As predicted Israel will be in a state of limbo as our politicians scramble to cobble together a workable and stable coalition following the latest inconclusive elections… writes Michael Kuttner.

Thankfully, this does not impede our innovators, scientists and researchers from forging ahead and enabling Israel to keep benefiting humanity.

FIGHTING THE LATEST PLAGUE 

Passover is the perfect time to remind ourselves of the plagues which afflicted the Egyptians at the time our ancestors were liberated from servitude.

It is somehow symbolic that as the world currently battles COVID 19, Israel should be at the forefront of the fight back. Whether it is in vaccinating its population or discovering new ways to alleviate the effects of the virus the Jewish State is yet again showing the rest of the world how it can succeed.

In the latest development a nasal spray which can prevent COVID has been trialed and hailed as a potential breakthrough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z53JfdyKrNw

How does Israel compare with the rest of the world in vaccinating its population? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MzBmOURnB8

How did Israel manage to vaccinate so many people so efficiently in such a short space of time? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mmNi6uJTnA

BITAYAVON 

Have you ever wondered what it takes to produce the machine manufactured Matzot that arrives on your table every Passover?

Obviously, for those companies which provide for the local market as well as exporting to far flung parts of the Diaspora it is a logistical challenge.

Although this video was made a year ago the details remain the same every time Passover arrives. Marvel at how modern technology has made producing the “bread of affliction” so much easier.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQjxbcenyRU

THIS YEAR IN JERUSALEM 

For many this is no longer a dream or pious prayer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4u-6k6aGOo

Michael Kuttner is a Jewish New Zealander who for many years was actively involved with various communal organisations connected to Judaism and Israel. He now lives in Israel. 

[This article was originally published on J-Wire and is reproduced here with permission from Michael Kuttner.]