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April 18, 2022 by Michael Kuttner
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This is the thirtieth year that we will be celebrating Pesach in the Promised Land.

It took us more than forty years to get here but unlike our ancestors, we did not have to trek through the wilderness of Sinai. Travelling from New Zealand via Hawaii, Los Angeles and New York seemed at the time to be an endless journey and the airline kosher meals on Continental were certainly not as tasty as the manna served up to the Hebrews in the Exodus from Egypt.

One of the things that never fail to astound us is the exodus of Israelis to exotic places abroad. In of those ironies that abound this holiday witnesses hordes descending to Sinai in a somewhat ironical reverse exodus.

While the country transforms into holiday mode, innovations and developments keep on catching the headlines.


Have a peek at what Israeli developed robots can actually do.

At a recent IDF competition, these marvels of technology were put through their paces and demonstrated how they can overcome obstacles.

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 What is it like to be part of one of the IDF’s elite combat units, defending the country and its citizens every day?

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 In breaking news just in time for Pesach the Israel Defence Ministry has announced that a revolutionary new laser system has successfully proven its abilities during a recent series of tests.

Dubbed “Light Shield” this makes Israel the first country in the world to acquire a highly effective and very economic means of countering threats from various sources.

Once again Israeli technological innovation makes a giant leap forward.

Watch this video and marvel at the latest Passover miracle.

Comments at the end by the Defence Minister and those involved with the laser development are in Ivrit but they all hail the successful testing of this new impending addition to Israel’s defence capabilities.

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 In a list of the world’s best universities published this week, four of Israel’s institutions of higher learning have made the top 100.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is rated as the 18th best university in the world.

Tel Aviv University took 29th place.

The Weizmann Institute was rated 96th and The Technion Institute of Technology was 97th.



Whether you live in Israel or somewhere else, the taste of Pesach food has a universal appeal.

There are a thousand and one ways of preparing chicken soup with matza balls. Here is an innovative and hopefully delightfully tasty recipe for this year’s celebrations and indeed anytime.

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For those who keep to a vegan diet here is a recipe that will appeal.

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