Stories of Israeli Innovation and Inspiration

Thou Shalt Innovate introduces the reader to Israelis who exude light in the face of the darkness, people who have chosen hope and healing over death and destruction. In a world that has more than its share of darkness, these stories are rays of light.

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Stories of Israeli Innovation and Inspiration

Thou Shalt Innovate introduces the reader to Israelis who exude light in the face of darkness, people who have chosen hope and healing over death and destruction. In a world that has more than its share of darkness, these stories are rays of light.

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Thou Shalt Innovate profiles wondrous Israeli innovations that are collectively changing the lives of billions of people around the world and explores why Israeli innovators of all faiths feel compelled to make the world better. This is the story of how Israelis are helping to feed the hungry, cure the sick, protect the defenseless, and make the desert bloom. Israel is playing a disproportionate role in helping solve some of the world’s biggest challenges by tapping into the nation’s soul: the spirit of tikkun olam – the Jewish concept of repairing the world.

Meet the Innovators

Hear author Avi Jorisch discussing Israeli innovation:

Thou Shalt Innovate is full of inspiring stories revealing the ancient roots of Israel's innovative spirit, and how that drive to improve the world continues to play out on a global stage. It's a great read for entrepreneurs, business leaders, and anyone who wants to understand where innovation comes from and how it's done.”

Saul Singer (with Dan Senor)

co-author, Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle

Photo: Saul Singer

“Want to understand the Israel of today, the nation that leads the world in problem solving? Thou shalt read Thou Shalt Innovate!

Seth M. Siegel

author, Let There Be Water: Israel's Solution for a Water-Starved World

Photo: Seth M. Siegel

Thou Shalt Innovate tells the remarkable story of how Israeli technology has helped not only Israelis, but the entire world. No country in history has contributed so much to humankind in the first seventy years of its existence.”

Alan Dershowitz

Emeritus Harvard law professor; author, The Case for Israel

Photo: Bachrach Pictures, Boston, MA

“What a truly inspirational book. Avi Jorisch shows us how, in Israel, human ingenuity is helping to heal a fractured world. A wonderful, life-enhancing work!”

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

former Chief Rabbi of the UK

Photo: Blake Ezra

Thou Shalt Innovate is full of inspiring stories revealing the ancient roots of Israel's innovative spirit, and how that drive to improve the world continues to play out on a global stage. It's a great read for entrepreneurs, business leaders, and anyone who wants to understand where innovation comes from and how it's done.”

Dan Senor (with Saul Singer)

co-author, Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle

Photo: Dan Senor

“This book left me in awe of the abundance of modern innovations emanating from the ancient Holy Land. A must-read!”

Michael Little

Chairman, National Religious Broadcasters

Photo: Michael Little

Thou Shalt Innovate gives the reader a refreshing glimpse at Israel's greatest natural resource - her people. It is no coincidence that the Hebrew prophet Isaiah prophesied they would be a light unto the nations.”

Susan M. Michael

US Director, International Christian Embassy Jerusalem

Photo: Susan Michael

“The secret of Israel's innovation is about leadership, determination, and, perhaps above all, about seeing opportunity when others predict failure. Thou Shalt Innovate gives readers a valuable insight into Israeli innovation and entrepreneurship, together with some inspiring lessons in leadership.”

Meir Brand

CEO, Google Israel

Photo: Meir Cohen

“Will make every reader feel hopeful - and see Israel in a different light.”

Dennis Ross

former US Special Middle East Coordinator

Photo: Washington Institute

“Avi identifies the secret sauce behind Israel's innovative prowess by telling the story of how that tiny country leverages its technology to better the lives of billions of people around the world. . . . This insightful and uplifting book shines a bright light on the country's heart and soul.”

Yossi Vardi

serial entrepreneur and Israel's unofficial ambassador of technology

Photo: Christopher Michel CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

“Hundreds of millions of people around the world lack the most basic human necessities and health services. Amazingly, tiny Israel has risen to the occasion to help. Avi Jorisch's Thou Shalt Innovate is not only uplifting but tells the story of Israel's meteoric rise from fledgling state to established light unto the nations.”

Sivan Ya'ari

Founder and CEO, Innovation: Africa

Photo: Innovation Africa

“Realizing the enormous strides that Israel, a young country like my own, has made in such a short period of time will provide readers of Thou Shalt Innovate tremendous hope. We can all celebrate Israel's incredible technological contributions that improve the state of humanity.”

His Excellency, Robert Dussey

Foreign Minister of Togo

Photo: Robert Dussey

Thou Shalt Innovate grasps the truth of this era. Innovation is a sacred task and technology a sacred means enabling us to repair this world. This inspiring book calls us to expand our moral imagination in exercising the unprecedented power with which our generation has been gifted.”

Rabbi Irwin Kula

President, National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (CLAL)

Photo: Irwin Kula

Thou Shalt Innovate is a book the world needs to pay attention to. In a rich and exhilarating narrative, Avi Jorisch outlines the roadmap for how Israelis innovate while making the world a better place, and how other countries and people can follow suit.”

Yaakov Katz

Editor in Chief, Jerusalem Post; co-author, The Weapon Wizards

Photo: Israel Sellem

“These stories speak to the dynamic drive, creativity, and desire of Israel to improve the lives of all human kind thru ingenuity and unparalleled moxie.”

Josh Block

President, The Israel Project

Photo: Josh Block

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