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Israel is World’s 5th Most Innovative Economy

in Economy & Innovation

In Bloomberg’s 2019 Innovation Index, Israel was named the 5th most innovative country in the world, making a notable jump from last year’s number ten spot. The number one spot is held by South Korea, who has held the position for the past six years, followed by Germany, Finland and Switzerland. The annual Bloomberg Innovation…

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Celebrating the New Year of Trees

in Tourism & Nature

With the passing of the Gregorian new year comes Tu’bshvat, known to many as the “tree holiday,” marking a time in the Jewish calendar when trees are celebrated. Ecological gatherings, harvest feasts and tree planting ceremonies run rampant through the agricultural and educational systems founded in Israel. While some see Tu’bshvat as a trivial holiday,…

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Israeli Trauma Team Flies to Pittsburgh

in Life, Culture & Sports

In the worst antisemitic tragedy of recent, 11 people were killed in cold blood during Saturday morning prayers at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A far-right activist and online troll, Robert Bowers, 46, stormed the synagogue during the weekly Sabbath services with an assault rifle, shooting 11 community members dead, including a…

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Sukkot Celebrations Kickoff in Israel

in Life, Culture & Sports

Sending a Happy Sukkot to all of our readers, members, donors and friends! Chag Sameach! The Sukkot holiday is the third in the Hebrew high holiday series, and the final celebration before Jewish holiday fever ends for the season. Sukkot is celebrated as a historical and agricultural holiday, placed conveniently after Rosh Hashana, the Jewish…

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Birth is Booming Across Israeli Hospitals

in Health & Science

Hospitals across Israel have reached capacity, with maternal wards bursting with babies in record breaking numbers during July of 2018. Babies commonly boom during summer months; however, this year has seen an all-time high with a 10% increase rate for hospitals Ichilov in Tel Aviv, Haemek in Afula, Soroka in Beer Sheba, Shaare Zedek Center…

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