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Air-Raid Sirens for All!

Air-Raid Sirens for All! One of the major challenges facing the hearing impaired population in Israel during the war with Hamas is how to deal with responding to air-raid sirens while they are sleeping. Shani Bibi, the founder of CODA, a startup that utilizes AI to convert the spoken word into sign language and the […]

Rescue Unsold Food, Make Money and Save the Planet!

Rescue Unsold Food, Make Money and Save the Planet! Israel, like many other developed countries, wastes millions of tons of food every year. According to Leket Israel, the major food rescue NGO in the country, more than one third of all the food produced in Israel gets thrown out. To help make a dent in […]

Innovative Israeli Tech Helps Protect Swimmers in the Water from Drowning

Innovative Israeli Tech Helps Protect Swimmers in the Water from Drowning It’s definitely interesting that the Talmud commands parents to teach their children to swim. The challenge is, that even for those who know how, including adults, many people still drown due to various external reasons beyond their control with around 263,000 people drowning every […]

Israeli Tech, Helping Everyone to Read

Israeli Tech, Helping Everyone to Read The ability to read is considered by many to be the bedrock of education, and the key to successful integration into global society. It is a given that everyone should learn to read if they can, but what about those people who are visually impaired or dyslexic? Yes, there […]

Building the World, One Eco-Friendly Brick at a Time

Building the World, One Eco-Friendly Brick at a Time In addition to the human toll of the recent attack on Israel’s southern communities, many businesses have suffered as well. One startup, Kenaf Ventures, with its main center of operations in Kibbutz Kfar Aza (one of the most severely damaged communities with 58 members killed and […]

Best Inventions 2023

Best Inventions 2023 Despite the darkness surrounding the war currently being fought by Israel against its enemies in the south and north of the country, it’s important to remember the amazing positive impact Israel continues to have on the world, enhancing and improving people’s lives every day. Among TIME magazine’s “The 22 Best Inventions of […]

Misrad HaMishpatim – Update

Misrad HaMishpatim | Update The Misrad HaMishpatim משרד המשפטים Ministry of Justice is offering legal aid for next of kin families of citizens or security forces members who have fallen in the war. At this time the form is in Hebrew and can be found here.

Rashut HaMisim – Update

Rashut HaMisim | Update The Rashut HaMisim רשות המיסים Israel Tax Authority has updated its website to include instructions on how to file a property damage claim pertaining to damages caused by the war. More information (in English) can be found here. In addition, residents of Otef Aza, “The Gaza Envelope” can apply for a […]

Government Offices – Updates During Wartime

Government Offices | Updates During Wartime The following government offices issue continuous updates on their services during the ongoing emergency, including but not limited to: hours of operations, guidelines etc. Given that new updates are added all the time, we recommend that you check back regularly. Misrad HaPnim – משרד הפנים – Interior Ministry and […]