Tikkun Olam : Israel vs. COVID 19: How is One of the Planet's Smallest Countries Helping to Tackle the World's Biggest Challenge?
Reporting on more than 30 Israeli innovations, which were all developed between the outbreak of the coronavirus and early May 2020, this book charts how in that short period of time, the Israeli high-tech industry has adapted its technologies and partnerships, and quickly created new ones, to apply itself to the biggest crisis facing the world.
The book reveals the human faces - the scientists, doctors and CEOs - behind the innovations, offering an insight into their perspectives.
Important note - disclaimer
This is not a book for those seeking official health information about the virus, and no healthcare advice is suggested within. For healthcare information and advice, it is recommended to consult with your local, official healthcare providers. No claims are made predicting the future success or otherwise of any of the innovations detailed within this book, though many are already in use in major hospitals or in the various stages of testing.
The purpose of this book is to show how the people behind Israel's 'start-up nation' are quickly adapting their innovations in a bid to help 'tikkun olam', or heal the world.
- Paperback | 144 pages
- 140 x 216 x 8mm | 172g
- 12 Jun 2020
- Jon Medved, Founder and CEO, OurCrowd
"No country in history has contributed so much to humankind in so brief a time as Israel has in its 72 years as the nation state of the Jewish People. As Jodie Cohen shows, this continues today as the world fights COVID-19 with Israel at the forefront of this battle."
- Alan Dershowitz, Professor Emeritus at Harvard Law School
"In Tikkun Olam: Israel vs COVID-19, Jodie Cohen spotlights the crucial role played by Israeli innovation in the fight against this terrible disease. The book also shows how close cooperation between Israel and its ultimate ally, the United States, benefits not only our two nations but all of humanity."
- Former Israeli Ambassador to the US, Michael Oren
"In this first in-depth look at Israel's response to the pandemic, Jodie Cohen reveals why the world should be paying closer attention to how Israelis turn crises into opportunities."
- Yossi Klein Halevi, author, 'Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor'
"I was intubated with COVID-19 for 30 days. When I recovered, I was proud to hear about the amazing innovations and initiatives that have come out of Israel - but not surprised. In Tikkun Olam: Israel vs COVID 19, Jodie Cohen has captured the innovative spirit of the Israeli people."
- Eli Beer, Founder and President of United Hatzalah
"People who care about Israel should be deeply grateful to Jodie Cohen for writing this important book amidst the crisis caused by COVID-19. Jodie tells the story of how Israelis have channeled their boundless energy towards solving local and global challenges created by this devastating pandemic.
"Those of us who know Israel well are not surprised to see its people using adversity as an opportunity to innovate and make the world a better place. However, this is a side of the country that is not always conveyed in the media, the classroom, or the international community.
"Some extremists even scapegoat Israel and Jews for the world's problems, including COVID-19. This book shows that despite the challenges and irrational hatred they face, Israelis are as dedicated as ever to being a light among nations and healing the world. I know this book will have a far reaching impact on people of all ages, who will use it to inspire their peers about Israel and advocate for Israeli solutions that will make life better in their communities."
- Roz Rothstein, co-Founder and CEO, StandWithUs
"In the 72 years since modern Israel's miraculous establishment, numerous individuals - both in the public and private sphere - have worked tirelessly to be a 'light unto the nations'. The sheer number of lifesaving innovations which have come out of Israel is unprecedented, and during the COVID crisis Israel has continued the trend of putting all of its efforts into saving lives.
"What Jodie Cohen shows, is that Israel is succeeding in the biblical mandate of tikkun olam, by using the creativity, innovation, and passion to not only help Israel during this unprecedented pandemic, but the entire world."
- Yael Eckstein, President, International Fellowship of Christians and Jews