For a country the size of New Jersey that seems to always be on the verge of war, it is unlikely that Israel would be one of the world’s science superpowers. But somehow, the State of Israel defeats all odds.
...One of the secrets to Israel’s success comes from Judaism. While most Israelis are secular, much of Israeli culture comes from Judaism. In the Talmud, it is written, “Whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.” Israelis truly live by this quote in every sector. From the army to the sciences, there exists an obsession with the value of life.
Read more: http://observer.com/2015/12/israels-fruitful-week-in-science-and-its-secret-to-success/
There's a really moving video in which "kids from low income families were offered a gift for their family member or a gift they really wanted. What did they pick?" Click here to watch the children being asked to choose a gift for the holidays.
INN has an article titled France: Jewish store owner guilty of discrimination against Jews
Paris court finds Dan Cohen refused to hire Jews because he didn't want them working on Shabbat.
Here's a comment posted under the article - "A Jew cannot ask another Jew to work on Shabbat even if the other Jew is willing. This is what happenw when we bring halakic questions to the secular courts. Cohen should bring the ex employee to a beit din and try to recoup at least some of the damages."