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Sukkot in Israel: The weather is fine

In the Book of Leviticus, Moses tells the Israelites that beginning on the 15th day of the seventh month (counting from Nissan, the month containing Passover), “You shall live in booths seven days; all citizens in Israel shall live in booths, in order that future generations may know that I made the Israelite people live…

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IAC National Conference Highlights

Senator Charles Schumer, at IAC National Conference: “U.S. should never use the UN as a forum to put pressure on Israel.” On Sept. 25, Senator Charles Schumer addressed 2,100 activists and leaders at the Israeli-American Council’s National Conference with strong words in support of the U.S.-Israel relationship. “The U.S. must always come to the aid…

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Kids with special needs find wings

In a country where accessibility to buildings and youth groups is limited, children with mobility issues or special needs are learning to soar with Krembo Wings. Founded in 2002, Krembo Wings is Israel’s only youth movement for children with special needs. Children with severe psychological, motor and cognitive disabilities are able to participate in a…

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KNOWING BRCA STATUS CAN BE LIFE-SAVING

JERUSALEM – Leading international breast cancer researchers attending a Soroka Medical Center and Israel Healthcare Foundation symposium addressing the question: “Should Ashkenazi Jews or even the general population be tested routinely for inherited predisposition to breast cancer?” concluded that the current testing model focusing on family history isn’t working and that data shows that half…

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ISRAELI EYES ON JUPITER ORBITER

Photo of Jupiter courtesy of NASA’s NSSDCA Photo Gallery   From the Weizmann Institute of Science On July 4, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will be entering orbit around Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar System. Its extended trip – more than 2 billion kilometers over nearly five years – will be over, but its work…

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White House picks Israeli companies for GES 2016

PHOTO: Shown at Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016, from left, are SolCold CMO Gadi Grotes, BwareIT founder Konstantin Berezin, Sonorapy head of business development Noemie Alliel, PresenTense Israel CEO Guy Spigelman, Mercu-Removal founder-CTO Zach Barnea, Sensilize cofounder Robi Stark, Waseem Abu Salem of Loop, and Sesame Enable cofounder Oded Ben Dov.   By Abigail Klein Leichman…

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