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JERUSALEM (JTA) – An Israeli startup company that creates music education technology has raised $5 million in new funding. Tonara raised the funding from Baidu, the maker of China’s leading search engine, and Israel-based Carmel Ventures, a … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Women of the Wall for the first time read from a full-size Torah scroll during the group’s monthly prayer service at the Western Wall, contravening regulations there. The Torah scroll, one of 100 available for public use on … more
From a recent conversation with a group of my fellow teaching volunteers, I have come to the realization that most Israeli teachers, administrators and staff (save for the school guard and maintenance man) are female. Though the extent of it feels … more
JNS –The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has decided to invest some 100 million shekels ($25.4 million) in developing a cellular phone-based alert system for Israeli civilians that will help guide Israeli citizens to safe areas during a missile … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israeli actress Gal Gadot has been selected as the new face of Gucci Fragrances. Gadot, who plays Wonder Woman in the upcoming DC Entertainment/Warner Bros film “Batman v Superman,” made the announcement on her Facebook … more
JTA – Much of what Alan Teitleman teaches in his political science classes at South Piedmont Community College in North Carolina is theoretical. But on March 17, Teitleman will undertake a political act that is anything but. Teitleman is … more
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – The first thing I learned in Israel is that there is no such thing as lines. Any form of order or organization is simply frowned upon in a society, comprised of a people that has been pushed around enough throughout history to … more
RAANANA, Israel (JTA) – Chani Lerner-Mor’s political activism began on a street corner here in 1993. The landmark Oslo Accords, ceding parts of the West Bank to Yassir Arafat’s Palestine Liberation Organization, had been signed recently. … more
“Amazing” and “life-changing” is what many participants call a Birthright trip. But I didn’t realize that as a Birthright staff member, I too would have my own transformative experience. Seeing participants on my trip explore Israel for … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – The Chinese government has agreed to send two giant pandas to a zoo in Israel. The gift will be conferred on the Haifa Zoo if Chinese panda experts agree that the conditions there will be appropriate for the animals, … more
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