Welcome back to Gilis Good Newsletter #18


Ben and Jerry’s are still making headlines, with Ben Greenberg and Jerry Cohen writing an oped in the NYT in which they said that they’re very proud that the company took this position. They love Israel but support the move.  I’ll point out that they have nothing to lose since they sold B&J to Unilever in 2000 for $326M.  They’ll be fine.

About the picture above. This post won the internet for me. To translate:
 Zionism throughout history:
In the 30’s Tower and Stockade
In the 50’s Drying Emek Hachula
In the 70’s Settling Yehuda V’Shomron
Today – Eating Ice Cream

In other news, Israel won its first medal last Shabbat, as Avishag Semberg became the youngest Israeli to Medal as she won a bronze in Tai Kwon Do. In addition, Iranian judoka Saeid Mollaei dedicated his Silver medal to Israel for our support since defecting from Iran 2 years ago.  

The cabinet just approved a 3rd shot for people of 70 to protect them from the delta variant.  There is a huge push to get everyone vaccinated, and the government is trying to make life terrible if you refuse to get vaccinated.

Israel mourns the passing of news reporter Roni Daniel, and Israel deals with the backlash of the NSO spyware scandal. 

As always, I hope to make you smile with some articles and nuggets from the past week. I hope you enjoy it and if you don’t like something, just let me know. I love to get feedback.

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Shabbat Shalom and Good Shabbos.

Israel again sees over 2,000 daily virus cases, rise in severe patients

Coronavirus National Information and Knowledge Center warns in wake of continued surge in cases that if no drastic measures are taken soon, the number of sever patients will ‘skyrocket’; 159 patients are currently in severe condition

Iranian judoka in Tokyo dedicates silver medal to Israel

Saeid Mollaei has dedicated his Silver Olympic medal to Israel, for its support since he defected from Iran two years ago.

Roni Daniel: Israel’s melting pot personified – editorial

Daniel personified the ultimate Israeli and was a classic example of David Ben-Gurion’s melting pot. He belonged to a generation that wanted to erase the past and create a new Israeli.

AI for greenhouses boosts ability to farm locally

n Israeli startup has enabled indoor growers to cut disease-related harvest loss by 30-40% and reduce active human monitoring by 50%.

First Tokyo medal: Avishag Semberg wins taekwondo bronze, Israel’s 1st in field

Semberg, 19, beats Turkey’s Rukiye Yıldırım to become Israel’s youngest ever medalist; earlier also became first Israeli to ever win a taekwondo match at the Olympics

Recipe of the Week: Rugelach

Not the first thing you’ll think of when it comes to Israeli food, but Rugelach has become a part of Israeli cuisine.


Pics of the week

Happy Birthdays

Buddy Baer

Eytan Taub

Avram Hein

Devorah (Madeline) Morrison

Ariella Weintraub

Shlomo Moor

Miri Coplin

Chloe Jureller

Sabina Misiuk

Rachel Goldzal

Shaina Dubov

Annabel Banks

Idan & Shulamit Stern & Family

Miss and Love You

Gali Zidele

Isaac Schapiro

Lipshitz Family

Yehudit And Chaim Shukar

Chaya Lebel

David Smigel

Sam Graber

Mr. & Mrs. Goldman Family

Stark Family

Zehavit Lazar

Sara Hershmann

Paige Farkas

David Smigel

Jacklyn Edelstein

Thank You

Sam Richman

Adinah Katzburg

Tova Segal

Chaim And Shani Wachtel

Karen Feibush

Michelle And Laurence Berkowitz

Sami Frankel

Michael & Cindy Levy

Carol & David Novoseller

Schwartz Family

Andrew Wechsler

Sophie Peven

Eliana Cepelowicz

Jj Guralnik

Noah Bessler

Zehavit Lazar

Karen Feibush


Lisa Erdfarb

Mazal Tov

Leah Brynin

Idan & Shulamit Stern & Family

Parshat V’Etchanan

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