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Daniel’s Shavuot Cookie Crumb Cheesecake

Nearly every feast in Israel comes with its own food-related traditions. Some holidays call for abstinence from a food group, while others command fasting altogether. Then there are those that invite you to indulge in special delicacies. Shavuot falls in the latter category. On the Feast of Weeks, Israelis dine on all kinds of dairy

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Talking from Both Sides of the Mouth

In 2014 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas of “talking from both sides of his mouth.” The verbal dressing down came on the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day. Netanyahu pointed out Abbas’s hypocrisy in decrying the Holocaust as a “most heinous” crime on the one hand, while cozying up to

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Israeli Start-up Developing Home Diagnostic Kit

Imagine you haven’t been feeling well and sense something is wrong, but it’s difficult to make it to the doctor’s office to be tested and diagnosed. Perhaps you live in a remote location or don’t want to wait several weeks for an appointment. Jerusalem-based start-up Diagnoz.me is seeking to solve this problem and revolutionize modern

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Ag-Tech Company Helps Boost Global Food Production

According to the World Hunger Index, a staggering 124 million people across the globe suffer acute food shortage. This makes crippling hunger a daily reality for roughly one in every nine people worldwide. Israeli ag-tech start-up Taranis offers a solution to help, employing cutting-edge technologies to boost the possible output of food production. The Tel

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Artificial Intelligence Solves the Mysteries of Quantum Physics

Under the direction of Mobileye founder Amnon Shashua, a research group at Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s School of Engineering and Computer Science has proven that Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help us understand the world on an infinitesimally small scale called quantum physics phenomena. Quantum physics phenomena is one of the hottest topics in contemporary physics.

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1,700-Year-Old Inscription Discovered

A 1,700-year-old Greek inscription referring to the city of Elusa (Hebrew: Halutza) has been discovered in archaeological excavations at Halutza National Park in the Negev. The stone inscription is currently being studied by Prof. Leah Di Segni from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The name of the city of Elusa appears in several historical documents,

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Ancient Samaritan Estate Unearthed

A unique estate about 1,600 years old that seems to have been the property of a wealthy Samaritan has been uncovered in the southern Sharon Plain. The discovery also reinforced evidence that at one time the settlement was extensively populated by the Samaritans. The Samaritans claim they are descendants of the northern Israelite tribes of

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Tunnel Vision

A tunnel door creaks open in the dead of night in the middle of a forest in northern Israel. Six Hezbollah terrorists clothed in camouflage gear and armed with guns and knives emerge. Nothing but open land separates them from Israeli towns where they can kill and kidnap civilians. Simultaneously, four other tunnels open, one

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Passover—Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

The onset of April means spring in the northern hemisphere and autumn south of the equator. Both are marked by changes in temperature, foliage and even activities, as the north warms up and the south cools down. There are, however, some things that remain constant no matter where you are on the globe, and one

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Punishable by Death

Article 17 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares that everyone deserves the right to own property. Ownership entails the right of possession, the right of use and the right to transfer the ownership to someone else by selling, gifting or bequeathing. This right has become self-evident in democratic nations where private property ownership

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