Daniel Taub

Daniel Taub is currently one of the leading prospective Israeli diplomats today, but if one were to attempt to fit him into a box of stereotypes, they would be considerably hard-pressed to do so.

The toboggan-wearing emissary, who has been actively involved with the International Court of Justice, acting as the head of the Israeli legation to the Hague, recently delved into the world of script-writing. The runaway new hit, “Rebbe’s Court,” is actually the brainchild of Mr. Taub, coming about during his participation in a workshop that was geared at creating exciting content for an upcoming Jewish television station.

The station, which would go on to become Tchelet, fell in love his idea, which was presented as a cross between “Dallas” and “The Chosen,” and asked Mr. Taub to write a sample script. Read more: Daniel Taub | LinkedIn and Daniel Taub | Crunchbase

While this was never his intention, having very little knowledge of script-writing, or soap operas for that matter, he took on the task with full-force, taking a break from his incredibly busy schedule and home life, to give it his full attention. The result was his involvement in writing nearly every episode, as well as one of the greatest successes for the Tchelet network.

Due to the existing stereotypes between traditional and secular Jews, he viewed his involvement with creating “Rebbe’s Court” as an opportunity to utilize a vast platform to bring about clarity regarding these barriers.

It was his intention to utilize the secular characters of the show to create awareness regarding the existing wedges in order to create an emotional connection between the viewers and people that they would not necessarily associate within their daily lives. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://askreporter.com/2017/09/religion-should-have-a-place-at-the-negotiating-table-says-israeli-negotiator-daniel-taub/ and http://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/the-aliyah-100-list/

The current barriers between secular and traditional Jewish Israeli’s is one that has a deep personal connection in the mind of Daniel Taub, and because of this, he initially was not very forthcoming about his involvement with the show, but as time went on, and its popularity grew exponentially, he realized that he was not only accepted for his role in its development, but he even garnered clout within the Jewish and legal communities.

Mr. Taub is often very active in the Jewish community, publicly backing the stances of Israel on the international stage, and because of this, his following and support system continues to grow by leaps and bounds.

Acquisitions Galore for Securus Technologies

GovPayNet, a leader in payment processing solutions for government agencies, was acquired by prison and inmate technology leader, Securus Technologies, in early January 2018. The move was the latest in a large number of acquisitions by Securus over the past 15 years. This move futher aligns the company with its goal of being a one stop solution for corrections facilities in North America. The term so of the acquisition were not disclosed but GovPayNet will continue to operate under that moniker and CEO Mark MacKenzie will continue to lead the company into the foreseeable future. The company was founded in 1997 and is based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. They have current contracts with over 2,300 facilities in the U.S., to process their tax, bail, and traffic/criminal fines.

 

Combined with the July of 2015 acquisition of payment processor JPay, Securus Technologies is now the premier provider of payment processing for government agencies in the United States. In addition to payment processing, the company provides inmate self-service, parolee tracking, biometric analysis, and a host of other technology-based services. They were found in 1986 in Dallas, Texas and have steadily grown over the years, with four other regional offices in Texas and Georgia. They have over 1,000 employees and operate a number of subsidiaries including JOBView, Satellite Tracking of People, T-Netix, and many other technology-based companies. CEO Rick Smith has been in charge of the company since 2014 and the COO is Robert “Bob” Pickens. They have acquired over 20 subsidiaries in the past 15 years.