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For nearly 20 High Holy Days I stood in front of a congregation (in LA, Des Moines, Omaha or Boston) and "preached" messages of prosperity, promise and the hope that tomorrow can be better than today. Today, instead of preaching from the pulpit, I'm standing shoulder to shoulder with men and women who not only preach these messages, but embody them. They aren't rabbis. Rather they are scientists and engineers, technicians and CEO's. They are the men and women of Israel....

welaunch is off to an amazing start after this past week as Iowa wrapped up a trade mission to the Startup Nation (Israel) led by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Debi Durham and the Iowa Economic Economic Development Authority.  In addition to business development, Iowa and the governor also came to participate in, and speak at, Watech (Israel's leading water technology conference). Governor Reynolds was accompanied by a robust and amazing delegation from across Iowa - one of whom was welaunch's very own,...

Tonight I’ll be attending an InsurTech (insurance technology) meetup in Tel Aviv at Mindspace, an AMAZING co-work space. I’ll be there because Israel is quickly ascending into a world leader regarding InsurTech (33% of the most funded InsurTech companies of 2017 are Israeli!), and one of our primary welaunch cities, Des Moines Iowa, is the 2nd largest insurance center in the US (with the highest concentration of insurance companies in the US at 80 and counting). welaunch not only connects Israeli companies to the US Silicon Prairie, but the right...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/bh-431 Rabbi Dr. Baruch HaLevi (aka “B”) is a motivational speaker and inspirational author who has guided thousands of people – Christians, Jews, spiritual seekers & secular atheists – through all of life’s transitions, challenges and tragedies, detailed in his most recent book,“Spark Seekers: Mourning with Meaning, Living with Light.” Baruch works with clients by phone/video guiding them through his Life-Coaching program, “The Way,” or his co-created Grief Guidance program, “Mystical Mourning.” To learn more about B, contact him or sign...