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Lessons from Hanukkah Heroine Judith

in Life, Culture & Sports

To all our readers, donors, and friends – Happy Hanukkah! We wish you a bright, healthy holiday – From our family to yours.   As the darkest month of the year has arrived, we once again enter the 8-day festival of lights, also known as Hanukkah. While annual traditions of lighting candles, spinning dreidels, and…

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Israeli Digital Series First Ever to Spotlight “Underdogs”

in Life, Culture & Sports/Monthly Report

What happens when all the “standard” superheroes disappear and the State of Israel is in urgent need of saving? Backup is called in, and it’s dark, funny, and special. At least this is the premise of Giborim, or Heroes – Limited Edition, a five-part mini web series that tells the story of a group of…

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Sukkot: Reminder to Protect Our Home

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Reaching the tail end of the high holiday season means we’ve made it to Sukkot, the weeklong harvest celebration honoring nature’s finest fruits, gearing us up for Simchat Torah, where we celebrate the gift of the Torah and restart reading Genesis. After Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Sukkot focuses on joy, gratitude, and gathering to…

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Av: From Grief to Celebration

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Despite the summer sunlight, the Jewish calendar points to darkness and destruction. Leading up to the saddest day of the year are The Three Weeks; a period of mourning that culminates on Tisha B’Av, and then extends into the emotional contradiction of Tu B’Av. Today it is celebrated like the Western tradition of Valentine’s Day,…

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Interview with Gilad Carni, Founder of UAE Innovation Israel

in Monthly Report

“Now that the first excitement has settled, the real business is coming.” Gilad Carni heads the UAE Israel Innovation Office. He is a successful founder many times over and has invested in Israeli start-ups for years as an Angel Investor, one of which was the first Israeli start-up to be sold to Google. With his…

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