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Despite enduring decades of overwhelming challenges and tragedies, Israeli society is remarkably hopeful, resilient and compassionate. This tiny nation, founded by Holocaust survivors and refugees from around the world, never hesitates to extend its help and knowledge to other people and countries in need. The Jewish principle of tikkun olam, repairing the world, through personal and national acts of generosity, love and moral leadership is why Israel will always serve as a light unto the nations.

Israeli Firm Develops Groundbreaking Method to Grow Seeds in Saline Soil

Friday, August 28, 2020

08/25/2020 Israel is already famous worldwide for growing peppers and tomatoes in the arid, salty conditions of the desert. Now, an Israeli company has come up with an innovative way of enabling a wide range of crops, including rice, wheat and cotton, to grow in saline soils on a large, commercial scale. On Sunday, Dotan … Read More

The Kibbutz: Israel’s Agricultural Communities

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

CUFI Coffee Break – Lesson #26 The Kibbutz: Israel’s Agricultural Communities  After Israel’s Declaration of Independence, Jewish immigration to Palestine continued to increase, with approximately 120,000 Jews arriving between 1919 and 1929. Most of these immigrants, like those who came before, left the pogroms and terror of Eastern Europe behind for a new life. Trained … Read More

A Day of Mourning: Tisha B’Av

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Tonight marks the beginning of the most significant day of communal mourning on the Jewish calendar, Tisha B’Av or the ninth of Av (Av on the Jewish calendar corresponds to the month of July or August). On this day, Jews mourn many woes which have befallen them over the centuries, most importantly the destruction of … Read More

Israeli Startup Ecosystem Ranks #6 in the World, According to New Report

Monday, June 29, 2020

The annual Startup Genome Ecosystem report has listed the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem as the sixth most attractive ecosystem for startups and innovation. The report, which has been published every year since 2012, comes as 40% of the world’s startups report major disruption due to Covid-19. Tel Aviv and Jerusalem were ranked … Read More

Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Ranked World’s 6th Strongest Start-Up Ecosystem

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The start-up ecosystem in Tel Aviv-Jerusalem was ranked sixth worldwide in the Global Startup Ecosystem Report for 2020 (GSER 2020), tying with Los Angeles. The report was conducted by Startup Genome, and is among the world’s most comprehensive and practical research reports on the success and performance of start-up ecosystems. In their deep dive on … Read More

Coronavirus Crisis Turned Israelis, Palestinians to Faith in God

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Palestinians and Israelis have more faith in God as a result of the coronavirus crisis, a new study by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Keevoon Global Research revealed. The survey measured the attitudes of Israelis, Palestinians, Germans, Americans, Brits, Italian and Poles about the novel coronavirus. Around 500 people from each country were polled between April 28 and … Read More

Muted Independence Day Celebrations Salute Medical Staff Fighting Virus

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Israel was gearing up to mark its 72nd Independence Day with a salute to medical staff Wednesday as most of the population remains at home under a curfew imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Official ceremonies went ahead, though in a subdued format, while the traditional outdoor barbecues, street parties and general public … Read More

Jerusalem Nursing Students Help Curb Spread of COVID-19 at Senior Residences

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

In partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Health, Home Front Command and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), more than 30 nursing students from the Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) have begun working in nursing homes across Israel with the aim of curbing the spread of coronavirus. The students, who are enrolled in a JCT program—ranked first in … Read More

Survey: Israeli Arabs, Haredim Feel More Connected to Israel Than Ever

Monday, April 27, 2020

Israelis, including Israeli Arabs, feel more connected to Israel and its challenges than ever before, a survey by the Guttman Center for Public Opinion and Policy Research at the Israel Democracy Institute found. The survey found that 90% of Israelis (92.5% among Jewish Israelis and 77% among Arab Israelis) said they feel that they are … Read More