Life

Sin Got Your Goat?

September 30, 2014, by

According to tradition, on the day of Yom Kippur the Kohen Gadol transfers the sins of the Jewish people on to a goat that was then sent off into the wilderness (or off a mountain, depending on your interpretation). Since the Temple was destroyed, prayers and fasting take the place of the goat for atonement.

Are You Mossad Material?

September 29, 2014, by

Is there a Jewish James Bond among us? The Mossad seems to think so. Israel’s super-secretive intelligence agency recently launched an online recruitment campaign, complete with promotional video and application. Watch the recruitment video below: And if you’re looking to add a bit of adventure into your life, fill out the application. This webpage will

Does Israel Have the Answer to Ebola?

September 8, 2014, by

Protalix, an Israeli biopharmaceutical company located outside of the northern city of Carmiel, said Saturday that it has the resources to produce the experimental Ebola vaccine, ZMapp, which has recently run out. In an interview with Channel 2, Protalix’s Dr. Yossi Shaaltiel, the executive vice president of research and development said: “Today our production capacity

Justine Has Landed But The Feathers Are Still Flying

December 24, 2013, by

In a well-known Chasidic tale, a rabbi wishes to demonstrate the consequences of lashon hara to a habitual gossip. He has the man cut open a pillow and scatter the feathers to the wind. “Now gather up every last feather,” the rabbi tells him. “That’s what it’s like trying to get back the gossip one