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Israeli Football League Supports First Transgender Referee

in Life, Culture & Sports

Last month, the Israeli Football League (IFL) alluded to the fact that one of its referees was currently transitioning. On Tuesday, they held a press conference to support its 27-year-old referee Sagi Berman officially coming out in transition to Sapir Berman, making her the first transgender referee in Israel’s Football League.  Berman has been in…

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How Jewish Should the Jewish State be?

in Life, Culture & Sports

From the outside looking in, Israel is surely a Jewish state; however, for the many layers of Jewish Israelis living within, the identity remains unclear. An Independence Day survey by the Jewish People Policy Institute, or JPPI, surveyed 806 Jewish-Israelis, from secular to ultra-religious, and the wide array of differing opinions is clear.  While 98%…

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Israeli Architecture Must Get Greener

in Health & Science/Monthly Report

Mitzpe Ramon, a small Israeli desert town in the middle of the spectacular Ramon crater is architecturally interesting. But while buildings, like luxury hotel Beresheet, just look like they’re well adapted to their surroundings (in truth, the “natural stone” is only decorated concrete), the “Landroom Observatory” is using building materials that fit well in the…

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Former Waze CEO Attempts to Save Online Journalism

in Life, Culture & Sports

For Noam Bardin, former Waze CEO, who subscribes to 8 online subscriptions, he was beginning to feel the decline of quality news sources versus the rise of free and fake news. So he decided to take his tech background, join forces with long-time journalist Dan Rather, and create an “experiment to save journalism.” Paygo Media…

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Embryo Grows Outside the Womb

in Health & Science

After three and half years of research, Professor Jacob Hanna of the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot has succeeded in growing a mouse embryo without a womb for the first time ever. While there have been attempts in the past, this is the first time that the embryo was able to fully develop its organs and…

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