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  • In defense of optimism

    By Rob Eshman

    December 30, 2015 | 10:46 am

    When I was learning Hebrew, I asked an Israeli friend the word for “optimistic.”

    Optimi,” he said.

    “There’s no native word?” I asked.

    “Well,” he asked back, “why would we need one?”

    It doesn’t come easy to us Jews, this thing called optimism. And this year we seem to be in...

  • Menorah lights hope for second oil miracle

    By Tom Tugend

    October 10, 2008 | 3:59 pm

    alt.energy menorah

    Alternative energy symbols, which are laser cut into crystal menorah, from left, are biofuel, electric, wind, coal, nuclear, natural gas, solar, water. The symbols are a reminder to adopt alternative energy sources.

    There are golf, art deco and Noah's Ark menorahs and also cat,...

  • VIDEO: World’s first operating thermal energy field opens in Israel

    June 18, 2008 | 11:42 pm

    Israeli companies BrightSource Energy and LUZ II have created a solar power development center—the word’s first, they say.  Here is the promo video.

  • Saudi king’s gift should fulfill ‘contract with humanity’

    By Judea Pearl

    November 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    We are in receipt of a refreshing piece of news from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia via the New York Times:
    "On a marshy peninsula 50 miles from this Red Sea port, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia is staking $12.5 billion on a gargantuan bid to catch up with the West in science and technology."