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Financial Illiteracy, Irrational Thinking Prevents People from Saving for Retirement

Throughout the Western world, only a minority of people save enough during their working careers to avoid a drop in living standards after retirement.

Teva Projects Generic Version of EpiPen to Consist of a Quarter of US Market

After a several-year delay, Teva received U.S. approval for its EpiPen in August 2018, but Schultz said more “validations” were mandated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, which it has completed.

Israel Launches World’s First Cyber Hotline for Victims of Hacker Attacks

“A cyber attack may not be limited only to property or financial damage. It can also threaten lives.”

Wine from Samaria Finds New Market in China

After two years of hard work and negotiations, the Psagot wine factory shipped their first container to China a few days ago.

Israeli Government Approves Export of Medical Cannabis

“This is a dramatic move that was approved only after it passed all the meticulous procedures by professionals in Israel."

Israeli Company Looking to Conquer European Hummus Market

Quality hummus tastes close to sour cream, and after you've eaten a lot of it, you'll still crave more. Factory hummus, by definition, is stale, sour, and mealy. It can't be helped.

Yeshiva University to Launch NYC-Based Hub for Israeli Startups

Students visited more than 15 startup firms in sectors such as cyber security, medicine, biotech, agrotech, finance and artificial intelligence.

Bank of Israel Keeps Rate Unchanged at 0.25%

The Monetary Committee has also cut the GDP growth forecast for 2019 from 3.6 percent to 3.4 percent.

Netanya Hi-Tech Company Raised $500,000 to Solve Irish Cow Pollution

The CropX recommendations will allow the dispersion of manure in optimal locations to improve grassland growth and reduce pollution.

New Bank of Israel Governor: I Will Use Interest Rates To Direct Monetary Policy

"The current inflation target, within which the Bank of Israel operates, is a range of 1–3 percent per year."

Netanyahu Tells Business World He Hopes to Prevent Second Yad Vashem, Maintain Free Market...

"Iran is responsible for almost all of the security problems that the State of Israel has."

‘Yellow Vests’ Threaten Knesset Committee: Israelis Will Hit the Streets If Electricity Goes Up...

Last week, Israel's Electricity Authority announced a rise in the cost of electricity to consumers in 2019 of between 6% and 8%.

IKEA Coming to Jerusalem Area

Every Israeli IKEA store features glatt kosher dairy and meat restaurants in-house.

Report: Arnold’s, Thomas’s, Sara Lee, Stroehmann, Freihofer’s, Entenmann’s Dropping Kosher Certifications

Consumers may have thought these were isolated business decisions or cost-cutting measures, but that’s not the case.
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Einstein’s Famous Letter on God and Judaism Fetches $2,892,500

"The word God is for me nothing but the expression and product of human weaknesses."

El Al Gives 400 NY Haredi Passengers Free Roundtrip Tickets to… Europe

"El Al does not take note of its customers' affiliation to any sector, gender or nationality."

Yeshiva Dean Demands El Al Apologize or Face Haredi Boycott

"To my chagrin, it has been a week since the event in which the entire Torah observant public was soiled for all to see for things that never happened."

El Al to Launch Investigation Into ‘Horror Flight LY 002’

"The committee will present its results and recommendations soon and afterwards, I will make decisions on the topic."

Deputy Minister Michael Oren Calls for Boycott Against Airbnb

"Airbnb's policy is the very definition of anti-Semitism. No one should use its services."
Sheldon Gary Adelson and his wife Miriam Ochshorn visit the American ambassador's house in Tel Aviv in 2009.

Presidential Medal of Freedom to be Awarded to Dr. Miriam Adelson

Dr. Adelson has supported Jewish schools, Holocaust memorial organizations, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces and Birthright Israel, among other causes.
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Gun Store Owner Offers Rabbis’ Special

A local Jewish woman said a number of Colorado Springs Jews already pack when they go to synagogue.

Deutsche Welle: UK Jews Who Fled Nazis Now Flee Brexit to Germany

Meanwhile, Aliyah figures from the UK rose by 7% – to a whopping 371.

Tehran U. Professor: Iran’s Situation Will Improve following Nov. 4 Sanctions

"After November 4, there won’t be a catastrophe, and as a result a state of peace will prevail."

American-Israeli Professor Appointed Governor of Bank of Israel

Prime Minister Netanyahu has shown a clear preference for American trained economists.

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