Thursday, April 28, 2016

When they say that ‘Israel is a light unto the nations’, this is what they mean…

One shining star in a sea of darkness!

Next door to the war raging in Syria, doctors at the Galilee Medical Center are showing the true character of Israel.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Judaism Is a 3,000-Year-Old Love Affair With a Land

Rabbi David Wolpe for Time

The connection to Israel is important in understanding modern politics

On Passover, Jews all over the world change one sentence in their daily prayers; instead of praying for rain, we begin to pray for dew. For in Israel the time for the grain harvest has begun, and if the winds blow and the rains fall, the grain cannot be harvested and will will rot in the field. Dew on the other hand, will moisten the grain without damaging it. That simple change in the prayer marks a profound truth about Judaism that touches on modern politics as well.

Twenty-five years ago I was returning from a two-day trip to New York. I ran into my teacher, the late Rabbi Henry Fisher. We began talking, and he asked me if I had changed my watch to accommodate New York time. “No,” I said, “I kept it on Los Angeles time.” “Why?” he asked? “Because,” I answered, “I would soon be home.”

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Sefirat haOmer: The Inner Journey of Liberation

By Shmuel Gonzales for Hard Core Mesorah

Taking steps daily on our journey towards freedom

We now find ourselves in Chol haMoed Pesach – the intermediate days of Passover, the middle days of this ongoing eight-day holiday. After a gruelling week of preparation and a very energetic first two festival days, we are all physically spent, ready to relax and enjoy the rest of the week to come.

Still for many people the joy of the festival and that sense of momentum in our souls remains with us. As we each work through own personal exodus during this season. Now that we have determined to become free people, naturally there is a new passion to experience and actualize that freedom. And to continue this spiritual journey to become more liberated. A desire to push forward in this march of freedom still inspiring many of us.

So who do we do that? How do we become freer and more liberated people?

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Thanks to Israel, Africa Will Never be the Same

From Israel Video Network

Together, they are bringing access to clean water and light to over 6,000 people across Africa, using Israeli technologies!

Innovation: Africa - Broadcast version from CBN Documentaries on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

This Day in Jewish History 1925: A Natural Computer Scientist Is Born (But She's a Woman)

David B. Green for Haaretz

Evelyn Berezin invented the first word processor, and designed the first digital booking system for airlines – which never crashed, not once.

April 12, 1925 is the birthday of computer scientist and entrepreneur Evelyn Berezin, the rare woman who in the field’s early days, was involved in both the development and the financial ends of the business.

Berezin got involved in designing computers in 1951, and a little over a decade later, she developed the first digital reservations system for an airline. In 1969, she established her own company, Redactron, and went up against IBM in the production and marketing of one of America’s first office word-processing machines.  

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Israel is fulfilling the prophecies of Isaiah right before our eyes

From Israel Video Network

From cancer-sniffing dogs, to amniocentesis; wireless lasers for dental care to a pillcam to detect colon cancer; the Orcam for sight-imparied and special devices for the blind, such as the bionic eye; the Rewalk for  parapalegics - Israel leads the way in scientific, medical and technological innovation.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Jewish settlement, synagogue from Second Temple era unearthed on Sea of Galilee shore


2,000-year-old bronze incense shovel and jug discovered in excavation of ancient site of Magdala.

The excavation of a 2,000-year-old Jewish settlement and synagogue from the Second Temple period in Magdala, located on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, recently revealed rare and well-preserved antiquities, including a bronze incense shovel and jug. 

The dig, overseen by the Israel Antiquities Authority prior to the construction of a building there, took place in an area considered to be the crossroads of Jewish and Christian history for its historical and religious significance for both Jews and Christians.

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Monday, April 4, 2016

British-Jewish chef sends English food to space

Heston Blumenthal spent 2 years learning to make dishes that can be consumed at zero gravity, just to sweeten astronaut Tim Peake’s palate

The Times of Israel

In a culinary first, a Jewish-British celebrity chef created English dishes, including a bacon sandwich, for consumption in space.

Heston Blumenthal spent two years preparing the dishes for the English astronaut Tim Peake, who ate the bacon one on his very first day in space in December, Channel 4 revealed in “Dinner in Space” — a special program about Heston’s endeavor which aired last week.

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