Welcome back to Gilis Good Newsletter #14


It’s been another week.  It’s getting to feel a lot like summer with consistent highs above 30c (86f).  Kids finished school this week, and today it’s officially July 1st. 

The news cycle hasn’t been easy with the collapse of the Champlain Towers and Corona levels spiking.  But this picture of Foreign Minister Yair Lapid opening the Israeli embassy in the UAE can only make one think of the words of Isaiah,  “and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and spears into pruning hooks.”  

Walkme, Monday.com, Taboola, IronSource, and Payoneer are all IPO’d, and it feels like every day there is a new Israeli Unicorn.  In business, a unicorn is a privately held startup company valued at over $1 billion. 

I had the privilege of visiting the old city of Jerusalem for a night tour.  It was so beautiful to see people walking around and tour groups roaming.  It warmed the soul to see the Kotel lit up beautifully, and it was inspiring to be there once again.  

I tried to find some articles and nuggets from the week to make you smile.  I hope you enjoy it and if you don’t like something, just let me know. 

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Shabbat Shalom and a Gitten Shabbos.

Evyatar settlers okay new agreement to leave illegal West Bank outpost

Residents accept a compromise that will push back the opening of yeshiva by several months but limit time Defense Ministry can spend surveying land.

An Israeli doctor’s prescription for premium peanut butter

Dr. Jason Cohen’s startup produces the only natural peanut butter and almond butter made with 100% Israeli-grown nuts.

Israeli co Outbrain files for Nasdaq IPO

The filing comes as Outbrain’s Israeli content recommendation rival Taboola begins trading on the NYSE, following its SPAC merger.
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Israeli rescue team head at Florida building collapse says not giving up hope

Col. Golan Vach maintains there is still a chance of pulling people out alive from rubble nearly 6 days after the disaster; says the team built a 3D model of the site before they flew out.

Recipe of the Week: Easy Hummus Recipe (Authentic and Homemade)

I heard from someone that US Store-bought Chummus is gross. So learn how to make hummus like a pro! I’m sharing my family’s easy hummus recipe and expert tips for authentic, smooth, ultra-creamy hummus!


Pics of the week

Happy Birthdays

Yanky and Baila Saklad

Sammy Wurtman

Daniella Rothschild

Nataly Sharivker

Atara Mayer

Sean Rubin

Danny Weininger

Avigayil/Tsofia Neuman

Thinking of You

Jeanette Cannon

Gaya Lamm

Thank You

Abigail Lipner

Shany Ilouz


Claire Ruder

Mazal Tov

Moriah Meyers

Bracha Katsof

Happy Anniversary

Shani & Yossi Newman

Marsha & Sammy Kapustin