22 October 2018 - 14 Heshvan 5779 - י"ד חשון ה' אלפים תשע"ט
Avi Shaked's newest gamble E-mail

Avi Shaked, founder of 888 Casino-on-Net, has decided to gamble on investing in the food industry.

Recognising China’s seemingly insatiable thirst for coffee, Shaked has invested in a chain of coffee shops in China.

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Israel's Tower Semi makes deal with Taiwan's ViTi E-mail

Tower Semiconductor announced that it began manufacturing of a number of CMOS image sensor (CIS) products for Vision Integration Technology, Inc. (ViTi) in its Fab1 manufacturing facility.

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Barnes & Noble 'rejewvinates' with new venture Print E-mail

Barnes & Noble is ‘rejewvinating’ readers’ love for Jewish themed books and culture and boosting online sales. They have recently announced a new partnership with Nextbook and together they promise a “new read on Jewish culture.”

Nextbook’s website is designed to promote Jewish art and culture through a webmagazine format. Along with Barnes & Noble they have developed “Jewish Encounters,” an online Jewish book club that is already proving to be successful. The series includes a variety of genres and vastly broad subject matter, designed to generate lively discussion.

The first book chosen was “The Life of David,” a portrait of the biblical king of Israel. The author, US poet laureate, Robert Pinsky participated in the online discussion.

The Nextbook Jewish Encouters series, linked through Barnes & Noble’s website, is published in cooperation with Shocken Books.

Nextbook promotes Jewish culture and the arts through the web-magazine, nextbook.org, events, book discussions with Schocken Books, the Jewish Encounters book series.


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Children's interactive Siddur for children in Asia Pacific region E-mail

Hasifria, an online retailer, has announced that it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement to retail and market the Yahadudes Interactive Siddur for children in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. 

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Asian Financial Forum brings James Wolfensohn to Ohel Leah E-mail

James Wolfensohn, the former President of the World Bank, visited the Ohel Leah Synagogue for the observance of Yom Kippur. Mr. Wolfensohn  even managed to be called for an aliyah during his brief stopover.

He also attended the special breaking of the fast  dinner buffet sponsored annually by the Kadoorie family.

In 2005, after serving as the President of the World Bank for ten years, James Wolfensohn founded Wolfensohn & Company, LLC, a private investment firm and advisory that provides strategic consulting advice to governments and large corporations doing business in emerging market economies.

In 2005, Wolfensohn was named as the Chairman of the International Advisory Board of Citigroup.

Wolfensohn was invited as a keynote speaker at the Asian Financial Forum where nearly 800 Chinese and foreign financial service leaders gathered to discuss to exchange views on trends and developments in Asian financial markets.

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