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PeaceCast
#255: Arnon Degani's Oslo Podcast

PeaceCast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 29:59


Dr. Arnon Degani is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Avraham Harman Research Center for Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a Research fellow at the Israeli think tank MOLAD. He is also the creator of an 8-part Hebrew language podcast on the Oslo Accords. The podcast dispells some of the chief misconceptions about the Oalo Accords, their background and their impact.  In thus episode, Dr. Degani discusses the objective of the podcast, which will hopefully be re-produced for the English speaking audience. For the Oslo Podcast (Hebrew) click here.  To contact Ori write to: onir@peacenow.org  To donate to APN: https://peacenow.org/donate  

SafaTalents
Understanding the Other – Diverse identities in the Holy Land

SafaTalents

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 25:20


Podcast Hana Part 1: Diverse identities in the Holy Land Hana Bendcowsky is the Program Director of the Jerusalem Center for Jewish-Christian Relations at the Rossing Center for Education and Dialogue. Growing up in a modern orthodox family and going to an Israeli Hebrew speaking school, Hana knew hardly anything about other religions. Hana's first exposure to Christianity happened when she attended a history class while studying Comparative Religions at Hebrew University. ... it actually helped me to reconnect to my own tradition because when I had to meet with Christians and explain them about my own religion, I had to think about what I am doing.Hana Bendcowsky Hana found out how much of her own identity had been shaped by Christian culture without her being aware of it. The Western, European culture as the leading culture globally defined her experiences through art, literature, music, television ... That was an eye opening experience for her. Hana wanted to understand more about the interconnections between the religions and their roots in Israel. I did meet a lot of people who showed me different things that helped me to open my eyes and be aware. It took another few more years to realize that that's what I want to develop. That's the kind of work I want everyone to be exposed to and to change their attitude ... and the way they look at the world.Hana Bendcowsky In this first episode with Hana, she explains the diversity of Jewish, Christian, Muslim and secular identities in Israel. She talks about the growing tensions also between Christians and Jews and what makes their relationship so special in the Holy Land compared to the European context. The question of who is minority or majority deems particularly important in the light of the occupation and conflict. When I start to talk about the Holocaust or about persecution of Jews in Europe or the Crusaders with a local Palestinian, he won't understand the connection why he needs to hear about something that Christians in Europe did to Jews in the Middle Ages ... but for Israeli Jews who have no experience of living with Christians, the only thing they know about Christianity is the history. And the history is full of tragedies ... Palestinians are not ready to hear about it because they are afraid it would lead us to reduce the responsibility from what's happening here in the conflict.Hana Bendcowsky Hana is a professional tour educator in Jerusalem leading study tours in the Christian Quarter. Listen to a Palestinian feminist voice from Israel. Maisam talks openly about the struggles and conflicts she and her fellow Palestinians endure but she also sees the difficulties on the Jewish side. Gefördert durch die Wirtschaftsagentur Wien

Dawn and Steve Mornings
Hour 3: Big Trouble Ahead

Dawn and Steve Mornings

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 22:42


In this third hour, Pastor Allen Jackson encourages us to embrace the call of The Church to live a life that is consecrated, set apart, to God. Pastor Allen has written a new book called Big Trouble Ahead, a helpful resource to see current events and controversies from a biblical perspective and to remind us that nothing can separate us from God's love and his involvement in our generation. The son of an equine veterinarian, Pastor Allen spent his formative years helping his father care for horses and other animals—and many of his sermons include stories and lessons learned in the barns, fields, and countryside of Tennessee. Though he often jokes that he was “raised in a barn,” his life journey has proven to be impactful. He began his studies in the sciences, determined to pursue a career in medicine, but his course was altered by Matthew 16:18: “I will build my church and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” His life determination changed, and he earned degrees from Oral Roberts University and Vanderbilt University, and studied at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He returned to Murfreesboro, Tennessee (southeast of Nashville), where he lives with his wife, Kathy, and has served as senior pastor of World Outreach Church since 1989. Under his leadership, the church has grown from less than 30 people to over 15,000 through outreach activities, community events, and worship services designed to share the Gospel. Despite its current size, he still fondly refers to the congregation as a “little country church” because that’s how it began—as a small Bible study in his parents' home in the 1970s. Pastor Allen’s mission is to help people become more fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, and technology has increased his impact, allowing his biblical messages to reach and encourage 3,000,000+ people per week through Allen Jackson Ministries. The ministry reaches across the globe through online streaming, television, radio, books, small group studies, and other resources.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Between The Lines
Vayelech - with Dr Gili Kugler

Between The Lines

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 17:39


Dr Gili Kugler asks whether the Exodus generation entered the land or died in the wilderness. Dr. Gili Kugler is a Senior Lecturer of Biblical Studies in the University of Haifa. Until recently she was a lecturer in Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew at the University of Sydney. She holds a Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and teaches and writes about topics such as chosenness in biblical theology, religion and politics in prophecy, and biblical narratives and mythology in light of modern psychology. She is the author of several articles as well as the book When God Wanted to Destroy the Chosen People: Biblical Traditions and Theology on the Move (De Gruyter, 2019).

Kan English
Expert: despite referendum international law bars annexation of Ukraine territory

Kan English

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 4:11


The West are calling the referendums in eastern Ukraine a sham. Russia says they were legitimate. But either way, even if the referendum massively shows the people of the eastern provinces in Ukraine overwhelmingly chose to join Russia, international law does not allow Russia to unilaterally annex any part of Ukraine. Robbie Sabel a professor of international law at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a former chief legal adviser to the Foreign Ministry, said that Russia's claims that it was defending its own territory was therefore illegitimate. He told reporter Arieh O'Sullivan that Moscow was likely motivated to hold a referendum for internal needs for legitimacy at home. (photo: AP) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

That's Cool News | A weekly breakdown of positive Science & Tech news.
124. Hearing Mars Meteoroid Impacts, 3D Printing Swarm Drones, 3D Printing Wooden Objects

That's Cool News | A weekly breakdown of positive Science & Tech news.

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 23:13


Show Notes: InSight hears meteoroid impacts on Mars | EarthSky (01:15) Since 2018, NASA's InSight lander has been busy studying the interior of Mars detecting  over 1,300 marsquakes NASA announced on September 19, 2022, that, for the first time, InSight has heard the impacts of four meteoroids as they crashed into the Martian surface. Detected the vibrations from the impacts in 2020 and 2021. The impacts produced small marsquakes, up to a magnitude of 2.0.  This is the first time that InSight – or any Mars lander or rover – has ever detected the seismic waves from a meteoroid impact. The four impacts occurred between 53 and 180 miles from InSight's location in Elysium Planitia.  Elysium Planitia, a flat-smooth plain just north of the equator making it a great location to study the Martian interior.  NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took images of the impact sites from orbit.  Appeared as dark spots in the orbiter's black-and-white Context Camera.  The seismic waves generated by the impacts can give scientists clues about both the impacting rocks and the Martian subsurface. Additionally, scientists can use impact craters to determine the age of the surface. More craters = Older the surface is By using both InSight's data and orbital images of the impact craters, researchers can determine the meteoroid's trajectory and size of its shock wave (seismic wave).  7,000-year-old structure near Prague is older than Stonehenge, Egyptian pyramids | Live Science (05:27) Archaeologists digging near Prague have discovered the remains of a Stone Age structure that's older than Stonehenge and even the Egyptian pyramids: an enigmatic complex known as a roundel.  7,000 years ago during the late Neolithic, or New Stone Age Viewed from above, roundels consist of one or more wide, circular ditches with several gaps that functioned as entrances.  "Roundels are the oldest evidence of architecture in the whole of Europe," according to Jaroslav Řídký, a spokesperson for the Institute of Archaeology of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IAP). Radio Prague International reported, the excavated roundel is large — about 180 feet (55 meters) in diameter, or about as long as the Leaning Tower of Pisa is tall Clear that this was part of the Stroked Pottery culture, which flourished between 4900 B.C. and 4400 B.C.  Located in the Bohemian region of the Czech Republic Many farming villages found near the intersection of contemporary Poland, eastern Germany and the northern Czech Republic  Carbon-dating organic remains from this roundel excavation could help the team pinpoint the date of the structure's construction and possibly link it with a Neolithic settlement discovered nearby. Watch this team of drones 3D-print a tower | MIT Technology Review (09:03) A mini-swarm's worth of drones have been trained to work together to 3D-print some simple towers. Could, one day, help with challenging projects such as post-disaster construction or even repairs on buildings that are too high to access safely. The process has multiple drones work together to build from a single blueprint, with one essentially checking the others' work as it goes. Inspired by the way bees or wasps construct large nests To demonstrate the drones' capabilities, the researchers got them to use foam and a special lightweight form of cement to build structures with heights ranging from 0.18 meters to 2.05 meters.  The technique is limited for now because drones struggle to carry heavy loads, need regular charging, and still require human supervision. The researchers are hoping to alleviate some of these issues by automating the charging of drones during projects World's largest geothermal lagoon planned for Canada | New Atlas (14:12) A project, called geoLagon, is underway in Canada for a magnificent new open air lagoon in Canada that will be kept at balmy temperatures year round through a “huge Thermos” heating system underneath.  Designed to be the largest of its type in the world Modeled on the famous geothermal lagoons of Iceland, the geoLagon is designed as an open-air attraction for visitors to relax and soak up the surroundings. To be built in Charlevoix, Quebec,  span some 12,000 square meters (130,000 sq ft)  warmed to a pleasant 39 °C (102 °F) all year It will be heated through an energy ecosystem consisting of geothermal, biomass, photovoltaics and solar heating systems, along with a thermal reservoir beneath the lagoon's base to store heat. Clusters of chalets will surround the lagoon once the project is completed, capturing solar energy with photovoltaic cladding to help run the heat pumps for the water. CEO Louis Massicotte says that further optimizations and technologies like sewer heat recovery could see the geoLagon village even become an energy provider, but is positive that the project will at the very least be able to sustain itself without drawing power from the grid. The project is planned in three stages, beginning with the construction of 150 solar-powered cottages, followed by the lagoon as the second stage and then the remaining 150 chalets thereafter. Expected to get underway in March and should take around 18 months. Israeli researchers managed to produce 3D printer ink to make wooden objects | Interesting Engineering (18:29) This Wood Ink is made from a mixture of wood flour and plant extracts. Doron Kam, a Ph.D. student working on the project, and colleagues developed this technology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The technology converts organic "wood derivatives" into a paste that is then used as ink by a 3D printer.  The scientists have so far used 3D printing to construct saddle, dome, and helix-shaped models out of their wood-infused ink. They think it might be used to make more sophisticated self-assembling products like furniture. What is the plan for this material, according to Doron Kam: “We are trying to make a material that won't last forever, that's what plastic is for. We are not looking for that … Three or four years of use, and then you can grind it down and print it again. This is sustainability in our product, this is our principle.” 

New Books in Intellectual History
Yoav Ashkenazy, "The Death of Transcendence: Reflections on Jean Améry's 'At the Mind's Limits'" (Palgrave MacMillan, 2022)

New Books in Intellectual History

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 54:25


The Death of Transcendence (Palgrave MacMillan, 2022) presents a clear and compelling close reading and interpretation of the five essays included in Jean Améry's At the Mind's limit, describing them as one continuous and progressing argument on the possibility of human society in wake of the Holocaust. Through the works of philosophers such as Wittgenstein, Murdoch, J.M. Bernstein and Charles Taylor, Ashkenazy uncovers the importance and significance of such concepts as transcendence, loss, self, other, love, and home for establishing and maintaining a human life and world, and recovering it should it be lost. Finally, the book examines the concept of resentment, described as a reactive and corrupting emotion by Nietzsche, and follows Améry's argument that in extreme cases, it is in fact the moral, healthy choice. Written with both clarity and academic rigour, The Death of Transcendence offers novel ideas, firmly grounded in existing philosophical literature, and is intended for both professional scholars and enthusiasts. Yoav Ashkenazy is an independent researcher. After receiving a Ph. D. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem he continued to teach philosophy and literature in various settings and serve as a research fellow at the Hartman Institute for Advanced Study. He currently lives in Vienna and is engaged in research, consultancy and management for various private organizations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/intellectual-history

New Books Network

In this episode of High Theory, Amit Pinchevski tells us about echoes. An echo is a sonic reflection of an emission bouncing back to its origin, which if delayed long enough sounds like a response. The echo of one's voice is constitutively not one's voice, and therefore gives an uncanny impression. Amit talks about the myths, metaphors, and materialities of echoes, the subject of his recent book. Amit Pinchevski is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of By Way of Interruption: Levinas and the Ethics of Communication (Duquesne University Press, 2005) and Transmitted Wounds: Media and the Mediation of Trauma (Oxford University Press, 2019), and Echo (MIT Press, 2022). Image: Echo Wall, Temple of Heaven, Beijing, 1987 by Nathan Hughes Hamilton, the original available here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

High Theory
Echo

High Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 18:38


In this episode of High Theory, Amit Pinchevski tells us about echoes. An echo is a sonic reflection of an emission bouncing back to its origin, which if delayed long enough sounds like a response. The echo of one's voice is constitutively not one's voice, and therefore gives an uncanny impression. Amit talks about the myths, metaphors, and materialities of echoes, the subject of his recent book. Amit Pinchevski is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of By Way of Interruption: Levinas and the Ethics of Communication (Duquesne University Press, 2005) and Transmitted Wounds: Media and the Mediation of Trauma (Oxford University Press, 2019), and Echo (MIT Press, 2022). Image: Echo Wall, Temple of Heaven, Beijing, 1987 by Nathan Hughes Hamilton, the original available here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

New Books in Communications

In this episode of High Theory, Amit Pinchevski tells us about echoes. An echo is a sonic reflection of an emission bouncing back to its origin, which if delayed long enough sounds like a response. The echo of one's voice is constitutively not one's voice, and therefore gives an uncanny impression. Amit talks about the myths, metaphors, and materialities of echoes, the subject of his recent book. Amit Pinchevski is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of By Way of Interruption: Levinas and the Ethics of Communication (Duquesne University Press, 2005) and Transmitted Wounds: Media and the Mediation of Trauma (Oxford University Press, 2019), and Echo (MIT Press, 2022). Image: Echo Wall, Temple of Heaven, Beijing, 1987 by Nathan Hughes Hamilton, the original available here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/communications

New Books in Sound Studies

In this episode of High Theory, Amit Pinchevski tells us about echoes. An echo is a sonic reflection of an emission bouncing back to its origin, which if delayed long enough sounds like a response. The echo of one's voice is constitutively not one's voice, and therefore gives an uncanny impression. Amit talks about the myths, metaphors, and materialities of echoes, the subject of his recent book. Amit Pinchevski is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of By Way of Interruption: Levinas and the Ethics of Communication (Duquesne University Press, 2005) and Transmitted Wounds: Media and the Mediation of Trauma (Oxford University Press, 2019), and Echo (MIT Press, 2022). Image: Echo Wall, Temple of Heaven, Beijing, 1987 by Nathan Hughes Hamilton, the original available here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/sound-studies

Between The Lines
54 - Netzavim with Dr. Rabbi Michael Marmur

Between The Lines

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 23:36


Dr. Rabbi Michael Marmur is Associate Professor of Jewish Theology at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from Hebrew University and a B.A. from Oxford. He is the author of Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Sources of Wonder, and his most recent publication is American Jewish Thought Since 1934: Writings on Identity, Engagement and Belief, co-edited with David Ellenson (Brandeis 2020).

People Behind the Science Podcast - Stories from Scientists about Science, Life, Research, and Science Careers
674: Piecing Together the Patterns and Processes that are Impacting Ecosystems - Dr. Madhur Anand

People Behind the Science Podcast - Stories from Scientists about Science, Life, Research, and Science Careers

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 34:02


Dr. Madhur Anand is a Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph. She is an ecologist who examines the impacts of global ecological changes on ecosystems. This includes studying how things like climate change, pollution, invasive species, and land use changes affect biodiversity, ecosystem services, ecosystem functioning, and ecosystem stability. When she's not working on science, Madhur likes to read, cook, drink wine, spend time with her family, watch movies, and write poetry. In fact, her first book of poems was published recently, and this collection combines elements from both her life and science. She received her BSc and PhD from Western University and went on to conduct postdoctoral research at the University of Trieste, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Utrecht University, and the University of New Mexico. Madhur served on the faculty at Laurentian University before accepting a position at the University of Guelph where she is today. Madhur is the recipient of many awards and honors, including Premier's Research Excellence Award, two Canada Research Chairs, Western University's Young Alumni Award of Merit, the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce Female Professional of the Year Award, and she was named a Young Scientist of the World Economic Forum. In addition to the accolades she has received for her science, Madhur is also an accomplished poet. Her first book of poems A New Index for Predicting Catastrophes was published in 2015 by was published by McClelland and Stewart/Penguin Random House Canada and nominated for a Trillium Book award for poetry in 2016. In this interview, Madhur shares excellent stories from her life and science.

Unboxing AI: The Podcast for Computer Vision Engineers
The Next Frontier: Computer Vision on 3D Data - with Or Litany, Sr. Research Scientist, Nvidia

Unboxing AI: The Podcast for Computer Vision Engineers

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 84:30


Gil Elbaz hosts Or Litany, a senior research scientist at Nvidia. They discuss the impact of 3D on computer vision and where it's going in the near future. As well, they talk about the impact of industry on academia and vice versa. Or speaks about the future of 3D generative models, NeRF and how multi-modal models are changing computer vision. Together, Gil and Or explore the best ways to succeed in the field of AI. TOPICS & TIMESTAMPS [0:34] Intro [2:01] Starting his journey [5:03] Heat transfer equation in graphics [10:21] Multimodal changing Computer Vision [17:47] Why is 3D Important? [23:17] 3D Generative Models in the next years [26:25] Neural Rendering [29:39] Connection between images/video & 3D [31:39] Temporal Data [33:45] Autonomous Driving & Simulation [36:27] Prof Leonidas Guibas [41:56] NeRF & Editing 3D information [46:02] Manipulation of 3D representations [52:23] Future of NeRF [1:02:31] Google [1:06:03] Meta [FAIR] experience [1:09:57] Nvidia [1:10:58] Sanya Fidler [1:16:38] Consciousness [1:21:31] Career Tips for Computer Vision Engineers Or Litany: LinkedIn Google Scholar Github Interesting links: Alex Bronstein Angel Chang Sanja Fidler Leonidas Guibas Judy Hoffman Justin Johnson Fei-Fei Li Ameesh Makadia Manolis Saava Srinath Sridhar Charles Ruizhongtai Qi PointNet Red-Black Tree Nvidia Two minute papers The Three Body Problem EG3D: Efficient Geometry-aware 3D Generative Adversarial Networks GUEST BIO Our guest is Or Litany. Or Litany currently works as a senior research scientist at Nvidia. He earned his BSC in physics and mathematics from Hebrew University and his master's degree from the Technion. After that, he went on to do his PhD at Tel Aviv University, where he worked on analyzing 3D data with graph neural networks under professor Alex Bronstein. For his postdoc, Or attended Stanford University studying under the legendary professor Leonidas Guibas, as well as working as part of FAIR, the research group of Meta, where he pushed the cutting edge of 3D data analysis. Or is an extremely accomplished researcher with research that focuses on 3D deep learning for scene understanding, point cloud analysis and shape analysis. In 2023, Or will be joining the Technion as an assistant professor. ABOUT THE HOST I'm Gil Elbaz, Co-founder and CTO of Datagen. In this podcast, I speak with interesting computer vision thinkers and practitioners. I ask the big questions that touch on the issues and challenges that ML and CV engineers deal with every day. On the way, I hope you uncover a new subject or gain

Between The Lines
53 - Ki Tavo with Zvi Koenigsberg

Between The Lines

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 22:06


Zvi Koenigsberg shares just what and where the Gilgal is. Zvi Koenigsberg is the author of The Lost Temple of Israel. He spent almost a decade studying archaeology and the Bible under the informal mentorship of the late president of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Professor Benjamin Mazar, who excavated the Western Wall. Koenigsberg worked with Professor Adam Zertal of Haifa University at the Mount Ebal excavations, which are the subject of this book.

Redemption Church KC Sermon Podcast
An Evening with Rabbi David Glickman (Part 2)

Redemption Church KC Sermon Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022


Rabbi David Glickman is a proven leader dedicating his professional career to creating communities of meaning. He has crafted a rabbinate rooted in Torah and relationships and has cultivated innovative programs utilizing cutting edge human and technological resources with relevant learning experiences, bringing timeless wisdom to the current day. He formerly served as an associate rabbi in Dallas, Texas, where he spearheaded a new, independent-style minyan in the far-north suburbs. He has also served as a congregational rabbi in Biloxi, a student chaplain in Seattle and a program director at Camp Ramah. Rabbi Glickman received a BA in Jewish Studies from the University of Michigan, studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He participated in the Synagogue Transformation and Renewal (STAR) program, where he continues to be part of the alumni network. He serves as the Rabbi of the synagogue. He teaches Adult Ed classes, Downtown Talmud Jam, and oversees curriculum at the religious school.

Redemption Church KC Sermon Podcast
An Evening with Rabbi David Glickman (Part 1)

Redemption Church KC Sermon Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022


Rabbi David Glickman is a proven leader dedicating his professional career to creating communities of meaning. He has crafted a rabbinate rooted in Torah and relationships and has cultivated innovative programs utilizing cutting edge human and technological resources with relevant learning experiences, bringing timeless wisdom to the current day. He formerly served as an associate rabbi in Dallas, Texas, where he spearheaded a new, independent-style minyan in the far-north suburbs. He has also served as a congregational rabbi in Biloxi, a student chaplain in Seattle and a program director at Camp Ramah. Rabbi Glickman received a BA in Jewish Studies from the University of Michigan, studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He participated in the Synagogue Transformation and Renewal (STAR) program, where he continues to be part of the alumni network. He serves as the Rabbi of the synagogue. He teaches Adult Ed classes, Downtown Talmud Jam, and oversees curriculum at the religious school.

Jewish Drinking
The Term חבורה (havurah) in Tannaitic Literature, featuring Dr. Orit Malka [Episode 112 Of The Jewish Drinking Show]

Jewish Drinking

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 47:23


A term that doesn't seem to have any obvious connection with drinking חבורה (havurah) - yet, it comes up not infrequently within a drinking context in early rabbinic (tannaitic) literature. As such, the 112th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show is dedicated to exploring this connection featuring Dr. Orit Malka.Dr. Malka is a researcher of Talmud and early Jewish law. Her research focuses on the political aspects of Talmudic Halacha in its historical context, and the study of early Jewish law as a key to understanding important legal-political trends of antiquity. Orit earned her PhD from Tel Aviv University, where she wrote her dissertation, "A Set of Witnesses: Testimony and Political Thought in Tannaitic Halakhah". In 2021-2022, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University; this year, she has joined the faculty of the law school and the Talmud department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.Support the show

Kan English
Gorbachev was good for Israel, immigration and world peace

Kan English

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 7:50


A former and the last leader of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev has passed away at the age of 91 after a long illness. It was during his rule that the gates of the Iron Curtain began to open and large numbers of Soviet Jews immigrated to Israel. Galia Golan, a professor emeritus from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, said Gorbachev's legacy unleashed forces that led to the collapse of the Soviet empire, was widely despised at home but his moves led to the end of the Cold War.  (photo: Steve Linde) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Aaron Katsman Show
Israeli Entrepreneurship: Talking Israeli Hi-Tech and Venture Capital

The Aaron Katsman Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 27:09


This week we are taking a complete 180 from our Low-Tech entrepreneur series with special guest Amir Weitmann of Champel Capital. In this episode, we discuss venture capital, Israel's competitive advantages in the tech space, and - as always - a few great tips for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to make it here in Israel. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ABOUT OUR GUEST: Amir Weitmann is an experienced licensed investment advisor and asset manager and has been involved in asset management since 2004. From 2010 to 2017, he served as a Senior Investment Advisor for Bank Hapoalim, Israel's largest bank. In 2017, he established Champel Capital with Arié Benguigui to harness the power of Israeli technology investments. Mr. Weitmann holds a BA and an MA in International Relations from the Geneva Graduate Institute of International Studies, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ CONTACT AMIR: Website: https://champelcapital.com Email: aweitmann@champelcapital.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amir.weitmann ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SOCIAL LINKS: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AaronKatsmanLC/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AaronKatsman LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaron-katsman-6550441/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-aaron-katsman-show/id1192234142 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-aaron-katsman-show Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1lePc1pC0giBFV1nzCGsQR ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VISIT MY WEBSITE: Website: https://www.aaronkatsman.com/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTACT ME: Email me: aaron@lighthousecapital.co.il ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DISCLAIMER: Aaron Katsman is a licensed financial professional both in the U.S. and Israel. Call 02-624-0995 for a consultation on how to handle U.S. brokerage accounts from Israel. This video is for education purposes only and is not intended to give investment, legal or tax advice. If such advice is needed, contact a licensed professional who can help you. Securities offered through Portfolio Resources Group Inc. Member FINRA, SIPC, MSRB, FSI. The opinions expressed are those of the author and not of Portfolio Resources Group Inc., or its affiliates. Neither PRG nor its affiliates give tax or legal advice.

Prizmah Podcasts: Podcasts by Prizmah Center for Jewish Day Schools
Research Encounter: Embracing the Joys and the ”Muckiness” of Israel Education

Prizmah Podcasts: Podcasts by Prizmah Center for Jewish Day Schools

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 64:27


Debby Artz-Mor, director of Jewish learning at the Brandeis School in San Francisco, and Rabbi David Stein, Judaics studies principal at Shalhevet High School in Los Angeles, join Sivan Zakai to discuss her new longitudinal study of Israel education , My Second Favorite Country. They consider understandings of "age-appropriate" learning that can impede educational engagement and exploration, discuss the relationship between school mission and student influences, and consider pedagogy that opens up student curiosity and discovery. Presenters Debby Arzt-Mor is the director of Jewish learning at The Brandeis School of San Francisco. Raised in Jerusalem, Debby has been living in San Francisco with her family for many years. As a member of Brandeis' senior leadership team, Debby partners with faculty and staff in guiding Jewish and Hebrew programming and curriculum throughout the school. Debby is a cohort 10 graduate of The Davidson School's Day School Leadership Training Institute, and of the Melton Senior Educators program at The Hebrew University. Debby holds a BA in psychology and Jewish philosophy (University of Haifa), and a graduate degree in nonprofit administration (USF). Rabbi David Stein is the Judaic studies principal at Shalhevet High School in Los Angeles as well as the co-founder and managing director of the LaHaV Curriculum Project. David attended Yeshiva College and RIETS for his undergraduate and semikhah studies, and also holds master's degrees in mechanical engineering from Columbia University and in Jewish education from American Jewish University. He is currently studying towards his doctorate in education at Yeshiva University's Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education & Administration and was a Wexner Graduate Fellow/Davidson Scholar. Sivan Zakai is the Sara S. Lee Associate Professor of Jewish Education at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and is an affiliated scholar at the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education at Brandeis University. In addition to directing the Children's Learning About Israel Project and co-directing Project ORLIE: Research and Leadership in Israel Education, Sivan serves as a senior editor of the Journal of Jewish Education and as a member of the faculty of the Mandel Teacher Educator Institute.

Into the Impossible
Dark Matter Doesn't Exist? With Mordehai "Moti" Milgrom

Into the Impossible

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 60:36 Very Popular


Mordehai "Moti" Milgrom is an Israeli physicist and the Isidor Rabi Professor Emeritus of Physics in the department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel. He received his B.Sc. degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1966. Later he studied at the Weizmann Institute of Science and completed his doctorate in 1972. In 1981, he proposed Modified Newtonian dynamics (MOND) as an alternative to the dark matter and galaxy rotation curve problems. Milgrom suggests that Newton's Second Law be modified for very small accelerations. In the academic years 1980–1981 and 1985–1986 he was at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Before 1980 he worked primarily on high-energy astrophysics and became well-known for his kinematical model of the star system SS 43. Connect with me:

Jewish Education Experience Podcast
Opening the Pathways to Connection with Dr. Sandra Lilienthal

Jewish Education Experience Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 61:03


Dr. Sandra Lilienthal is a sought-after speaker who is known for drawing adult audiences into the relevant wisdom and inspiring potential of Jewish texts. Born and raised in Brazil, and currently residing in Florida, Dr. Lilienthal has taught diverse audiences all over the world. She is a faculty member of the Hebrew University's Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, an adjunct professor at Gratz College, and a member of JNF's Speakers Bureau. Dr. Lilienthal has served as the Education Director of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz's Global Day of Jewish Learning, and she is on the boards of Limmud North America and NewCAJE. She was the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Covenant Award for Excellence in Jewish Education. Dr. Lilienthal is the author of the Living Wisdom and the Pillars of Judaism series of curricula for adults. Throughout her career, she has worked in every capacity of Jewish education and with every age, from Religious School teacher, to B' Mitzvah tutor, to Director of Education and Director of Lifelong Learning. Since 2005, her focus has been teaching adults. Dr. Lilienthal has partnered with two other Jewish educators to create Dor L'Dor Delivery, which offers learning opportunities for both Jewish educators and adult learners. Gems:When you're teaching, you're inspiring through the heart, not through the intellect.Education is opening pathways to connection.Know your limits.Reframe their vision of G-d.Encourage your students to begin their journey of coming closer to G-d.Talk to G-d.Begin with the Torah text because it is our foundation.Encourage your students to think.There is something there that speaks to them.Torah is for all of us!It is our responsibility to show Judaism as it actually is.Our life experiences help us interpret the text.Be comfortable with not knowing everything.Successful Jewish education is when your students come to you with life questions.Search for educators who have been in the field.Continue learning.Family education is very important.Be open to share everything that you have.Encourage your students to explore more. Websites: Dr. Sandra LilienthalDor L'Dor DeliverySupport the show

Kan English
Jerusalem gets new entrance, but critics blast congestion on exit

Kan English

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 8:22


Highway 16, a multi-billion shekel new road that cuts through four tunnels, seven bridges and three interchanges to bring a new entrance to the city of Jerusalem opens next week. While built ahead of schedule - one benefit of the COVID pandemic - the new road is expected to ease congestion into the capital. But critics say it will exacerbate leaving town and did not adequately address public transportation. Reporter Arieh O'Sullivan spoke with Prof. Eran Feitelson, of the department of geography at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, about the new road. (photo: Tzachi Kraus) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Manny's Podcast
Summer of Learning: Sherlock Holmes and the Birth of Crime Science

The Manny's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 58:35


Originally released in 1892, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes has become an important classic in the world of crime fiction. From books to movies and even television, Sherlock Holmes has penetrated modern day culture. What does this mean for larger issues like crime, law, and safety? Join us as Professor Aviram discusses the role Sherlock Holmes played in the birth of crime science and crime prevention. About Hadar Aviram, Ph.D.: Professor Hadar Aviram specializes in criminal justice, civil rights, law and politics, and social movements, and her research employs socio-legal perspectives and methodologies. Her first book Cheap on Crime: Recession-Era Politics and the Transformation of American Punishment (UC Press, 2015, winner of the CHOICE Award for Academic Titles) analyzes the impact of the financial crisis on the American correctional landscape. Her second book The Legal Promise and the Process of Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2019) is an anthology of studies inspired by the work of Malcolm Feeley. Her third book Yesterday's Monsters: The Manson Family Cases and the Illusion of Parole (UC Press, 2020) examines the California parole process through 50 years of parole transcripts in the Manson Family cases. Prof. Aviram publishes, teaches, and speaks on domestic violence, behavioral perspectives on prosecutorial and defense behavior, unconventional family units, animal rights, elder abuse, public trust in the police, correctional policy and budgeting, violence reduction, theoretical trends in crime and punishment, and the history of female crime and punishment. She served at the President of the Western Society of Criminology and on the Board of Trustees of the Law and Society Association, and is currently the Book Review Editor of the Law & Society Review. One of the leading voices in the state and nationwide against mass incarceration, Prof. Aviram is a frequent media commentator on politics, immigration, criminal justice policy, civil rights, and the Trump Administration. Her blog, California Correctional Crisis, covers criminal justice policy in California. Prof. Aviram holds LL.B. and M.A. (criminology) degrees from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from UC Berkeley, where she studied as a Fulbright Fellow and a Regents Intern. She is a member of the California and Israel Bars. Prior to joining the Hastings faculty in 2007, she practiced as a military defense attorney in Israel and taught at Tel Aviv and Haifa Universities.

Jewish Drinking
Byzantine-Era Winery in Yavneh

Jewish Drinking

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 36:33


When the news was released in October that the largest Byzantine-era was discovered in Israel, it widely received coverage (including The Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, NPR, The Jerusalem Post, Ha'aretz, and many more), which is great. One of the lead archaeologists on that excavation is Dr. Jon Seligman, who joins The Jewish Drinking Show for episode 110 to discuss this archaeological discovery.Dr. Seligman is an archaeologist at the Israel Antiquities Authority, as well as Director of External Relations and Archaeological Licensing. His previous positions include Director of the Excavations, Surveys and Research Department, and the Jerusalem Regional Archaeologist. Dr. Seligman studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and University College London, receiving his doctorate (summa-cum-laude) from Haifa University on the subject of the "Rural Hinterland of Jerusalem during the Byzantine period". Dr. Seligman has directed some thirty excavations in Jerusalem, Bet She'an, the Carmel Mountains, Yavneh, and the Great Synagogue of Vilna. He has published widely, including three books, and numerous chapters and articles in refereed books, journals and other publications.Support the show

Haaretz Weekly
Election Overdose | In America, "it's the economy, stupid". And in Israel?

Haaretz Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 41:48


On this episode of Election Overdose, we ask if the famous rule of American elections, is finally making its way to Israel as well. Our guest Karnit Flug, former governor of the Bank of Israel, now at the Israel Democracy Institute and a professor at Hebrew University, breaks down myth and reality about the non-political economics of Israel. Why do Israelis constantly complain of economic woes, but hardly ever vote based on economic platforms?  Earlier on the show, we discuss the latest senior general to enter politics, former IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot. Do the political achievements of Israel's generals justify the hype? And why did Eisenkot flirt with Prime Minister Yair Lapid for months before joining the new National Unity party of Defense Minister Benny Gantz?  Each week, hosts Anshel Pfeffer and Dahlia Scheindlin discuss all the news, polls, history and party trivia you need to know for Israel's upcoming election. Subscribe to the show on your podcast app, follow Dahlia (@dahliasc) and Anshel (@AnshelPfeffer) on twitter and read more of their articles and columns on Haaretz.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Election Overdose Podcast
In America, "it's the economy, stupid." And in Israel?

Election Overdose Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 41:47


On this episode of Election Overdose, we ask if the famous rule of American elections, is finally making its way to Israel as well. Our guest Karnit Flug, former governor of the Bank of Israel, now at the Israel Democracy Institute and a professor at Hebrew University, breaks down myth and reality about the non-political economics of Israel. Why do Israelis constantly complain of economic woes, but hardly ever vote based on economic platforms?  Earlier on the show, we discuss the latest senior general to enter politics, former IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot. Do the political achievements of Israel's generals justify the hype? And why did Eisenkot flirt with Prime Minister Yair Lapid for months before joining the new National Unity party of Defense Minister Benny Gantz?  Each week, hosts Anshel Pfeffer and Dahlia Scheindlin discuss all the news, polls, history and party trivia you need to know for Israel's upcoming election. Subscribe to the show on your podcast app, follow Dahlia (@dahliasc) and Anshel (@AnshelPfeffer) on twitter and read more of their articles and columns on Haaretz.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jewish Drinking
Jacob Ner-David of Jezreel Valley Wines and VinSent

Jewish Drinking

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 45:55


Following-up from the previous episode of the show on Israeli wines, the 109th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show features Jacob Ner-David on the Israeli winery he co-founded, Jezreel Valley Winery.Ner-David is a 20+year veteran of serial entrepreneurship and technology innovation with deep connectivity in the Israeli and American venture scene. Ner-David is the co-founder and CEO of Vinsent, a venture formed to positively disrupt the global wine industry, and a partner in VinoVentures, a wine-trading fund. He is the chairman of the award-winning Jezreel Valley Winery, which he co-founded in 2011. Jacob currently serves as Executive Chairman of OneSpace, a mixed reality theme park developer. In 2015, Jacob served as a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company, helping to build a new service line focused on early stage companies. Jacob has served as an advisor to Harmony Labs, a NY based incubator focused on big data and media influence. For the past 20 years, he has focused on the early stage tech sector as a serial entrepreneur, serving as CEO in many cases, including Ambient (NASDAQ IPO), Delta Three (NASDAQ IPO), NomadIQ (Acquired by NASDAQ listed company), 2bAnwhere, DoubleFusion, and - most recently - Zula, Inc -- along the way creating over $1 Billion in shareholder value. Ner-David is active as an angel investor, advisor, and board member to many companies and has served as an advisor to VC funds. He created and managed a $10 million seed fund, Jerusalem Capital, that was active from 2006-2010. He has volunteered intensively in the public sector, including as founding board member of PresenTense (promoting social entrepreneurship), Digital Jerusalem, Aspen Institute Middle East Strategy Group, Breaking the Impasse (initiative of the World Economic Forum), and worked closely with two mayors of Jerusalem on regional economic development. He has lectured at the Hebrew University and the Technion, as well as guest lectures in many other fora. He received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. from City University of New York, and was an Isaacs Scholar at Mansfield College, Oxford University. Ner-David is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. He is the life partner of Rabbi Dr. Haviva Ner-David; together, they are the parents of Michal, Adin, Meira, Hallel, Nachum, Mishael, and Shefa. He enjoys hiking, mountain-biking and long-distance running (has completed over ten marathons).Support the show

Listen IN
#Listening Research and its Power with Associate Professor Guy Itzchakov

Listen IN

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 55:30


High-quality listening has a lot of power to impact challenging conversations, engagement, and burnout. And we are only at the beginning of learning about the potential of listening and what is possible. In this episode, we dive into current research and open questions.   Guy Itzchakov, an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Services at University of Haifa, shares what he is discovering empirically about listening.  His research focuses on high quality listening as an avenue for growth at  individual and organizational levels. He also studies attitude ambivalence, attitude-behavior relationships, and goal setting. Guy graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy - PhD focused in General Business Administration and Management from The Hebrew University.    In this episode, Guy shares how cultivating a climate of listening and genuinely getting interested in other people helps motivation, engagement, provides higher psychological safety that help avoid emotional exhaustion, and lowers turnover in an organization. "When you listen, you are not invisible. On the contrary, you are actually the one who sets the tone." - Guy Itzchakov    Listen IN Notes:   01:13 - What he is discovering further about listening after the last podcast recording: "The more I study listening, the more I realize how much depth this topic has, and how much there is more to discover."   04:24 - Differentiating in-person versus online listening   11:23 - Sharing studies about how speakers are affected by being listened to.   18:26 - Looking forward to the day when people discover the benefits of effective listening though experiences   20:39 - Talking about a project published recently:   Whether being listened to can reduce a speaker's loneliness when they talk about being socially rejected.   24:35 - Difference between moderate listening and high quality listening   27:51 - Manager listening versus colleague listening   32:16 - Touching on research about how to sell ideas to stakeholders   34:35 - What often happens when we wait before we reply, listen before we react   35:50 - What managers in organizations can do to support listening: "I think first is awareness of the importance of listening."   38:34 - Getting an idea of what a listening climate looks like   42:19 - How to listen in disagreements    48:53 - Talking about the concept of self-insight   50:19 - What good listening can do to disagreements: "I think it can create more harmony during the disagreement."    54:11 - How to do more effective listening   57:27 - Cultivating a listening attitude and having genuine interest in other people and in what they say Key Takeaways:   "When speakers felt listened to well, versus in the moderate level, they reported less deep loneliness." - Guy Itzchakov   "When you talk about the evidence of listening in the organization, it's the realization of how listening is important. That listening is not passive behavior. It's not just you being silent and nodding your head…It's much more." - Guy Itzchakov   "When cultivating a listening climate, it's not enough that the manager says , 'You know, I have an open door policy, you can talk to me whenever you want'. They need to show it." - Guy Itzchakov   "Listening during disagreements leads to a higher sense of connection as perceived by the speaker with the listener, more knowledge about one's attitude, self-insights, and it has downstream effects on the structure of the attitude." - Guy Itzchakov   "I don't think listening can shift an attitude during a disagreement unless under very specific circumstances. But I do believe that it can create more harmony during the disagreement." - Guy Itzchakov   "Be aware that there is a lot of supporting evidence about how active the role of the listener is in shaping the conversation and the consequences." - Guy Itzchakov   Notes/Mentions:   Evidence on Listening Training and Workplace Performance with Guy Itzchakov   Barbara Lee Fredrickson:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Fredrickson   Impact Stories https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55AdBSq0BvA   Connect with Guy Itzchakov:   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/guy-itzchakov-05921060/ https://hw.haifa.ac.il/en/people/human/gitzchako   Connect with Raquel Ark: www.listeningalchemy.com Mobile: + 491732340722 contact@listeningalchemy.com LinkedIn  

The Aaron Katsman Show
Israeli Entrepreneurship Plant Based Premium Vegan Ice Cream | An Aliyah Story

The Aaron Katsman Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 20:54


It is my pleasure to introduce you to our next guest in our low-tech entrepreneur series: Nir Yuhjtman, founder of Yuhjti Premium Vegan Ice Cream. Nir shares the story of his passion for making ice cream and combining this with his more recent interest in creating quality plant-based foods. You're going to want to watch this one until the end because Nir shares my favorite bit of advice for all entrepreneurs who are starting a business. Thanks for coming on the show, Nir! 0:00 Introduction 1:54 How did Nir get in to vegan premium ice cream? 5:41 How does the taste compair to milk-based ice cream? 7:41 How do you scale in the food business? 10:12 How is Nir marketing his ice cream? 11:56 Did Nir always want to start his own business? 13:50 What is it like starting a business in a foreign land? 16:08 Israelis helping other entrepreneurs 17:15 Advice to olim about starting a business 18:22 Best tip for entrepreneurs ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ABOUT OUR GUEST: Nir was born in Israel but lived most of his life abroad (Argentina from ages 1 to 6, USA from ages 7 to 19). He spent most of his childhood/adolescent years in Tenafly, New Jersey. At 18 he attended Penn State University, where he began his degree in Food Science. It was there that his dream to create an ice cream business began. After a year at Penn State, he made Aliyah and enlisted in the IDF, where he served as a combat soldier in the Golani Brigade. In 2015 he began attending Hebrew University's Faculty of Agriculture in Rehovot, where he continued studying for his Food Science and Biochemistry Degree. After completing his degree in 2018 he began a 6 month internship at Yotvata Dairy in the Arava. Afterwards, he worked for a year and a half at a Biochemistry lab as a research assistant in the Faculty of Agriculture. Nir's experiences at Yotvata and the research lab where critical in honing his abilities for product development. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ CONTACT NIR: Website: https://www.yuhjti.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yuhjti Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yuhjti/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SOCIAL LINKS: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AaronKatsmanLC/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AaronKatsman LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaron-katsman-6550441/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-aaron-katsman-show/id1192234142 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-aaron-katsman-show Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1lePc1pC0giBFV1nzCGsQR ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VISIT MY WEBSITE: Website: https://www.aaronkatsman.com/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTACT ME: Email me: aaron@lighthousecapital.co.il ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DISCLAIMER: Aaron Katsman is a licensed financial professional both in the U.S. and Israel. Call 02-624-0995 for a consultation on how to handle U.S. brokerage accounts from Israel. This video is for education purposes only and is not intended to give investment, legal or tax advice. If such advice is needed, contact a licensed professional who can help you. Securities offered through Portfolio Resources Group Inc. Member FINRA, SIPC, MSRB, FSI. The opinions expressed are those of the author and not of Portfolio Resources Group Inc., or its affiliates. Neither PRG nor its affiliates give tax or legal advice.

Multiply Your Success with Tom DuFore
113. Reducing Risk with Electronic Communication—Shiran Weitzman, CEO & Co-Founder, Shield

Multiply Your Success with Tom DuFore

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 34:33


As remote work continues to expand, new challenges arise as a leader of an organization. Digital communication presents so many great benefits, but it also creates huge liabilities. Our guest today is Shiran Weitzman who is a digital and cyber security expert, especially when it comes to dealing with communication on digital channels. He is the CEO and co-founder of Shield, which helps organizations in reducing the risks associated with electronic communications and uncover hidden insights such as inside dealing, unlawful behavior, and privacy matters.LINKS FROM THE EPISODE:You can visit our guest's website at: https://www.shieldfc.com/LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/shiran-weitzman/https://www.linkedin.com/in/shiran-weitzman/If you are ready to franchise your business or take it to the next level: CLICK HERE.ABOUT OUR GUEST:Shiran Weitzman is the CEO and Co-Founder at Shield, a regulatory technology software company specializing in eComms record-keeping and compliance data analytics. Shield helps organizations in reducing the risks associated with electronic communications and uncover hidden insights such as inside dealing, unlawful behavior, and privacy matters, resulting in greater operational efficiency and reduced costs. It's currently being used in top-tier banks, leading tech companies, and large organizations, with promising and successful results.He has over 15 years of technology and management expertise, mainly in the Financial Services vertical. Shiran was previously the Head of Sales at TM-Group, where he was in charge of the company's primary tier one bank accounts. Shiran brings to Shield many years of experience as a trusted advisor and subject matter expert in the financial compliance market; another testament tohis expertise in his field is when he joined the Forbes Finance Council as a member last 2020.Shiran holds an MBA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a BA in Computer Science from IDC Herzliya. With his deep expertise in financial services and electronic communications in the workplace,  ABOUT BIG SKY FRANCHISE TEAM:This episode is powered by Big Sky Franchise Team. If you are ready to talk about franchising your business you can schedule your free, no-obligation, franchise consultation online at: https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/ or by calling Big Sky Franchise Team at: 855-824-4759.

Inspiration for the Nation with Yaakov Langer
Aliza Bulow: Triumph in the Face of Tragedy

Inspiration for the Nation with Yaakov Langer

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 109:38 Very Popular


Trigger Warning: We discuss suicide in this episode.     Yaakov here, I encourage you to listen to this episode. It's one of the most powerful episodes I've ever recorded. Aliza is so strong.     Aliza Bulow is the founder and director of Core, an organization that connects Jewish women and strengthens Jewish homes and communities. In addition, she travels regularly to offer guidance, leadership training and strategic planning for Jewish Outreach organizations and Jewish communities throughout the continent. ​ Born to activist parents in the 1960's, Aliza's community building began early as her upbringing was intensely impacted by her parents' deep commitment to the civil rights movement. Her own activism took root during her early high school years in the fight for freedom for Soviet Jews. Her passion for Judaism and the Jewish people then took her to Israel where she studied for 2 years at Michlelet Bruria and Hebrew University. With a growing desire to build  and contribute, Aliza explored various avenues to serve the State of Israel and finally chose to enlist in the Israeli Defense Forces from 1982-1984, during the first Lebanon war.  She served in the Nachal Unit with a religious group that was dedicated to building communities in the Land of Israel. Though her dream was to stay in Israel, her soul mate was in law school in America. She married Ephraim Bulow after he graduated, and then they traveled to Russia to visit refusniks before setting up their own home in Long Beach, NY.     We discuss: being a giyorit, working in the army, raising a child with autism, life after her son's suicide, her marriage, starting Core and so much more.     More about CORE here: https://coretorah.org/     * SPONSOR LINK *   Check out Good Faith Effort! Every week, Rabbi Dr. Ari Lamm, speaks with writers, artists, and faith leaders to discuss how the Bible informs our lives today -- from politics to psychology to pop culture. Explore the Bible's role in Western society in conversations you won't hear anywhere else! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2gaALr0...   This episode is in memory of: • Shimon Dovid ben Yaakov Shloima • Miriam Sarah bas Yaakov Moshe • Daniel Moshe a”h ben Ephraim Adam HaLevi   Our free call-in-to-listen feature is here: • USA: (712) 432-3489 • UK: 0333-366-0154 • ISRAEL: 079-579-5088   Follow us on social media for more content: • TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@livinglchaim • IG - https://www.instagram.com/livinglchaim/ • FB - https://www.facebook.com/livinglchaim • LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/living-lchaim • Website - https://www.livinglchaim.com/   Have a specific question? email us hi@livinglchaim.com   WhatsApp us feedback and get first access to episodes: 914-222-5513   If you are interested in sponsoring an episode in memory or refuah shilama of a loved one, please send an email to hi@livinglchaim.com   Lchaim.

TNT Radio
Dr Alan Moran & Dr Jessica Rose PhD on The Mike Ryan Show - 04 August 2022

TNT Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 55:17


GUEST 1 OVERVIEW: Dr Alan Moran is Principal of Regulation Economics. is a noted economist who has analysed and written extensively from a free market perspective. Regulation Economics and associated organisations offer analysis and advice on a range of public policy issues where business and government interact. Dr Alan Moran was the Director of the Deregulation Unit at the Institute of Public Affairs from 1996 until 2014. He was previously a senior official in Australia's Productivity Commission and Director of the Commonwealth's Office of Regulation Review. Subsequently, he played a leading role in the development of energy policy and competition policy review as the Deputy Secretary (Energy) in the Victorian Government. Dr Moran has published extensively on regulatory issues, particularly focusing on environmental issues, housing, network industries, and electricity and gas market matters. Alan was educated in the UK and has a PhD in transport economics from the University of Liverpool and degrees from the University of Salford and the London School of Economics. GUEST 2 OVERVIEW: Dr Jessica Rose has a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and a Masters in Immunology. She completed her PhD in Computational Biology at Bar Ilan University and then did her first Post Doctorate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Molecular Biology. Dr Rose is expert in the analysis of VAERS and committed to the research of safety and under-reported severe adverse re-actions in regard to the COVID vaccines.

Ideas and Lives
Eytan Sheshinski, noted Israeli economist and head of government commissions

Ideas and Lives

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 62:55


Eytan Sheshinski describes growing up in Haifa, Israel with parents who emigrated from Germany and Switzerland in the 1930s to a kibbutz. While initially joining a kibbutz and understanding economics from a Marxist perspective, Eytan talks of his excitement in learning modern economics first at Hebrew University under famed Israel economist Don Patinkin and later at MIT. After building a strong research record in public economics as a highly respected professor of economics, he served without pay as the head of two commissions to ensure that the Israeli public obtained its fair share of profits from oil, gas, and potash resources. Eytan discusses the challenges he faced and the ultimate satisfaction he derived from his public service.

HaYovel | The Heartland Connection
The UN's Hatred for Israel is Increasing

HaYovel | The Heartland Connection

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 15:18


Israel Arrested an Islamic Jihad terror leader this past Monday. Religious Zionism and Otzma Yehudit are nearing an agreement on a  joint run for the upcoming elections. The Palestinian Authority is raising the salaries of the four terrorists who bombed the Hebrew University in 2002. Prime Minister Yair Lapid is calling on the UN to disband the UN Human Rights Council's Commission of Inquiry after all three members made some very anti-semitic statements.

Way Of The Truth Warrior Podcast
UNINFORMED CONSENT - Interview With Dr. Chris Shaw (Truth Warrior Live)

Way Of The Truth Warrior Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 66:02


Chris is featured in a new groundbreaking documentary film that is set to go viral by Canadian filmmaker, Todd Michael Harris. Prof. Christopher Shaw, is a Canadian neuroscientist/professor who was recently terminated from his position for refusing to take part in this forced medical experiment. Chris did his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at the University of California at Irvine, then a M.Sc. in Medical Physiology at the Hebrew University & a Ph.D in neurobiology at the same institution. Chris is the author of over 150 peer-reviewed articles, numerous book chapters & edited books, & has authored two books on neurological diseases & one on vaccine controversies. We will be discussing the film, updates on the scamdemic and where we go from here. my site: https://www.dwtruthwarrior.com Become an Unslaved premium member today and access thousands of hours of unique research and content that you will not find anywhere else: https://unslaved.com/ Watch my new FREE docuseries here: https://www.cultofthemedics.com/

Tel Aviv Review
Out of Africa

Tel Aviv Review

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 28:20 Very Popular


Dr. Naomi Shmuel, anthropologist at the Hebrew University, discusses her book Generations of Hope: Tradition and Intergenerational Transferal among Ethiopian Immigrants, analyzing the hybrid identity of Israelis of Ethiopian descent across the generations. This episode is made possible by the Israel office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, which promotes peace, freedom, and justice through political education.

Kan English
What's behind Israel-Russia crisis?

Kan English

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 12:37


Prof. Jonathan Dekel-Chen, an expert on Russian history and Israel-Russia relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, spoke to KAN reporter Naomi Segal about what in his view is behind the current crisis between Israel and Russia over Jewish Agency activities in that country. (Photo: Jewish Agency for Israel branch office in Moscow. Reuters)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Kan English
100 days to elections: Political outlook

Kan English

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 13:20


100 days to elections. As the parties and politicians continue to position themselves ahead of the November 1 ballot, Dr. Gayil Talshir, a researcher in the political science department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, told KAN reporter Naomi Segal that voter turnout will be critical in determining whether or not Israel's political gridlock is broken.  (Photos: Yonatan Sindel, Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

New Books in Jewish Studies
Giore Etzion, "The Routledge Introductory Course in Modern Hebrew" (Routledge, 2019)

New Books in Jewish Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 23:22


Thinking about learning Modern Hebrew, but waiting for the perfect grammar? The Routledge Introductory Course in Modern Hebrew by Giore Etzion is an integrated language course adopting an eclectic approach. The course contains 90 lessons combining authentic texts, grammar explanations, and exercises with audiovisual materials on the companion website with links to Israeli websites, videos, and music.  Tune in as we speak with Giore Etzion about the second edition of his Modern Hebrew course. Giore Etzion has taught Hebrew at Washington University in Saint Louis, University of Michigan, and Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Michael Morales is Professor of Biblical Studies at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and the author of The Tabernacle Pre-Figured: Cosmic Mountain Ideology in Genesis and Exodus(Peeters, 2012), Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord?: A Biblical Theology of Leviticus(IVP Academic, 2015), and Exodus Old and New: A Biblical Theology of Redemption (IVP Academic, 2020). He can be reached at mmorales@gpts.edu Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/jewish-studies

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 07.22.22

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 55:26


Antihypertensive and antioxidant activity in black beans National Polytechnic Institute (Mexico)   16 July 2022    Beans are one of the most important crops for the Mexican population due to its nutritional qualities. In fact, the country is one of the top 10 producers of this legume in the world, and several studies have reflected the correlation between consumption and decreased chronic degenerative diseases, cardiovascular diseases, obesity and diabetes.   Therefore, the National School of Biological Sciences of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN-ENCB), conducted an investigation to evaluate the antioxidant and antihypertensive activity in black beans, and found that in addition to these qualities, proteins in the bean can remove heavy metals from the body.    The polytechnic research identified bioactive peptides in the legume that have a beneficial effect as antihypertensive and antioxidant, which could favor the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, with a specific effect on blood pressure and oxidative stress.    It was determined that fasolina and lectin hydrolysates (main proteins in the Jamapa black bean) had chelating activity (removal of heavy metals in the body) and, when hydrolyzed with pepsin-pancratin, they release peptides (amino acids) with antihypertensive and antioxidant effects.    Could Eating Fruit More Often Keep Depression At Bay? Aston University (UK), July 15, 2022 People who frequently eat fruit are more likely to report greater positive mental well-being and are less likely to report symptoms of depression than those who do not, according to new research from the College of Health and Life Sciences, Aston University The study found frequent fruit eaters had greater positive mental wellbeing The study surveyed 428 adults and looked at the relationship between their consumption of fruit, vegetables, sweet and savoury food snacks and their psychological health The more often people ate fruit, the lower they scored for depression and the higher for mental well-being. Published in the British Journal of Nutrition, the study surveyed 428 adults from across the UK and looked at the relationship between their consumption of fruit, vegetables, sweet and savoury food snacks, and their psychological health. People who frequently snacked on nutrient-poor savoury foods (such as crisps) were more likely to experience 'everyday mental lapses' (known as subjective cognitive failures) and report lower mental wellbeing. A greater number of lapses, was associated with higher reported symptoms of anxiety, stress and depression, and lower mental wellbeing scores.       Effect of Short-term Quercetin, Caloric Restriction in Late Life Effective to Counter Age-Related Oxidative Macromolecular Damage. Pondicherry University (India), July 13, 2022   According to news from Pondicherry, India, research stated, "Aging is characterized by gradual accumulation of macromolecular damage leading to progressive loss of physiological function and increased susceptibility to diverse diseases. Effective anti-aging strategies involving caloric restriction or antioxidant supplementation are receiving growing attention to attenuate macromolecular damage in age associated pathology." Research from Pondicherry University, "In the present study, we for the first time investigated the effect of quercetin, caloric restriction and combined treatment (caloric restriction with quercetin) on oxidative stress parameters, acetylcholinesterase and ATPases enzyme activities in the cerebral cortex of aged male Wistar rats.  Our results demonstrate that combined treatment of caloric restriction and quercetin significantly improved the age associated decline in the activities of endogenous antioxidant enzymes [such as superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx)] and glutathione (GSH), and nitric oxide (NO).  According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Finally, we conclude that combined treatment of caloric restriction and quercetin in late life is an effective anti-aging therapy to counteract the age related accumulation of oxidative macromolecular damage."       How Drinking Soda on a Hot Day Can Damage Kidneys, Leading to Diabetes, Heart Disease University of Buffalo, July 18, 2022 Research demonstrates the acute deleterious effects soda can have on your kidney function when used to quench your thirst during exertion on a hot day. Drinking soda causes dehydration and raises markers for kidney disease when consumed after performing manual labor or exercise in 95-degree Fahrenheit weather. When you exert yourself in a hot environment, your body regulates blood pressure and conserves water by reducing blood flow to your kidneys. A sudden and steep drop in blood flow through your kidneys can cause acute kidney injury due to the fact that it reduces the amount of oxygen being delivered to your kidneys. Your diet has an overriding influence over the health of your kidneys, with sugar and excess protein topping the list of food components known to cause problems when consumed regularly. The study, published in the American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, found soda caused dehydration and raised markers for kidney disease when consumed after performing manual labor in 95-degree F. weather. “The volunteers completed … a 30-minute treadmill workout followed by three different five-minute lifting, dexterity and sledgehammer swinging activities. After 45 minutes of exercise, the volunteers rested for 15 minutes … while drinking 16 ounces of either a high-fructose, caffeinated soft drink or water. After the break, they repeated the cycle three more times for a total of four hours. Before leaving the laboratory, the volunteers were given more of their assigned beverages to drink before consuming any further fluids. The volume was either 1 liter or a volume equal to 115% of their body weight lost through sweating if that amount was greater.” When volunteers drank soda, 75% of them had elevated levels of creatinine in their blood, a marker for kidney injury. Only 8% of participants in the water trial had elevated creatinine. When drinking soda, volunteers also had: A lower glomerular filtration rate, another marker for kidney injury Higher uric acid levels Mild dehydration Higher levels of vasopressin, an antidiuretic hormone that raises blood pressure       Black Seed Oil Extract Causes Oral Cancer Cells To Self-Destruct Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology (Taiwan), July 20, 2022      A range of chemotherapeutic options for treating cancer are available, however many of the treatments are themselves associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Today many cancer sufferers search for alternatives to conventional chemotherapy. Increasingly natural alternative options are becoming available, often with little or no side-effects and concrete science is proving the effects of many natural substances against cancer.   One substance which is increasingly making the headlines is thymoquinone, an active component of Nigella sativa or black seed oil. Scientists from the Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Taiwan, have found that this remarkable compound elicits cytotoxic effects on various squamous cancer cell lines through various mechanisms.  The study examined a highly malignant strain of squamous cell carcinoma, which was taken from various patients with oral cancer; this particular cancer type also causes many other cancers of the head and neck.   The cell lines were grown in a lab and treated with different concentrations of thymoquinone. The results showed that after just 24 hours of treatment there was a significant concentration-dependent cytotoxic effect on these cells. The study further examined why this was happening. Their findings are quite remarkable as they were able to demonstrate that thymoquinone was a potent inhibitor of oral cancer cell viability via two distinct anti-neoplastic mechanisms.     No bones about it: Cannabis may be used to treat fractures Tel Aviv University researcher finds non-psychotropic compound in marijuana can help heal bone fissures Tel Aviv University (Israel), July 19, 2022 A study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research by Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University researchers explores another promising new medical application for marijuana. According to the research, the administration of the non-psychotropic component cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) significantly helps heal bone fractures. The study, conducted on rats with mid-femoral fractures, found that CBD -- even when isolated from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the major psychoactive component of cannabis -- markedly enhanced the healing process of the femora after just eight weeks. Undeniable clinical potential The same team, in earlier research, discovered that cannabinoid receptors within our bodies stimulated bone formation and inhibited bone loss. This paves the way for the future use of cannabinoid drugs to combat osteoporosis and other bone-related diseases. "We found that CBD alone makes bones stronger during healing, enhancing the maturation of the collagenous matrix, which provides the basis for new mineralization of bone tissue," said Dr. Gabet. "After being treated with CBD, the healed bone will be harder to break in the future." The researchers injected one group of rats with CBD alone and another with a combination of CBD and THC. After evaluating the administration of THC and CBD together in the rats, they found CBD alone provided the necessary therapeutic stimulus.   OCCUPY PEACE & FREEDOM RALLY INFO Saturday, July 23 -- 2:00 pm Kingston, NY (at the historical 4 corners -- Crown and John Streets) Speakers: Gerald Celente Judge Andrew Napolitano Gary Null Scott Ritter Phil Giraldi (former CIA official) Live music, food and drink

New Books Network
Giore Etzion, "The Routledge Introductory Course in Modern Hebrew" (Routledge, 2019)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 23:22


Thinking about learning Modern Hebrew, but waiting for the perfect grammar? The Routledge Introductory Course in Modern Hebrew by Giore Etzion is an integrated language course adopting an eclectic approach. The course contains 90 lessons combining authentic texts, grammar explanations, and exercises with audiovisual materials on the companion website with links to Israeli websites, videos, and music.  Tune in as we speak with Giore Etzion about the second edition of his Modern Hebrew course. Giore Etzion has taught Hebrew at Washington University in Saint Louis, University of Michigan, and Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Michael Morales is Professor of Biblical Studies at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and the author of The Tabernacle Pre-Figured: Cosmic Mountain Ideology in Genesis and Exodus(Peeters, 2012), Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord?: A Biblical Theology of Leviticus(IVP Academic, 2015), and Exodus Old and New: A Biblical Theology of Redemption (IVP Academic, 2020). He can be reached at mmorales@gpts.edu Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

Kan English
Understanding Europe's heat wave

Kan English

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 6:30


Much of Europe has been blanketed with extreme heat. France, Spain and Portugal are now battling wildfires in addition to the scorching temperatures. Prof. Danny Rosenfeld, professor in the Institute of Earth Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, spoke with KAN reporter Naomi Segal about the developments. (Photo: Portugal. Associated Press)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Biblical World
From the Field! Tel Burna with Itzick Shai

Biblical World

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 40:50


Episode: Our first on site episode ever! That's worth celebrating, right? Chris McKinny is in the field at Tel Burna, where he's been digging for over a decade with site director Itzick Shai, whom he interviews from the top of the Tel. Guest: Prof. Itzick Shai is VP and Dean for Research and Development at Ariel University. He's an archaeologist and the director of the Tel Burna Archaeological Project. His research focuses on the Bronze and Iron Ages in the Southern Levant. He completed his PhD at Bar Ilan University and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Semitic Museum of Harvard University. Prof. Shai was a research fellow in the School of Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University and taught at Bar-Ilan University and Yellin Education College. He joined Ariel University in 2012 as a senior lecturer and in 2015 established the newest institute of archaeology in Israel. From 2018-2020, Prof. Shai was the Vice Dean of R&D at Ariel University. He is the editor of two books and has published dozens of articles in peer-reviewed journals. Since October 1, 2020, he has been the Vice President and Dean for R&D at Ariel University.  (from the Ariel University website). Give: Visit our Donate Page if you want to help support the ongoing work of OnScript and Biblical World!

That's Cool News | A weekly breakdown of positive Science & Tech news.
114. New Prehistoric Human, Step Closer to Window Solar Panels, Drug Helps Heal Spinal Cord

That's Cool News | A weekly breakdown of positive Science & Tech news.

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 27:39


News: New prehistoric human unknown to science discovered in Israel | The Jerusalem Post (01:20) A new type of early human previously not known to scientists has been discovered in Israel, Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University researchers announced Thursday, July 14th. They believe this new “Homo” species intermarried with Homo sapiens and was an ancestor of the Neanderthals. The dig site, Nesher Ramla, a few kilometers from the modern-day city, was probably close to a water reservoir where early humans could hunt animals.Filled with many animal bones, stone tools for making fire and butchering Prof. Israel Hershkovitz talked on the dig site:“We know that modern humans – or Homo sapiens – arrived in this area some 200,000 years ago … When we started excavating and examining the different archaeological layers, we found that they dated back between 140,000 and 120,000 years ago, so we expected to find remains of Homo sapiens. We did not realize that another form of human was living alongside them.” The researchers believe that the newly discovered human type, which they named after the site, lived in the region hundreds of thousands of years ago and at least until 130,000 years ago. The findings may radically change what researchers have so far believed about how ancient populations evolved and interacted.Especially how sapiens and Neanderthal, other ancient human types, related to each other. Researchers believe the Nesher Ramla was an ancestor of the Neanderthals and other archaic Asian populations.Thought Neanderthals arrived in what is now Israel 70,000 to 50,000 years ago from Europe, but here they found a human species 130,000 years old. Some features of the remains, like the teeth and the jaws, were more similar to Neanderthal species, while the skulls resembled the Homo type. According to Hershkovitz, Nesher Ramla Homo and Homo sapiens not only coexisted peacefully and exchanged technology, but also produced offspring.“In Europe, the story was very different because when modern humans arrived there around 45,000 years ago, they completely eliminated the local Neanderthals. This did not happen here” In the past, geneticists had already suggested that an unknown population represented the missing link between sapiens and Neanderthal.The Nesher Ramla population could represent the answer.   Prunes can restore bone loss, research finds | Brighter Side News (06:58) New research provides evidence that prunes are a prebiotic food that reverses bone loss in mice.Findings show the ​​carbohydrates and polyphenols in prunes act as prebiotics and help restore bone health. Principal Investigator, Brenda Smith, PhD explains:“Both the carbohydrate component and the polyphenols within the prunes altered the gut microbiota and were associated with positive effects on bone, namely restoring bone. By definition, prebiotics are substrates that alter the composition or activity of the microbiota and confer benefits to the health of the individual” Researchers isolated the polyphenol (PP) compounds as well as the carbohydrates (CHO) from prunes and fed them to two separate groups of estrogen-deficient, female mice with substantial bone loss for 5- and 10-week durations. In the study they had 4 groups of mice with different diets:Receiving the polyphenol (PP) compounds and carbohydrates directly Whole prunes Prune crude extract with both PP and CHO prune components Control (i.e. no prunes or extract) Compared to the mice who did not consume any prune or prune component, those who consumed isolated CHO, isolated PP, prune crude extract, or whole prunes experienced restored bone previously lost. Showed a significant increase in short chain fatty acid (SCFA) production in their guts Favorable changes to their gut microbiota.  Researchers saw increases in SCFAs n-butyrate and propionate, which are thought to be most effective at preventing bone loss by suppressing biomarkers associated with bone breakdown. Smith suggests the findings make a strong case for consuming whole prunes “because you're getting some of the benefit from the carbohydrate in the short term, and the long-term benefit from the polyphenols.”Smith also noted that the vitamins, minerals, and plant compounds in prunes may contribute to the bone and the gut benefits.  This research gets us closer to understanding the unique attributes of prunes while underscoring the importance of eating the fruit in its entirety.    Scientists create a nearly invisible solar cell with up to 79% transparency | Interesting Engineering (11:07) A team of scientists from the Tohoku University in Japan has created a near-invisible solar cell using indium tin oxide (ITO) as a transparent electrode and tungsten disulfide (WS2) as a photoactive layer.Potential to achieve a transparency of 79 percent This type of PV device is known as the Schottky junction solar cell.An interface put between a metal and a semiconductor provides the band required for charge separation.  The suggested device and ideal band structure separate the photogenerated electron-hole pairs by a difference in the work function between one of the electrodes and the semiconductor.  WS2 is a member of the transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) family of materials, which the scientists claim are perfect for near-invisible solar cells due to their acceptable band gaps in the visible light range and greatest absorption coefficient per thickness.  The contact barrier between WS2 and ITO was adjusted by coating various thin metals on top of ITO material and introducing a thin layer of WO3 (Tungsten trioxide) between ITO and the monolayer WS2.Result: the Schottky barrier height increased dramatically. Potential for increasing the efficiency of charge carrier separation in this Schottky-type solar cell. The power conversion efficiency of the solar cell with the optimized electrode (WO3/Mx/ITO) was more than 1,000 times greater than that of a device employing a regular ITO electrode. With the aid of studies like this one, we may eventually develop transparent solar panels, which would have far-reaching ramifications.There are reportedly five to seven billion square meters of glass surfaces in the United States, from phone screens to skyscrapers.    Drug Treatment for Cataracts Might Soon Become a Reality | SciTechDaily (16:11) According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness throughout the world. Cataracts account for more than 51 percent of blindness throughout the world. In the United States alone, over 24.4 million people over the age of 40 have been affected by cataracts. A cataract is a clouding of the eye lens that develops over time and compromises the quality of vision. Caused by a disorder of the proteins in the lens that leads to clumps of protein accumulating that scatter light and substantially limit transmission to the retina. Currently, cataracts can only be cured with surgery. However, a groundbreaking new treatment for cataracts has had incredibly positive laboratory test results suggesting that the affliction might soon be able to be treated with drugs. A team of international scientists at Anglia Ruskin University, have been carrying out advanced optical tests on an oxysterol compound that had been proposed as an anti-cataract drug. In laboratory trials, treatment with the oxysterol compound VP1-001 showed an improvement in refractive index profiles – a key optical parameter that is needed to maintain high focusing capacity – in 61% of lenses.Meaning that the protein organization of the lens is being restored, resulting in the lens being better able to focus.  Professor Barbara Pierscionek, lead researcher, stated:“This study has shown the positive effects of a compound that had been proposed as an anti-cataract drug but never before tested on the optics of the lens. It is the first research of this kind in the world.”  She continues mentioning this compound could only affect a certain kind of cataracts:“Improvements occurred in some types of cataracts but not in all indicating that this may be a treatment for specific cataracts. This suggests distinctions may need to be made between cataract types when developing anti-cataract medications. It is a significant step forward towards treating this extremely common condition with drugs rather than surgery.”   Cancer drug triggers remarkable recovery from spinal cord injury in mice | New Atlas (21:08) A drug under investigation as a cancer treatment has shown exciting promise in a rather different branch of medical research, with scientists demonstrating how it can promote nerve repair following spinal injury.  The drug acts on a DNA damage response mechanism and triggers a "remarkable" recovery in mice with injured spinal cords. The DNA Damage Response system, which swings into action in response to DNA damage caused by several common cancers, and also in response to spinal cord injury. Led by scientists at the University of Birmingham, the research focused on an experimental drug called AZD1390. Under investigation as a cancer therapy due its potential to make tumor cells more sensitive to radiation treatment. The authors of the new study hypothesize that the activation of this DNA Damage Response system may slow or prevent recovery from spinal cord injury, by hampering nerve repair.The thinking was that by using AZD1390 to inhibit the ATM signaling pathway, they could clear the way for the growth of new nerve cells. In mice with spinal cord injuries, oral administration of AZD1390 was also shown to significantly suppress the pathway. Further, it promoted nerve regeneration beyond the site of the injury, and enhanced the capacity of these nerves to relay electrical signals Study author Professor Zubair Ahmed, stated:“This is an exciting time in spinal cord injury research with several different investigational drugs being identified as potential therapies for spinal cord injury … We are particularly excited about AZD1390 which can be taken orally and reaches the site of injury in sufficient quantities to promote nerve regeneration and restore lost function. Our findings show a remarkable recovery of sensory and motor functions, and AZD1390-treated animals being indistinguishable from uninjured animals within four weeks of injury." Such a rapid and effective recovery, making injured mice appear much like uninjured mice in 4 weeks, positions AZD1390 as an exciting potential treatment for a condition that has no cure.  Though just an initial study, the fact that it centers on a drug already under investigation may also shorten its path to clinical use.