It is hard enough that we have a war of terror, but we are in a war of words, lies, cursing, swearing on social media. This war of words and lies is being led by Government as well.

This war is a religious war.

It is a war about who is the representative of God in the world. This is a 2000-year-old War led initially by the Christians and then by the Muslims and now liberalism.


The inspiration for these writings came from 2 sources.

The late Rabbi Jonathan Sacks brings an interesting perspective about people

The children of Israel in the desert were complaining, not happy, and needed a project to channel their energies and talents.

“It is then that God said: Let them build something together. This simple command transformed the Israelites.

Further on he writes.

This brings us to the fundamental distinction in politics between State and Society. The state represents what is done for us by the machinery of government, through the instrumentality of laws, courts, taxation, and public spending. Society is…


In this week’s Torah(Bible) reading of Trumah — The commentators ask why does the Torah say “Let them ‘take’ unto Me,” instead of “let them ‘give’ unto Me” as we would have expected?

We are all recipients- from the food we eat to the breath we breathe, from our health to our wealth, from our families to our friends, from our senses to our intelligence. As such we need to learn to raise it all ‘for the sake of God’

How does one translate Trumah? The answer lies in a more accurate translation of the word Trumah. While the common…


This slogan was said by Professor Mervyn King, Chair Emeritus of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), Chairman Emeritus of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), and a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group to the World Bank on Corporate Governance. He chaired the United Nations Committee on Governance and Oversight and his “King Reports” are part of the Law in South Africa.

Sustainability, Integrated Reporting ESG are the new buzz words.

With this, there is a need big need for Companies to have the correct management in place. …


In the opening words of this week’s Bible reading, it writes “These are the judgments that you shall place before them”. The great Bible Commentator Rashi shares the following Insights — He says the placement of these Laws are just after the preceding passage that deals with the Alter — in other words, the Temple service and the worship of God. I.e., There is a direct correlation between Justice and recognizing that there is a higher power that we are accountable to. Another insight that we glean is that the Laws are placed before them. I.e., …


“The human being is a tree of the field ” the Bible states. In fact, the Jewish calendar reserves one day each year, the “New Year for Trees” in the mid-point of Winter usually in January for us to contemplate our affinity with nature and the environment.

The Issue of Climate Change, Carbon Reduction, Water, Agriculture, and Food is now attracting worldwide attention. We are seeing an increased awareness around the world in the battle for Climate Carbon Mitigation by Governments, NGO’s and Companies to towards a zero-emission policy

This is led by the UN sustainable Goals and rising…


The Jan 19th Online Conference “Building & Scaling Healthtech Collaborations” is being co-organized by JLM-Biocity, Imagine Bio, and MATTER and will include executives from leading Pharma and Medtech companies including Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Medtronic, Roche, and Sompo. The event will include case studies of successful collaborations between three Israeli digital health startups and global healthcare leaders with the actual managers who led the collaborations discussing what made them work.

Of course, it is clear to everyone that the global digital health market is rapidly growing with widespread adoption as a silver lining of the Covid-19 epidemic. However, what is rarely…


2020 has been a volatile year for Crypto, Blockchain, and Defi, We have seen the rise of Bitcoin, not only in price, but also as a hedge against the $ or currencies in general, and becoming an Institutional asset class, and the use of Crypto by main street Money Institution to facilitate Payments. We are seeing the emergence of Government-backed Digital Currencies with China setting up a Digital Currency. PayPal has entered the cryptocurrency market, announcing that its customers will be able to buy and sell Bitcoin and other virtual currencies using their PayPal accounts.

Covid19 has led to Digital…


If Covid19 taught us anything is that we are all in this together. Despite all the Health, Social and Economic Hardships as a result of Covid19, there has been a massive response in Innovation and the rise in the concepts of ESG — Environment, Social and Governance in the business world. This I hope will be new a better and more caring world.

I have started to learn, share ideas in the theme of Where Innovation and Meets ESG/Impact. Recently I had the privilege of sharing these ideas by giving in a Lecture at the Hebrew University Business School.


If Covid19 taught us anything is that we are all in this together. Despite all the Health, Social and Economic Hardships as a result of Covid19, there has been a massive response in Innovation and the rise in the concepts of ESG — Environment, Social and Governance in the business world.

Our hope and prayer for 2021 will be a healthy, better, and more caring world. Israel is playing its part in this and transforming from the Startup Nation to the Impact Nation.

I have started to learn, share ideas in the theme of Where Innovation and Meets ESG and…

Jeffrey Levine

Jeffrey Leines provides CFO, Director, ESG Advisory Services through www.persofi.com and is a promoter of ideas and trends where Innovation meets ESG

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