On the other hand

March 1, 2020 by Michael Kuttner
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Crunch time has arrived as we troop wearily for the third time to the polling booth in an endeavour to elect a governing coalition.

Meanwhile, our researchers and scientists are working overtime to develop an effective treatment and vaccine to combat the spread of COVID 19 otherwise known as Coronavirus.

L’CHAIM

Once not so long ago if you mentioned kosher wine the first thing most people thought of was sweet Kiddush wine. Today it is an entirely different scene as this news item explains:

 

 

MAZAL TOV

The international youth Bible Quiz held in Israel every year is a tough test of one’s knowledge and ability to answer questions. Having won it in 2018 read what the winner then went on to achieve. He faced perhaps the toughest question of his young life and again came out a winner.

Azriel Shilat, International Bible Quiz for Youth winner in 2018, and runner up Oriah Cohen married on Sunday. The two met while competing in the contest and became engaged to each other in October.

Seventeen years old at the time, the two competitors battled over Bible questions on Israel’s Independence Day in 2018. Following lightning-speed rounds, Shilat beat Cohen by one question during the tiebreaker.

The teens, who were not yet a couple, stood on stage together and received their awards from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. According to reports, they have been together ever since.

When their engagement was announced, the Bible Quiz’s longtime host, Avshalom Kor, publicly congratulated the couple. “There is nothing as great as the Nation of Israel’s love for the Book of Books and the love of a bride and groom who love both the book and each other,” he said.

Both come from Israel’s northern region. Shilat is a resident of Hatzor Haglilit and Cohen hails from Haifa.

Mazal Tov to the winning couple!

 

WATER FROM AIR

There is a growing shortage of water in many parts of the world which threatens the lives of millions of people.

Israeli innovators may have discovered a way to solve this problem.

 

 

 

“SECRET” RIVER DISCOVERED

 This year’s record-breaking winter rainfall has produced some amazing sights.

 

 

ON THE OTHER HAND

 Jews have always loved a good argument. From the oral teachings to the Talmud, the culture of arguing, making a point and then a counter-point – is deeply rooted within the Jewish tradition.

Maybe that’s the reason that in recent years, under the radar, Israel has become an international juggernaut in the debate world. The debating clubs are thriving, and in international debating competitions, Israel is winning big prizes.

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