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The place that women occupied in the synagogue in eastern Europe and the profound changes in their position that took place in the 18th century and in the late 19th century.
The similarity between a medieval self-governing town and the courtyard of the great synagogue (shulhoyf) that functioned as the centre of life for the local Jewish community.
Prof. Sharoni Shafir from Hebrew University's Department of Entomology in the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment discusses Life in the balance, the honey bee perspective. Prof. Shafir is the Director of the B. Triwaks Bee Research Center and Head of the newly established Institute of Environmental Sciences. His scientific interests are in the areas of: bee biology, nutritional ecology, perception, learning, and decision making, and the use of bees for pollination.
The Impact Revolution - Impact Investments and Social Entrepreneurship - a Round Table featuring Hebrew University’s Leading Alumni! Moderated by Dr. Dan Marom, Hebrew University’s Jerusalem School of Business Administration, and Head of the Impact Investing Institute. The esteemed guests discussed various aspects of impact investments, social entrepreneurship and sustainability. In attendance: Cecile Blilious, Head of Impact & Sustainability, Pitango Venture Capital Yoel Cheshin, Chairman & Founder, 2B Group Sandrine Montsma, Managing Partner, Bridges Israel Yaron Neudorfer, CEO, Social Finance Israel
The Center for Jewish Art at Hebrew University is a research institute devoted to the documentation and research of Jewish visual culture. Established in 1979, it documented and researched objects of Jewish art in 700 museums, libraries, private collections and synagogues in 41 countries. Today, the center's archives and collections constitute the largest and most comprehensive body of information on Jewish art in existence.
In this Hebrew University webinar, Prof. Yaakov (Koby) Nahmias discusses how a simple drug, that has been on the market for decades could be used to treat COVID-19. A research team led by Prof.Nahmias says that early research looks promising. The team has looked at how COVID-19 changes patients’ lungs in order to reproduce itself. Their major finding? This virus prevents the routine burning of carbohydrates. As a result, large amounts of fat accumulate inside lung cells, a condition the virus needs in order to reproduce. This new understanding may help explain why patients with high blood sugar and cholesterol levels are often at a particularly high risk to develop COVID-19.
Learn about Tikkun Olam – Social Responsibility and Legal Aid with Hebrew University's Clinical Legal Education Center, featuring: Prof. Daphna Lewinsohn-Zamir, Dean of the Faculty of Law Prof. Guy Davidov, CLEC Academic Director Adv. Vardit Dameri Madar, CLEC Executive Director Adv. Ohad Amar, Clinical Attorneys at the Representations of Marginalized Populations Clinic Ariel Elkayam, Student, Rights of Youth at Risk Clinic
Learn about how to go from anxiety to resilience, featuring Prof. Yoram Yovell. Prof. Yovell is an Associate Professor at the Division of Clinical Neuroscience at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center. Prof. Yovell shares insights from his experience as a researcher, public speaker, and clinician to shed light on how to cope with anxiety in the Corona period. He is the author of two bestselling books and was the host of an award-winning prime-time program for 10 years.
Learn about Unveiling the Secret of the Archaeological Site of Tel Abel Beth Maacah, featuring Dr. Naama Yahalom-Mack. Dr. Yahalom-Mack is Head of the Laboratory for Archaeological Materials and Ancient Technologies at the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University. Specializing in archaeo-metallurgy (the study of ancient metals), she uses cutting-edge technologies to determine the origin of archaeological metals and other materials, to help understand ancient civilizations.
Learn about 3D Printing as the next Industrial Revolution featuring Prof. Shlomo Magdassi. Prof. Magdassi is a professor of chemistry at the Casali Center for Applied Chemistry, the Institute of Chemistry and the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the Hebrew University. He is the head of the 3D and Functioning Printing Center at the University. His research focuses on micro and nanoparticles, which are used in conductive inks, and are applied to fields such as 3D and functional printing, solar energy and biomedical systems. In addition to his scientific publications, he also has over 80 inventions which led to companies.
Learn about Covid-19: Entrepreneuring the Morning After, Featuring Dr. Amnon Dekel & Ayelet Cohen from HUJI Innovate.
Learn about Jewish Educators for the 21st Century with Shuvi Hoffman, a pedagogic mentor of 4th year students in the Revivim Honors Teacher-Training Program in Jewish Studies in Hebrew University’s Faculty of Humanities. A graduate of Revivim’s second cohort, she aims to inspire and train students to become highly skilled teachers who will help strengthen the Jewish identity of Israeli youth..
Learn about preliminary findings relating to research of parents of children with and without disabilities in Corona times by Dr. Shirli Werner. Dr. Werner is an associate professor at The Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University.
Learn about the importance of focusing on the vulnerable in the days after the COVID-19 lock down with Prof. Shai Shalev-Shwartz. Prof. Shalev-Shwartz is a senior researcher at the Hebrew University’s Rachel and Selim Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering as well as CTO of Mobileye. A prominent figure in autonomous driving technology, he has advanced research on machine learning, online prediction and practical algorithms, and has authored two leading books on machine learning.
Learn about breakthroughs in cannabinoid research with Prof. Yossi Tam. Prof. Tam is director of the Multidisciplinary Center on Cannabinoid Research, and head of the Obesity and Metabolism Laboratory at the Institute for Drug Research in the Faculty of Medicine at the Hebrew University. A leader in multidisciplinary research on obesity, his goal is to uncover the connection between cannabinoids and obesity, in order to develop effective drug therapies.
Learn about climate science during the time of corona from Dr. Ori Adam. Dr. Adam is a senior lecturer at The Fredy & Nadin Herrman Institute of Earth Sciences and academic head of the new Climate Science Center at the Hebrew University. An expert in climate modeling through fundamental science, he studies the interactions between the atmosphere and oceans. His research focuses on the tropical rain belt, cloud-ocean-atmosphere coupling, and the dynamics of the Earth’s climate.
Learn about immunotherapy as a strategy to treat acute coronavirus infection with Dr. Alex Rouvinski. Dr. Rouvinski is a researcher at the Institute for Medical Research, Israel-Canada (IMRIC) at Hebrew University’s Faculty of Medicine. An expert in microbiology and molecular genetics, he investigates how viruses originating in animals can evolve into human viral pathogens. His research focuses on the new and infectious viruses spread by insects that are major causes of human and animal diseases worldwide.
Learn about Smell and Taste Changes in COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Diseases - Research in the Age of Social Media with Professor Masha Niv. Prof. Niv is the Vice Dean for Research and Development at the Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition, at the Hebrew University’s Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Rehovot. Her researches focus on rational modulation of biological function and in facilitating innovative design of tastants, taste modulators and drugs.
Learn about developing new diagnostic tests for COVID19: technological innovation in times of crisis with Hebrew University's Dr. Naomi Habib. Dr. Habib is an Assistant Professor at the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences at the Hebrew University and the Goren-Kasam Lecturer in Brain Sciences. Dr. Habib studies ageing related pathologies in the brain, combining the fields of neuroscience, computational biology, genomics and molecular biology.
Learn about Simulating and Monitoring COVID-19: Physics, Medicine and Epidemiology Working Together with Hebrew University professors Nadav Katz and Ronit Calderon-Margalit. Prof. Katz is the Director of Hebrew University’s Quantum Information Science Center at The Racah Institute of Physics. Prof. Calderon-Margalit is a public health physician and lecturer in the Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the Hebrew University. Prof. Katz and Prof. Calderon-Margalit are advisers of the National Security Council for Monitoring COVID-19.
Learn about the Legal and Constitutional Issues Relating to the Use of Digital Surveillance in Israel to Combat COVID-19, featuring Prof. Yuval Shany. Prof. Shany holds the Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in Public International Law at Hebrew University. He is an expert on humanitarian law and human rights. In 2018, Prof. Shany was elected Chair of the United Nations Human Rights Committee, and is deputy president of the Israel Democracy Institute.
Learn about Nutrition, Food Security, and the Coronavirus, featuring Prof. Aron Troen from The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prof. Troen’s research focuses on Nutritional Neuroscience, the prevention of cerebrovascular disease and dementia. Prof. Troen was a member of the National Council on Food Security Research Committee, and is currently working in collaboration with Leket Israel to investigate the role of food banks in alleviating food insecurity and its deleterious consequences for human development, health and wellbeing.
Professor Katrina Ligett explains COVID-19 Math: Why Social Distancing Matters, and why it's not a Quick Fix. Prof. Ligett is from the Department of Computer Science, Federmann Center for the Study of Rationality at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research focuses on algorithmic game theory and privacy.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem Professor Chezy Barenholz discusses the current approaches for the treatment to prevent COVID-19. Prof. Barenholz is in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Hebrew University. He is the developer of DOXIL a medicine approved for human use in the USA in 1996 and in Europe in 1997. It is extensively used to treat ovarian cancer and breast cancer.
Hebrew University Prof. Amos Panet discusses how easy it will be to develop drugs and vaccines for COVID-19. Prof Panet is from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Professor Panet’s research focuses on virus replication and the ability to design and engineer viruses
The Impact of the Coronavirus on the Israeli Economy, Featuring Prof. Karnit Flug. Prof. Flug is from Hebrew University's Bogen Family Department of Economics. She is the former Governor of the Bank of Israel and a senior lecturer in Economics at the Hebrew University.
In this webinar you will learn about the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic. Featuring Professor Dan Galai, from Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Jerusalem School of Business Administration. Prof. Galai’s research focuses on the Israeli financial market, banking, and corporate finance.
In this webinar you will learn about the coronavirus and the future of immunotherapy. Featuring Prof. Shy Arkin, Arthur Lejwa Prof. of Structural Biochemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Professor Arkin’s research has succeeded in shedding new light on the inner workings of flu viruses and in particular how a virus avoids anti-viral therapy.
In this webinar, you will learn how not to panic, and how to deal with anxiety in the age of Corona. Featuring Prof. Jonathan Huppert, Department of Psychology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Professor Huppert’s work is aimed at developing the optimal psychosocial treatments for anxiety and related disorders.
In this webinar, learn about the real risk of the spread of the coronavirus (in French). Featuring Prof. Herve (Hillel) Bercovier Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Professor Bercovier’s work is aimed at trying to understand infectious diseases and prevention.