Sitting is the new smoking: best selling hybrid desk comes to Israel

July 3, 2016

“Sitting is the new smoking,” says South African physical therapist and entrepreneur Gary Arenson. He’s quoting an expression originally coined by researchers at the Mayo Clinic to describe the serious health risks – including heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and osteoporosis – connected with prolonged sitting, whether in front of the television or, in particular, at […]

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Tech picks from the 2016 OurCrowd Summit

June 25, 2016

At the opening of equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd’s second annual investor’s summit in Jerusalem last week, CEO Jon Medved told the 2,000 assembled attendees that military software maker mPrest had just raised $20 million through OurCrowd, the largest investment ever via crowdfunding and a significant Series A round for mPrest, which built the “command and […]

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“The Sabbath is on Saturday not Sunday” – the incredible story of the Zion Torah Center in India’s “Turmeric City”

October 4, 2015

This article was the cover story in The Jerusalem Post Magazine on Friday, September 25, 2015. Indian Pastor Samuel Devasahayam of the Zion Gospel Church was devastated: his elder sister Sheela, a Mother Theresa-like figure who had devoted her life to serving those in need – had passed away at the age of 60 and the entire […]

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Transforming teens at risk: How Lachan helped Rafael turn from criminal to counselor

July 27, 2014

Lachan co-founders Yoni Riskin and Avichai Yosef As Rafael stood before the juvenile court judge, he was given a stark choice: either join one of Israel’s heavily supervised “youth villages” for teenagers at risk…or go straight to jail. Before this pivotal moment, Rafael’s life was moving steadily and irreversibly in one direction. Running with a […]

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PICO: A Force of Change in Jerusalem

February 5, 2014

Galya Harish could have set up her new company anywhere. A seasoned business professional, she has both an MBA and a law degree, passed the bar exam in Israel and in the US, served as vice president of operations and finance for hi-tech incubator JVP Studios, and worked as a brand manager for several international […]

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Facebook changes mean greater need for original content

December 17, 2013

Recent changes to Facebook’s news feed algorithm mean that organizations and companies developing and publishing their own original content are now receiving a significant boost on the leading social media site. Two weeks ago, Varun Kacholia and Minwen Ji, engineering and software managers at Facebook, respectively, posted in the Facebook Newsroom that “we are now […]

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Hello Doctor app frees you from medical paperwork

November 19, 2013

(Hello Doctor co-founders, from left, Ziv Meltzer, Maayan Cohen and Eran Keisar.) When Maayan Cohen’s partner was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor, she was suddenly thrust into a world of specialists, tests, recommendations and paperwork. It was overwhelming for the then 25-year-old Tel Aviv University biochemistry graduate, who was working as a senior analyst […]

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Israeli App Steers You to Parking Spots

March 21, 2013

Tomer Neu-Ner was driving home from the hospital with his wife and newborn son. As always, parking was tight near Neu-Ner’s central Tel Aviv apartment. “I was a nervous new father,” he says. “I didn’t want to leave my baby in the car more than even a minute longer than I had to.” So he […]

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Better Place new management promotes “beta test” Israel

January 17, 2013

Israelis notoriously have a hard time saying they’re sorry, let alone that they may have goofed big time. But that’s exactly what happened in an extraordinarily candid meeting last week between Better Place’s new management team and several hundred owners of the company’s Renault Fluence 100% electric vehicles. Not only did CEO Evan Thornley, the genial […]

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Want a job applicant’s social media password? Don’t try it in Canada (or anywhere!)

March 29, 2012

Here’s a trend that seems outright outrageous: asking for a job applicant’s social media passwords. It’s been in the news for the past few years, off-and-on, especially during the past few weeks. Today, the Toronto Star has an article about a candidate for a law enforcement job who was asked to share his Facebook password with the recruiter. He […]

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