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A University With the Potential to Change All of Israel

September 3, 2021

Tags: Leadership, Awards & Events, Negev Development & Community Programs, Social Sciences & Humanities

Intermountain Jewish News — Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, was a huge believer in the potential of the Negev
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Applying Jewish Law to Modern Medical Ethics

July 9, 2020

Tags: Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought, Medical Research

BGU’s international medical school director discusses applying Jewish medical ethics during COVID-19.

How Jewish Mystics Sought to Vanquish the Coronavirus and Hitler

May 8, 2020

Tags: Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought

Prof. Yuval Harari speaks to Haaretz about how magic has been used in Jewish history to fight our enemies.