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As Hamas Threatens Families and Journalists, Who Blew Out the Lights in Gaza?

2 Av 5774 – July 29, 2014
The lights are out again in Gaza, but it's not clear who is responsible this time around. Does it matter?

Gaza Rockets Knocks Out Sderot Electricity

5 Tammuz 5774 – July 3, 2014
Direct strikes on Sderot knock out electricity in parts of the city. Gaza still has electricity.

Israel Electric Corp. Threatens to Cut the Lights to PA

5 Iyyar 5774 – May 5, 2014
Israel's electric company is threatening to cut power to the Palestinian Authority - the debt is more than a billion shekels.

Israel Discriminates ‘against’ PA by Charging Less for Electricity

26 Adar I 5774 – February 25, 2014
The Israel Electric Corp. shuts off power to those who don’t pay – unless the debtor is the Palestinian Authority.

Weekend Snow Update: Jerusalem Lock-down, Blackouts, and Lots of Snow (+ Photos)

12 Tevet 5774 – December 14, 2013
The massive snow storm knocked out electricity, and shut down the main highways to Jerusalem.

Palestinian Authority Owes Israel Electric $350 Million

2 Tevet 5774 – December 4, 2013
The Palestinian Authority continues to operate on the back of Israeli consumers, whose rates for electricity constantly rise while PA Arabs simply don’t pay...

Greenpeace Infiltration May Have Prevented Terrorist Attack

26 Sivan 5773 – June 3, 2013
Thank God it was Greenpeace and not Hezbollah. If terrorists, instead of activists, had entered Israel’s natural gas terminal and roamed freely for 90 minutes, it would have been a mass catastrophe.

Gaza Terrorists Trying to Destroy Power Plant That Supplies Them

23 Adar 5773 – March 4, 2013
Israel supplies 125 megawatts of electricity to the Gaza Strip from the power station in Ashkelon that has come under repeated rocket fire over the past six years.

Behind Salam Fayyad’s Call for ‘Economic Intifada’

7 Tevet 5773 – December 20, 2012
Fayyad wants Palestinians to boycott Israel, but at the same time is unable to provide them with better alternatives.

What I Learned from Hurricane Sandy

24 Kislev 5773 – December 7, 2012
I am writing this column as Hurricane Sandy is barreling through the greater New York area, after having sorted a load of clean laundry by the light of a group of yahrtzeit candles and having washed my supper dishes with the aid of a clip on barbeque lamp. My electricity went out almost four hours ago and thoughts of what I did right and what I did wrong in preparation for a one of a kind storm that ironically, bears my name are still fresh in my mind.

The Purpose Of The Melachah

9 Kislev 5773 – November 22, 2012
The link between the laws of Shabbat and the Mishkan not only defines the 39 Melachot but also determines the conditions for liability. One of these conditions is intent. The other is purpose.

Hundreds of NY Homes to Be Torn Down After Sandy

4 Kislev 5773 – November 18, 2012
Hundreds of homes damaged beyond repair during Hurricane Sandy will be readied for demolition by New York City workers according to an article in the New York Times.

Updated: Latest (75+) Missile Alerts and Strikes

26 Heshvan 5773 – November 10, 2012
Latest rocket launches and alarms Trivia: As of 11:03 PM 858 rockets were launched at Israel from Gaza in 2012. More than 60 rockets this...

After Sandy, Volunteers Crisscross Manhattan to Help

17 Heshvan 5773 – November 2, 2012
In a nearly dark corner of lower Manhattan, in an area otherwise known as Tribeca, Rabbi Zalman Paris stands tall, cellular phone in hand,...

Majestic Destroyer

Reader Jonathan Kahanovitch sent us this amazing image of Ms. Liberty under a canopy of ominous clouds. Destruction can be so pretty. Hope you're dry and...

Israeli Innovation Could Make Water Drinkable in Africa

25 Av 5772 – August 13, 2012
Desalination plants for the most part are extremely costly for less-developed nations, as they use enormous amounts of electricity and are location-sensitive. But thanks to a recent Israeli discovery, the desalination system may become much more affordable in areas like Africa and the Middle East.

Minister: Blackouts from Cancelled Egyptian Gas Deal Should Hit Gaza, Not Israel

22 Iyyar 5772 – May 14, 2012
The unintended consequence of the hostile cancellation of Egypt's natural gas contract with Israel may result in increased blackouts in Gaza. Benjamin Netanyahu's Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan says Israel should consider cutting its supply of electricity to the Gaza Strip this summer in face of predicted power shortages.

Israel, Cyprus, Greece, Sign Underwater Electric Cable Deal

11 Adar 5772 – March 4, 2012
AFP reports that Israel and Cyprus have signed an accord Sunday to lay an underwater electricity cable between the two countries. It's the first...

Is It A Car? Is It A Network? No — It’s Both

30 Shevat 5772 – February 23, 2012
If Israeli electric car company, Better Place, only gave the world an electric car that could switch an empty battery for a full one in five minutes that would have been enough! But Better Place is also the key to making renewable energy production practical all over the world. Dai aynu!

Israel’s Four Elements: Four Holy Cities: Living In The Heart Of The World

5 Heshvan 5771 – October 13, 2010
While studying the anatomy of the heart in Machon Biotechnology in Israel, I had some thoughts: The four holiest cities in Israel - Jerusalem (fire/aish),Tzfat (wind/ruach), Chevron (earth/adamah), and Tverya (water/mayim) - seem to correspond to the four chambers of the heart.

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