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Israel-Hanukkah Videos for 2021

Israel-Hanukkah Videos for 2021 Top Sufganiyot For Hanukkah!   No Hanukkah is complete without Sufganiyot! Join us as we stroll through the streets of Jerusalem to taste the amazing variety of delicious doughnut delicacies the city has to offer!  Hanukk

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CTECH – Latest Israeli Innovation and Technology News

CTECH – Latest Israeli Innovation and Technology News Crypto giant Coinbase acquiring Israel’s Unbound Security. “We’ve long recognized Israel as a hotbed of strong technology and cryptography talent,” Coinbase said after securing the ac

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Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z”l – 8 Short Thoughts on Hanukkah

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Israel and the U.S. in the Non-Employment Conundrum

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Israel and the U.S. in the Non-Employment Conundrum Israel and America are suffering these days from a very unusual economic problem: many employers are desperately seeking workers – this when unemployment remains at hist

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Nov. 28, 2021

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ISRAEL: Student and Teacher Save A Life Together

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Steve Kramer – US Orders Israel to Desist

Steve Kramer – US Orders Israel to Desist The United States, France, Germany, the UK, the EU, Russia, and China are about to resume “negotiating” the JCPOA, better known as the “Iran Deal,” concerning Iran’s nuclear weapons capability,  W

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Six13 – Watch West Side Chanukah Story | Presented by MJE

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UNPACKED – Watch Why So Many Jewish Teens Study This Ancient Music Notation

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CTECH – Latest Israeli Innovation and Technology News

CTECH – Latest Israeli Innovation and Technology News   Moon Active valuation surges to $5 billion on back of $300 million Insight funding. The Israeli gaming company is expecting revenue of over $1.5 billion in 2021. Insight Partners invested

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Victor Rosenthal – Hanukah: Stay Jewish and Defeat our Enemies

Victor Rosenthal – Hanukah: Stay Jewish and Defeat our Enemies Next Monday is the first day of Hanukah, a holiday that is not mentioned in the Torah, but like Purim and (more controversially) Yom Ha’atzmaut, came along later as a commemoration of

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Diplomatic Juggling Among Superpowers

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Diplomatic Juggling Among Superpowers A ménage à trois is not only relevant to interpersonal relations; it can be just as sticky to maintain in international relations. Imagine, then, how hard it must be to sustain a mén

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HOWARD EPSTEIN – LETTER FROM ISRAEL – The crime of incitement

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Nov. 21, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Nov. 21, 2021 the highlights include:  Breakthrough Israeli-led research has located multiple weaknesses in cancer cells. Tel Aviv University is ranked world’s fifth best for entrepreneurship. Four Israeli pr

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RAV KOOK ON PARSHAT VAYISHLACH:RESTORING THE BROTHERLY LOVE OF YAAKOV AND ESAU

RAV KOOK ON PARSHAT VAYISHLACH:RESTORING THE BROTHERLY LOVE OF YAAKOV AND ESAU “וַיִּשְׁלַ֨ח יַעֲקֹ֤ב מַלְאָכִים֙ לְפָנָ֔יו אֶל־עֵשָׂ֖ו אָחִ֑יו אַ֥רְצָה שֵׂעִ֖יר שְׂדֵ֥ה א

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Honest Reporting in Global Media — Daniel Pomerantz

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CTECH – Latest Israeli Technology and Innovation News

CTECH – Latest Israeli Technology and Innovation News PM Bennett: The startup nation’s next mission is to solve global problems. In a video addressing Calcalist’s Mind the Tech NY 2021, the Israeli premier urged conference attendees to “harnes

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Steve Kramer – Undivided Jerusalem Must Remain So

Steve Kramer – Undivided Jerusalem Must Remain So Israel and the United States are at odds over the Israeli capital of Jerusalem. You may not remember that Congress passed – by more that a 10:1 margin – the ‘Jerusalem Embassy Act of 19

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UNPACKED – Does the United States fund Israel? U.S. Foreign Aid Explained

UNPACKED – Does the United States fund Israel? U.S. Foreign Aid Explained Americans tend to overestimate how much the U.S. gives to other countries in foreign aid. Many assume that the U.S. gives 25% of their budget to other countries through foreig

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Can/Should Israel Double Its Population?

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Can/Should Israel Double Its Population? Lately, in progressive newspapers and serious magazine articles, a new claim has appeared: the world has to reduce its population numbers in order to survive. The same goes for Israe

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RAV KOOK ON PARSHAT VAYETZEH: THE HOUSE OF JACOB’S UNIVERSAL MISSION

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TAU: British-Israeli research partnership will fund ground-breaking science collaborations in ageing research

TAU: British-Israeli research partnership will fund ground-breaking science collaborations in ageing research. £1.6 million in grants: British-Israeli research partnership will fund ground-breaking science collaborations in ageing research.   A coll

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CTECH – Latest Israeli Technology and Innovation News

CTECH – Latest Israeli Technology and Innovation News OpenWeb raises $150 million to earn unicorn status. The Israeli company formerly named Spot.IM was valued at $1.1 billion in the Series E, of which $20 million will be allocated to secondary deal

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Steve Kramer – Finally, a Government in Israel

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Israel keeps helping Palestinian workers, the haters don’t know what to do

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HOWARD EPSTEIN – LETTER FROM ISRAEL – Giving Iran Repeated Nudges

HOWARD EPSTEIN – LETTER FROM ISRAEL – Giving Iran Repeated Nudges Messages, messages. The past week was one of messages, sent out by Israel to friends and foes. A rare daylight airstrike against weapons caches around Damascus of Hezbollah and

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Nov. 7, 2021

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – The Policy of Headline “Gotcha”

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TAU -Light pollution makes crickets chirp in the daytime and may disrupt reproductive processes

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Eilon Schwartz – Deep Diversity, the Common Good, and the Israeli Future

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CTECH – Latest Israeli Innovation and Technology News

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RAV KOOK ON THE RELATIONSHIP OF HUMANKIND AND THE ENVIRONMENT

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TAU: The first of its kind in Israel: The Center for Innovation Laboratories

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Tel Aviv University ranked fifth in the world for entrepreneurship by Startup Genome

Tel Aviv University ranked fifth in the world for entrepreneurship by Startup Genome Tel Aviv University ranked right after four leading American universities – Stanford, MIT, UC Berkeley, and Harvard. The achievement makes Israel proud: Tel Aviv Univer

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Sabine Sterk – The Other Side of Israel: Proud of Israel

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Steve Kramer – Israel and the Problem of Homicides

Steve Kramer – Israel and the Problem of Homicides   Yes, there’s gang violence in Israel, but not nearly on the scale of American gang violence. Violent crime in Israel is predominantly found in Israeli Arab towns and in mixed Arab-Jewish ci

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Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL: Russia and Jews

Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL: Russia and Jews If there is one bilateral relationship that Jews have had to endure, rather than enjoy, over the centuries, it has been that with the Russians. In 1827, Nicholas I proclaimed his Statute on Conscr

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Kfar Qasim, Judaism and Cancel Culture

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Kfar Qasim, Judaism and Cancel Culture One of the central divisive issues in America today is “Cancel Culture.” Less known is that Israel has its own Cancel Culture issues as well. Does Judaism have anything to offer ab

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RAV KOOK ON PARSHAT CHAYEI SARAH: BECOMING HEROES OF KINDNESS

RAV KOOK ON PARSHAT CHAYEI SARAH: BECOMING HEROES OF KINDNESS Parshat Chayei Sarah begins with the passing of Sarah Imenu and documents the transition from the generation of Avraham and Sarah to Yitzchak and Rivkah.  Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook Z

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The Discussion Continues on the Future of the Jewish People by three Israeli Visionaries. Part III | IsraelSeen.com

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    CTECH – The Latest Israeli Innovation and Technology News

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    The Discussion Continues on the Future of the Jewish People by three Israeli Visionaries. Part II | IsraelSeen.com

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    Barry Shaw – Israel and the United States are heading for a diplomatic breakdown

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    Discussion on the Future of the Jewish People by three Israeli Visionaries. Part I | IsraelSeen.com

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    TAU – Israel-Indian academic ties boosted by visit of Indian Minister of External Affairs

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    Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Solve Problems by Transporting Ourselves to the Past

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    UNPACKED – How The Protestant Reformation Affected Jews

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    HOWARD EPSTEIN – LETTER FROM ISRAEL: Abraham Accords and Beyond

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    Jewanced Podcast-Shakked Beery – The Underdogs’ Assembly

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    RAV KOOK ON PARSHAT VAYERA: PERFECTING THE WORLD DOING RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUSTICE

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    UNPACKED – Saadiah Gaon and the Jewish Golden Age

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    Steve Kramer – Israel’s Northern Getaway

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    CTECH- The Latest Israeli Innovation and Technology News

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    UNPACKED: Maimonides: The Philosopher Rabbi – The Jewish Story

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    Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL – Israeli Arabs

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    Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – When the Impossible (Meat) is Possible for Jews

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    This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Oct. 17, 2021

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    UNPACKED: Meet 669: the IDF’s Elite Airborne Evacuation and Rescue Unit

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    Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Believing Doesn’t Always Go With Belonging (and vice versa)

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    Shakked Beery – “Best or Worst, Come What May” Brave Members of First Bahraini Delegation

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    Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL: Morocco

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    HonestReporting: Newsflash, Media: Israel’s Arab Minority Does Not ‘Largely Identify as Palestinian’

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    Steve Kramer – Succot Travels in Samaria

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    Tel Aviv University: study reveals the evolutionary reason why women feel colder than men

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    Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – When Democracy’s Watchdogs Become Rabid

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    This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Oct. 4, 2021

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    Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL Oct. 2021

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    Tel Aviv University: Among the Ocean’s Slowest Swimmers

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      Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Positive Palestinian Progress (within Israel)

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      Tel Aviv University: The Biological Mechanism of Pro-Social Behavior

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      Steve Kramer – Israel: How Safe Do You Feel?

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      Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL Sept. 2021

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      CTECH: Israel’s Latest Innovation and Technology News

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        Exclusive: Jewish EMT Saves Young Bedouin Girl

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        Jack Cohen – Eyeless in Gaza

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        Steve Kramer – Iran’s Strategy Works

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        Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Beyond “I Am Sorry”

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        Exclusive: United Hatzalah Ambulance Team Saves Choking Victim On Rosh HaShanah

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