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Scientist wearing gloves, a mask, and protective glasses examining a computer chip

Google, Microsoft, Apple, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and other high-tech companies have longtime research facilities in Israel. What brings them and why do they stay?

Rachel Landman
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During the 1960s, Israeli scientists laid the groundwork that would enable its institutions and hi-tech companies to flourish, creating a global center for innovation.

Dan Garwood
Yellow flowers on a cactus blooming in the desert

The pioneers who built the State of Israel faced myriad challenges to create a self-sufficient society in a desert environment without easy access to food or water.

Rachel Landman
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Guests Rabbi Sarah Bassin and Imam Abdullah Antepli joined On being's Krista Tippett to talk about their pioneering work in building bridges of understanding between Muslims and Jews. 


Kate Bigam Kaput
Cell phone with earbuds, coffee, wooden spoon with a heart handle and four pastel macaroons all seen from above

Here at, we’re celebrating a very special birthday: Our first podcast, On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah, is turning three years old! We’re growing up so fast and getting so big. Cake, anyone?

Kate Bigam Kaput
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A high school student explains what he learned about Jewish tradition from his experience developing a smartphone app for a virtual Yom HaShoah candle.

Andy Lebowitz

In service, the ring of a phone serves as a rude disruption to our worship. But that same ring can also serve as a powerful and effective reminder.

Larry Glickman

If posting an apology online serves as a starting point for follow-up conversations, I say go for it. How could that ever be a bad thing?

Rabbi Ilyse Glickman

I have a hard time believing that, however good the intentions may be, typing "Please forgive me if I hurt you" into our browsers can create change.

Rabbi Jason Rosenberg

Campers and staff at URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy, a Reform Jewish summer camp near Boston, connect with Israel in a unique way: through science and tech

Greg Kellner


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