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Public university located in Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

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Latest podcast episodes about Tel Aviv University

New Books in African American Studies
Vivian Kirkfield, "Making Their Voices Heard: The Inspiring Friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe" (Little Bee Books, 2020)

New Books in African American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 61:00


Today I talked to Vivian Kirkfield about her book Making Their Voices Heard: The Inspiring Friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe (Little Bee Books, 2020). Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe. On the outside, you couldn't find two girls who looked more different. But on the inside, they were alike--full of hopes and dreams and plans of what might be. Ella Fitzgerald's velvety tones and shube-doobie-doos captivated audiences. Jazz greats like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington couldn't wait to share the stage with her, but still, Ella could not book a performance at one of the biggest clubs in town--one she knew would give her career its biggest break yet. Marilyn Monroe dazzled on the silver screen with her baby blue eyes and breathy boo-boo-be-doos. But when she asked for better scripts, a choice in who she worked with, and a higher salary, studio bosses refused. Two women whose voices weren't being heard. Two women chasing after their dreams and each helping the other to achieve them. This is the inspiring, true story of two incredibly talented women who came together to help each other shine like the stars that they are. Mel Rosenberg is a professor of microbiology (Tel Aviv University, emeritus) who fell in love with children's books as a small child and now writes his own. He is also the founder of Ourboox, a web platform that allows anyone to create and share awesome flipbooks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/african-american-studies

New Books in Animal Studies
Annette Whipple, "Whooo Knew?: The Truth about Owls" (Reycraft Books, 2020)

New Books in Animal Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 40:15


Today I talked to Annette Whipple about her book Whooo Knew? The Truth About Owls (Reycraft Books, 2020) How do owls see in the dark? Can owls spin their heads all the way around? Why do owls puke? These and other questions are answered by an owl expert, along with some extra information provided by the owls themselves! Mel Rosenberg is a professor of microbiology (Tel Aviv University, emeritus) who fell in love with children's books as a small child and now writes his own. He is also the founder of Ourboox, a web platform that allows anyone to create and share awesome flipbooks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/animal-studies

New Books Network
Joyce Lapin, "The Little Spacecraft That Could" (Sterling Children's Books, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 47:56


Our current podcast features the nonfiction picture book The Little Spacecraft That Could by Joyce Lapin, illustrated by Simona Ceccarelli, and the recipient of a *starred* review from Kirkus Book Reviews (Sterling, 2021). "The exploration of Pluto was a landmark event. This fascinating book tells the whole amazing story!" - Dr. Alan Stern, leader, NASA's New Horizons mission. Mel Rosenberg is a professor of microbiology (Tel Aviv University, emeritus) who fell in love with children's books as a small child and now writes his own. He is also the founder of Our Boox, an app that allows anyone to create and share awesome flipbooks. 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

20 Minute Leaders
Ep694: Avihay Feld | Co-Founder & CEO, Browzwear

20 Minute Leaders

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 21:50


Avihay Feld has been pioneering the development of digital technologies that enable the fashion industry to thrive in the increasingly virtual world since the late 1990s. As Co-Founder and CEO of Browzwear, he leads the company's strategy and vision while also spearheading the creation and delivery of solutions that are making the apparel businesses more efficient and sustainable, both economically and ecologically. In addition to his experience working with fashion design and manufacturing, Avihay previously led startups with technologies for eCommerce and gaming. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, where he studied physics, computer science, and mathematics. 

New Books Network
Amy Murrell, "Becca Epps Series about Bending Your Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors" (Shawnee Scientific Press, 2017-2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 56:50


Our current podcast features a six-book series called the Becca Epps Series about Bending Your Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors (Shawnee Scientific Press, 2017-2021). The author of the series, Amy R. Murrell, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist. Prior to writing this series, Dr. Murrell had co-authored a research-based self-help book (The Joy of Parenting; New Harbinger, 2009) and approximately 50 empirical or theoretical articles or chapters. All six of the picture books in the Becca Epps series are based on a cognitive-behavioral model of psychotherapy, called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Mel Rosenberg is a professor of microbiology (Tel Aviv University, emeritus) who fell in love with children's books as a small child and now writes his own. He is also the founder of Our Boox, an app that allows anyone to create and share awesome flipbooks. 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

New Books Network
Debra Shumaker, "Freaky, Funky Fish: Odd Facts about Fascinating Fish" (Running Press Kids, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 49:47


Our current podcast features Freaky, Funky Fish: Odd Facts about Fascinating Fish (Running Press Kids, 2021), written by Debra Kempf Shumaker, illustrated by Claire Powell, and published with Running Press Kids in 2021. Debra writes children's books from her home in northern Virginia. She is active on Twitter discussing anything kidlit and also reviews picture books on Instagram. As you likely know, fish have fins and gills and tails. All fish swim and most have scales. But not all fish act or look the same. From zapping, stinging, even singing, discover the amazing ways fish look or act to survive in the waters they live in. Freaky, Funky Fish: Odd Facts about Fascinating Fish is an adorable picture book with a scientific—and child-friendly—underpinning. With examples of different fish for each description, as well as extensive backmatter explaining the fascinating science behind these varieties of fish, this funky book captures the wonder of our ecosystem. Mel Rosenberg is a professor of microbiology (Tel Aviv University, emeritus) who fell in love with children's books as a small child and now writes his own. He is also the founder of Our Boox, an app that allows anyone to create and share awesome flipbooks. 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

New Books Network
Beth Anderson, "‘Smelly Kelly' and His Super Senses" (Calkins Creek, 2020)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 45:00


This podcast features the historical picture book, ‘Smelly Kelly' and His Super Senses, illustrated by Jenn Harney (Calkins Creek, 2020). A former educator, Beth Anderson is an award-winning author whose titles include “An Inconvenient Alphabet” and “Lizzie Demands a Seat!”, with more on the way. James “Smelly” Kelly was a man with a powerful nose whose talents proved heroic in the early days of the New York City subway. Armed with his super-sniffer and the tools he invented, he tracked down leaks from the dangerous to the disgusting, from the comical to the bizarre. “Smelly” Kelly not only hunted leaks, but also saved lives—and discovered the truly extraordinary power he had inside. Mel Rosenberg is a professor of microbiology (Tel Aviv University, emeritus) who fell in love with children's books as a small child and now writes his own. He is also the founder of Our Boox, an app that allows anyone to create and share awesome flipbooks. 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

20 Minute Leaders
Ep691: Sagi Gidali | Co-founder and CPO, Perimeter 81

20 Minute Leaders

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 21:51


Sagi has been a serial entrepreneur since he was nine years old. But instead of printing and selling stickers, he creates, scales, and optimizes SaaS solutions. Before he established Perimeter 81—and SaferVPN with Amit—he worked as a UX consultant for Siemens. Today, Sagi leads all of Perimeter 81's demand generation, marketing, and design. During his army service, he worked in the IDF's elite visual intelligence unit and later was a software developer at Imperva. He has a patent for the security of public Wi-Fi networks and received a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Economics from Tel Aviv University.

Construction Genius
Keep the Beat! How to Get Into the Rhythm of Successful Technology Adoption

Construction Genius

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 27:22


Construction companies often struggle to adopt new technology. It takes work, time, costs money, and entails risk.  Our guest, Yaron Dycian — Chief Product and Strategy Officer at WINT-Water Intelligence brings an outsider's perspective to the table today on how construction companies can benefit from adopting new technology and using it effectively. We discuss the following essential highlights: • The importance of getting into a rhythm of technology adoption in your organization,   • The importance of consistent communication between the people on the ground and senior executives to ensure good technology adoption,   • How to be more effective at adopting technology in your construction company, and many more.   There's so much to learn today. So keep the beat and dance to the rhythm of adopting new technologies in your construction companies, starting with tuning in to this episode!   Discussion Points:   • 0:00 Introduction     • 3:03 The biggest challenge in terms of construction companies adopting new technologies and using them effectively   • 4:22 What does getting in the rhythm of adopting new technologies really mean?     • 6:19 Balancing the need for profitability and adopting new technologies     • 9:53 Two sets of people involved in the process of adopting new technologies and why it's crucial for them to stay aligned   • 11:42 Technology providers: Distinguishing good vendors from bad vendors     • 12:37 Characteristics of a good vendor      • 16:02 Bringing innovation experts/executives into the team and what their roles are   • 19:36 Examples of the benefits you get when you have innovation executives   • 21:00 What WINT does for construction companies     About Our Guest:   Yaron Dycian — Chief Product and Strategy Officer at WINT-Water Intelligence brings over 25 years' experience in driving strategy, building disruptive products and running market execution at innovative startups and Fortune 500 companies. Before WINT, he ran IBM's cybercrime protection portfolio following its acquisition of Trusteer, and held executive positions at Consumer Physics, RSA, the security division of EMC, Mercado Software, Cyota and others. Yaron holds an MBA summa cum laude from the Tel Aviv University, an MS in Engineering summa cum laude, and a B.Sc. in Math and Physics with the IDF's Talpiot excellence program. He is also an avid road and mountain cycler. He also loves skiing and hiking, especially in remote locations like the Himalayas.   Resources:   • WINT's Website: https://wint.ai/   • CNN Spot: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/03/15/tech/ai-water-meter-wint-spc-intl/index.html   • Restaurant recommendation: https://www.timnatlv.co.il/ or https://www.instagram.com/timna_tlv   • Yaron's LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yarondycian/#   • Company Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wint-waterintelligence/   Do Your Project Executives Need to Become Better Leaders?   • Book a 10-minute call with Eric Anderton to see if/how he can help (https://10minutes.youcanbook.me/)   Connect with me on LinkedIn. For more podcast episodes, you may also visit my website. Tune in and subscribe to the Construction Genius: A Leadership Master-Class Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.   Thank you for tuning in!

New Books in Jewish Studies
Ann Koffsky, "Kayla and Kugel's Happy Hanhukkah" (Apples and Honey Press, 2020)

New Books in Jewish Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 39:27


Our current podcast features the picture book Kayla and Kugel's Happy Hanhukkah (Apples and Honey Press, 2020). The author, Ann Koffsky is the author and illustrator of more than thirty books, including Creation Colors, Sarah Builds a School, the Kayla & Kugel series, Judah Maccabee Goes to the Doctor and Shabbat Shalom, Hey. Several of her books have been PJ library selections, and her book Noah's Swimathon received a Sydney Taylor notable designation from the Association of Jewish Libraries. "In Koffsky's clear verse, the spunky Kayla explains the origins and traditions of the holiday to Kugel. Koffsky's color-rich, lively illustrations, including many of the mischievous Kugel, are sure to spark smiles." --Penny Schwartz, The Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Mel Rosenberg is a professor of microbiology (Tel Aviv University, emeritus) who fell in love with children's books as a small child and now writes his own. He is also the founder of Our Boox, an app that allows anyone to create and share awesome flipbooks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/jewish-studies

New Books Network
Ann Koffsky, "Kayla and Kugel's Happy Hanhukkah" (Apples and Honey Press, 2020)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 39:27


Our current podcast features the picture book Kayla and Kugel's Happy Hanhukkah (Apples and Honey Press, 2020). The author, Ann Koffsky is the author and illustrator of more than thirty books, including Creation Colors, Sarah Builds a School, the Kayla & Kugel series, Judah Maccabee Goes to the Doctor and Shabbat Shalom, Hey. Several of her books have been PJ library selections, and her book Noah's Swimathon received a Sydney Taylor notable designation from the Association of Jewish Libraries. "In Koffsky's clear verse, the spunky Kayla explains the origins and traditions of the holiday to Kugel. Koffsky's color-rich, lively illustrations, including many of the mischievous Kugel, are sure to spark smiles." --Penny Schwartz, The Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Mel Rosenberg is a professor of microbiology (Tel Aviv University, emeritus) who fell in love with children's books as a small child and now writes his own. He is also the founder of Our Boox, an app that allows anyone to create and share awesome flipbooks. 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

Datacast
Episode 77: Delivering Modern Data Engineering with Einat Orr

Datacast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 75:49


Timestamps(1:33) Einat described her experience getting Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics from Tel Aviv University in the 90s and early 2000s.(4:01) Einat went over her Ph.D. thesis on approximation algorithms for clustering problems.(6:17) Einat discussed working as an algorithm developer for Compugen while being a Ph.D. student.(8:43) Einat went over projects she contributed to as a senior algorithm developer at Flash Networks back in 2005.(11:50) Einat mentioned achievements and lessons learned from her time as the VP of R&D at Correlix.(17:51) Einat recalled lessons from hiring engineering talent at Correlix.(19:24) Einat unpacked the engineering challenges of building SimilarWeb, a platform that gives a true 360-degree view of all digital activity across customers, prospects, partners, and competition.(24:29) Einat discussed the responsibilities of her role as the CTO of SimilarWeb.(27:40) Einat shared the founding story of Treeverse, whose mission is to simplify the lives of data engineers, data scientists, and data analysts who are transforming the world with data.(29:52) Einat explained the pain points of working with the data lake architecture and the vision that lakeFS is built upon.(34:31) Einat emphasized the importance of asking good questions to extract insights about customers' pain points.(37:57) Einat explained why data versioning-as-an-Infrastructure matters.(42:28) Einat shared the challenges of incorporating data mesh to develop a data-intensive application.(46:33) Einat provided her take on how to ensure data quality in a data lake environment.(51:02) Einat discussed roadmap prioritization for an open-source project.(52:08) Einat went over the opportunities with the metadata store, data quality, compute, and data discovery components within the data engineering ecosystem.(55:03) Einat captured the three trends on how the data engineering landscape might look in the near future.(01:00:59) Einat emphasized the role of open-source development in the data tooling ecosystem.(01:04:14) Einat fleshed out the recommended pricing strategy for open-source developers.(01:06:09) Einat revisited how lakeFS got started thanks to the Go community and evolved.(01:08:01) Einat shared valuable hiring lessons learned at Treeverse.(01:10:05) Einat described the state of the data community in Israel.(01:11:49) Closing segment.Einat's Contact InfoLinkedInTwitterEmailMentioned ContentlakeFSWebsiteGitHub@lakeFSTreeverseSlackBlog PostsWhy We Built lakeFS: Atomic and Versioned Data Lake Operations (Aug 2020)Data Versioning — Does It Mean What You Think It Means? (Aug 2020)How To Manage Your Data The Way You Manage Your Code (Oct 2020)Data Mesh Applied: How to Move Beyond The Data Lake with lakeFS (Dec 2020)Why Data Versioning as an Infrastructure Matters? (Dec 2020)Ensuring Data Quality in a Data Lake Environment (Jan 2021)The State of Data Engineering in 2021 (May 2021)PeopleAli Ghodsi (Co-Creator of Apache Spark, Co-Founder and CEO of Databricks)Shay Banon (Co-Founder and CEO of Elastic)Gwen Shapira (Engineering Leader at Confluent)Book“Designing For Data-Intensive Applications” (by Martin Kleppmann)NotesMy conversation with Einat was recorded back in April 2021. Since the podcast was recorded, a lot has happened at Treeverse! I'd recommend:Looking at their Series A announcement back in July.Reading Einat's recent articles on measuring data engineering teams, mapping data versioning projects, and finding a role model for lakeFS.Reviewing lakeFS's ongoing roadmap.Connecting with the lakeFS community by attending their upcoming events.About the showDatacast features long-form, in-depth conversations with practitioners and researchers in the data community to walk through their professional journeys and unpack the lessons learned along the way. I invite guests coming from a wide range of career paths — from scientists and analysts to founders and investors — to analyze the case for using data in the real world and extract their mental models (“the WHY and the HOW”) behind their pursuits. Hopefully, these conversations can serve as valuable tools for early-stage data professionals as they navigate their own careers in the exciting data universe.Datacast is produced and edited by James Le. Get in touch with feedback or guest suggestions by emailing khanhle.1013@gmail.com.Subscribe by searching for Datacast wherever you get podcasts or click one of the links below:Listen on SpotifyListen on Apple PodcastsListen on Google PodcastsIf you're new, see the podcast homepage for the most recent episodes to listen to, or browse the full guest list.

New Books Network
Nicholas Solis, "The Staring Contest" (Peter Pauper Press, 2020)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 36:11


Following in the vein of the best-selling books Press Here (Tullet), and The Book with No Pictures (Novak), Nicholas Solis has devised a way to put one of the most universally-loved kid games into a book--The Staring Contest! (Peter Pauper Press, 2020) These self-proclaimed staring-master eyes dare the readers to enter into a staring contest--and you better watch out! Because they can stare . . . all . . . day . . . long. Even if you blow on them, they won't blink. Go ahead. Try it! Nicholas Solis is an elementary teacher with a Master of Arts Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas. In 2018, he was the recipient of the Walter Dean Myers Grant from We Need Diverse Books. He lives with his wife and their dogs in Austin, Texas. Mel Rosenberg is a professor of microbiology (Tel Aviv University, emeritus) who fell in love with children's books as a small child and now writes his own. He is also the founder of Our Boox, an app that allows anyone to create and share awesome flipbooks. 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

Cafe con Pam Podcast
237 - You Are Enough To Be In Those Rooms with N. Chloé Nwangwu

Cafe con Pam Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 61:38


Listeners, we're back this week with N. Chloé Nwangwu.N. Chloé Nwangwu is a Brand Scientist, Digital Diplomacy (like actual diplomacy!) advisor and the founder of NobWorks, an evidence based brand advisory for historically underestimated public figures, leaders and their organizations. She believes brands not built with power dynamics and biases in mind need to be quarantined. Again.It's her personal mission to help historically underestimated leaders reclaim and command the influence they and their work deserve and need in order to have the kind of societal impact they want.Before starting her evidence based brand advisory, Chloé spent four years advising Israeli civil society groups and the local municipality in Tel Aviv, where she also contributed to track two final status peace negotiations. She has consulted on and developed programming around anti-bias and anti-discrimination as an Assistant Director at the Anti-Defamation League and mediated crisis level bias incidents in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential elections. She has an MA in International Conflict Resolution and Mediation from Tel Aviv University where she continued her undergraduate honors research in the modalities of sensory perception, religious experience and intractable conflict. Her other research includes intragroup conflict dynamics and the use of social media in the Arab Spring, which she pursued after living in Cairo in the months leading up to the protests in Tahrir square.Most recently, she advised the first refugee delegation to the UN and the High Ambition Coalition--a coalition of the world's most climate ambitious nations. During our conversation, we talked about:Her work as a Brand ScientistHer Nigerian roots and how that influences  her work nowSo much morePlease note,  the first part of the episode got unexpectedly cut off, so you'll hear the beginning and then an abrupt jump to the second part of the show. Sorry about that! Follow Chloé on all things social:WebsiteInstagramCompany LinkedIn Personal LinkedIn Follow Cafe con Pam on all things socialInstagramFacebookhttp://cafeconpam.com/Join the FREE Cafe con Pam Challenge If you are a business owner, join us for Aligned MastermindJoin PowerSisters!  PowerSisters.ClubSubscribe, rate, review, and share this episode with someone you love!And don't ever forget to Stay Shining!

The John Batchelor Show
Water for Jordan, Electricity for Israel. Manuel Trajtenberg, Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 9:40


Photo: Water for Jordan, Electricity for Israel. Manuel Trajtenberg, Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 ·         https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2021/11/23/israel-jordan-and-the-uaes-energy-deal-is-good-news/ ·         https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/lapid-in-egypt-to-meet-sisi-talk-hamas-hostages-688268 ·         https://www.worldbank.org/en/country/westbankandgaza/publication/economic-monitoring-report-to-the-ad-hoc-liaison-committee-november-2021 Professor (Emeritus) Manuel Trajtenberg became the Executive Director of Tel Aviv University's Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) 

Breakfast Leadership
Featured Interview with Hana Ben-Shabat

Breakfast Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 27:04


Hana Ben-Shabat is the founder of Gen Z Planet, a research and advisory firm helping leaders across sectors and industries to prepare for the changes that the next generation of employees and consumers bring. She is the author of Gen Z 360: Preparing for the Inevitable Change in Culture, Work, and Commerce (July 2021) Known for her creativity, expertise, and insights, Hana is an award-winning management consultant who was named as one of the "Top 25 Consultants" by Consulting Magazine. She is a sought-after speaker and commentator on consumer behaviors and trends and has been quoted in leading media publications including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Economist, Forbes and Fortune as well as Women's Wear Daily and the Business of Fashion. Her keynotes speeches are often described as "insightful", "thought provoking", and "full of practical ideas and advice" Before founding Gen Z Planet, Hana was a partner and board member of the global management consulting firm Kearney where she co-led the firm's Global Consumer Institute and advised clients around the world on issues of corporate strategy and organizational effectiveness. Before that she held marketing positions at several Israeli tech companies. Hana holds a B.A. degree in Political Science (major) and Psychology (minor) from Tel Aviv University, an M.B.A from Rotterdam School of Management, and a diploma in Corporate Finance from London Business School. Link to profile on e-speakers: https://www.espeakers.com/marketplace/profile/43190/simple Link to Book on amazon: https://amzn.to/2VtFpdW Website: www.genzplanet.com Social Media Links: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hanabenshabat/ Twitter: @hbs360 or @genzplanet Instagram @genzeeplanet

Tel Aviv Review
Jewish Life in the Time of ‘Illiberal Democracy'

Tel Aviv Review

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 34:19


Hungary's Jewish community is the largest in central and eastern Europe, and its regime the most ‘advanced' among its neighbors in undoing the tenets of liberal democracy. How does this affect the memory of the Holocaust in the country, as well as Jewish life more broadly? Dr Raphael Vago, retired Senior Lecturer in History and research fellow at the Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University, joins us in the studio. This episode is made possible by Tel Aviv University's Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism.

Raise the Line
The Human Side of Teaching and Medicine – Dr. Masha Gouzman-Allouche, Senior Teacher, Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University

Raise the Line

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 29:09


Dr. Masha Gouzman-Allouche likes to see student's eyes, to be there with them for those “aha moments” when a difficult problem is solved. Zoom-based teaching was not without its advantages -- it ushered in a new suite of innovations that will benefit students and teachers alike, she tells host Dr. Rishi Desai -- but it undermined those human connections that for her are so essential to both high quality education and medicine. Now, she's working with other faculty members at Tel Aviv University to harness the lessons of the COVID era, and in the process further transform her educational role from the classic didactic “sage on the stage” to something more like a “guide on the side”-- being present for students as they learn the human aspects of medicine that she believes will only become more important in the years to come. Tune in to hear about the limits of student feedback, what artificial intelligence will mean for doctors, and, how teaching helped her father avoid working with the KGB.

Haaretz Weekly
'Biggest change since COVID started': What's Omicron and how to beat it

Haaretz Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 29:18


In this week's episode, we hear from two of Israel's top COVID experts about vaccines, the new omicron variant and medications against the virus. Our guest in the studio, Dr. Oren Kobiler of Tel Aviv University, explains how the new variant arrived, and says that while we should take it seriously,  there is "no need to panic." We ask him if vaccines will hold the line against this mutation, and seek his views on shutting Israel's border to tourists.  In the second part of the episode, we bring you a 10-minute segment from an exclusive Haaretz briefing with Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, the top public health official in the Israeli Health Ministry. She tells us why she just vaccinated two of her children, and explains that vaccinating 5 to 11 year-olds isn't about controlling the pandemic, "it's about protecting the kids." The full briefing can be watched here.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

ROI’s Into the Corner Office Podcast: Powerhouse Middle Market CEOs Telling it Real—Unexpected Career Conversations

Sophie Ross is the Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Technology segment at FTI Consulting and is based in San Francisco. Ms. Ross also leads the Technology Steering Committee and is a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Ms. Ross has more than 20 years of experience in company management and operations in the United States, Europe and Asia. Ms. Ross specializes in helping clients manage their overall e-discovery and review through predictable pricing models and by simplifying the multi layers of discovery management. Prior to her appointment as Global CEO of the Technology segment, Ms. Ross led the Western Region for the Technology segment, as well as the managed document review business globally. Ms. Ross joined FTI Consulting through its 2008 acquisition of Strategic Discovery, a leader in the litigation discovery industry, where she served as the Chief Operating Officer and was responsible for data processing, IT and client support, human resources and administration and accounting. Prior to Strategic Discovery, Ms. Ross was Executive Vice President of Global Delivery & Operations at Freeborders Inc., an application outsourcing and software firm. Ms. Ross has also held strategic and operational leadership roles at Revlon Inc./MacAndrews & Forbes and The Boston Consulting Group. In addition to her leadership role in the Technology segment, Ms. Ross serves on the Global Steering Committee of FTI Consulting's Women's Initiative, a company-wide program to attract, retain, develop and promote highly talented female professionals. Ms. Ross has served in the Israeli Navy Intelligence, possesses an international and European background and is fluent in four languages. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Tel Aviv University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

AR Show with Jason McDowall
Alon Grinshpoon (echo3D) on Building the AWS for 3D and Founder-Market Fit

AR Show with Jason McDowall

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 52:11


Alon Grinshpoon is the Co-founder and CEO of echo3D, a 3D-ready cloud platform that helps manage & deliver 3D, AR, and VR content to apps & devices everywhere. echo3D recently closed a $4M round of funding to feed continued growth after seeing a tremendous amount of momentum over the past year.Alon started his career in the Isrealli Intelligence Service, working on encryption and cloud technologies. After earning a B.S. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University, he spent several years as a software engineer working on improving the performance of cloud-based and client-server computer systems.Alon went on to receive his M.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University with a focus on computer graphics, virtual and augmented reality, and human-computer interaction.In this conversation, we discuss how Alon's background made him a good fit for solving the unique set of challenges for developing an AWS or Akamai for 3D. Alon is a passionate entrepreneur with great advice for early-stage startups, and we talk about his perspective on the concept of founder-market fit. [quote]Alon goes on to discuss founder-investor fit, and the importance of pragmatically de-risking a startup as you go along. He also shares his funding and growth journey through the RLab and Techstars accelerators, and subsequent rounds of VC funding.You can find all of the show notes at thearshow.com.

Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio
Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio Presents Gad Kaynar-Kissinger

Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 36:00


Gad Kaynar-Kissinger is a Professor at the Theatre Arts Department, Tel Aviv University, dramaturg, editor, actor, director and drama translator. He has published eight poetry volumes in Hebrew. His poems were translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Greek and Arabic. He bears the ASI Poetry Award from the General Association of Writers in Israel. His English translations were published by Pidgeonholes, Allpoetry, Anomaly Literary Journal, Atlas & Alice, The Bitter Oleander, Lady Blue Literary Arts Journal, Bombay Review, Reality Break Press, LOULIT, Indolent Books, and others.  His book Rescue Mission offers a web of delicate, paradoxical, surprising and explosive imagery coupled with references to western culture, ancient mythologies, the scriptures, and the arts. Publication Date: September 20, 2021 Publisher: Atmosphere Press List Price: $15.99 Trade Paperback ISBN13: 978-1637528426 Genre: Poetry, Translation Language: English Page Count: 96

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 11.22.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 53:56


Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may alleviate symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease Tel Aviv University (Israel) A new Tel Aviv University study reveals that hyperbaric oxygen treatments may ameliorate symptoms experienced by patients with Alzheimer's disease. "This revolutionary treatment for Alzheimer's disease uses a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, which has been shown in the past to be extremely effective in treating wounds that were slow to heal," says Prof. Uri Ashery of TAU's Sagol School of Neuroscience and the Faculty of Life Sciences, who led the research for the study. "We have now shown for the first time that hyperbaric oxygen therapy can actually improve the pathology of Alzheimer's disease and correct behavioral deficits associated with the disease. (NEXT) Scientists discover that CoQ10 can program cancer cells to self-destruct A promising study shows that this nutrient causes cancer cells to self-destruct before they can multiply – giving rise to hopes that it can be utilized as an important integrative therapy for cancer patients.  Let's take a closer look at this wonderful scientific work. CoQ10 “reminds” cancer cells to die Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) – which supports many indispensable biochemical reactions – is also called “ubiquinone.”  This is due to its ubiquitous nature – CoQ10 is found in nearly every human cell, with particularly high concentrations in the mitochondria, the powerhouses of the cell. Researchers report that the out-of-control replication characteristic of cancer cells is a result of the cells' lost capacity to respond to programmed cell death, or apoptosis.  (NEXT) Study suggests hot flashes could be precursor to diabetes Analysis of Women's Health Initiative data demonstrates effect of severity and duration of hot flashes on risk of developing diabetes The North American Menopause Society Hot flashes, undoubtedly the most common symptom of menopause, are not just uncomfortable and inconvenient, but numerous studies demonstrate they may increase the risk of serious health problems, including heart disease. A new study suggests that hot flashes (especially when accompanied by night sweats) also may increase the risk of developing diabetes. Results are being published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). "This study showed that, after adjustment for obesity and race, women with more severe night sweats, with or without hot flashes, still had a higher risk of diabetes," says Dr. JoAnn Pinkerton, NAMS executive director. "Menopause is a perfect time to encourage behavior changes that reduce menopause symptoms, as well as the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Suggestions include getting regular exercise and adequate sleep, avoiding excess alcohol, stopping smoking, and eating a heart- healthy diet. For symptomatic women, hormone therapy started near menopause improves menopause symptoms and reduces the risk of diabetes." (NEXT) Garlic extract may help obese adults combat inflammation University of Florida Aged garlic extract may help obese people ward off painful inflammation and lower cholesterol levels, a new University of Florida study shows. In the UF/IFAS study, scientists divided 51 obese people who were otherwise healthy into two groups ? those who took the aged garlic extract for six weeks and those who took a placebo. Researchers encouraged participants to continue their regular diet and exercise routine during the experiment. Research showed the garlic extract helped regulate immune-cell distribution and reduced blood LDL ? or "bad" ? cholesterol in the obese adults. Aged garlic extract modified the secretion of inflammatory proteins from immune cells, Percival said. (NEXT) Having children can make women's telomeres seem 11 years older George Mason University A recent study by George Mason University researchers in the Department of Global and Community Health found that women who have given birth have shorter telomeres compared to women who have not given birth. Telomeres are the end caps of DNA on our chromosomes, which help in DNA replication and get shorter over time. The length of telomeres has been associated with morbidity and mortality previously, but this is the first study to examine links with having children. (NEXT) Scientists uncover why sauna bathing is good for your health UNIVERSITY OF EASTERN FINLAND Over the past couple of years, scientists at the University of Eastern Finland have shown that sauna bathing is associated with a variety of health benefits. Using an experimental setting this time, the research group now investigated the physiological mechanisms through which the heat exposure of sauna may influence a person's health. Their latest study with 100 test subjects shows that taking a sauna bath of 30 minutes reduces blood pressure and increases vascular compliance, while also increasing heart rate similarly to medium-intensity exercise. (OTHER NEWS NEXT) Biden's Bounty on Your Life: Hospitals' Incentive Payments for COVID-19 By Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D. and Ali Shultz, J.D. – ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS. November 17, 2021 Upon admission to a once-trusted hospital, American patients with COVID-19 become virtual prisoners, subjected to a rigid treatment protocol with roots in Ezekiel Emanuel's “Complete Lives System” for rationing medical care in those over age 50. They have a shockingly high mortality rate. How and why is this happening, and what can be done about it? As exposed in audio recordings, hospital executives in Arizona admitted meeting several times a week to lower standards of care, with coordinated restrictions on visitation rights. Most COVID-19 patients' families are deliberately kept in the dark about what is really being done to their loved ones. The combination that enables this tragic and avoidable loss of hundreds of thousands of lives includes (1) The CARES Act, which provides hospitals with bonus incentive payments for all things related to COVID-19 (testing, diagnosing, admitting to hospital, use of remdesivir and ventilators, reporting COVID-19 deaths, and vaccinations) and (2) waivers of customary and long-standing patient rights by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In 2020, the Texas Hospital Association submitted requests for waivers to  CMS. According to Texas attorney Jerri Ward, “CMS has granted ‘waivers' of federal law regarding patient rights. Specifically, CMS purports to allow hospitals to violate the rights of patients or their surrogates with regard to medical record access, to have patient visitation, and to be free from seclusion.” She notes that “rights do not come from the hospital or CMS and cannot be waived, as that is the antithesis of a ‘right.' The purported waivers are meant to isolate and gain total control over the patient and to deny patient and patient's decision-maker the ability to exercise informed consent.” Creating a “National Pandemic Emergency” provided justification for such sweeping actions that override individual physician medical decision-making and patients' rights. The CARES Act provides incentives for hospitals to use treatments dictated solely by the federal government under the auspices of the NIH. These “bounties” must paid back if not “earned” by making the COVID-19 diagnosis and following the COVID-19 protocol. The hospital payments include: A “free” required PCR test in the Emergency Room or upon admission for every patient, with government-paid fee to hospital. Added bonus payment for each positive COVID-19 diagnosis. Another bonus for a COVID-19 admission to the hospital. A 20 percent “boost” bonus payment from Medicare on the entire hospital bill for use of remdesivir instead of medicines such as Ivermectin. Another and larger bonus payment to the hospital if a COVID-19 patient is mechanically ventilated. More money to the hospital if cause of death is listed as COVID-19, even if patient did not die directly of COVID-19. A COVID-19 diagnosis also provides extra payments to coroners.

Rosner's Domain
Yossi Shain: The Israeli Century

Rosner's Domain

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 33:07


Shmuel Rosner and Yossi Shain discuss his controversial new book: "The Israeli Century: How the Zionist Revolution Changed History and Reinvented Judaism" .   Yossi Shain is currently a member of the Knesset for Yisrael Beiteinu. He is also the Romulo Betancourt Professor of Political Science at Tel Aviv University where he also serves as Head of TAU's School of Political Science, Government and International Affairs.   Follow Shmuel Rosner on Twitter.

The Singularity Lab
Post Quantum Military Technology • Franc Milburn

The Singularity Lab

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 125:42


Franc Milburn is a former UK intelligence officer and paratrooper. Franc shares his interest in post-quantum military technology, UFOs, UAPs, and geopolitics, and international relations. Franc has 22 years of experience producing threat & risk assessments and providing strategic & operational advice to a variety of Fortune 500, aerospace & government clients. Franc is an alumnus of The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and has a degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics. He has previously written for the Middle East Economic Survey, the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, and the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University. Franc has two peer-reviewed white papers on UAP published by the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan University. These are "The Pentagon's UAP Task Force" and "American Development of UAP Technology: A Fait Accompli?" Franc is a member of the Scientific Coalition for UAP studies. He has been quoted as a subject matter expert / had work referenced by: Rand, Voice of America, International Herald Tribune, Times of Israel, Jerusalem Post, Middle East Forum, Mystery Wire, American Antigravity. Financially Support the Show with Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thesingularitylab ►Link Tree: https://linktr.ee/michaelmataluni​ ►Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/jp/podcast/the-singularity-lab/id1578521813?l=en ►Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1gE7LEI8R8v4iExhWVnT7w?si=EIjmEDQ-TeadsC_-IReFqQ&dl_branch=1 ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/singularitymike ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesingularitylab/ ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mataluni/ ►Page: https://www.facebook.com/michaelmataluni ►Discord: https://discord.gg/J2AQxqjusv

Two Nice Jewish Boys
#264 - Digging Out Israel's Ancient Ruins (Emily Bischoff Bruintjes)

Two Nice Jewish Boys

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 60:38


Check out Masa Israel here: https://Masaisrael.org *** When you think about the history of the Land of Israel, you probably think about King David, The Romans, Bar Kochva or the Ottoman Empire. But the fact of the matter is, that all of those powerful rulers and leaders roamed this land pretty recently. After all, what is 1000, 2000 or even 3000 thousand years in the history of mankind? In recent centuries archeologists have been working hard to reveal the many secrets buried in layers upon layers of earth, here in Israel. All of us have heard about the various findings regarding Jewish ancient history. But long before any records of Monotheism, ancient men lived here. Israel's strategic location, right on the border between Asia and Africa, made it an important crossroads for humanity - for tens of thousands of years. Nowadays, it is the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) who's responsible for digging up and revealing the secrets of ancient times. Today we're thrilled to be joined by Archeologist Emily Bischoff Bruintjes, who works and digs for the IAA. Emily is a Prehistoric Archaeologist who currently digs in southern Israel. She holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota and a Masters from Tel Aviv University. She is originally from Minnesota but now she lives in Israel. We're super excited to talk to Emily today about her work and Israel's prehistoric history!

20 Minute Leaders
Ep645: Marc Gaffan | CEO, Hysolate

20 Minute Leaders

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 25:51


Marc is a successful CEO, Entrepreneur and Cyber security veteran. Prior to joining Hysolate, Marc was the Chief Business Officer at Nexar and an Executive in Residence at Bessemer Venture Partners. In 2009, Gaffan co-founded Incapsula and after its acquisition by Imperva, led the Incapsula business as CEO to $100 million in run rate, protecting millions of websites worldwide and many of the world's largest enterprises and Telcos. Marc is a thought leader and has appeared before the US Congress, FDIC and Federal Trade Commission on cyber security and identity theft topics. He holds an MBA and a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Economics from Tel Aviv University.

כל תכני עושים היסטוריה
IP Hijacking B-Side [Malicious Life]

כל תכני עושים היסטוריה

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 36:17


In 2016, for six straight months, communications between Canadian and Korean government networks were hijacked by China Telecom and routed through China. In 2017, traffic from Sweden and Norway to a large American news organization in Japan was hijacked - also to China - for about 6 weeks.What is IP Hijacking (a.k.a. BGP Hijacking), and what are its security implications? Nate Nelson talks to Dr. Yuval Shavitt, from Tel Aviv University‘s Cyber Research Center.

Malicious Life
IP Hijacking [ML BSide]

Malicious Life

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 36:17


by China Telecom and routed through China. In 2017, traffic from Sweden and Norway to a large American news organization in Japan was hijacked - also to China - for about 6 weeks. What is IP Hijacking (a.k.a. BGP Hijacking), and what are its security implications? Nate Nelson talks to Dr. Yuval Shavitt, from from Tel Aviv University‘s Cyber Research Center.

The Times of Israel Daily Briefing
Israel at forefront of COVID vax tablets and research

The Times of Israel Daily Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 18:52


Welcome to The Times of Israel's Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what's happening in Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. Health and science correspondent Nathan Jeffay and Arab Affairs reporter Aaron Boxerman join host Jessica Steinberg today. Jeffay offers some COVID updates, including the $4.3 million awarded by the Gates Foundation for the development of an Israeli variant-proof vaccine in tablet form, which would conceivably change the way people receive vaccines going forward. Jeffay also discusses the work of a Tel Aviv University scientist who has identified the virus proteins that are triggering strokes and heart attacks in COVID-19 patients. Boxerman looks at the pros and cons of a recently approved pilot project that would issue 500 work permits to West Bank Palestinian tech employees over three years, a shift that is less than seismic, he pointed out. He also updates listeners about the recent movement in the ongoing legal battle over Jewish-owned homes in the Arab neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in Jerusalem. Discussed articles include: Israeli plan for COVID vaccine tablet gets $4.3m from Bill Gates-backed fund COVID proteins that trigger strokes and heart attacks identified by Israeli team In first, government approves small quota of tech work permits for Palestinians Sheikh Jarrah Palestinians reject Supreme Court deal to stave off evictions ‘Subscribe to The Times of Israel Daily Briefing on iTunes, Spotify, PlayerFM, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. IMAGE: Palestinian medical workers work on samples test, at the coronavirus lab of the Al-Ahli hospital, in the West Bank city of Hebron, March 16, 2021v(Photo by Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

20 Minute Leaders
Ep625: Guy Yamen | Managing Partner, TPY Capital

20 Minute Leaders

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 23:10


Guy is co-founder and managing partner of TPY Capital, an early stage Israel based VC which is in its second fund, of +$100m.  Prior to launching TPY, he spent a few years as a consultant with McKinsey & Company, in the New York and Tel Aviv offices. As part of Guy's commitment to societal change, he co-founded Prize4Life, a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the discovery of treatments and cures for ALS.  Guy received an MBA from Harvard Business School (with distinction) as well as a BA in economics and an LL.B (magna cum laude), both from Tel Aviv University.

New Books Network
Andrea Gondos, "Kabbalah in Print: The Study and Popularization of Jewish Mysticism in Early Modernity" (SUNY Press, 2020)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 50:51


Long before Kabbalah books lined multiple books shelves in bookstores, Jewish educators in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, thought of copious ways of making Kabbalah more accessible for readers who were not acquainted with this lore. The book, Kabbalah in Print: The Study and Popularization of Jewish Mysticism in Early Modernity (SUNY Press, 2020), introduces the reader to an early seventeenth-century rabbi, Yissachar Baer, who lived and worked in Prague. Each of his four works seeks to illuminate a different facet of the Zohar (Book of Splendour), the medieval classic of kabbalistic speculation. His goal was to simplify the language of the Zohar as well as to assemble its halakhic teachings so Jews could enrich their daily observance of the commandments with the corresponding mystical explanation. He also wrote a short introduction to the study of Kabbalah and organized brief excerpts of the Zohar into an anthology. His works were important mediators of the Zohar and Kabbalah to Jewish and Christian readers alike. Andrea Gondos is an Emmy Noether post-doctoral fellow at Freie Universität (Berlin) where her current research centers on women's health and healing as discussed in early modern Jewish recipe books of magic and practical Kabbalah Her next book project will examine how the female body and its reproductive powers constituted a unique epistemological space for ba'alei shem (Jewish wonder-working healers) where knowledge concerning creation and regeneration could be accessed and controlled. Prior to joining the Emmy Noether research group, she held post-doctoral positions at Tel Aviv University and at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. She was also a fellow at the Katz Centre of Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Yakir Englander is the National Director of Leadership programs at the Israeli-American Council. He also teaches at the AJR. He can be reached at: Yakir1212englander@gmail.com 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

New Books in History
Andrea Gondos, "Kabbalah in Print: The Study and Popularization of Jewish Mysticism in Early Modernity" (SUNY Press, 2020)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 50:51


Long before Kabbalah books lined multiple books shelves in bookstores, Jewish educators in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, thought of copious ways of making Kabbalah more accessible for readers who were not acquainted with this lore. The book, Kabbalah in Print: The Study and Popularization of Jewish Mysticism in Early Modernity (SUNY Press, 2020), introduces the reader to an early seventeenth-century rabbi, Yissachar Baer, who lived and worked in Prague. Each of his four works seeks to illuminate a different facet of the Zohar (Book of Splendour), the medieval classic of kabbalistic speculation. His goal was to simplify the language of the Zohar as well as to assemble its halakhic teachings so Jews could enrich their daily observance of the commandments with the corresponding mystical explanation. He also wrote a short introduction to the study of Kabbalah and organized brief excerpts of the Zohar into an anthology. His works were important mediators of the Zohar and Kabbalah to Jewish and Christian readers alike. Andrea Gondos is an Emmy Noether post-doctoral fellow at Freie Universität (Berlin) where her current research centers on women's health and healing as discussed in early modern Jewish recipe books of magic and practical Kabbalah Her next book project will examine how the female body and its reproductive powers constituted a unique epistemological space for ba'alei shem (Jewish wonder-working healers) where knowledge concerning creation and regeneration could be accessed and controlled. Prior to joining the Emmy Noether research group, she held post-doctoral positions at Tel Aviv University and at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. She was also a fellow at the Katz Centre of Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Yakir Englander is the National Director of Leadership programs at the Israeli-American Council. He also teaches at the AJR. He can be reached at: Yakir1212englander@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books in Jewish Studies
Andrea Gondos, "Kabbalah in Print: The Study and Popularization of Jewish Mysticism in Early Modernity" (SUNY Press, 2020)

New Books in Jewish Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 50:51


Long before Kabbalah books lined multiple books shelves in bookstores, Jewish educators in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, thought of copious ways of making Kabbalah more accessible for readers who were not acquainted with this lore. The book, Kabbalah in Print: The Study and Popularization of Jewish Mysticism in Early Modernity (SUNY Press, 2020), introduces the reader to an early seventeenth-century rabbi, Yissachar Baer, who lived and worked in Prague. Each of his four works seeks to illuminate a different facet of the Zohar (Book of Splendour), the medieval classic of kabbalistic speculation. His goal was to simplify the language of the Zohar as well as to assemble its halakhic teachings so Jews could enrich their daily observance of the commandments with the corresponding mystical explanation. He also wrote a short introduction to the study of Kabbalah and organized brief excerpts of the Zohar into an anthology. His works were important mediators of the Zohar and Kabbalah to Jewish and Christian readers alike. Andrea Gondos is an Emmy Noether post-doctoral fellow at Freie Universität (Berlin) where her current research centers on women's health and healing as discussed in early modern Jewish recipe books of magic and practical Kabbalah Her next book project will examine how the female body and its reproductive powers constituted a unique epistemological space for ba'alei shem (Jewish wonder-working healers) where knowledge concerning creation and regeneration could be accessed and controlled. Prior to joining the Emmy Noether research group, she held post-doctoral positions at Tel Aviv University and at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. She was also a fellow at the Katz Centre of Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Yakir Englander is the National Director of Leadership programs at the Israeli-American Council. He also teaches at the AJR. He can be reached at: Yakir1212englander@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/jewish-studies

New Books in Literary Studies
Andrea Gondos, "Kabbalah in Print: The Study and Popularization of Jewish Mysticism in Early Modernity" (SUNY Press, 2020)

New Books in Literary Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 50:51


Long before Kabbalah books lined multiple books shelves in bookstores, Jewish educators in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, thought of copious ways of making Kabbalah more accessible for readers who were not acquainted with this lore. The book, Kabbalah in Print: The Study and Popularization of Jewish Mysticism in Early Modernity (SUNY Press, 2020), introduces the reader to an early seventeenth-century rabbi, Yissachar Baer, who lived and worked in Prague. Each of his four works seeks to illuminate a different facet of the Zohar (Book of Splendour), the medieval classic of kabbalistic speculation. His goal was to simplify the language of the Zohar as well as to assemble its halakhic teachings so Jews could enrich their daily observance of the commandments with the corresponding mystical explanation. He also wrote a short introduction to the study of Kabbalah and organized brief excerpts of the Zohar into an anthology. His works were important mediators of the Zohar and Kabbalah to Jewish and Christian readers alike. Andrea Gondos is an Emmy Noether post-doctoral fellow at Freie Universität (Berlin) where her current research centers on women's health and healing as discussed in early modern Jewish recipe books of magic and practical Kabbalah Her next book project will examine how the female body and its reproductive powers constituted a unique epistemological space for ba'alei shem (Jewish wonder-working healers) where knowledge concerning creation and regeneration could be accessed and controlled. Prior to joining the Emmy Noether research group, she held post-doctoral positions at Tel Aviv University and at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. She was also a fellow at the Katz Centre of Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Yakir Englander is the National Director of Leadership programs at the Israeli-American Council. He also teaches at the AJR. He can be reached at: Yakir1212englander@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literary-studies

New Books in Eastern European Studies
Andrea Gondos, "Kabbalah in Print: The Study and Popularization of Jewish Mysticism in Early Modernity" (SUNY Press, 2020)

New Books in Eastern European Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 50:51


Long before Kabbalah books lined multiple books shelves in bookstores, Jewish educators in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, thought of copious ways of making Kabbalah more accessible for readers who were not acquainted with this lore. The book, Kabbalah in Print: The Study and Popularization of Jewish Mysticism in Early Modernity (SUNY Press, 2020), introduces the reader to an early seventeenth-century rabbi, Yissachar Baer, who lived and worked in Prague. Each of his four works seeks to illuminate a different facet of the Zohar (Book of Splendour), the medieval classic of kabbalistic speculation. His goal was to simplify the language of the Zohar as well as to assemble its halakhic teachings so Jews could enrich their daily observance of the commandments with the corresponding mystical explanation. He also wrote a short introduction to the study of Kabbalah and organized brief excerpts of the Zohar into an anthology. His works were important mediators of the Zohar and Kabbalah to Jewish and Christian readers alike. Andrea Gondos is an Emmy Noether post-doctoral fellow at Freie Universität (Berlin) where her current research centers on women's health and healing as discussed in early modern Jewish recipe books of magic and practical Kabbalah Her next book project will examine how the female body and its reproductive powers constituted a unique epistemological space for ba'alei shem (Jewish wonder-working healers) where knowledge concerning creation and regeneration could be accessed and controlled. Prior to joining the Emmy Noether research group, she held post-doctoral positions at Tel Aviv University and at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. She was also a fellow at the Katz Centre of Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Yakir Englander is the National Director of Leadership programs at the Israeli-American Council. He also teaches at the AJR. He can be reached at: Yakir1212englander@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/eastern-european-studies

New Books in Intellectual History
Andrea Gondos, "Kabbalah in Print: The Study and Popularization of Jewish Mysticism in Early Modernity" (SUNY Press, 2020)

New Books in Intellectual History

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 50:51


Long before Kabbalah books lined multiple books shelves in bookstores, Jewish educators in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, thought of copious ways of making Kabbalah more accessible for readers who were not acquainted with this lore. The book, Kabbalah in Print: The Study and Popularization of Jewish Mysticism in Early Modernity (SUNY Press, 2020), introduces the reader to an early seventeenth-century rabbi, Yissachar Baer, who lived and worked in Prague. Each of his four works seeks to illuminate a different facet of the Zohar (Book of Splendour), the medieval classic of kabbalistic speculation. His goal was to simplify the language of the Zohar as well as to assemble its halakhic teachings so Jews could enrich their daily observance of the commandments with the corresponding mystical explanation. He also wrote a short introduction to the study of Kabbalah and organized brief excerpts of the Zohar into an anthology. His works were important mediators of the Zohar and Kabbalah to Jewish and Christian readers alike. Andrea Gondos is an Emmy Noether post-doctoral fellow at Freie Universität (Berlin) where her current research centers on women's health and healing as discussed in early modern Jewish recipe books of magic and practical Kabbalah Her next book project will examine how the female body and its reproductive powers constituted a unique epistemological space for ba'alei shem (Jewish wonder-working healers) where knowledge concerning creation and regeneration could be accessed and controlled. Prior to joining the Emmy Noether research group, she held post-doctoral positions at Tel Aviv University and at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. She was also a fellow at the Katz Centre of Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Yakir Englander is the National Director of Leadership programs at the Israeli-American Council. He also teaches at the AJR. He can be reached at: Yakir1212englander@gmail.com 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 in Religion
Andrea Gondos, "Kabbalah in Print: The Study and Popularization of Jewish Mysticism in Early Modernity" (SUNY Press, 2020)

New Books in Religion

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 50:51


Long before Kabbalah books lined multiple books shelves in bookstores, Jewish educators in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, thought of copious ways of making Kabbalah more accessible for readers who were not acquainted with this lore. The book, Kabbalah in Print: The Study and Popularization of Jewish Mysticism in Early Modernity (SUNY Press, 2020), introduces the reader to an early seventeenth-century rabbi, Yissachar Baer, who lived and worked in Prague. Each of his four works seeks to illuminate a different facet of the Zohar (Book of Splendour), the medieval classic of kabbalistic speculation. His goal was to simplify the language of the Zohar as well as to assemble its halakhic teachings so Jews could enrich their daily observance of the commandments with the corresponding mystical explanation. He also wrote a short introduction to the study of Kabbalah and organized brief excerpts of the Zohar into an anthology. His works were important mediators of the Zohar and Kabbalah to Jewish and Christian readers alike. Andrea Gondos is an Emmy Noether post-doctoral fellow at Freie Universität (Berlin) where her current research centers on women's health and healing as discussed in early modern Jewish recipe books of magic and practical Kabbalah Her next book project will examine how the female body and its reproductive powers constituted a unique epistemological space for ba'alei shem (Jewish wonder-working healers) where knowledge concerning creation and regeneration could be accessed and controlled. Prior to joining the Emmy Noether research group, she held post-doctoral positions at Tel Aviv University and at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. She was also a fellow at the Katz Centre of Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Yakir Englander is the National Director of Leadership programs at the Israeli-American Council. He also teaches at the AJR. He can be reached at: Yakir1212englander@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/religion

20 Minute Leaders
Ep619: Omer Keilaf | CEO and Co-Founder at Innoviz Technologies

20 Minute Leaders

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 34:04


Omer Keilaf is the co-founder and CEO of Innoviz Technologies, a leading provider of LiDAR sensing solutions. Mr. Keilaf is helping to enable the mass commercialization of autonomous vehicles and under his leadership, the company has won a program with BMW for the industry's first series production of autonomous vehicles as well as a number of partnerships with leading Tier 1 solution providers. Prior to co-founding Innoviz, Omer served as an officer in the elite technological unit of the Intelligence Corps of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), 81, and held senior leadership roles in various companies. Omer holds a BSc and MSc in Electrical Engineering and an MBA, all from Tel Aviv University.

the Unidentified Celebrity Review
Interview with Franc Milburn

the Unidentified Celebrity Review

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 134:02


Today, we chatted with Franc Milburn, a former intelligence officer with over 22 years of experience producing threat & risk assessments for clients operating in hostile environments from North Africa to ME, Iraq & LATAM. His experience includes providing strategic & operational reviews for extractive industries and a variety of Fortune 500, aerospace & government clients. Franc is an alumnus of The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and has a degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics. He has previously written for the Middle East Economic Survey, the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, and the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University.

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 10.19.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 58:51


Prof. Eli Schwartz, Director of the Center for Geographic Medicine at Sheba Medical Center in Tel-Hashomer Israel, first introduced the field of travel medicine to Israel . His practice became the recognized center by the Ministry of Health of Israel for tropical and travel diseases. Dr Schwartz is currently serving as the president of the Israeli Society of Parasitology and Tropical Diseases and past president of the Asia-Pacific Travel Health Society. He is a full Professor (clinical) at the Sacker faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University.

On Israel with Ben Caspit, an Al-Monitor podcast
Geopolitical expert Eyal Zisser: A Lebanese civil war won't really threaten Israel

On Israel with Ben Caspit, an Al-Monitor podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 35:18


Ben Caspit talks this week to Dr. Eyal Zisser of Tel Aviv University. Zisser, an expert on Syria and Lebanon, reacts to recent incidents in Beirut, noting that while Hezbollah's Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah is strong, he also has his own constraints and sources of weakness — particularly since not all the Shiites in Lebanon are following him. Zisser addresses the possibility of a civil war breaking out again in Lebanon, estimating that like in Syria, this could present a tactical threat to Israel, but not a strategic one. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Psychoanalysis On and Off the Couch
Why Do We Read Books? Literature and Psychoanalysis with Merav Roth, Ph.D.

Psychoanalysis On and Off the Couch

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 49:35


"I jump into a book - we take a book into our hands, and I become everybody, everywhere in every era. I become Emma Bovary - it is a very famous expression by Flaubert saying, “I am Emma Bovary, Emma Bovary c'est moi.” I become someone else in a different place, in a different time, in a different body, sometimes in a different sex. I can even become an alien, a princess, a count. Then I let go of my defenses and I delve into my existential struggles but in this transitional space of literature which is so unique because the story of the characters is our story"    Episode Description: We begin our conversation about the reading experience with Merav sharing with us her story of growing up in a family of writers. We discuss the factors within us that lead us to read and how it shares certain similarities with the clinical encounter. She considers the use we make of literature to help us make the intolerable more playfully bearable. The work of Jorge Semprun is discussed with examples given from his memoir Literature or Life. Merav shares with us her sense that the depressive position informs and allows for a more ethical engagement with the literary experience. We close with her reading the poem Eating Poetry by Mark Strand.    Our Guest: Merav Roth Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and a training and supervising psychoanalyst at the Israeli Psychoanalytic Society; She is the head of the psychoanalytic psychotherapy program, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University; and a researcher of psychoanalysis and culture (mainly literature and trauma). She is the former chair of the interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in psychoanalysis and the former founder and chair of the post-graduate Klein studies, both at the psychoanalytic psychotherapy program, Sackler School of Medicine. Together with Joshua Durban, Roth edited and wrote the Preface and introductions to the book Melanie Klein – Essential Papers II and also edited Klein's Psychoanalysis of Children and Brenman Pick's Authenticity in the Psychoanalytic Encounter. Her book Reading the Reader – a Psychoanalytic Perspective on Literature, was published by Routledge and is translated into Spanish.    Recommended Readings:   Jorge Semprun. Literature or life - Penguin, 1997.     Merav Roth. A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Reading Literature - Reading the Reader, Routledge, 2020.     Merav Roth. Mutual Witnessing between a Writer and her Readers in Etty Hillesum's Diaries, 1941 -1943 Psychoanalytic Review, 107(6), December 2020    Merav Roth (2018) True Love as the Love of Truth, Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 15:2, 186-198.    Merav Roth. Transference in the Days of Corona(IPA web) -     Etti Hillessum's book: An Interrupted Life: Diaries and Letters of Etty Hillesum [1941-43]  (a tremendously inspiring diary of a young woman during the Holocaust) 

20 Minute Leaders
Ep607: Dikla Czaczkes Akselbrad | Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, PolyPid

20 Minute Leaders

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 22:05


Dikla Czaczkes Akselbrad is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PolyPid, a global clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing, and commercializing novel, locally administered therapies to improve surgical outcomes. Before joining PolyPid seven years ago, she served as CFO at both Compugen and Packet Technologies and as Audit Manager at Ernst & Young Israel. She holds an MBA in Finance and a BA in Accounting & Economics, both from Tel Aviv University, and is a certified public accountant in Israel. 

On Israel with Ben Caspit, an Al-Monitor podcast
International security expert Eviatar Matania: 40% of global cyber investments reach Israel

On Israel with Ben Caspit, an Al-Monitor podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 39:48


Ben Caspit hosts this week on his podcast Professor Eviatar Matania of Tel-Aviv University, who has played a key role in turning Israel into a world cyber power. The book he coauthored recently with Amir Rapaport, titled Cybermania, has created a stir in Israel and elsewhere. Matania explains that in this domain, Israel is a real player, not just per capita, but in absolute numbers. “Forty percent of global private investments in cyber reach Israel, and one third of the unicorn companies belong to Israelis. These are real numbers of a global power,” he notes. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Protecting Your NEST with Dr. Tony Hampton
Dr. Adam Treitman: Episode 67

Protecting Your NEST with Dr. Tony Hampton

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 62:33


Welcome to Protecting Your Nest with Dr. Tony Hampton. Dr. Adam Treitman is a Board Certified infectious disease specialist affiliated with Advocate Christ Hospital. He attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, completed his internship and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, and did his fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is currently the Chief of Infectious Disease and Medical Director for Infection Control at Advocate Christ Medical Center. In this discussion, Drs. Tony and Adam talk about the role of an infectious disease doctor (especially in the context of a global pandemic), how to replenish beneficial microorganisms and how to fight off those that are unwelcome, treatments available for COVID-19, how the monoclonal antibody treatment works, some practical recommendations for protecting oneself from diseases, oxidative stress and how to avoid it, and how to effectively and safely use vitamin supplements. Thank you for listening to Protecting Your Nest. For additional resources and information, please see the links below.    Links:   Dr. Tony Hampton: Book Website Instagram Account Facebook Page LinkedIn Account Youtube Account Advocate Aurora Healthcare Profile Dr. Hampton's Low Carb Corner (Diet Doctor) Dr. Tony Hampton's Diet Doctor Author Page   Dr. Hampton's patient handout

Tel Aviv Review
From Romania, For Cash

Tel Aviv Review

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 44:04


Dr Radu Ioanid, Romanian Ambassador to Israel and historian of Romanian Jewry, discusses his book The Ransom of the Jews: The Story of the Extraordinary Secret Bargain between Romania and Israel detailing how, over decades, hundreds of thousands of Romanian Jews were exchanged for money, livestock and goods. This episode is made possible by Tel Aviv University's Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism.

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 09.15.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 58:24


Dietary propolis supplementation reduced proinflammatory cytokines associated with air pollution exposure, without impacting on immune cell infiltration or lung function New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research, September 10, 2021 Air pollution is estimated to cause 7 million annual deaths globally. Our aim was to determine if dietary propolis consumption could prevent the immune and functional damage in a mouse model of acute urban dust exposure. Female C57BL/6J mice were challenged three times with intranasal urban dust over seven days which significantly increased proinflammatory cytokines and immune cells in the lung 24 h post final challenge. Dietary New Zealand propolis (2%) with gamma cyclodextrin supplementation reduced urban dust-induced lung TNFα, IL-4, and IL-6 cytokine production; but did not alter immune cell infiltration into the lung, or lung function outcomes. This suggests that daily consumption of 8% propolis with gamma cyclodextrin supplemented food was sufficient to reduce urban dust pollution-induced proinflammatory cytokine production but was not sufficient to prevent immune cell recruitment into the lung or lung function decline in a murine model of lung inflammation. In this study we found that daily consumption of a New Zealand propolis reduced proinflammatory cytokines within the lung in response to acute urban dust exposure but this inhibition was not sufficient to reduce immune cell infiltration or prevent increased airways tissue constriction. These results suggest that dietary supplementation of 8% propolis with gamma cyclodextrin (equivalent to 2% propolis resin) does not result in sufficient bioavailable concentrations of the bioactive polyphenolics to fully overcome urban dust pollution-induced acute immune cell infiltration into the lung. Other studies have shown that acute gavage consumption or intraperitoneal injection of specific propolis bioactive components can protect against a number of different immune challenges within the lung. These effects appear to be both concentration and administration route dependent, and may not be achievable using unenriched propolis as a dietary intervention.   20-Week Study of Clinical Outcomes of Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Prophylaxis and Treatment Comprehensive Pain Management Institute (Ohio), August 6, 2021 New research published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine shows that early intervention against a Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) infection using natural, over-the-counter remedies is a safe and effective way to avoid complications. Researchers from Ohio looked at modalities that are readily available for the Chinese Virus, including zinc, zinc ionophores, vitamins C, D3, and E, and l-lysine. These items were categorized in the study as “preventive measures” and “early-stage treatments” that can help to avoid the need for more “advanced” anti-covid measures such as pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines. Each of these tested remedies is natural, by the way, and the results of what they can do are impressive. Once again, nature wins out as our most abundant medicine cabinet, far exceeding anything cooked up in a lab. The clinical study found that this “multi-component OTC (over-the-counter) ‘core formulation' regimen” successfully protected test subjects against getting sick from the Chinese Virus, even as others got sick. “While both groups were moderate in size, the difference between them in outcomes over the 20-week study period was large and stark: Just under 4% of the compliant test group presented flu-like symptoms, but none of the test group was COVID-positive,” the paper reveals. “[W]hereas 20% of the non-compliant control group presented flu-like symptoms, three-quarters of whom (15% overall of the control group) were COVID-positive.” For 20 weeks, test subjects took these natural supplements. Adjustments were made for those with pre-existing health conditions and other health factors that may have influenced the outcome. Since all of the remedies utilized fall into the “low cost” category, anyone can access them. They are all dubbed as “anti-viral” as well, meaning they are safe and effective for use against viruses. By taking advantage of these remedies early, the paper explains, people can help to protect themselves against the types of adverse events that are causing some people to have to be hospitalized and put on a ventilator. “From early March through the end of July 2020, one of us (LM) monitored approximately 600 patients in Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio cities heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and did consultations with several colleagues (including JL) in the New York City metropolitan area, also heavily hit,” the paper explains. “Over that 5-month period, we dealt with dozens of clinical and/or test-confirmed cases of COVID-19. Much of the monitoring was performed via telemedicine; approximately 20% was performed in-office. It is from in-office monitored patients and staff that the study groups emerged.” We have been covering some of these same remedies along with others that have been scientifically shown to help protect against spike protein-induced illness. Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), as one example, is a zinc ionophore that helps to deliver more zinc into cells for improved immune function. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a polyphenol component of green tea, is a natural zinc ionophore that improves zinc absorption. For this latest study, the research team used quina (cinchona) plant bark extract and quercetin as zinc ionophores, as these, too, help to deliver more healing nutrients like zinc to the cells. “The core supplementation formulation components have been demonstrated … to have beneficial effects both outside of and within clinical settings in the prevention of viral infections and also in the treatment of early stages of such diseases,” the study reveals. “Zinc ionophores can … be utilized to gain the anti-viral benefit of enhanced intracellular Zn+2 concentrations while limiting tolerance / side-effect / toxicity issues associated with elevated serum levels of zinc supplementation.” You can review the full paper at this link.     Neuroprotective effect of L-carnitine against glyceraldehyde-induced metabolic impairment University Politecnica delle Marche (Italy), September 7, 2021 According to news reporting originating from Ancona, Italy, research stated, “Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive cognitive regression and memory loss. Dysfunctions of both glucose metabolism and mitochondrial dynamics have been recognized as the main upstream events of the degenerative processes leading to AD.” Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the School of Medicine, “It has been recently found that correcting cell metabolism by providing alternative substrates can prevent neuronal injury by retaining mitochondrial function and reducing AD marker levels. Here, we induced an AD-like phenotype by using the glycolysis inhibitor glyceraldehyde (GA) and explored whether L-carnitine (4-N-trimethylamino-3-hydroxybutyric acid, LC) could mitigate neuronal damage, both in SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells and in rat primary cortical neurons. We have already reported that GA significantly modified AD marker levels; here we demonstrated that GA dramatically compromised cellular bioenergetic status, as revealed by glycolysis and oxygen consumption rate (OCR) evaluation. We found that LC ameliorated cell survival, improved OCR and ATP synthesis, prevented the loss of the mitochondrial membrane potential (Dps) and reduced the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Of note, the beneficial effect of LC did not rely on the glycolytic pathway rescue. Finally, we noticed that LC significantly reduced the increase in pTau levels induced by GA. Overall, these findings suggest that the use of LC can promote cell survival in the setting of the metabolic impairments commonly observed in AD.” According to the news editors, the research concluded: “Our data suggest that LC may act by maintaining mitochondrial function and by reducing the pTau level.”     Hyperbaric oxygen study shows reversal of biologic hallmarks responsible for development of Alzheimer disease Tel Aviv University  & Shamir Medical Center (Israel), September 10, 2021 A new study, published today in peer-review medical journal Aging, marks the first time non-pharmaceutical clinical exploration proves efficacy in reversing the main activators of Alzheimer's disease.    Using a specific protocol of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), cerebral blood flow (CBF) improved/increased in elderly patients by 16-23%, alleviating vascular dysfunction and amyloid burden. The study, part of a comprehensive research program directed toward aging and accompanying ailments as a reversible disease, holds promise for a new strategic approach to the prevention of Alzheimer's by addressing not only the symptoms or targeting biomarkers, but rather the core pathology and biology responsible for the advancement of the disease.  Vascular dysfunction is a crucial element in the development of Alzheimer's and cognitive decline: Amyloid beta deposits in the brain blood vessel walls are the most common vascular pathology in Alzheimer's.  Reduced blood flow to the brain and its related decrease in oxygen supply (hypoxia) can precede the clinical onset of dementia and correlates with the degree of cognitive impairment in Alzheimer's. The comprehensive research, conducted at the Sagol School of Neuroscience at Tel Aviv University and the Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research at Shamir Medical Center, was led by study co-authors, Professor Shai Efrati, M.D.; Professor Uri Ashery, Ph.D.; Ronit Shapira, Ph.D.; Pablo Blinder, Ph.D.; Amir Hadanny, M.D. Using combined data from an animal model of Alzheimer's, where effects were evaluated directly on brain tissue (Sagol School of Neuroscience at Tel Aviv University); humans, assessed with the use of high-resolution MRI and computerized cognitive test (Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research at Shamir Medical Center); correlating results displayed beneficial effects of HBOT on patients suffering from mild cognitive impairment (MCI), the stage before dementia. Each patient received 60 HBOT sessions over a 90-day period, showcasing substantial improvement in cognitive functions – with memory, attention and information processing speed exhibiting the strongest results.  "After dedicating our HBOT research to exploring its impact on the areas of brain functionality and age-related cognitive decline, we have discovered for the first time HBOT induces degradation and clearance of pre-existing amyloid plaques – treatment, and the appearance of newly formed plaques- prevention," explains Professor Uri Ashery. "Elderly patients suffering from significant memory loss at baseline revealed an increase in brain blood flow and improvement in cognitive performance, demonstrating HBOT potency to reverse core elements responsible for the development of Alzheimer's disease." "By treating vascular dysfunction, we're mapping out the path toward Alzheimer's prevention. More research is underway to further demonstrate how HBOT can improve cognitive function and become an influential tool in the imperative fight against the disease," affirms Professor Efrati, research group leader and medical advisor to Aviv Scientific.  Aviv has developed a unique medical treatment protocol that includes HBOT, cognitive and physical training, and nutritional coaching, to enhance brain and body performance of aging adults at Aviv Clinics, currently available in Central Florida and Dubai.  HBOT is already used in patients with other pathologies and is known to be a relatively safe treatment modality, illustrating its potential to be easily implanted in clinical practice. In recent years, there is growing scientific evidence that certain protocols of HBOT can improve brain oxygen supply, induce proliferation of neuronal stem cells and induce generation of new blood vessels and neurons in the brain.       Increased flatulence from eating plant-based diet found to indicate healthier gut microbiome Center for Biomedical Research Network for Liver and Digestive Diseases (Spain), September 10, 2021 A team of researchers affiliated with a host of institutions across Spain has found that the increase in flatulence experienced by people switching to a plant-based diet is an indication of a healthier gut microbiome. In their paper published in the journal Nutrients, the group describes experiments they conducted with healthy, male volunteers regarding diet, fecal sample size and flatulence. It is widely known that switching from a fat or carbohydrate-based diet to one that features more vegetables results in more flatulence—particularly if the switch is to cruciferous vegetables. But as the researchers with this new effort have noted, little research has been done to learn more about the association between diet and flatulence. To learn more about the impact of switching to a plant-based diet on digestion and the gut biome, the researchers enlisted the assistance of 18 healthy, adult male volunteers. Each was asked to eat a western-style diet and then to switch to the plant-based Mediterranean diet for two weeks. Over the study period, the volunteers were asked to count the number of times they defecated each day and to capture and weigh each stool sample. Each of the volunteers was also asked to count the number of times they passed gas. The volunteers were also asked to submit to randomized testing that involved measuring the amount of gas that was emitted during episodes of flatulence, using balloons. The researchers found that the change in diet did not change the number of times the volunteers defecated each day—but it did change the amount of material discharged. The researchers found the plant-based diet doubled the stool size on average. The researchers note this was due to a huge increase in the mass of bacterial growth and excretion. The data also showed that the number of flatulence episodes increased by seven times per day on the plant-based diet—and each discharge had approximately 50% more gas. The researchers note this was due to fermenting of plant material in the gut. The researchers suggest their experiments show that a plant-based diet promotes more healthy types of gut bacteria which leads to better overall gut health.   Physical exercise can relieve tumor-associated anemia University of Basel (Switzerland), September 10, 2021 Many cancer patients suffer from anemia leaving them fatigued, weak, and an impaired ability to perform physical activity. Drugs only rarely alleviate this type of anemia. Researchers at the University of Basel have now been able to show what causes the anemia, and that physical exercise can improve this condition. The two major symptoms of cancer are loss of muscle mass and a reduced hemoglobin level, leading to weight loss, fatigue, lethargy and reduced physical performance. Moreover, both symptoms—atrophy and anemia—prompt many patients to schedule a doctor's appointment, then resulting in the diagnosis of a tumor. Why cancer causes muscle atrophy and anemia is not yet understood, and treatment is currently difficult. The fact that anemia leads to a decline of the overall state of health and can negatively affect the course of cancer therapy highlights the urgency to obtain insights into causes and potential remedies. In collaboration with the Department of Biomedicine at the University of Basel, the research group of Professor Christoph Handschin at the Biozentrum has now been able to show in a mouse model that cancer not only triggers a systemic inflammatory reaction, but also massively changes the handling of lipids and other metabolites in the body. The body's fight is unsuccessful These changes result in a tumor-related enhanced destruction of red blood cells. The study published in Science Advances shows that exercise normalizes these metabolic abnormalities and thereby reduces the anemia caused by cancer. The body tries to counteract the degradation by increasing red blood cell productionin the bone marrow and the spleen—without success. However, the increased production of blood cells is insufficient to prevent tumor-associated anemia. "We have now been able to clarify how cancer causes the degradation of red blood cells," says Christoph Handschin. "Cancer massively alters the metabolism of lipids and other compounds. This alters not only the red blood cells but also the macrophages, causing a sharp increase in red blood cells destruction by the macrophages." Macrophages are a type of white blood cells and part of the immune system. Exercise normalizes metabolism and alleviates anemia The research group attempted to normalize the metabolism by pharmacological means. However, none of the drugs could significantly improve the anemia. In contrast, however, the metabolism was regulated to such an extent by exercise that the anemia also decreased. Even the abnormal increase in red blood cell production could be reduced to a lower level. "Training was able to restore tumor-induced metabolic remodeling and inflammation sufficiently to blunt the excessive blood cell formation and destruction," explained Handschin. This study provides novel insights into the development of tumor-associated anemia. The findings suggest that exercise is a useful therapy for cancer patients, in order to counteract anemia and associated fatigue and lethargy and in turn to improve their general well-being and quality of life. This also leads to improved tolerance of radio- and chemotherapy, as has previously been established.   Mango could help maintain gut bacteria at risk from high-fat diets Oklahoma State University, September 13, 2021 Mango consumption could help prevent the loss of beneficial gut bacteria caused by a high fat diet, according to research on mice. The findings, published in the Journal of Nutrition , appears to reveal for the first time the positive impact of mango on gut microbiota. In the study, 60 male mice were assigned to one of four dietary treatment groups for 12 weeks - control (with 10% of calories from fat), high fat (with 60% calories from fat), or high fat with 1% or 10% mango. All high-fat diets had similar macronutrient, calcium, phosphorus, and fiber content. “We investigated the effects of freeze-dried mango pulp combined with an high-fat diet on the cecal microbial population and its relation to body composition, lipids, glucose parameters, short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) production, and gut inflammatory markers in a mouse model of diet-induced obesity,” the study reports. The high-fat dietary treatment with 10% mango (equivalent to 1½ cups of fresh mango pieces) was found to be the most effective in preventing the loss of beneficial bacteria from a high-fat diet without decreasing body weight or fat accumulation. Specifically, mango supplementation regulated gut bacteria in favor of Bifidobacteria and Akkermansia and enhanced short-chain fatty acid (SFCA) production. SCFAs have been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial effects, such as anti-inflammatory properties. Fibre benefits In previous studies, Bifidobacteria, for example, has been found to be lower in both obese individuals and those with type-2 diabetes. Similar results have been observed withAkkermansia in animal studies. High-fat diets, meanwhile, have been linked to gut dysbiosis, or bacterial imbalances within the intestinal tract. "Fibre and other bioactive compounds in plant-based foods are suggested to prevent gut dysbiosis caused by a high-fat diet," said Edralin A. Lucas, professor of nutritional sciences at Oklahoma State University and lead researcher of the study. "Mango is a good source of fibre and has been reported in previous studies to have anti-obesogenic, hypoglycemic and immunomodulatory properties. The results of this animal study showed that adding mango to the diet may help maintain and regulate gut health and levels of beneficial bacteria levels.” India, China, Indonesia and Thailand are the top four Mango growing countries, accounting for well over half the total global production. Although more research is needed on the effects of mango on human health, this study suggests that mango consumption may be important in improving gut health particularly for those consuming a high-fat diet, the researchers concluded.

Creating Confidence with Heather Monahan
What You Need To Know To Break FREE From Burnout with Davida Ginter Episode 145

Creating Confidence with Heather Monahan

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 27:55


Burnout is absolutely terrifying! So many people struggle with it every day and don't know how to break out of the stress cycle! So what can we do? Global burnout expert, author, and speaker, Davida Ginter is here to let us know. She is the Co-Founder & CEO of Enkindle Global, an organization created with the mission to end burnout and literally wrote the book on work life balance. Today, Davida shares all the secrets, strategies, and tips on eliminating burnout in your life. If you have ever felt chronically stressed then you HAVE to listen to this episode! About The Guest:Davida Ginter is the Co-Founder & CEO of Enkindle Global, an organization that leads global efforts to eliminate burnout. She's the author of the book “Burning Out Won't Get You There” which features interviews and conversations with worldwide leaders and changemakers. She's the founder of the sustainability center Be the Change, and has been recognized internationally for her work in the field of Values-Based Communication for Sustainability. Davida is a Participatory Leadership facilitator and a Non-Violent Communication trainer, with a BA in sociology & journalism (Tel Aviv University) and a MSc in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability (BTH, Karlskrona, Sweden). She is a writing contributor on several worldwide platforms, such as Thrive Global and The Startup Publication. While Davida currently resides in Israel, she works internationally to lead social change. Finding Davida Ginter:Website: https://davidaginter.com/ Enkindle Global: https://www.enkindleglobal.com/ Read Burning Out Won't Get You ThereFacebook: Davida GinterReview this podcast on Apple Podcast using this LINK and when you DM me the screen shot, I buy you my $299 video course as a thank you! To pre-order Overcome Your Villains NOW and get the bonus bundle click here: https://overcomeyourvillains.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Leading Saints Podcast
Speak Up, Sister! Helping Women Be Heard

Leading Saints Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 54:20


Jamee Adams and Jody Steurer are sisters. A little over a year ago they began their podcast, Speak Up Sister, striving to strengthen men and women to speak up clearly and effectively at home, work, church, and in their communities. Jamee Adams holds a Master's in Public Policy from Tel Aviv University, Israel. She is a small business owner specializing in business systems development, and currently serves in a Primary presidency. Jody Steurer has a Bachelor's in Psychology from Brigham Young University and is a certified life coach. She currently serves in a young women presidency. In this podcast, Kurt, Jody, and Jamee discuss the dynamic in councils and meetings between men and women, finding not only equality in numbers of men and women attending the meetings but also helping women feel heard and giving them more opportunities to speak up. Highlights 4:45 Discussion of women being outnumbered in church meetings. It's not so much about numbers but women feeling confident in speaking up and also being invited by the men to speak up. It's time that women are given more of a role. 12:40 The cultural dynamic in our faith is based on the patriarchal system. Men having the keys and the power of the priesthood has also been taken to also mean that they have more authority and voice over the women. However, this is completely not true. Women might not hold the keys of the priesthood but they do have equal access to the priesthood power to serve in their callings. 14:20 A shift must be made to be more collective of both men and women. 14:45 There are certain assumptions in the church that the stake president or man with the highest authority makes the final decision. We need to let go of those old assumptions and shift to follow the pattern of the Twelve Apostles and the First Presidency to discuss and all agree before making a decision. 18:30 Both men and women come into a meeting with the assumption that because women don't hold the priesthood their opinion doesn't weigh as much as a man's does. 19:00 There are also assumptions that we should all communicate the same way and if someone doesn't then their opinion is discounted. Women are often discounted for having strong personalities or for being direct when men are applauded for such traits. 22:00 Generally speaking, women can be more sensitive and take a lot of time explaining and storytelling. Men prefer to get to the point and get straight to the facts. Both men and women need to work on different skill sets of communication. Men can improve on their sensitivity and women can work on clearer communication. 34:20 The goal is not a majority rule. The goal of our councils is unanimity. Everyone should have a voice in ward councils. 40:00 Jody and Jamee coach women on how they can speak up more effectively. 45:00 Jody and Jamee coach the Bishopric walking into ward council. The bishop needs to advocate and validate everyone in the room. 47:35 Dealing with disagreements. Find ways not to alienate that person and automatically shut the person down when there is a disagreement. Leaders should strive to have a great connection and relationship with the women leaders to create unity even when there are disagreements. Links SpeakUpSister.net Instagram @speakupsisterpodcast Facebook page Unleashed: The Unapologetic Leader's Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You, by Frances X. Frei How Connection Can Improve Your Ward's Mental Health | An Interview with Geoff Steurer Read the TRANSCRIPT of this podcast