This is not even discussing all the energy saved because of Sabbath observance either!
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“During the working meeting between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama this coming Wednesday, the Prime Minister will give the American President a symbolic gift: a nanochip with gold coating, in which the independence scrolls of both Israel and the U.S. are embedded side by side.
“The nanochip will be placed on a Jerusalem stone from the Second Temple period which is normally used for sealing pottery in which liquids and perfumes had been stored.”
This says a lot about Israel and about The Jewish People. Proud to be one, proud to be color blind! It was about time Israel… Mazal Tov!
The first woman of Ethiopian origin has won the ‘Miss Israel’ beauty queen pageant. Yityish Aynaw, 21, was born in Ethiopia and immigrated to Israel with her mother at the age of 12. She now hopes that winning the pageant will pave the way for a career in modeling.
(via torahafromsincity)Source: haaretz
“Israeli Arabs are more afraid than the Jewish public of being attacked by an enemy state, according to the annual ‘National Resilience’ survey.
“Israel’s Jewish population, meanwhile, is more calm than ever about the possibility of an attack by an enemy country, the survey revealed, reporting an all-time low on its so-called ‘fear index.’ This is a continuation of a previous trend that began in 2006. The Jewish population’s fear of terror is also reportedly at an all-time low.
“The annual ‘National Resilience’ survey has been conducted since 2000. Most recently it was conducted in November during Operation Pillar of Defense, polling 2,000 respondents, including 400 Arabs. Questions covered topics such as optimism, militancy, faith in government institutions, and fear regarding a possible attack.”
Eight Nights, a Hanukkah mash-up song, done by the acapella group StandFour. StandFour includes four alumni of Yeshiva University’s acapella group the Maccabeats.
The Technion created a Rube Goldberg machine to light up a menorah for the upcoming Chanukkah holiday.
“Serge Haroche of France and David Wineland of the United States won the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday for work in quantum physics that could one day open the way to supercomputers. Haroche is from a Jewish family and was born in Casablanca, Morocco in 1944. He has lectured at Israel’s Technion University.
“The two men were honored for pioneering experimental experiments in ‘measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems,’ the jury said in its citation, AFP reported.”
The real “catastrophe.”
Withdrawal From Gaza
On this day, 7 years ago, August 15-22, 2005, the State of Israel underwent an internally polarizing and extraordinary dramatic event which would become known as the disengagement from the Gaza Strip. The film ‘Withdrawal From Gaza’ offers a personal behind-the-scenes look, both before and during the evacuation, at the people whose lives would forever be impacted by the events which unfolded during those difficult weeks. With the ramifications of the disengagement from Gaza still very evident today, this emotional documentary film takes you back to experience the event from the perspective of both the settler and the soldier.
(via movedtoanewplace)Source: girlactionfigure
“Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told an annual anti-Israel protest in Tehran on Friday that the Jewish state was a ‘cancerous tumour’ that will soon be excised, drawing Western rebukes.”