The Mishkan and Jewish Donations – who’s doing whom the favor?

The Mishkan and Jewish Donations – who’s doing whom the favor?

“People some times ask me – rabbi, doesn’t it make you a little uncomfortable traveling around the world asking people for money? I tell them – no, not in the least! I know that these schools are our future and that the work they do is wholly, aimed at bettering the Jewish people and the world entire”.

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Israeli Technology Brings Instant 3D Playbacks

Israeli Technology Brings Instant 3D Playbacks

Enjoying the pub scene and watching the game live on the big screen, one of them made the comment that he’d like to see the game from the perspective of the ball. The idea was hatched on the back of a napkin and two years later, the system they developed is being used around the world for for instant 3D playbacks.

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Watch Out For Exploding Stars!

Watch Out For Exploding Stars!

Since then, new research in Israel has been developed that can alert us to the next time an interstellar catastrophe is in the making. This research, conducted by Eran Ofek and his staff from the Weizmann Institute of Science, uncovered a little known secret about our universe.

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Palestinians vs. Pro-Palestinian Israelis

Palestinians vs. Pro-Palestinian Israelis

If Israelis and Palestinians are unable even to talk about peace, what would happen if and when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signs a peace deal with Israel? Might he, too, find himself being escorted out of Ramallah under police protection for daring to talk peace with Israel?

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Bibi Answers Tibi: Can’t do this in Damascus!

Bibi Answers Tibi: Can’t do this in Damascus!

In a Knesset session in which PM Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed Canadian PM Stephen Harper to Israel and expressed his desire for more cooperation between the two countries, MK Ahmad Tibi (Ballad) couldn’t bear watch a world leader support our country and all it stands for. He interrupted the Prime Minister’s speech. Netanyahu answered Tibi (although he usually tries to stay out of spats with Tibi’s type) and answered him calmly and constructively. The following is the contents of the exchange that took place:

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Tour the Biblical Cities of Israel

Tour the Biblical Cities of Israel

A friend gave us a very large map of the original tribal allotments according to what is written in Yehoshua, 13:8-19:49. I always enjoy looking at this map and taking in the full breadth of our inherited homeland before the outside nations invaded and began making up artificial borders and phony people

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Never Seen Before Undersea Light Show Amazes Scientists

Never Seen Before Undersea Light Show Amazes Scientists

“There’s a whole light show going on down there, and people never see it.” A green biofluorescent chain catshark (Scyliorhinus retifer). Scientists already knew that some marine organisms fluoresce, including corals and jellyfish, but the NSF-funded study, The Covert World of Biofluorescence is the first reported evidence of widespread biofluorescence among fishes.

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Yitro, Stephen Harper and John Kerry – Advice vs. “Advice”

Yitro, Stephen Harper and John Kerry – Advice vs. “Advice”

To what degree should we listen to the advice of our allies and other nations? One could argue that we should take it very seriously. Moshe
takes the advice of his non Jewish father in law, a political and religious leader of a foreign, pagan, nation on a very sensitive topic – how to run our judicial system.

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“Palestinians” Really Do Need to be Treated like Human Beings

“Palestinians” Really Do Need to be Treated like Human Beings

As long as the “Palestinian” entity has existed, these people have received special privileges both at home and abroad. In other words, Abbaswhenever they do something that can be construed as “negative,” they get the benefit of the doubt, and whenever they do anything remotely symbolic of a peace gesture, they get rewarded 10-fold.

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Professor Arnon Karnieli from Ben-Gurion U. Ranked Amongst the Top 20 Researchers Worldwide in the Field of Scientometrics

Professor Arnon Karnieli from Ben-Gurion U. Ranked Amongst the Top 20 Researchers Worldwide in the Field of Scientometrics

According to an article posted recently in a leading magazine in the Scientometrics field, Professor Arnon Karnieli from Ben-Gurion University is ranked amongst the top 20 leading researches in the world in the field of remote sensing.Scientometrics is a science dealing in the measurement and evaluation of information with the help of different methods.

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The Jordan Valley: What We Stand to Lose

The Jordan Valley: What We Stand to Lose

The Jordan Valley is very prominent in the news lately as details “leak” out from the evolving “peace plan.” For those living in or near the Jordan Valley, the very idea of some change in status is frightening. So where exactly is this Jordan Valley and what’s there?

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June 4, 2009: The Day Obama Began “Changing” the Middle East

June 4, 2009: The Day Obama Began “Changing” the Middle East

Well, 2013 has come and gone — goodbye and good riddance! While there were many highs during the year, unfortunately, especially in my neck of the woods, there were a lot of lows. This was not a good year for the prospects of peace in the world.
Usually, it is hard to pinpoint a date when things started to deteriorate. Certainly in the Middle East, there hasn’t been peace for a long, long time. There had been, however, a certain amount or stability in the region until June 4, 2009, when things began to deteriorate in many countries around here.

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High Fashion, Auto Anti-Zionism and The Plague of Darkness

High Fashion, Auto Anti-Zionism and The Plague of Darkness

Let’s say my name is Jim, I speak English and I happen to wear Calvin Klein shirts. Or that my name is Natasha, I speak Russian and I happen to wear ‘Zara’. Do any of these practices constitute a transgression of Torah or any paragraph in the Shulchan Aruch? No, they do not. Why then, of all things, did we merit being redeemed from Egypt for “not changing our language, our names and our dress”?

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What We Can Learn from Worms

What We Can Learn from Worms

What began as research on the lowly worm has ended up amazing scientists and medical professionals with a possible cure for neurodegenerative disease. An Israeli startup company, TyrNovo, is collaborating with Hebrew University researchers to develop a potential treatment for such diseases of the brain as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s.

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