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TAU: New Tech Development Can Now Identify & Track Drones

TAU: New Tech Development Can Now Identify & Track Drones New Technological Development at Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Engineering   Smart tagging technology can identify and track drones even in extreme conditions   A new development by rese

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Tel Aviv University: Researchers success in allowing a patient to “speak” using only the power of thought

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 21, 2024

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 21, 2024 This week’s edition includes Israeli innovations that reveal the early signs of life-threatening diseases; also, that locked-in patients can be given the ability to speak; that the voice-impa

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: Vermin or Saviors? Further Thoughts & Solutions on Immigration

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RAV KOOK ON Parshat Balak: MODERNIZING BILAAM’S PROPHECIES

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UNPACKED: What Is Life Like for Palestinians in Gaza?

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Jonathan Sacks z”l: A People That Dwells Alone? BALAK

Jonathan Sacks z”l: A People That Dwells Alone? BALAK The dictionary defines epiphany as “a sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something; a comprehension or perception of reality by means of a sudden intuitive realisation.” Th

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CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News July 16, 2024

CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News July 16, 2024 Wiz founders to net over $2 billion each in Google deal. CEO Assaf Rappaport, CTO Ami Luttwak, VP Product Yinon Costica, and VP R&D Roy Reznik are each believed to hold an estimated 10% of t

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Ground Breaking Development: monitoring of step length can be a sensitive marker for neurological diseases and aging

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 14, 2024

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 14, 2024 Even during a war, Israelis deliver innovations and perform activities that are bearing fruit for the rest of humanity.  In this week’s newsletter, note the positive impact Israeli startups

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: (Anti-)Immigration Policy: What the World Gets Wrong, and Israel Gets Right

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PARSHAT CHUKAT: RAV KOOK ON MOSES’S FATAL ANGRY ERROR AT THE WATERS OF DISPUTATION AND WHAT WE MUST DO TO FIX IT

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Michael Oren: Israel is Losing the North

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Jonathan Sacks z”l On Radical Islam & How To Defeat It

Jonathan Sacks z”l On Radical Islam & How To Defeat It The late Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, of blessed memory, spoke to J-TV as one of our first-ever interviews in 2016. We decided to share the interview again which was produced in light of his book

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Jonathan Sacks z”l : Descartes’ Error CHUKAT

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UNPACKED: The Secret to Jewish Intelligence

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CTECH Israeli Latest Innovation & Technology News July 9, 2024

CTECH Israeli Latest Innovation & Technology News July 9, 2024 Cider Security founder nets $28M in Seed funding for stealth cyber startup. Less than two years after selling Cider to Palo Alto Networks in a $300 million deal, Guy Flechter has raised a sign

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Jonathan Feldstein: Will There Be More Hamas Hostages?

Jonathan Feldstein: Will There Be More Hamas Hostages? Sunday, July 7 is not just another day. It is 275 days since the inhuman Hamas invasion and massacre in Israel, slaughtering 1200 and taking more than 250 hostages to Gaza. 120 are still in captivity

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 7, 2024

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 7, 2024 There are many signs that Israelis are continuing with their work to make a better world, despite the continuing war on many fronts.  The wounded returning to work, Oct 7 victims opening cafes, new

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: “Nowism” Against the Past Part II

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Steve Kramer: Will Israel accomplish its war aims?

Steve Kramer: Will Israel accomplish its war aims? Since Hamas barbarously attacked Israel on October 7, 2023, the West has insisted that Israel be responsible for the health and well-being of the Gazans, despite the fact that, even now, the majority stil

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PARSHAT KORACH: RAV KOOK ON the Dangers of KORACHISM

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Jonathan Feldstein: Israel’s Rockets’ Red Glare

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Jonathan Sacks z”l: Taking It Personally KORACH

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United Hatzalah and Philanthropist Dr. Miriam Adelson Launch New Emergency Fleet in Honor of Fallen Soldiers and Medical Volunteer

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Israel As A True Multi-Cultural Nation

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UNPACKED: Who were the Mossad’s Arab Spies?

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CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News July 1, 2024

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 30, 2024

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Marziyeh Amirizadeh: Irans Three-Ring Circus Presidential “Selection”

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Michael Oren: Israel’s Double-Edged Sword (Part III)

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Jonathan Sack z”l: What Made Joshua and Caleb Different? SHELACH LECHA

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Naftali Bennett: October 7th and the Future of Israel

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PARSHAT SHLACH: RAV KOOK ON “OVERCOMING SPYFULNESS”

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Steve Kramer – Jews – the Eternal People?

Steve Kramer – Jews – the Eternal People? Beha’alotecha, a recent parsha (Torah selection), prominently mentions the Menorah, with its seven gold branches on a large lamp stand. The Menorah is the most prominent symbol of Judaism and Israel;

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CTECH Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News June 24, 2024

CTECH Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News June 24, 2024 Why AI innovator Ilya Sutskever left OpenAI to prioritize safety and Israel’s role in his new mission. Sutskever’s new company, Safe Superintelligence, seeks to build safe AI, dis

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: Israel-Empowering Women (emphasis on POWER)

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: Israel-Empowering Women (emphasis on POWER) The worst travesty committed by Hamas on Oct. 7 was the sexual violence perpetrated against many women. The details have been broadly reported, painfully described, and even shown visual

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 23, 2024

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 23, 2024 Despite the war, nothing can stop Israelis from completing activities and innovations that make the world a better place. The photo (TY Sharon) is part of the border barrier that Israel hoped its N

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UNPACKED: Who Are Israelis, Really?

UNPACKED: Who Are Israelis, Really? Do Muslim Arabs Serve in the IDF? Not all soldiers in the IDF are Jewish. In fact, Druze Israelis also participate in the mandatory draft, and many Muslim Bedouins and Christian Arabs in Israel volunteer army service as

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Jonathan Sacks z”l: Two Types of Leadership BEHA’ALOTECHA

Jonathan Sacks z”l: Two Types of Leadership BEHA’ALOTECHA In this week’s parsha, Moses has a breakdown. It is the lowest emotional ebb of his entire career as a leader. Listen to his words to God: “Why have You treated Your servant so bad

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TAU: In-depth study in Israel’s Arab society:

TAU: In-depth study in Israel’s Arab society One of every three Arab Israelis: External non-Palestinian body should govern life in the Gaza Strip after the war Over half of the Arab public (51.6%) feel that the prolonged war has generated a sense of

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CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News June 18, 2024

CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News June 18, 2024 Finaloop raises $35 million Series A for e-commerce accounting platform. The Israeli startup’s platform makes all financial data accessible to e-commerce stakeholders, from periodic accoun

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Arnie Draiman: Forever and Eternity: Israeli Art that Highlights Victory During Wartime

Arnie Draiman: Forever and Eternity: Israeli Art that Highlights Victory During Wartime During wartime, artists often channel their creativity to depict both national and personal victories. Through their work, they capture the resilience and spirit of th

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: How to Deal With the Simchat Torah “Problem”

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: How to Deal With the Simchat Torah “Problem” Shavuot is now behind us. Given the Gaza War that Israelis have taken to call the “Simkhat Torah War,” it’s time to start thinking ahead about what to “do” about Simkhat T

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 16, 2024

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 16, 2024 The photo is of our local flame tree (delonix regia) which are prolific in Netanya. Every year they transform from their barren state, re-igniting into blooms of fire. They remind us of how the peo

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Jonathan Feldstein: Father’s Day With Hamas Terrorists

Jonathan Feldstein: Father’s Day With Hamas Terrorists It’s not every day that I read headlines at home in Israel and think of classic American folk-rock songs. In fact, it’s never happened before. Until recently.   As I was reading a particula

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Michael Oren: Iron Dome: Israel’s Double-Edged Sword (Part I)

Michael Oren: Iron Dome: Israel’s Double-Edged Sword (Part I) The Almost Impenetrable Dome Clarity with Michael Oren At 6:28 in the morning of October 7, 2023, the coral sky over the Nova dance festival was streaked with rockets. The largest single barr

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How Gaza terror groups manipulate media and spread false narratives

How Gaza terror groups manipulate media and spread false narratives HonestReporting We explain how terror groups like Islamic Jihad spread false narratives and how some Journalists writing for media outlets play along. Don’t believe us? An insider e

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PARSHAT NASO: RAV KOOK on ‘THE VOICE OF PEACE’

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Israel And It’s Contribution To The World

Israel And It’s Contribution To The World Thanks to AI-Writer Historical Overview Of Israel’s Development   Israel’s historical trajectory is a tapestry of resilience, innovation, and cultural revival. Established in 1948, Israel em

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Jonathan Sacks z”l – The Pursuit of Peace NASO

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IsraelHayom: Secular Muslim woman, born in Istanbul, converted and fell in love with Jerusalem

IsraelHayom: Secular Muslim woman, born in Istanbul, converted and fell in love with Jerusalem Artist Leah Gol presents an exhibition in Tel Aviv, painting her spiritual and emotional journey in vibrant and enchanting colors – from the art world in Turk

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Shelly Schreter – Thinking About Two States

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 9, 2024

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 9, 2024 his newsletter was compiled before the latest rescue of four hostages from Gaza.  However, all of Israel is celebrating the good news, despite the loss of another Israeli hero. The photo is from on

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: The Book of Ruth and Israel’s Historical Borders

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: The Book of Ruth and Israel’s Historical Borders The war in Gaza continues, with an old/new type of “collateral damage”: Israel’s (extreme) right-wing camp is calling for the resettlement of (parts of) Gaza. Once again. an

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    ANU Museum of the Jewish People at the Tel Aviv Uni.

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    Marziyeh Amirizadeh: Nothing Learned Since Iran Green Movement

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    Jonathan Sacks z”l Liminal Space BAMIDBAR

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    CTECH Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News June 6,2024

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    Inside the Secret Saudi-Israeli Relationship | Unpacked

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    TAU: Researchers Developed a New Metamaterial that can Detect the Order of External Operations

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    Gabe Ende – They’re even Demanding to Appoint Hillel Directors

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    This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 2, 2024

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    Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: The Problem (& Solution) of Homosexuality in Judaism

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    HonestReporting: Watch-Israel didn’t target a safe zone in Rafah. So what happened?

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    Young new immigrants are flocking to Israel to enlist in the IDF

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    Jonathan Sacks – The Rejection of Rejection BECHUKOTAI

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    CTECH Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News May 29, 2024

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    Jonathan Feldstein – Recognizing Palestine

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    Steve Kramer – You don’t get objective news

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    This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 26, 2024

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    Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig Surreal: Israel, the Jews, and the World at Large

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    Jonathan Sacks – Minority Rights BEHAR

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    UNPACKED: What Does “From the River to the Sea” REALLY Mean?

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    CTECH Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News May 21, 2024

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    Steve Kramer – Can Israel Win?

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    This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 19, 2024

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    Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: The Boomerang of Anti-Semitism

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    Jonathan Sacks – The Duality of Jewish Time EMOR

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    “Israel, you are not alone.” – The late Rabbi Sacks

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    Jonathan Feldstein: Why Are Jews and Christians Coming Together to Pray for Israel

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      Michael Oren: Reflections on Peoplehood, Democracy, and Grief

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      Shelly Schreter – Response to Another Critique of Israel

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      This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 12, 2024

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      Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: Israel in Gaza and America’s Historical WarFair

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      CTECH Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News May 11, 2024

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      Jonathan Sacks – Faith After the Holocaust

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      This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 5, 2024

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      Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Netanyahu a Tragic Figure? Hardly!

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      Jonathan Sacks: Holy People, Holy Land Acharei Mot

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      Steve Ornstein: At 79 years old today reflecting on this moment in my life

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      CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News May 1, 2024

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      Victor Rosenthal: Our Repeated Strategic Failures, or How We Never Learn from Experience

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      Michael Oren – A Page from the 1968 Playbook?

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