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Dr. Gerald Schroeder
(shown left) is a board member of Blossoming Israel for the development of
Biblical Tamar Park.
At a recent “Festival
of Positive Energy” in Jerusalem, world-renowned Professor Gerald Schroeder,
author of Genesis and the Big Bang, began the proceedings by positing that
metaphysical or spiritual life is just as real as our physical lives. “As we
get down to levels as tiny as quarks and neutrinos in our understanding of
the world,” he said, “we discover something amazing: All of modern
technology that controls everything we do is based on quantum physics –
meaning, as astronomer Sir James Jeans said, ‘The universe is beginning to
look less and less like a great machine than like a great thought.’ In
short, the world is coming nearer to the Torah’s truth that man was created
in the ‘image of G-d’ – i.e., with the spark of the original wisdom, into
which we hope to tap.”
• An exhibition at the
Hebrew University in Jerusalem honored Isaac Newton, shedding new light on
the great physicist of all times. His passion for the Bible, and
specifically for biblical interpretation, theology, eschatology and the
secrets of the Bible is the subject of the exhibit. It is estimated in this
area alone he penned 3 million words. In a letter, Albert Einstein wrote,
“Newton’s writings on biblical matters seem to me particularly interesting
because they afford deep insight into the unique mind and thought process of
this great man. The divine origin of the Bible is, for Newton, absolutely
certain, a certitude that stands in peculiar contrast to the critical
skepticism that characterizes his stand vis-á-vis the churches. This
confidence led him to the firm conviction that the seemingly opaque parts of
the Bible must contain important revelations, the clarification of which can
only be achieved by deciphering the Bible’s symbolic language.”
• Scientists in Israel
found the brackish water drilled from underground desert aquifers hundreds
of feet deep, could be used to raise warm-water fish.
• A new college town in
the Galilee will include Israel’s fifth public medical school.
• Israeli research is
well on its way to finding a treatment for Lou Gehrig’s disease, which
affects 30,000 Americans.
• Israel developed a
new electronic capsule that sits in the stomach of a cow, sheep or goat,
sending information on the health of the animal to the farmer via e-mail or
cell phone. It also alerts if animals are injured or lost.
• Israel is the
first country to successfully produce preservative-free Coca-Cola, while
maintaining the drink’s taste.
• Tel Aviv University
Department of Zoology is commercializing a unique cinnamon extract that is
reported to quell viral infections from HIV to the Avian flu.
• Israel’s Magal
Security Systems is a worldwide leader in computerized security systems used
in more than 70 countries.
• 19,700 olim (new
immigrants) came to Israel from over 100 countries in 2007.
• In manual labor
sectors there is zero unemployment and an actual shortage of laborers.
• Archaeologist digging
south of BeitShe’an in the Jordan Valley have uncovered, for the first time
ever, beehives from the period of Israel’s kings. (Read Exodus 23:28) The
discovery also gives new meaning to the phrase “Land of Milk and Honey”.
• Get this: Israel
leads the world in the number of scientists and technicians in the
workforce, with 145 per 10,000 as opposed to 85 in the U.S., over 70 in
Japan and less than 60 in Germany, and by a large margin produces more
scientific papers per capita than any other nation.
• Israel unveiled a
blood test that diagnoses heart attacks … by telephone.
• Israel designed the
first flight system to protect passenger and freighter aircraft against
• Israel is playing an
important role in identifying a defective gene that causes a rare and
usually fatal disease in Arab infants!
• Israel is the largest
immigrant-absorbing nation on earth.
• Israel is
jump-starting mass adoption of electric cars.
• In spite of attacks
from enemy sources, Israel’s economy since 2003 has grown at a rate of
• Israel successfully
passed its first resolution ever at the United Nations – having nothing to
do with the Israeli-Arab conflict. The resolution encourages able nations of
the world to develop farming technology for developing countries.
We are indebted to
several news sources, including Mid-East Report, George Ekeroth’s Inside
Israel’s Newsletter. Al and Tommie Cooper of God’s Learning Channel, Arutz
Sheva News, and Esther Levens’ Unity Coalition for Israel news sheet. We
recommend you view “Jerusalem Online” each day.