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D’Var Torah: What happens when King Balak seeks to drive the Hebrews out? – The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

| June 3, 2021

There are those in this world who have earned a reputation for perpetuating bigotry and espousing hatred. We can predict what these people will say before they even open their mouths.

For the grandfather of micro-drawing, its truly a small world after all – Forward

| June 3, 2021

The pandemic seems to have changed the world so that it now looks a lot more like the one artist Jacob El Hanani has always lived in. The 74-year-old Moroccan-born, Israeli-raised, New York-steeped grandfather of micro-drawing, has been tending to his intricate and painstakingly drawn canvases for over 45 years, in the same Soho loft that has served as his home and studio since 1974.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics to Host Webinar With Therapeutic Area Experts to Discuss Retinal Tissue Restoration Observed in Dry AMD Patients Treated…

| June 3, 2021

CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs, announced today that it plans to host a webinar featuring external therapeutic area experts in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), on June 10, 2021 at 4pm ET /1pm PT. Lineage recently reported that restoration of retinal tissue has been observed in three patients enrolled in the Companys Phase 1/2a study of its lead product candidate, OpRegen, an allogeneic retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cell transplant therapy in development for the treatment of AMD with geographic atrophy (GA), or dry (atrophic) AMD

Local rabbi creates Braille Torah for the visually impaired – thejewishchronicle.net

| June 3, 2021

When Rabbi Lenny Sarko lost some of his vision, there was something else he began to see. About five or six years ago, Sarko, a man with a friendly demeanor who serves as the spiritual leader of Congregation Emanu-El Israel in Greensburg, experienced bleeding in his eyes due to Type II diabetes. The world became a little dimmer not a good situation for a man so heavily reliant on reading holy texts

Israel’s Jewish-Arab rift resurfaced this year, but coalition deal signals change – Haaretz

| June 3, 2021

With or without a change government, there are those who can already confidently declare that they succeeded long before the mandate to form a coalition expired at midnight. Representatives of Israels Arab citizens, in separate party lists and using different strategies, have once again proven that they are key players in the struggle for the future of the states leadership; they are not going anywhere, and theyre not in anyones pocket

Amulet Dated 1500 Years Discovered in Israel, Believed to Guard Against Evil Eye – News18

| June 3, 2021

A 1,500 years old amulet, known as Solomons Seal' -once believed to have protected women and children from evil eye has been unveiled by archaeologists after 40 years of its discovery near the site of a Byzantine-era synagogue.

Hebrew language – Wikipedia

| June 1, 2021

Semitic language native to Israel Hebrew (, Ivrit(helpinfo), IPA:[ivit] or [ivit]) is a Northwest Semitic language of the Afroasiatic language family. Historically, it is regarded as the language of the Israelites, Judeans and their ancestors. It is the only Canaanite language still spoken and the only truly successful example of a revived dead language, and one of only two Northwest Semitic languages still spoken, the other being Aramaic.[11][12] The language was not referred to by the name Hebrew in the Hebrew Bible, but as Yehudit ("the language of Judah") or spa Kna'an ("the language of Canaan").[2][note 1] Mishnah Gitin 9:8 refers to the language as Ivrit meaning Hebrew; however, Mishnah Megillah refers to the Hebrew language as Ashurit, meaning Assyrian, which is derived from the name of the alphabet used, in contrast to Ivrit meaning the paleo-Hebrew alphabet.[13] The earliest examples of written Paleo-Hebrew date to the 10th century BCE.[14] Hebrew ceased to be an everyday spoken language sometime between 200 and 400 CE, declining in the aftermath of the Bar Kokhba revolt.[2][15][note 2] Aramaic and, to a lesser extent, Greek were already in use as international languages, especially among elites and immigrants.[17] Hebrew survived into the medieval period as the language of Jewish liturgy, rabbinic literature, intra-Jewish commerce and poetry

Hebrews – Wikipedia

| June 1, 2021

Semitic-speaking Israelites, especially in the pre-monarchic period The terms Hebrews (Hebrew: / , Modern: Ivrim / Ivriyyim, Tiberian: Irm / Iriyym; ISO 259-3: ibrim / ibriyim) and Hebrew people are mostly taken as synonymous with the Semitic-speaking Israelites, especially in the pre-monarchic period when they were still nomadic. However, in some instances it may also be used in a wider sense, referring to the Phoenicians, or to other ancient groups, such as the group known as Shasu of Yhw on the eve of the Bronze Age collapse,[1] which, although not an ethnonym,[2][3] appears 34 times within 32 verses[4][5][6] of the Hebrew Bible. By the time of the Roman Empire, Greek Hebraios could refer to the Jews in general, as Strong's Hebrew Dictionary puts it, "any of the Jewish Nation",[7] and at other times more specifically to the Jews living in Judea

7 Things You Should Know About Hebrew | My Jewish Learning

| June 1, 2021

Hebrew is the language of the Bible, Jewish prayer and since the early 20th century a modern language spoken in Israel.

I love Israeli and Hebrew culture, and am committed to Palestinian solidarity. Where’s the group for me? – JTA News – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| June 1, 2021

(JTA) I was riding my bike last week when I passed a convoy of honking cars sporting Israeli flags and balloons in various shades of blue and white and immediately felt a wave of clashing emotions. I felt the pang of recognition I feel whenever I see the flag that dotted the walls of my Jewish day school.


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