While percentage of ultra-Orthodox will continue to increase due to high fertility rate, that growth will be tempered by large number of religious Jews turning secular By Judy Maltz Haaretz.com Contrary to popular belief, Israel’s Jewish population is becoming less religious, not more so. According to a study published Thursday, the number of religious Israeli Jews leaving the fold is much greater than the number of secular ones … [Read more...] about Bucking Trend, Israeli Jews Becoming Less Religious, New Study Shows
Participants spent four days straddling Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, hearing from Israeli and international speakers, and examining the business models of entrepreneurs in “the startup nation.” By Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman (JNS) Randall Lane, editor of Forbes magazine, said it loud and clear: “Bringing the entire world together in one place is something I always wanted to do. Israel has been a global crossroads of culture, religion and commerce, … [Read more...] about ‘Forbes’ Global Summit Showcases Israeli High-Tech
By Eyal Sher Last week I attended a dress rehearsal of Remote Jerusalem, a fascinating city-specific audiovisual performative tour, in which the streets of Jerusalem become a theatre set and the attendees the performers in it. Produced by the Swiss-German theatre collective Rimini Protokoll, the show is an invitation to reflect on our movement in the city, the possibility of individuals to become a group, and the tension between obedience and … [Read more...] about The Impossible Lightness of Jerusalem
By Rabbi Mauricio Balter As a young rabbi in Argentina, I recall Israel being an integral component of every community I visited all around the world. Israeli flags would be prominently displayed in the lobby and maps of Israel and pictures representing the Jewish state were proudly plastered all around the building and in the Hebrew schools. Israel was a favorite topic of most rabbis’ sermons and Israel was always a source of great pride. … [Read more...] about Mind the Gap
By Maayan Hoffman
In 57 hours, Ido’s life was changed.
Ido was wounded in battle in Israel 22 years ago. Due to a paralyzed hip with a propensity to dislocate, he has been walking on crutches since the age of 20. But after three days (or 57 working hours) a team of makers has created a one-of-a-kind band that allows him to stand and walk for the first time since his accident.
“Doctors think of medical solutions,” … [Read more...] about ‘Creating Miracles’
TOM’s first International Makers for Heroes Develops Solutions for Wounded Vets from Israel, US and France