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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Almond trees, nature’s sign that it’s Tu B’Shvat time, blossom in the Golan Heights. Photo by Maor Kinsbursky/Flash90

9 Israeli technologies to help the world’s trees

NAAMA BARAK, Israel21c.org January 14, 2022

Tu B’Shvat, the Jewish New Year for the trees, is a wonderful occasion to celebrate two Israeli fortes: green research and Start-Up Nation. Therefore, trees, research and tech all form the very roots of this article, highlighting the top technologies...

From left, Albo Climate CEO Dr. Jacques Amselem, CMO Ariella Charny and Prof. Andrei Sharf, AI adviser. Photo courtesy of Albo Climate

The Israeli startup making sense of carbon credits

Brian Blum, Israel21c.org January 11, 2022

The concept of carbon credits was introduced in the 1992 Kyoto Protocol, an international treaty on reducing greenhouse gases. A company that produces carbon dioxide emissions contributing to climate change can purchase a “credit” from an organization,...

Yoel Carasso, chairman of Carasso Motors and Prof. Marcelle Machluf, dean of the Technion Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering. Photo by Rami Sheloush/Technion Spokesperson’s Office

Israelis are masters of food innovation. Here’s why

Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel21c.org November 22, 2021

What is the recipe for meat and dairy without cows? Snacks and sauces with less sugar and salt? Long-lasting fresh produce and compostable food wrappers? A fast-growing, climate-threatened world is hungry for such recipes. Appropriately enough, the...

Dates growing on Hannah, a tree germinated from ancient seeds in Israel. Photo by Marcos Schonholz

Scientists grow fresh dates from a 6th century BCE seed

By Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel21c October 9, 2020

Mazal tov to Hannah and Methuselah on their 111 miracle babies! The proud parents are date palms grown from ancient seeds uncovered in archeological excavations in Israel.These dates, recently picked at the Arava Institute at Kibbutz Ketura in southern...

Blue And White Knesset member Yoaz Hendel speaks during a conference of The Israel Victory Project in Ramat Gan on Sept. 8, 2019. Photo by Flash90.

Israel rolls out super-fast 5G network

October 1, 2020

By Jewish News Syndicate (www.jns.org) Israeli Communications Minister Yoaz Hendel announced on Tuesday that three Israeli telecommunications companies had been awarded licenses to operate Fifth Generation (5G) communications networks in the country. “As...

Israel National Cyber Directorate Director General Yigal Unna speaks at the Homeland Security and Cyber conference in Tel Aviv, on Nov. 13, 2018. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Meet Israel’s cybersecurity gatekeeper

BY YOAV LIMOR, Israel Hayom via JNS.org September 30, 2020

Walking into the Tel Aviv office of Israel National Cyber Directorate head Yigal Unna, you immediately notice a very specific memento—a very weighty plaque he was awarded by his counterparts in the United Arab Emirates. Unna was part of the historic...

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