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HU, TAU law schools in Top 100

Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Faculty of Law and Tel Aviv University’s Buchmann Faculty of Law are among the Top 100 law departments in the world, according to the new issue of QS World University Rankings. The QS rankings are among …

Israeli study shows stress is hereditary

Stressful experiences at a young age affect the next generation, according to a new University of Haifa study. The research did show, however, that inherited adversity can be modified by appropriate intervention. Prof. Micah Leshem of the Department of Psychology …

Documenting life in Israel

Hoping to shatter media misconceptions about Israelis, a student group has launched a new documentary-reality online project that shows what life is really like for 20-somethings in Israel today. It’s called Is.Real, and it was initiated by students from the …

Israeli films at Toronto Int’l Film Festival

Israeli films at Toronto Int’l Film Festival

Four Israeli films will be screened at this year’s prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), organizers announced late yesterday (August 16). They are: Joseph Cedar’s Footnote, Jonathan Sagall’s Lipstikka, Tawfik Abu Wael’s Last Days in Jerusalem, and Yossi Madmony’s Restoration. …

Jerusalem hosts international arts fair

The Sultan’s Pool venue in the capital is the place to be, as the 36th annual Jerusalem International Arts and Crafts Fair continues. The annual happening showcases the works of artists from Israel and around the world. Guest artists hail …

Weizmann offers new cancer therapy

Weizmann Institute scientists may have developed a new approach to boost the body’s defenses against cancer that is both more effective and cheaper than currently available therapy. One of the latest attempts to strengthen the body’s defenses against the deadly disease …

Walking around shortens hospital stay

A new study from the University of Haifa shows that patients who walked around the ward during hospitalization helped reduce the length of their stay. “Given the over-occupancy of many hospitals, this finding can be of great importance,” said researchers …

Israeli young cadets take baseball gold

Israel’s Young Cadets National Baseball Team took the gold at the recent Tuscany Series Tournament in Italy. The Israeli team finished the tournament with a 4:1:1 record. Not known as a baseball nation, the Israelis nonetheless showed their pitching prowess, …

Hebrew language exhibit is hot ticket

Hebrew language exhibit is hot ticket

Photo by Yaakov Bril The ‘A-B-See-Do’ exhibition at Beit Hatfutsot museum is this summer’s hottest ticket. Eliezer Ben Yehuda, the father of Modern Hebrew, would undoubtedly be dumbfounded to know that a new children’s museum exhibit dedicated to the essence …

IncrediMail acquires Smilebox for $25m.

Israel’s IncrediMail, which develops and markets email and other high-end personal desktop software, paid $25 million up front for Smilebox, a US company that develops consumer-focused photo sharing and scrapbook creation tools. IncrediMail will pay an additional $15 million if …