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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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The Journalist Banned From the U.S. for Alleged Terrorist Ties

In 2014, British-Israeli journalist Jonathan Spyer was on assignment for Jane’s Intelligence Review. He was on the Kurdish side of Kobane in northern Syria,...

The CEO Creating ‘Joy Ventures’ in the Well-Being Space

Her company supports, funds and builds science-backed consumer products in the well-being space.

Nazi-Era Restitution: One Woman’s #MyPropertyStory

The five-week campaign by the World Jewish Restitution Organization aims to shine a light on the theft of property from Jewish communities by the Nazis.

Einat Levi: The Civilian Ambassador to Morocco

She also is a researcher at the Mitvim think tank, specializing in Israeli-Moroccan relations, and has become something of an unofficial Israeli ambassador to Morocco.

This Activist Converted a Strip Club Into a Center for Jewish Learning

We realized we just can’t compete with the story of the place. It’s too powerful...Every activity... is charged with a special significance.

The ‘Israel Experience’ CEO Navigating a Pandemic PR Crisis

Hermon is still at the forefront of Jewish leadership as the CEO of Israel Experience, the Jewish Agency’s educational subsidiary .

A Father, Electrical Engineer Created a Device that Helps Understand Baby Talk

The real-time functions comprise lifesaving alerts as well as alerting the caregiver what the baby needs based on his or her cry.

How Hen Mazzig is Advocating for Jews and Israel Online

Mazzig reclaimed the anti-semitic Twitter hashtag #JewishPrivilege so Jews could recount their own experiences of being Jewish.

This Elementary School Teacher is Highlighting the Positives of Zoom Learning

“School should be for the social aspect and peer learning. Remote learning has a ton of other benefits.”

The Scavenger Game Creator Connecting People Around the World

When Tali Kaplinski Tarlow began her scavenger-game business a decade ago, an employee quipped, “One day, you’ll create an empire.” At the time, she...

The Nonprofit CEO Sharing Israeli Technology Around the Globe

COVID-19 Solutions shares Israeli-tested initiatives for people around the world, help the country's image and those in need.

The EMDR Specialist Helping to Alleviate Pandemic and Protest Fears

In light of the fears surrounding the outbreak of the coronavirus, psychiatrist Gary Quinn, director of the EMDR Institute of Israel, has developed a...

Global Startup Turns Elders Into SAGES Who Teach Online Classes

Esther Hershcovich, holds down a full-time job at a Tel Aviv architectural firm while simultaneously focusing on her global startup — SAGE. Originally, Hershcovich envisioned...

After Experiencing Anti-Semitism, This Israeli Nonprofit Leader is Working to Fight it Online

Tomer Aldubi has experienced his fair share of anti-Semitism while on trips abroad — from the man at a Barcelona bar who said, “I can...

This Event Hall Chef Is Cooking Up 1,000 Meals A Day For Families in Need

Event halls have been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus crisis. Gaya, in the central Israeli town of Ness Ziona, was no exception. Within...

The Paramedic Creating Affordable Ventilator Blueprints

With the advent of the coronavirus pandemic and the shortage of ventilators, one Israeli nonprofit hoping to ameliorate the situation is AmboVent, which provides...

Photojournalist Captures Incredible Moving Salt Formations in the Dead Sea

In 2016, photojournalist Noam Bedein pushed off the crystallized shores of the Dead Sea in a kayak, hoping to document some of the dramatic...

Frontline Doctors and Nurses Are Overwhelmed. ‘Adopt a Doctor’ Offers To Do Their Personal Chores.

When Adi Karmon Scope first put out a call for volunteers to help with personal chores at the homes of doctors, nurses and other...

New Initiative Delivers Seders to Needy Holocaust Survivors

With the coronavirus pandemic keeping people at home for Passover this year, the Israeli nonprofit Adopt-A-Safta is now offering Seder in a Box to...

The Tour Operator Rescuing Stranded Israelis During COVID-19

Yacov Amsalem’s business partner called from the United Kingdom and said, “We’re on the BBC!” The news item was about stranded British vacationers in the...

The Israeli Nurse Treating COVID-19 Patients

When 32-year-old Rachel Gemara volunteered for the new COVID-19 ward in Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center at the end of February, she had no...

The Festival Organizer Rolling With the Coronavirus Punches

Odeliyah Razabi is a self-described adrenaline junkie. As the executive producer of some of Israel’s largest festivals, events and shows, she said, “As the...

Major Haim Jibly: The Zionist Sherlock Holmes

Maj. Haim Jibly recently received a letter approving his petition to continue volunteering in reserve duty in the Israel Defense Forces, and his joy...

The Man Building the Galilee Culinary Institute

Nathan Hoffman has been tapped to build and launch the Galiliee Culinary Institute. “To me, food is fuel,” Hoffman said. “You can literally give...

The Business Development Guru Combining Wellness and Technology

Galit Horovitz is putting the combination of wellness and technology (welltech) on the map. Literally. Together with her co-founders — Amir Alroy, Ramy Shvarts...

Keeping the Covenant: Making Wine in California and Israel

When 27-year-old Zoë Morgan first landed in Israel on a Birthright trip, the tour went straight from the airport to the Golan Heights. She...

The IDF Druze Commander Training Soldiers With Disabilities

Every day Commander Rami Hassan  drives 90 miles each way from his home in Kfar Yarka in the Galilee to his military base in...

The British Expat Helping Mothers in Need

Ten years ago, Chloe Sandler came to Tel Aviv from England for a summer on the beach, met a man and never left. Today,...

The French-Israeli App Maker Tackling Food Waste

I meet Elie Fischer at Ca Phe Hanoi, a kosher Vietnamese restaurant in Tel Aviv, the brainchild of French restaurateurs Claude Louzon and Emmanuel...

The Creator of the Rehab Center for Youth at Risk

Sarah Malka Eisen’s story as the director of Beit Daniella is one of tragedy and friendship. Beit Daniella is a rehabilitative day center for youth...

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Consulate General of Israel L.A. Donates Computers, Headphones to Inglewood Students

Thirty Chromebook computers and more than 300 headphones were donated.

Canadian Police Issue Arrest Warrant for Man Who Shouted Anti-Semitic Slurs at Jewish Father, Son

The man is allegedly connected to six anti-Semitic incidents in the area.

Without RBG, a Rosh Hashanah Like No Other

RBG opened the gates of justice wider for women and for everyone in this country.

Are the Proud Boys Anti-Semitic? Your Primer on the Far-Right Group Trump Told to ‘Stand Back and Stand By’

The Proud Boys, is a far-right, “western chauvinist” fraternal organization that supports Trump and has engaged in street violence.

In First Debate, Trump Fails to Condemn White Supremacists

“Proud Boys, stand back and stand by!” Trump said, and pivoted once again to criticize the left.
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