JWRP Participant Supports our Soldiers in Israel

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The rockets haven’t stopped the brave women of JWRP from coming to Israel and showing solidarity with the people while they tour the length and breadth of the Holy Land. One of our recent JWRP participants was so inspired that she decided to stay on and do her part to help our Israeli soldiers. Read Michey Singer’s first hand account of her extended stay in Israel.

Here is a glimpse of my amazing journey to Israel with the JWRP:

After nine incredible days with 200 moms and unbelievable leaders, I went to Tel Aviv on an “optional two day extension.” We, seven women, had an undeniably fabulous experience. (more…)

A Madrich’s Perspective: JWRP Women Supporting Israel

jwrp pic july 21 1Sirens are sounding and rockets are flying over Israel, but GoInspire is still out to inspire! We take all possible safety precautions, and then aim to provide our trip participants with a wonderful, memorable trip.

Our most recent JWRP trip inspired our Madrich to write this moving letter:

My Friends,

Waking up this morning in bed, at my own home, was strange. Everything was silent. No bus drivers to call at 6:00 AM, no security guard to make sure he comes on time, No name tags, no city leaders. No Tour Guide, no Bathroom Stops. I was home – silence. (more…)

Snow Turns Jerusalem Upside Down

Snowman upside down“Excuse me, sir! Can you join the picture?”

My husband was walking down Rechov Yechezkel, bundled up against the snow, when he was asked by a photographer to join a couple of other students for a picture to be featured in some Polish newspaper the next day. The big story? Snow in Jerusalem!

Coming from Detroit, the six inches of snow on the ground meant nothing to my husband, but in Jerusalem in the winter of ’08, this snowstorm was front-page news. The whole city was shut down due to the falling snowflakes, and very few ventured outdoors until the snow stopped descending. Buses were not running and stores were closed, as the city struggled to deal with this unusual weather.

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7 Israeli Medical Breakthroughs

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7 Israeli Medical Breakthroughs that are Improving and Saving Lives

Israel, the Start-Up Nation, is renowned for the countless innovations and technological advances that emanate from this small country of bright, motivated individuals. And while some of these breakthrough developments enhance our daily routines, there are others that have the potential to literally save lives or enable those with physical challenges to lead an independent existence. We’ve chosen to highlight seven of them.

  1. NaNose

    The NaNose artificial olfactory system is an amazing device that was invented to detect cancer in its earliest stages, well before any tumors are actually visible on x-rays. (more…)

Behind the Scenes: HiTech Innovation in Israel

IMG_1443Israel represents an interesting dichotomy. The spirit of History echoes from its ancient sites, and at the same time, Israel enjoys world-renown fame for its cutting-edge advances and sharp business acumen. Per person, Israel boasts the most startups per person in the world, as well as the third-highest number of patents per capita. With its very own “Silicon Wadi” (think “Silicon Valley”, Israeli-style), Israel’s innovations in the worlds of technology, science, and beyond have the world sitting up and taking notice.

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Why do Jews Win So Many Nobel Prizes?

nobel medalThe Nobel prizes of 2013 have been awarded, the committee members have gone home, and here at GoInspire we’re trying to solve a mystery:

Why are so many Nobel Laureates Jewish?

The recipients of this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry are Arieh Warshel, Michael Levitt, and Martin Karplus. They won the prize for “the development of multi-scale models for complex chemical systems”. The part that is most interesting to us is that all three of them are Jewish, and Warshel and Levitt hold Israeli citizenship.

And it doesn’t end there. (more…)