because of the pandemic, we must celebrate it alone, apart from our friends or family. But the impact of the pan

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      Video: The Shalva Band / together@home

      Video: The Shalva Band / together@home     After touching the hearts of millions around the world at their Eurovision performance and being named one of Israel’s most influential personalities in 2019, the Shalva Band was invited to perform at

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      Jonathan Sacks - What do Pesach and Hamilton have in common?

      Jonathan Sacks – What do Pesach and Hamilton have in common? Dear Friends, As we approach Pesach, and if you want a break from the preparations, please take a few minutes to watch my short video below that explores what Pesach and Lin-Manuel Miranda

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      SHAKKED BEERY - Ex-Gur-Hasid Talks about the COVID-19 Crisis in the Ultra-Orthodox Community

      SHAKKED BEERY – Ex-Gur-Hasid Talks about the COVID-19 Crisis in the Ultra-Orthodox Community I’m bringing you an interview I decided to conduct with a dear friend of mine, an ex-Gur Hasid, hoping that in the midst of the latest events such as the

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      This Week's Sanity Report from Israel April 5 2020

      This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel April 5 2020 The highlights include: Major advances in Israeli coronavirus testing and treatment solutions Bio-filter sticker gives extra protection to surgical masks. Israelis have donated millions to combat co

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      CTECH – Daily Briefs on Technology, Science, Industry in Israel

      CTECH – Daily Briefs on Technology, Science, Industry in Israel Can a two-day workweek eradicate coronavirus? Researchers at Israel’s Weizmann Institute developed a model that demonstrates that a weekly cycle of two workdays and five lockdown days

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      Jonathan Sacks - Left- and Right-Brain Judaism

      Jonathan Sacks – Left- and Right-Brain Judaism The institution of the Haftarah – reading a passage from the prophetic literature alongside the Torah portion – is an ancient one, dating back at least 2000 years. Scholars are not sure when, where,

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