Hot on the heels of billionaire Warren Buffett’s dizzying $4 billion aquisition of a Galilee-based metalbworking plant earlier this month is Bill Gates, who reportedly has grand plans for Israeli start-up Whale Communications.
And it’s not just the tech sector that interests Master Microsoft: Arutz Sheva reports that Microsoft officials were scoping out a yeshiva in Bnei Brak to learn the ways of the Gemara, where they made the scholars an offer to invest in a computer program on Talmud and Torah.
I’m no yeshiva queen, but Microsoft messin’ with Talmudic wisdom sounds like a disaster. We’re the People of the Book, not the People of the Buggy Software, yo.
(Hat tip: Paleojudaica).
He’s actually looking for Bible-Codes that will predict how well Windows Vista will do in the stores… naw, just made that up, but I wouldn’t put it past them.
Is Buffett Jewish? If he isn’t—this is not a good thing
I don’t see how it could hurt. If it’s not quality we don’t have to buy it.
It’s good that they’re bringing more business to Israel.
When my family came here 104 years ago. Americans didn’t want Jews to own anything then. Hasn’t changed much since either. How often do you see any business’ owned by Israelis Jews in the States? I view this as an assimilation of Israel by the US. Israel does not need the world, but the world needs Israel.