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A new English translation of the Torah by Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz and the Koren publishing house has recently been completed and is scheduled to hit books stores in September 2018. The translation of the Chumash, the Five Books of Moses, was conducted by a team of translators from the rabbi's Shefa institutions who worked under Steinsaltz’s supervision, while the...
A team of Israeli researchers at Tel Aviv University has discovered a previously invisible inscription on the back of an ancient pottery shard that’s been on display at Jerusalem’s Israel Museum for over 50 years, which adds to knowledge about the First Temple period in Israel. The shard — which dates back to 600 BC, before Judah’s Kingdom was destroyed...
Dans la ferme aux 1 000 vaches du kibboutz Shefayim, l’élevage le plus moderne du pays, capteurs et logiciels de gestion mesurent en temps réel le contenu en matières grasses et en protéines du lait, le débit de la traite... Avec 1,5 milliard de litres de lait collectés chaque année auprès de 124 000 vaches laitières, Israël dispose du plus haut...
During the 20th Maccabiah Games next month, about 7,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries will descend upon the Holy Land to join 2,500 Israeli athletes in the Olympic-style competition. Held every four years, the Jewish multi-sport competition is the world’s third-largest sporting event. From July 4-18, the Maccabiah Games will have the added significance of coinciding with the 50th anniversary...
Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the United States, responsible for 22.5 percent of American fatalities. Only heart disease is more deadly. In Israel, cancer is the No. 1 killer. That’s partly why Israel has become a research leader in the fight against the disease. Many of the world’s most effective cancer treatments have roots in Israeli research, sometimes...
Many people had never heard of ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) when the ‘ice-bucket challenge’ swept the online world. The social media craze helped create global awareness for the degenerative disease ALS. For researchers at Ben Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), the challenge of ALS is much more than a bucket of ice-water. Now, a re-engineered drug created by BGU’s...

BGU new drug may repair heart damage

More people die of heart disease than anything else. While there are many ways of treating heart disease, a revolutionary new drug from the Ben Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) is able to do the impossible – reverse the damage and repair the diseased heart. The newly developed drug is a polymer which reduces the inflammation in cardiovascular tissue...
Israel’s Security Cabinet agreed on Sunday to reduce the amount of electricity Israel supplies to the Gaza Strip at the request of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Abbas said he would reduce the amount of money the PA pays to Israel to supply the electricity, Haaretz reported. Read more: http://forward.com/fast-forward/374379/israeli-cabinet-approves-abbas-request-to-cut-power-supply-to-gaza/
Approximately 4,000 Jews of Indian origin, now residing in Israel, are expected to attend a keynote event hosted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his three-day visit to the Jewish state in July. According to Indian newspaper The Economic Times, preparations for the large community event, due to take place on July 5 in Tel Aviv, are in their...
Israeli cyberintelligence reportedly uncovered detailed Islamic State plans for bomb attacks aboard aircraft that led to the U.S. ban on laptops on flights from eight Muslim-majority nations. The revelation appeared Monday in a New York Times article about the difficulties facing the United States in using cyber warfare to contain the influence of the terrorist group, which quickly regroups once...

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