Shelach?

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It’s time to hit the books! As American students return to school this season, like their Israeli counterparts, they will study world history, math and science. But there is one subject they won’t have — a subject core to the Israeli curriculum. Shelach, a Hebrew acronym for field (land), nationhood and society, is a hands-on… Read More

From Bodega Vendor To Business Mogul

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When Rami Levy, a severe dyslexic who failed out of school, took over his grandfather’s store in Jerusalem’s famous Machane Yehuda Market, no one could have imagined that 36 years later he would be worth an estimated $500 million.  Rami’s chain of supermarkets, Rami Levy Chain Stores Hashikma Marketing 2006 Ltd., operates by offering the… Read More

Record-Setting Shabbat Table?

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The central Israeli city of Bnei Brak set what is believed to be the world’s longest Shabbat table earlier this summer. At 197 feet long, the table — set with china plates, crystal goblets and silver candlesticks, as well as traditional Shabbat foods — comfortably seats more than 300, Ynet reported. The municipality, in conjunction… Read More

$5 For A Sounder Night’s Sleep

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Israeli techies have developed an app to show snorers just how often and how loud their nighttime habit is. According to an article published by “Israel21c,” Snoring U is a $5 application you can download from the Internet for your smartphone or tablet. The app won’t only monitor your snoring lows and highs during the… Read More

Water, Water Everywhere!

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With rising temperatures and severe droughts worldwide, water has become a scarce commodity. For desert countries such as Israel, this is nothing new — making the quest for a consistent water supply a priority. But through forward thinking, the country has managed to build four desalination plants, removing salt and waste from the Mediterranean Sea… Read More

The Next WAZE?

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By now almost everyone has heard of WAZE, the Israeli navigation app that Google has agreed to purchase for $1.3 billion.  But most people have not heard of the following six Israeli startups reported by Fast Company most likely to follow in WAZE’s success. More than 34 million users are already using the web-platform WIX,… Read More

Countering Israel Bias on Campus

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  Students facing relentless anti-Israel campaigns on college campuses now have a new resource — CAMERAonCampus.com — a website providing comprehensive information on Arab-Israeli issues and practical strategies for winning the fight. The site, with its student-oriented blog In Focus, was launched by the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA). There… Read More

D.C. Adopts A Fleet

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Friends of the IDF (FIDF) Washington, D.C., chapter recently adopted the Israeli navy’s elite Shayetet 3 and Daburim patrol squadrons as part of the FIDF Adopt a Brigade Program. The adoption is a three-year commitment. The Adopt a Brigade Program allows supporters to truly become one with the soldiers and go beyond donating money. Adopt… Read More

Cutting-Edge Medicine

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When it comes to medical accomplishments, Israel places near the top, according to a World Health Organization study. In its 65 years, this tiny country has developed cutting-edge technologies that have changed how doctors discover and treat diseases. Today, physicians in 60 countries are using PillCam, a miniature camera in a pill, to visualize digestive… Read More

Israel At 65: The Real Evidence

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As Israel celebrates 65 years, many of its medical, agricultural, military and technological nnovations have been shared globally. The real indication of the country’s growth and advancement is evident in the numbers. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel’s population has doubled in just 30 years — a bit short of four million in… Read More