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UNPACKED: Watch – What Do These 6 Chants REALLY Mean?

UNPACKED: Watch – What Do These 6 Chants REALLY Mean? These 6 popular chants are often heard at pro-Palestinian protests, but many people remain unaware of what they actually mean. We’re covering each slogan’s history and meaning on Toda

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Koolulam & Municipality of Tel Aviv Jaffa with Rita | A tribute event to the heroines of the war

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: Meanwhile on Israel’s Home Front: Internal Arab Mayhem

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel 3/3/24

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel 3/3/24 Not even a war can stop Israel from building on its 75 years of success in rebuilding a Jewish State. Israel continues to build up its basket of subsidized medical treatments, create new remedies for glo

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Israel HaYom: A moving tribute: Commemorating the fallen canines of the Gaza war

Israel HaYom: A moving tribute: Commemorating the fallen canines of the Gaza war Each of the city’s dog parks will be named after one of the dogs – and inside the park a sign will be placed showing a picture of each dog and their name. By  Yaron

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Steve Kramer – “Escape” to Tel Aviv

Steve Kramer – “Escape” to Tel Aviv Soon Israel will be warring with Hamas (and Hezbollah) for the fifth month! Although superficially Israelis are going about their business and (some) pleasure somewhat normally, everyone feels the pressure and

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Jonathan Sacks Between Truth and Peace KI TISSA

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CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News Feb. 28, 2024

CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News Feb. 28, 2024 Exodigo adds $105 million in new funding to modernize underground mapping. Combining multiple types of powerful sensors, 3D imaging, cloud computing simulations and a proprietary AI platform

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HOWARD EPSTEIN: FAILING TO LEARN FROM HISTORY

HOWARD EPSTEIN: FAILING TO LEARN FROM HISTORY What we learn from history is that we just don’t learn the lessons of history. There are countless examples, but here are two that should have prevented the 7 October Massacre. The Russian dictator, Stalin,

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: Israel’s (Post-)War Surprises: Peace Signings

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: Israel’s (Post-)War Surprises: Peace Signings Given the Hamas atrocities on Oct. 7 and after, any talk of a peace treaty with the Palestinians, especially one including a Palestinian State, seems to most Israelis to be an illusi

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 25, 2024

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 25, 2024 In Israel, we’re slowly seeing the country emerge from one of the darkest times since the Holocaust. Evacuees are returning to their homes in the South as the threat from terrorists in Gaza i

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RAV KOOK ON PARSHAT TETZAVEH: HOW TO ILLUMINATE LIFE

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UNPACKED: Does the Palestinian Authority Support Terrorism? | Explained

UNPACKED: Does the Palestinian Authority Support Terrorism? | Explained   The Palestinian Authority’s “Martyr’s Fund,” also known as “Pay to Slay,” pays the families of Palestinian terrorists who are imprisoned or killed for acts of terro

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Jonathan Sacks – Leadership Means Making Space TETZAVEH

Jonathan Sacks – Leadership Means Making Space TETZAVEH Tetzaveh is, as is well known, the parsha in which for once Moses take second place. In fact, he is not mentioned by name at all, and all the focus is on his brother, Aaron, and on the role he

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UNPACKED: Watch “From the River to the Sea”, Explained

UNPACKED: Watch “From the River to the Sea”, Explained What does the slogan “From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be free” really mean? What are the historical and geographic roots of the phrase and the practical implications of its r

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CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News Feb. 21, 2024

CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News Feb. 21, 2024 Back to New York: Who’s who at Calcalist’s Mind the Tech 2024 conference. The best of Israel’s dynamic high-tech industry and American business leaders will come together on March 4th

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Honest Reporting – Watch: A Blockade Is Not an Occupation

Honest Reporting – Watch: A Blockade Is Not an Occupation The people claiming that Gaza is still occupied by Israel are horribly mistaken. The truth is that Israel doesn’t even provide most of the resources that these claims are based on. Stil

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Tsvi Bisk – The Refugee Racket

Tsvi Bisk – The Refugee Racket The War of Return: How Western Indulgence of the Palestinian Dream Has Obstructed the Path to Peace, by Adi Schwartz & Einat Wilf, (All Points Press, 2020)   The War of Return should be on every Jewish bookshe

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 18, 2024

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 18, 2024 Future proof is when something has been designed to anticipate and minimize the effects of unwanted future events.  This could apply to so many Israeli achievements and even to its current war aga

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: Judaism’s Approach to Redeeming Hostages: It’s Complicated

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: Judaism’s Approach to Redeeming Hostages: It’s Complicated Pidyon shvuyim: ransoming hostages. Is this the “highest Jewish value” as many have recently claimed? Not quite. A survey of Judaism’s pronouncements conveys a c

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Yoseph Haddad: Living as a Christian Arab in Israel

Yoseph Haddad: Living as a Christian Arab in Israel Visegrad24 presents an in-depth series covering the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict. This comprehensive series features on-the-ground interviews, bringing firsthand insights from a diverse range of voices,

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RAV KOOK ON PARSHAT TRUMA: HOW TO LIVE IN THE Divine PRESENCE OF THE SHECHINA

RAV KOOK ON PARSHAT TRUMA: HOW TO LIVE IN THE Divine PRESENCE OF THE SHECHINA RAV KOOK ON PARSHAT TRUMA: HOW TO LIVE IN THE DIVINE PRESENCE OF THE SHECHINA “דַּבֵּר֙ אֶל־בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל וְיִקְחוּ־לִ֖י תּ

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This Muslim Israeli Woman Is the Future of the Middle East

This Muslim Israeli Woman Is the Future of the Middle East Lucy Aharish is one of the most prominent television broadcasters in Israel—and the very first Arab Muslim news presenter on mainstream Hebrew-language Israeli television. Born and raised in a s

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Steve Kramer – How Israel is Vilified

Steve Kramer – How Israel is Vilified President Biden, a “sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory,” insists that Hamas must be rewarded for its genocidal war against Israelis with a state of its own, a State of Palestine. [See

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Jonathan Sacks – Building Builders TERUMAH

Jonathan Sacks – Building Builders TERUMAH As soon as we read the opening lines of Terumah we begin the massive shift from the intense drama of the Exodus with its signs and wonders and epic events, to the long, detailed narrative of how the Israeli

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CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News Feb. 14, 2024

CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News Feb. 14, 2024   HR unicorn HiBob acquiring British payroll platform Pento for $40 million. Pento focuses on real-time payroll systems and boasts a client base of over 400 businesses. HiBob raised $15

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Howard Epstein – AS THE IVORY TOWERS COLLAPSE

Howard Epstein – AS THE IVORY TOWERS COLLAPSE Ah. Life at uni. Idyllic and carefree. One’s time at university is supposed to offer the last years of carefree existence before entering the bear-pit of working life. As they say, in the world of the

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Tsvi Bisk – Eurovision for Israel

Tsvi Bisk – Eurovision for Israel The upcoming 2024 Eurovision presents supporters of Israel, and decent people everywhere, to score a minor, albeit very satisfying, triumph over the Jihadi fanatics, academic hypocrites, and leftist antisemites now

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Today Unpacked: Watch-5 Alternative Peace Plans for Israel and Palestine

Today Unpacked: Watch-5 Alternative Peace Plans for Israel and Palestine Is the Two State Solution the best solution for the Israel Palestine conflict?  We explore 5 alternative peace plans for Israel and Palestine that are rarely discussed.    

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 11, 2024

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: Who Was the Worst Leader in Jewish History? Not Bibi

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: Who Was the Worst Leader in Jewish History? Not Bibi The title of this essay does not raise a question that is merely academic; it can offer insight into an important contemporary issue. Last month, former Knesset Speaker Avraham

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RAV KOOK ON MISHPATIM: THE ISRAELITE WAY OF LIVING LAWFULLY

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Tel Aviv Univ. 1 of every 3 Reservists on Campus is a Woman

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Jonathan Sacks – God’s Nudge MISHPATIM

Jonathan Sacks – God’s Nudge MISHPATIM First in Yitro there were the Aseret Hadibrot, the “Ten Utterances”, the Ten Commandments, expressed as general principles. Now in Mishpatim come the details. Here is how they begin: If you buy a Hebr

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HOWARD EPSTEIN: ANOTHER LAW FOR EVERYONE ELSE….

HOWARD EPSTEIN: ANOTHER LAW FOR EVERYONE ELSE…. The war imposed on Israel by the egregiously vile atrocities of 7 October 2023 is not the first, nor will it be the last, example of a sovereign nation seeking to suppress a terrorist entity and having to

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CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News Feb. 6, 2024

CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News Feb. 6, 2024 Wiz hits $350 million in ARR, plans to add 400 employees in 2024. The cloud security unicorn also announced the appointment of Dali Rajic, former President and COO of Zscaler, as its Presiden

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 4, 2024

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 4, 2024 Israel’s resilience in the wake of the Oct 7 onslaught has astounded many of its overseas supporters and opponents alike. Israel is making an astonishing comeback, as this week’s positive newsle

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: Israel’s Frenemies: The West’s Far-Right Governments

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: Israel’s Frenemies: The West’s Far-Right Governments Israel’s foreign policy support for dictators and other reprehensible regimes reminds me of a (supposed) Einstein pearl: “The definition of insanity is doing the same th

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RAV KOOK ON PARSHAT YITRO: BECOMING A HOLY NATION BY ESTABLISHING A HOLY GOVERNMENT

RAV KOOK ON PARSHAT YITRO: BECOMING A HOLY NATION BY ESTABLISHING A HOLY GOVERNMENT “וְאַתֶּ֧ם תִּֽהְיוּ־לִ֛י מַמְלֶ֥כֶת כֹּֽהֲנִ֖ים וְג֣וֹי קָד֑וֹשׁ” “And you will be a kingdom of priests a

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Jonathan Sacks – Deed and Creed YITRO

Jonathan Sacks – Deed and Creed YITRO The parsha of Yitro records the revolutionary moment when God, Creator of Heaven and Earth, entered into a mutually binding agreement with a nation, the Children of Israel, an agreement we call a brit, a covena

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HOWARD EPSTEIN: NOT A BAD DAY AT THE HAGUE

HOWARD EPSTEIN: NOT A BAD DAY AT THE HAGUE This is the second (and last, for now) of my reports from Eretz Yisrael, where every day is suffused with grief, and some days with suffocating grief as when we lost 21 soldiers in one moment. Yet, within an hour

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Steve Kramer – “Escape to Eilat”

Steve Kramer – “Escape to Eilat” All of you are quite aware of the travail Israel is dealing with at this time. With well over 130 hostages (including perhaps 20 murdered Israelis) still, in captivity somewhere in Gaza, the public is simultaneou

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Marziyeh Amirizadeh:The Mahsa Act, a Bipartisan Iran Sanction Bill, and Urgent Game Changer

Marziyeh Amirizadeh: The Mahsa Act, a Bipartisan Iran Sanction Bill, and Urgent Game Changer H/T Jonathan Feldstein.   The Mahsa Act, a Bipartisan Iran Sanction Bill, and Urgent Game Changer By Marziyeh Amirizadeh   The Mahsa Act, was introduced on

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: No News is Good News that Should be in the News

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: No News is Good News that Should be in the News What is “news”? It’s invariably considered to be something that “happened” – usually negative (other than some outstanding scientific breakthrough). Think about this: whe

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CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News Jan. 26, 2024

CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News Jan. 26, 2024   Tech titans start 2024 with mass layoffs, but is the worst yet to come? Layoffs signal broader industry challenges, prompting fears of further job losses. Read more “Gaza would

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Jonathan Sacks: The Power of Ruach BESHALLACH

Jonathan Sacks: The Power of Ruach BESHALLACH In September 2010, BBC, Reuters, and other news agencies reported on a sensational scientific discovery. Researchers at the US National Center for Atmospheric Research and the University of Colorado were able

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Tsvi Bisk: The Day After, What I Would Like to See After the War

Tsvi Bisk: The Day After, What I Would Like to See After the War First and foremost I want to see every single living hostage and every single deceased body returned to Israel. For this, I am ready for an immediate ceasefire and the release of many prison

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Sheldon Schreter: An Agonizing Decision

Sheldon Schreter: An Agonizing Decision Like almost everyone in Israel, I am agonizing over whether we should subordinate our military campaign against Hamas to a negotiation to free our 136 kidnapped hostages, an unknown but growing number of whom are de

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HOWARD EPSTEIN: THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT. THE FUTURE IS JEWISH

HOWARD EPSTEIN: THE  FUTURE IS BRIGHT. THE FUTURE IS JEWISH It is my pleasure to write this week’s column from Eretz Yisrael, where everyone has been touched, to a greater or lesser extent, by the War (that’s the current iteration of the hundred

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Lia Baram – Latest Photos from an 11 year old Israeli

Lia Baram – Latest Photos from an 11-year-old Israeli This is Lia’s most recent perspective on the Here and Now living in Israel.

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Commission of Inquiry – Now; Bibi Resigning – Not Yet

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Commission of Inquiry – Now; Bibi Resigning – Not Yet It’s inevitable: when the dust settles, PM Netanyahu will have to resign. But when? During an ongoing war? Or immediately after the war is over? Or after a Sta

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CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News Jan. 19, 2024

CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News Jan. 19, 2024 Benny Landa’s lab diamond startup Lusix sees valuation crash, raises urgent funding. The Israeli company has been significantly hit by high interest rates and increased industry competitio

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Jonathan Sacks – The March of Folly BO

Jonathan Sacks – The March of Folly BO There is a fascinating moment in the unfolding story of the plagues that should make us stop and take notice. At the opening of this week’s parsha, seven plagues have now struck Egypt. The people are sufferin

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HOWARD EPSTEIN: EVEN WORDS CAN HURT US

HOWARD EPSTEIN: EVEN WORDS CAN HURT US Who was your politician of the year 2023? For me, the answer is Suella Braverman, who was forced out of office as Home Secretary five days after she wrote an opinion piece in The Times in which she said that there wa

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Steve Kramer: Israel’s position in the world

Steve Kramer: Israel’s position in the world How are we doing? As good as one could expect under the circumstances (See Note below.)   Feeling paranoid about Israel’s current position in world affairs? If so, that paranoia may be appropriate. Jus

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David Lawrence-Young: The Grimmest 100 days in Israel’s History

David Lawrence-Young: The Grimmest 100 Days in Israel’s History I have just returned home after attending one of the many rallies that were held this morning throughout Israel. I was not a unique demonstrator. Literally, hundreds of thousands of us stop

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Jonathan Feldstein – Inspiring Voices from South Africa

Jonathan Feldstein – Inspiring Voices from South Africa News last week was rife with criticism of the South African government and its bringing charges of genocide against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Criticism of South Africa

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: Anti-Semitism Roots: The Wandering and Wondering Jew

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: Anti-Semitism Roots: The Wandering and Wondering Jew With anti-Semitism widely rearing its head once again, it is worth thinking about its deep-rooted sources, and not merely the latest cause for its viral outbreak. I will offer t

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TAU: On Sunday: 1,000,000 Bells Will Ring to Shake the World and Mark 100 Days

TAU: On Sunday: 1,000,000 Bells Will Ring to Shake the World and Mark 100 Days From Israel, the USA, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland through the Caribbean, Central America, Brazil, Philippines, and India, at least 1 million bells will ring in a powerf

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Jonathan Feldstein: Sunday Will Be100 Days in Gaza

Jonathan Feldstein: Sunday Will Be 100 Days in Gaza January 14 will mark 100 days since the inhuman October 7 Hamas massacre of more than 1200 people in Israel and the kidnapping of hundreds more, 136 of whom are still being held hostage in Gaza. They are

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Jonathan Sacks – The Birth of History – VAERA

Jonathan Sacks – The Birth of History – VAERA The parsha of Vaera begins with some fateful words. It would not be too much to say that they changed the course of history, because they changed the way people thought about history. In fact, they

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Barry Shaw – Misconceptions of Israel’s War against Hamas & South Africa’s Case of Genocide Against Israel

Barry Shaw – Misconceptions of Israel’s War against Hamas & South Africa’s Case of Genocide Against Israel Misconceptions of Israel’s War against Hamas   Putting things in context. It’s easy for pundits in Western countries watching

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Tsvi Bisk: Israel – Time to Alter Course

Tsvi Bisk: Israel – Time to Alter Course Machiavelli famously wrote (I paraphrase) that “it’s nice to be loved but it’s better to be feared”. It’s time that Jewry in general and Diaspora Jewry in particular absorbed the

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CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News Jan. 10, 2024

CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News Jan. 10, 2024 Liquidity Group raising $200 million for sixth debt fund. The Israeli fintech company currently manages five debt funds and two dedicated investment vehicles, for which $2 billion were raise

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel at War Jan. 7, 2024

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel at War Jan. 7, 2024 As we welcome in 2024, I think we would all welcome a better year than 2023. Parents of IDF lone soldiers have been flown to Israel to give a surprise welcome to their children. And a support

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – How to Really End the Conflict (for Good)

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – How to Really End the Conflict (for Good) The October 7th Hamas massacre and accompanying worldwide collateral damage – military, political, diplomatic, and even social (anti-Semitism) – necessitates a new approach to t

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Jonathan Sacks – The Challenge of Jewish Leadership SHEMOT

Jonathan Sacks – The Challenge of Jewish Leadership SHEMOT I used to say, only half in jest, that the proof that Moses was the greatest of the prophets was that when God asked him to lead the Jewish people, he refused four times: Who am I to lead? T

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CTECH Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News Jan. 2, 2024

CTECH Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News Jan. 2, 2024 Return of IDF reservists presents unique challenges for tech companies. Reservists face the challenge of readjusting to work after 7/10, straddling between the familiar and the altered. Read m

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HOWARD EPSTEIN: THE CONDITION OF THE JEWS TODAY

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel at War 12/31/23

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel at War 12/31/23 As 2023 comes to an end, I unashamedly write this introduction with much emotion. There are now definite signs that Israel is winning the war against Hamas in Gaza. It cannot fail, thanks to a w

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Taking Responsibility in the Judaic Tradition

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Taking Responsibility in the Judaic Tradition Why were the Jewish people eventually named after Judah – the fourth son of Jacob and Leah? This is not merely an academic question; rather, it offers not only a major biblica

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Genesis, Genetics, and AI

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Genesis, Genetics, and AI Around the world, more and more people are worried that artificial intelligence (AI) will render vast swaths of humanity unemployed. As Jews once again start the annual Bible cycle reading with Bre

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Jonathan Sacks – Grandparents VAYECHI

Jonathan Sacks – Grandparents VAYECHI Every Friday night we re-enact one of the most moving scenes in the book of Bereishit. Jacob, reunited with Joseph, is ill. Joseph comes to visit him, bring bringing with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.

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David Young – My thoughts on what’s happening here in Israel

David Young – My thoughts on what’s happening here in Israel Several of my non-Israeli and/or English friends have asked me if the Israeli army is exaggerating their current ground operation in Gaza. According to the Hamas/Dash Ministry of Health,

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HOWARD EPSTEIN: ISRAEL. WHY THE BEST IS YET TO COME

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Tel Aviv University launches a National PTSD Clinic for civilians and soldiers

Tel Aviv University launches a National PTSD Clinic for civilians and soldiers   The Clinic, one of Israel’s largest public mental health facilities, will be operated by TAU’s National Center for Traumatic Stress and Resilience, which brings together

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel at War 12/24/23

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel at War 12/24/23 It’s clear in last week’s positive news that Israeli forces are steadily clearing Hamas terrorists from Gaza. We learned that on Oct 7, another Israeli hero gave dozens of survivors a clear e

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – The Historical (Ir)relevance of “Colonialism”

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – The Historical (Ir)relevance of “Colonialism” The latest joke making the rounds in Israel this Christmas season: Palestinian: Jews weren’t living in Palestine two millennia ago. Israeli: Really? So why are more than 2

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The Story of Kibbutz Alumim & Metomotion

The Story of Kibbutz Alumim & Metomotion By Moty Schwartz: Chief Operations Officer at MetoMotion “Starting at the beginning of each row, GRoW picks autonomously, according to the level of ripeness selected by the farmer,” says Moty Schwartz, Chief Op

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CTECH-Latest Innovation & Technology News: Israel at War 12/22/23

CTECH-Latest Innovation & Technology News: Israel at War 12/22/23 Construction giant Lennar acquires full control of former proptech unicorn Veev. Veev, valued at $1 billion in March 2022, recently entered insolvency in the United States due to an inabili

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Jonathan Sacks – The Space Between VAYIGASH

Jonathan Sacks – The Space Between VAYIGASH “What do porcupines do in winter?” asked Schopenhauer. “How can they stay warm?” If they come too close to one another, they will injure each other. If they stay too far apart, they will freeze. Li

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Steve Kramer – The tenor of Israel’s youth

Steve Kramer – The tenor of Israel’s youth For the last five years, I’ve enjoyed volunteering for conversational English with students at Kfar Saba’s Herzog High School, named for Chaim Herzog, Israel’s sixth president. Herzog is one of four

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Howard Epstein – AGAIN WITH THE JEWISH QUESTION!

Howard Epstein – AGAIN WITH THE JEWISH QUESTION! Last week, I ended this column with a note of optimism thus: “If the disgraceful performances in Congress last week come to be seen as the highwater mark of wokeism, then – albeit at a cost we sho

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel at War 12/17/23

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel at War 12/17/23 So many positive news articles last week focused on regenerating life for individuals, communities and in other areas. Medical regeneration involved rehabilitating wounded IDF personnel; reunitin

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – How Should Israel Relate to Radical Right-Wing Support?

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – How Should Israel Relate to Radical Right-Wing Support? Among its other dilemmas, Israel now has a particularly tough, diplomatic head-scratcher. With strong global criticism (albeit, not across the board, of course) for it

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UNPACKED: Watch – Who Owns The Temple Mount / Al-Aqsa?

UNPACKED: Watch – Who Owns The Temple Mount / Al-Aqsa? Sacred and significant to Jews and Palestinians alike, the Temple Mount has a long and tumultuous history, serving today as a focal point and symbol of the entire Israeli-Palestinian conflict. F

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Jonathan Sacks – Sibling Rivalry MIKKETZ

Jonathan Sacks – Sibling Rivalry MIKKETZ Listen to these words that are among the most fateful and reverberating in all of Jewish history: Joseph recognised his brothers, but they did not recognise him. Gen. 42:8 The Torah is a deep book. We make a

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CTECH: Latest Innovation & Technology News Israel at War 12/14/23

CTECH: Latest Innovation & Technology News Israel at War 12/14/23 Israel’s wartime tech brilliance and the cost of innovation. The mobilization of high-tech to aid in the challenges of war, from locating missing people to treating post-trauma, is a

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Jonathan Feldstein – When “Harvard of the South” Was an Aspiration

Jonathan Feldstein – When “Harvard of the South” Was an Aspiration When I attended Emory University in the 1980s, students expressed pride in Emory being the “Harvard of the South.”  Then, albeit acknowledging Emory’s second-class status

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TAU: New academic course for international students: Presenting an accurate, fact-based picture of the Oct. 7th war

TAU: New academic course for international students: Presenting an accurate, fact-based picture of the Oct. 7th war Tel Aviv University is offering the first academic course on the Israel-Hamas war that began on Oct. 7th, 2023. Targeting international stu

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Gabe Ende – Letter to a Niece and Nephew Struggling for Israel on Campus

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HOWARD EPSTEIN: THE WOKE DISGRACE THEMSELVES

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