From three countries, a family reconnects

Mendel Eidlitz with his wife, Chasia, and one of their daughters, Sima; all three, along with another daughter, were killed at Ponari, a forest near their native Vilna. (Courtesy Rivka Gurvitz) The “Seeking Kin” column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. BALTIMORE (JTA) — Serving in the early 2000s as an emissary in Kiev for the Israeli government and the Jewish Agency for Israel, Maksim Gur never dreamt he had a relative living in Ukraine. Gur heard  just a few weeks ago from Polina Gavriluk of Kostopil, a town in western Ukraine 220 miles from the capital city, a read more



Database Security and Compliance startup GreenSQL raises $7 million

Unified database security and compliance solutions provider GreenSQL has raised $7 Million in a new financial round led by Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP). All the company existing investors including Magma Venture Capital, Rhodium, Atlantic Capital Partners, Gandyr and 2Bangels, also participated in the investment round.GreenSQL is a software-based solution installed as a frontend to the database layer, fully camouflaging and securing the database, while eliminating database vulnerabilities in the face of modern day cyber-attacks. GreenSQL has over 150,000 downloads worldwide and provid read more



Archaeologists uncover impressive Byzantine Monastery in Negev

Thanks to plans for a new highway in the Northern Negev area, an Israel Antiquities Authority salvage excavation has uncovered an impressive monastery dating to the Byzantine period. The structure, measuring 20 × 35 meters, is divided into halls built along an east–west axis. Mosaic carpet in Byzantine Monastery near Hura. (Photograph: Assaf Peretz, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities) Authority “It seems that this monastery, located near the Byzantine settlement of Horbat Hur, is one monastery in a series of monasteries situated alongside a road that linked Transjordan with the Be’er S read more

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