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BY Brian Sacks
May 28, 2013

Before you read this, please do me a favor. It will only take a minute, but it will quickly show you why reading this one article will help you grow your profits. Step 1: Take out your cell phone. In 2011, according to Gartner (a technology research company), there were more mobile devices shipped than CONTINUE »

May 28, 2013

JTA Wire Service Casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, donated another $40 million to the Birthright Israel Foundation. Their latest gift brings the couple’s overall donations to the program to $180 million. “Sheldon and I are committed to improving the world through cultural exchange and educational opportunity,” said Miriam Adelson in a statement CONTINUE »

BY Hanna T. Glicksman
May 28, 2013

JT intern From the moment Michael Levine poked his head into a first-floor window of the tenement buildings that house Streit’s Matzo factory, he knew there was an incredible story just waiting to be told. Streit’s Matzo is not your average large-scale food manufacturer. The last family-owned matzo factory in America, it remains in the CONTINUE »

May 26, 2013

JTA Wire Service The electric car company Better Place filed for bankruptcy in an Israeli court. In a motion filed Sunday in Tel Aviv’s Central District Court to dissolve the company, Better Place said it was looking for a temporary liquidator. The company, based in Palo Alto, Calif., fired about half its staff last October. CONTINUE »

May 26, 2013

JTA Wire Service Clarifying existing policy, the office of Israel’s deputy religious services minister said Israel’s state-sponsored mikvahs are open for use for Conservative and Reform conversions. Wednesday’s announcement, said a spokesperson for Eli Ben Dahan, does not change existing policy. The spokesperson said that some mikvahs, or ritual baths, had blocked Conservative and Reform CONTINUE »