A meeting to enhance cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians. Israel recently organized a special summit for members of Gaza’s agricultural community. The meeting, combined with emergency aid transfered to Gaza last weekend, exemplified Israel’s constant cooperation with Palestinians in the region.
The highlights include: Israeli scientists have developed a fast, accurate blood test for women at risk of cancer. A restaurant in Tiberias has been serving free meals to needy residents for 12 years. Israel, Jordan and the PA have agreed the “Dead Sea to Red Sea Canal” plan. CERN’s center for nuclear research elected Israel as its first non-European member. Israeli-Chinese cars are now on sale in Europe. Evgeny Kissin, one of the world’s best pianists has become an Israeli citizen.
Last month, Rabbi Sacks visited communities in Beit Shemesh, Israel. Speaking at the Beit Knesset Feigenson, Rabbi Sacks delivered a lecture where he explored the concept of Kiddush Hashem – the sanctification of God’s name – and how this is a central idea in helping to create a Judaism engaged with the world.
Illustration by Yoseph Savan based on The Zohar . by Ariel Ben Avraham . In his three following chapters (7-10) the Prophet refers to the situation of Israel in his times, divided in two kingdoms fighting each other. Idolatry leads to animosity and war with their devastating results. The kings of Judah in the south, and the kings of Israel in the north found their destruction, fall and captivity.
By Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. Bereishit ends on a sublime note of reconciliation between Joseph and his brothers. His brothers were afraid that he had not really forgiven them for selling him into slavery. They suspected that he was merely delaying his revenge until their father died. So after Jacob’s death they express their fear. Joseph however insisted:
Today we feature Natasha Shine Zirkel. She has been selected as one of Geektime’s 2013 Startup Marketers of the Year. Our friend Michael is the proud father of this amazing woman. Geektime singled out startup professionals in Israel’s high-tech scene for some standout recognition.