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JewItAtHome: Creating Community during COVID19

Thank you to Rabbi Adam Lutz whose leadership has created "JewItAtHome" through his synagogue, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills. He knew that...

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.

To Keep Their Cleaners On the Payroll, Facetune Turned Them Into High-Tech Employees

Breeah Berezin-Bahr gushes when talking about her employer, Israeli high-tech company Lightricks, which created the global photo editing software Facetune. "Lightricks is my new religion,”...

Tikkun Olam Makers Provide COVID-19 Relief With 3-D Printing

Israeli-based non-profit TOM (Tikkun Olam Makers) is one of a myriad of groups providing affordable solutions during the coronavirus pandemic to people living with...

Jacob Kraus: The teen creator of the COVID Connections website

In an effort to support those in quarantine, 16-year-old Long Beach native Jacob Kraus developed an online network of local resources available with the...

Israeli Student Designs Cutting-Edge Protective Mask With Disinfecting Case

Imagine this: You’re a college student assigned to design a product that could help humanity in a future apocalyptic scenario. You think hard about...

A Thought Experiment

The year is 1980. I’m a novice head of school at a pluralistic Jewish middle school-high school in suburban Philadelphia. I communicate with teachers by...

Wake Up and Smell the Automation: Are We Ready to Lose Jobs to Robots?

Walk into a restaurant and order from a touchscreen. Call customer service and speak to a software program that sounds and answers questions like...

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...

‘Tech Shabbat’ and the Benefits of Unplugging

If you are already keeping the Sabbath, then you’re on the way to fulfilling the challenge issued by Tiffany Shlain in “24/6: The Power...

Orthodox Community Confronts Obsession With Technology

Our heavy reliance on smartphones and the internet exacts a heavy toll. It damages our ability to think, learn and retain information. Our communication...

International Incubator Supports Intentional Jewish Communities

A Jewish incubator called Hakhel (from the Hebrew “kehillah,” or community) is helping young Jews around the world support new expressions of Jewish life...

Turning 71: Israel’s Top Environmental Stories of the Year

Israeli Independence Day is just around the corner, and during this past year a lot has happened; especially in environmental matters Dominik Döhler, ZAVIT* Watch a...

Adding Diversity to the Startup Nation

People tend to imagine Israel in one of two ways. They envision either a technological hub — a futuristic utopia built on ancient soil;...

Poem: Love, Technically

Now that life’s all 1’s and 0’s, our separate snowflake selves reduced to helixed A, T, G and C, where’s the romance that once sweltered under lifeguard...

Three Reasons Why Blockchain Could Help Provide Humanitarian Aid Across the World

Blockchain technology presents a wide array of benefits for a variety of industries. However, many of these benefits are difficult, if not impossible to...

The Man Who Makes Tech Go ‘Boom’

Editor’s note: This interview was conducted before the death of Fuld’s brother, Ari, who was stabbed by a Palestinian terrorist on Sept. 16. Fuld...

July 2018 We Said Go Travel News and Happy Summer!

July News 2018  with We Said Go Travel: Thank you for all of your support for We Said Go Travel and me. VERY SOON I will have...

Oldies but Goodies: Old Technologies That are Still Serving People Today

Some might believe that since the Internet has revolutionized things, many old technologies are obsolete. This is partly true. Everyone knows that some pieces...

Technology and the age of broken tablets

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried once speculated that people in the 1400s wandered around thinking, “Wow — this is a long time ago.” It was a long...

Health apps appeal to a variety of Jewish needs

Whether you are interested in bringing more Judaism into your daily yoga practice or you are concerned about the halachic acceptability of tattooing for...

Why we should fear emotionally manipulative robots

Artificial intelligence is learning how to exploit human psychology for profit “Keep going straight here!” “Err, that’s not what the app is telling me to do.” “Yes,...

THE CIRCLE *Movie Review*

The Circle is based on the 2013 Dave Eggers novel of the same name.  When Mae (Emma Watson) begins working at the technology giant the...

Israeli firms revolutionizing financial technology

If it has been a long time since you’ve waited for a bank teller, called your stockbroker or mailed a check, you can thank...

SXSW 2017: 5 don’t-miss Jewish events

Austin, Texas, is known for several things: authentic barbecue, hot weather, cowboys — and, increasingly each year, the ever-growing South by Southwest festival. What began...

On the front lines of Israel’s weaponry

The challenges of defending the Jewish state get very real in the pages of “The Weapon Wizards: How Israel Became a High-Tech Military Superpower”...

8th Annual Lumiere Awards Recognizing Cutting-Edge Technology

Warner Bros, an innovative movie and television studio, served as the perfect backdrop for the 8th Annual Lumiere Awards.  These awards recognize how cutting-edge content combines with exciting...

STEAM-powered fun for kids and teens

It’s no secret that educators are finding magic in forward-thinking and multidisciplinary STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) curricula.

Is Israel-California partnership paying dividends?

California Gov. Jerry Brown had some choice words for Glenn Yago.

Kids at code camp get with the programming

At one local camp this summer, about 10 kids sat at computers creating their own worlds within the popular game “Minecraft.”

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Jewish MSNBC Commentator: ‘What Is the Difference Between Adolf Hitler and Donald Trump?’

"I’m not saying there’s a Holocaust, but when you look at the tactics, that is where we are right now.”

NYC’s Jewish Museum to Reopen Oct. 1 Following 6-Month Closure Due to Coronavirus

(JTA) — The Jewish Museum in New York City said it will reopen on Oct. 1, more than six months after it closed due...

Facebook, YouTube Shut Down SFSU Leila Khaled Event

A day earlier, Zoom said its platform couldn't be used for the event.

UN Ambassador Says Another Peace Agreement With Arab Nation Is Coming in ‘Next Day or Two’

She also said that "others are going to be following.”

Rabbi Takes on L.A. County Over High Holy Days

The county had implemented a coronavirus health order that specifically called out having dinner with extended family and friends “to honor the high holidays (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur).”
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