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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
 
Spooks with earlocks: Haredim to help Israeli spy agencies think outside the box
By Shoshanna Solomon
As security forces increasingly see employee diversity as a driver of innovation, a new program offers ultra-Orthodox yeshiva students the training needed to serve as agents
 
Bank Hapoalim taps banking veteran Dov Kotler as CEO
By Shoshanna Solomon
Appointment comes on the heels of Israel Discount Bank appointing Uri Levin as its new chief
 
Jury selection to begin in landmark US trial of Israeli binary options operative
By AP, David Horovitz and Simona Weinglass
Federal trial opens Tuesday for Lee Elbaz, former CEO of Yukon Communications, accused of fraudulently bilking investors out of tens of millions of dollars
 
Beitar Jerusalem owner sued over hugely hyped, now defunct photo-sharing startup
By Simona Weinglass
NIS 6m claim alleges Moshe Hogeg and associates misled investors about Mobli app’s financial strength and about celebrities who’d put money in it; Hogeg: Accusations without merit
 
Facebook’s cryptocurrency plans face scrutiny from US lawmakers
By Marcy Gordon
Congress to hold 2 days of hearings on Libra, which Treasury Secretary Mnuchin warns ‘could be misused by money launderers and terrorist financers’
 
Gila Isaacson
Rabbi Reuven Bauman: An ordinary superhero
There are so many exquisite parts of having a small child in your home. One of them is that for a lot of their early childhood, children are incredibly imaginative and can spend hours of the day living in this imaginary world. Another is that, for the most part, they like to include their parents/caregivers in their world. Which means that I get to hear a lot about superheroes, being the proud and somewhat exhausted mom of a 4-year-old son (and his three boisterous older brothers). My son's absolute favorites...
 
SodaStream CEO Birnbaum to step down and become sparkling water firm’s chairman
By Shoshanna Solomon
After 12 years at helm and $3.2 billion sale of company to PepsiCo, leader will hand over reins to his deputy, Eyal Shohat, on August 1
 
Author interview
Jewish ‘Godmother of Silicon Valley’ offers advice for raising successful people
By Renee Ghert-Zand
In her new bestseller, journalism teacher Esther Wojcicki, mother of three superstar daughters — including two of the top CEOs in tech — says independence must be taught early on
 
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