Man blowing shofar after rehabilitation. Photo: Courtesy Beilinson highlights include: Four Israeli advances in fighting cancer include discovery of a protein that destroys cancer cells. Israel’s Technion scientists have developed a molecule that reduces cholesterol. Five youth charities received a major windfall following Google’s takeover of Israel’s Waze. A new recycling plant will produce 160,000 tons of fuel per year, from garbage. Tel Aviv now has free Wi-Fi for everyone. After a 40-year gap, an Israeli lung transplant patient can blow the shofar again.
King Solomon’s mines are genuine. Excavations by Tel Aviv University archaeologists in Israel’s Arava desert reveal that copper mines in Israel (previously thought to have been built by the ancient Egyptians in the 13th century BCE) actually originated three centuries later, during the reign of King Solomon.
Lung transplant patient blows shofar. Meir Tzan’ani blew the shofar in his synagogue until he was 17 years old when his lungs were burnt in a schoolboy prank. Following a transplant and rehabilitation at the Rabin Medical Center-Beilinson campus in Petah Tikva, Meir (now age 57) can blow the shofar once more.