Kesher Israel

Or Zarua has a strong commitment to the State of Israel. In order to deepen our connection with  Israel and, we hope, will inspire, educate, and engage others to support Israel, we have begun offer programming called Kesher Israel. The Hebrew word “kesher” means linkage or connection, and hints at connecting Jewish people to their heritage and to one another.

We feature a wide array of activities including film screenings, Israel advocacy on campus sessions, and our annual attendance as the Salute to Israel Parade.

Israel’s Contributions to the World
As part of our ‘kesher’ or connection with Israel, we thought it would be helpful to highlight weekly some of Israel’s more recent contributions to the world, and hope you will share our pride in Israel:

Israel’s Advances in Technology:

Meet the 3D Shape-Shifting Pasta Sheets (NoCamels)

Israeli researchers are making this unconventional idea a reality, crafting a technique that allows pasta to take on 3D shapes after being placed in boiling water. Researchers – led by Professor Eran Sharon and Dr. Ido Levin of The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty of Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) – have developed a method to manufacture dried pasta sheets, which are “preprogrammed” to mold into a 3D shape upon boiling. The technology has the potential to transform the entire pasta industry – from the process of manufacturing, transporting, and storage to the culinary experience in the kitchen.

Resources
As part of our “kesher” or connection with Israel, these websites/organizations provide knowledge about current developments in Israeli culture, environment, healthcare, etc. as well as the general issue of anti-Semitism/anti-Zionism and in particular on the college campus:

Act for Israel · AIPAC · AJC · Algemeiner · Amcha Initiative · Camera · Daily Alert · Honest Reporting · Israel 21c · Jewish Virtual Library · JNF · Myths and Facts · Shurat HaDin · StandWithUs · The Israel Project · The Lawfare Project · Times of Israel · United with Israel