More than 350 million people the world over are blind or partially sighted. Another billion battle with reading difficulties, such as dyslexia or reading fatigue. The Israeli company, OrCam, develops and produces assistive technology in the form of an intuitive portable device to come to the aid of the visually impaired, partially sighted, blind andContinue Reading »
Following three years of extensive research, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) physicist Dr. Uriel Levy and his team have created technology that will enable our computers—and all optic communication devices—to run 100 times faster through terahertz microchips. Until now, two major challenges stood in the way of creating the terahertz microchip: overheating and scalability. However,Continue Reading »
Microalgae produce almost all the nutrients that humans need to survive. But, to truly harness microalgae’s tremendous potential, their cultivation must overcome significant technological and economic barriers. Algatech, an Israeli company, has succeeded in surmounting these obstacles. It operates a state-of-the-art microalgae cultivation site, producing algae-based products in the heart of the Arava Desert inContinue Reading »
Spectacular remains of a 1,500-year-old Byzantine monastery and church complex have been discovered, prior to an expansion of the city of Beit Shemesh. Benyamin Storchan, director of the excavations for the Israel Antiquities Authority commented, “We were surprised by the wonderful state of preservation of the ancient remains, and the richness of the finds beingContinue Reading »
A beautiful Roman mosaic from the 2nd–3rd centuries AD, bearing an inscription in ancient Greek, was uncovered at the Caesarea National Park. The excavations by the Israel Antiquities Authority [IAA] are part of reconstruction work on the impressive Crusaders-era entrance bridge to Caesarea. The dig uncovered part of a large, opulent building dating back 1,500Continue Reading »
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently vowed that Israel would not shrink from military action to stop Tehran from satisfying its nuclear ambitions. “We will act, if necessary, against Iran itself,” he said. Netanyahu did not spell out the implications of his words. He did not have to. Israel has a track record of making goodContinue Reading »
On May 14, 2018, Israel and those who love her will celebrate Independence Day, the Jewish state’s 70th birthday as a modern nation. The day will be filled with exuberant joy, celebration and merriment—and for good reason. The opportunity to mark seven decades since God fulfilled a millennia-old promise of the Jewish state’s miraculous rebirth (Isa.Continue Reading »
Mahmoud Abbas is entering his 14th year as leader of the Palestinian Authority. At the outset, both the West and his own people saw him as the ideal leader, a reformer who would get the parties back to the negotiating table and usher in the longed-for two state solution. Today, after alienating the West andContinue Reading »
The State of Palestine without Jerusalem. It was bold. It was shocking. And it reportedly was suggested by the Saudis. The Kingdom that is home to the two holiest sites in Islam and even calls its king the “Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques” was apparently willing to drop the demand that the Dome ofContinue Reading »
Jerusalem is experiencing one of its biggest expansions ever. Mayor Nir Barkat is focused on making Jerusalem a modern metropolis and one of the most accessible cities in Israel. Barkat hopes that new rail lines, business centers and massive residential construction will not only attract new citizens, but also investment from Israeli companies. During 2018,Continue Reading »
A trip to the Holy Land is a lifelong dream for many Christians and each year many come by the tens of thousands—their dreams fulfilled. Scripture will come alive when you visit the places Jesus (Yeshua) walked during His earthly ministry. Tabgha, on the shores of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee), where Jesus prepared aContinue Reading »
There is something incredibly satisfying about biting into a chewy, decadent coconut macaroon. Maybe it’s the fact that most are dipped in dark chocolate (which naturally makes everything taste better). Coconut macaroons are a well-loved Passover dessert, becoming a traditional Pesach staple in the late-1800s. To mix up your Seder meal this year, try oneContinue Reading »
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