Zum Thema: Life

Plastic Usage in Israel is Rising

In just four years, Israel’s plastic tableware consumption has grown by 51%. In 2014, sales were estimated at $124 million and in 2018, sales rose to $187 million. Despite the many environmental concerns and green initiatives from both governmental and private organizations, the growing statistic and reality is scary, and it’s not slowing down. Companies… […]

Israel is Not Prepared for Earthquakes

Northern tremors have run through Israeli earth, and many Israelis seem to be feeling ill prepared for an earthquake. Because of Israel’s growth and development surrounded by conflict, a long life is often short sighted; a likely reason why Israel is dubbed the startup nation. Israeli mentality consists of looking for short term solutions to… […]

Tel Aviv White Night Illuminates Israeli Culture

On the annual Tel Aviv White Night, the nonstop city pulls an all-nighter to celebrate her culture, her growth, and her ever growing community. The all-night tradition began in 2003 after UNESCO named Tel Aviv’s White City a historical heritage site. With over 4,000 Bauhaus buildings built in the 1930s by a slew of German… […]

1,000 Surfers Protest Gas Rig to Protect Mediterranean Sea

About one thousand Israeli surfers took to the Mediterranean Sea on Friday, June 22, not to surf, but to create the largest surf circle as a peaceful protest. The surfers gathered in Herzliya, a city just north of Tel Aviv in Israel to protest against a gas rig by Noble Energy, who wants to begin… […]

Communal Living and Global Travel Blend

Two Israelis are changing the way people travel, live and work. Enter Selina, a new kind of hostel, and haven, to support both international traveler and local community. When two friends and real estate developers took to South America, they uncovered miles of beautiful beaches and untouched opportunity. Rafael Museri and Daniel Rudasevski lived in… […]

Tel Aviv Celebrates 20 Years of Gay Pride

With an uplifting boost of energy, colorful celebrations rang loudly along the streets of Tel Aviv on Friday, June 8 at the annual culmination of Tel Aviv Pride Week, the gay pride parade. The theme of the year was the community celebrating history as 2018 showed the 20th annual year marching, the 10th annual opening… […]

Israeli Economy Grows and Need for Inclusivity Does Too

The Israeli economy is booming, and the societal split is growing larger with each step forward. A recently released 2018 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD report, shows what might seem like advancement in Israel’s society; however, the economic gaps between groups like the Haredim and Arabs are only growing further with low employment… […]

Bilingual Children Get Massive Benefits

For one fifth of first graders across Israel, Hebrew is not their homegrown language. Due to the increasing number of internationals who move to Israel, Professor Sharon Armon-Lotem of Bar Ilan University has taken to studying the affects of being bilingual, particularly in child development. Her research includes results from the past 20 years, learned… […]

Refugees Saved from Genocide is First Step

A group of 300 Sudanese asylum seekers were granted refugee status in Israel. While community outrage towards the treatment of thousands of asylum seekers continues, this small but starting step is the right direction towards a positive humanitarian approach to the complicated situation the Israeli government initiated with their plan to expel over 16,000 asylum… […]

Cracking the Soul of Midburn

Exactly 70 years later after the birth of Israel and Jews are still wandering the desert. It’s not quite like the 40 year trek of the post Egypt escape. However, the annual Midburn event has 12,000 wandering souls somewhat escape from the societal pressures of ‘default life’ to enter the rough physical conditions of desert… […]

Israel has the Global Water Solution

Water is an absolute necessity to all humans, but for one third of the planet, clean water is the ultimate luxury. Perhaps for those whose most basic need is met, access to water does not demand attention as it’s a clear given. However, for the 35% of people across the world without access to water,… […]

Legendary Football Player Opens Academy in Israel

Ronaldinho, world famous Brazilian football player, is bringing his own version of sports education to Israel. After a visit to the country, he chose to open the Ronaldinho Soccer Academy school for 6 to 16-year-olds in Ra’anana, which has its own large Brazilian community. Before the school officially opens in September, they will host 100… […]

Preparation Helps Decrease PTSD in Troops

From birth to adulthood, being surrounded by sirens, conflict, death, and war is traumatic for any and all growing up in Israel. This kind of trauma rests in the DNA of the people and is exhibited largely in a kind of countrywide post-traumatic stress disorder, whether realized or not. Today, a team of about 100… […]

American Public Transport is Transforming with Israeli App

Public transportation will never be the same again. Via, a new Israeli mobile app created by Daniel Ramot and Oren Shoval, has introduced the Israeli concept of the sherut, Israel’s shared minibuses, and made it accessible to all. Sheruts are yellow minibuses which hold one driver and ten passengers, following a fixed route and picking… […]

Historical Moment in Israel’s Cycling Future

History is in the making as the Giro d’Italia, the Italian grand bike tour will leave its European home for the first time in 101 years to jump start in Jerusalem, Israel on May 4. About 176 of the world’s best cyclists will spend the first three stages of the 21-stage race riding the hills… […]

Flash Flood Takes Lives of 10 Youth

When nature calls, it’s crucial for people to listen. On April 26, a tragedy occurred when 25 teenagers went on a school trip to the Tzafit River, and ten lives were taken when a flash flood overcame the popular hiking trail. The group was part of Bnei Zion Academy, a pre-army youth program, and were… […]

Vital Zinger: Wonder Woman on Wheels

Whatever you think you know about people with disabilities, forget it, and meet Vital Zinger, the woman who is radically shifting old fashioned stigmas about people with disabilities. She is creating a new conversation, not about “how I can’t walk, but what I can do, and what I can contribute as a person, not as… […]

Follow Tel Aviv’s New Yellow Brick Road

Wander along the golden line of Tel Aviv, dubbed Independence Trail, a new walking path which offers tourists and locals an interactive and informational way to learn about Tel Aviv’s role in Israel’s independence. Independence Trail aims to celebrate the history of Tel Aviv beginning in 1909 and highlighting ten central spots which honor the… […]

Israel is Only a Teenager

Seventy years is like being a teenager for a new country. For a growing country like Israel who is celebrating her 70th year in existence, there are many ways to measure her growth. Simple statistics, like how Israel was only 800,000 residents in 1948 and today is home to over 8 million souls is astounding.… […]

Israeli Scavenger Hunt for Soul

Israel has been around for 70 years, yet the hidden gems continue to be uncovered within the small and complex country. Enter Joseph Waks, a passionate Israel lover who has experienced the soul of Israel and wants to share it with the world. Originally from Australia and now living in Florida, Waks travels to Israel… […]