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An elevator tech that could save lives in a high-rise fire

Posted on September 23rd, 2018
By Brian Blum for Israel21c

 

Seventeen years after 9/11, an Israeli startup is testing its solution to turn the elevator into a traveling ‘safe room’ that can facilitate rescue operations.

 

When there’s a fire in a high-rise building, safety rules dictate that you don’t take the elevator. You head for the stairs instead. But what if using the elevator could actually be the fastest – and safest – way to evacuate a building on fire?

 

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Smart cap tells you to drink water, take meds, refill soap

Posted on September 16th, 2018
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c


Israeli startup Water.io began with high-tech Reminder caps and branched out to connected bottle closures that benefit both consumer and manufacturer.


A teenage girl with a mysterious malady motivated the June 2015 establishment of Israeli smart packaging innovator Water.io. Her father and two of his friends cofounded the company after the mystery was solved.

 

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Three important new reasons to love the pomegranate

Posted on September 9th, 2018
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c


From a supplement protecting against neurodegeneration, to a study indicating the juice can reduce brain damage in embryos, pomegranate research is peaking in Israel.


The regal-looking pomegranate, ruby-red with a crown on top, ripens on Israeli trees just in time to decorate Jewish New Year holiday tables in early autumn. Each fruit has hundreds of edible juicy seeds, called arils, traditionally equated to the 613 commandments in the Torah.

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18 Green Tips for Rosh Hashanah: An Eco-Kosher New Year

Posted on September 2nd, 2018
By Joe Laur for RecycleBank


Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, falls during late summer/early fall, when we can reap the harvest not just of the land from the past year, but also our souls. Here are 18 tips from a slew of sources to make your Rosh Hashanah sweet and “eco-Kosher”; paying as much attention to natural laws as to Jewish Law.


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Welcome Rosh Hashanah with mindfulness, sustainability, and joy

Posted on August 26th, 2018
From Hazon


The holiday of Rosh Hashanah is the perfect time to let the blasts of the shofar shake you awake to the world around you. It’s a time to open up to new possibilities and be grateful for everything you have.  And more than anything, Rosh Hashanah offers the opportunity for tshuva (returning/repentance) – to return to our best, most full versions of ourselves. As we turn inward, we have the chance to ask, “what impact do our actions have on our friends and family, our communities, and on the earth?”


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