Zum Thema: Life

Israeli artist captures transitional moments

Known for capturing moments in transition, Naomi Leshem is a Israeli photographer whose most recent exhibit is taking place at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the city where she was born. Leshem has shown her photography in America, Europe and Israel, her consistent theme is capturing the transitional moments, such as between sunrise or sunset,… […]

Underground cave uncovered in residential neighborhood

During routine construction in the central Israeli town of Rosh Ha’Ayin came a discovery that halted the current construction. Workers on site uncovered a large limestone cave which has been preserved underneath a neighborhood street. The city’s municipality contacted the Israel Nature and Parks Authority in order to measure the safety risks, the need for… […]

Honours for Carl Lutz – a hero at the right time

Carl Lutz can be easily described as “forgotten hero” in his home country Switzerland. In Israel however the situation is different, as he was the first Swiss to be recognized by Yad Vashem as “Righteous Among the Nations”. A new scenic lookout high above the Sea of Galilee was inaugurated in his honour this week.… […]

Solar Energy Can Benefit All

Three years ago, the Energy Ministry and Electric Authority of Israel set a goal to produce 10% of Israel’s power from alternative energy sources by 2020. Due to their own restrictive rules, however, only about 2% of Israel’s electricity is currently being produced by solar and wind sources. The institutions, in support of their prior… […]

Middle East Milk Bank

Breastmilk is a sought-after substance; especially for the prematurely born babies who cannot digest milk formula, and for the 50% of mothers who cannot breastfeed their early arrivals. With about 10% of all births being premature, there is a large gap in the Israeli system when it comes to feeding and nourishment for premature babies,… […]

Coming to America, New Visa Waiver Program Possible

America is one of the most desired travel destinations for Israelis; however, many Israelis who seek visas to visit the United States are declined in droves. For Israelis who still want to fulfill their American dream, the dream might become easier in about 3-5 years. The process has begun between American and Israeli government officials… […]

An Israeli map of moments

For anyone who has been to Israel, a common thread plays throughout their stories. Too many “only in Israel” moments, random acts of kindness, and an overall speechlessness in how to describe the small yet solid country. Israel is one of those places which simply can’t be explained. It’s only when someone steps in to… […]

Mothers moving forward together

Working women across the world endure everlasting issues regarding wage gaps, unfair discrimination, and gender-biased judgement. In Israel, which has the highest percentage of working women in the world, women are also forced to field questions about their age, relationship status, and when they want children. These conversations aren’t had with a friend over coffee,… […]

How One Woman Changed a Village

When Neta Hanien was travelling around the world, she dreamed of one day owning a hostel along the shores of a beautiful beach. When her more rational mind stepped in and she returned to Israel, she went to law school and worked for 7 years in the Ministry of Justice. Amidst that time, she accompanied… […]

What One Million Jews Did Last Weekend

With hectic days, weeks and months, it’s getting more and more challenging to slow down, relax and rejuvenate. Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein, of South Africa, decided he wanted to create a way to change that, and in 2013, he chose to revive the idea of Shabbat, and put a new spin on it to engage… […]

Conscious aging cooperative in Israel

Startups are taking all kinds of shape in the startup nation. Much like the co-working spaces which have sprung up across the world, a new conscious community cooperative is following suit in the form of an elderly co-living space in Israel. For a group of about thirty people between the ages of 50 – 75,… […]

Disabled Israeli Arab with Guide Dog has a vision

  As he walks through the streets of Nazareth, Salim Sharif follows his guide dog Winston. Though Sharif may not see with full vision, he knows that Winston is protecting him just as much as he needs to protect Winston. Of the 27,000 people in Israel who are blind, about 250 have guide dogs, and… […]

Global sportsmanship fails despite Israeli victory

As the judo competitor takes his place on the gold stand, the flag is raised and the anthem is sung. This is the story for every gold medalist winner at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Judo Tournament – except for those sports competitors who represent Israel. Of the 12-member team of Israelis present at the… […]

Olim Month in Israel for celebrating internationals

The Tel Aviv municipality has decided to honor its Olim, the people who choose to move to Israel to live from around the world, and their endless contributions to Israeli society in a month-long celebration. From October 23 until November 29, there will be a series of events hosted by the Tel Aviv municipality to… […]

Israeli Bunny Makes Guinness Books of World Records

While some people move to Los Angeles to get famous, Shai Asor made the move from Israel and found that his best friend and bunny, Bini, is the one who just made it into the record books. Bini the Bunny now holds the record for the most slam dunks for a rabbit in one minute.… […]

Why I Think Every Day Should be Sukkot

It started when I was in grade school. We would spend one day a year hopping from hut to hut, judging our favorites based on decorative space, dessert menu, and parental kindness, or how big they sliced the rainbow cake. As a young student at Hebrew day school, it quickly became one of the most… […]

Population on the 1.9% Rise

The Israeli population is growing rapidly. In the past year, the Central Bureau of Statistics recorded a rise in population of 156,000 people. With a secure motherhood culture, perhaps parallel to the fact that Israel has the highest fertility rate according to the OECD, over 172,000 babies were born in the past year, and 43,000… […]

English Language in Need

A call has been made throughout Israel, and a surge of students in need of English are hoping to receive help. The Israeli educational system begins teaching English in third grade, and many young Israeli children have not mastered the language with ease. Depending on the community they live in, and perhaps how much English… […]

Bees Need Balanced Diet to Survive

Bees are the queens who make honey, and honey is a symbol of a sweet Jewish new year. To our readers, donors and friends – the whole team at Israel Between the Lines wishes you the sweetest, healthiest new year yet. From our family to yours, Shana Tova! Bees Need Balanced Diet to Survive It’s… […]

Are Housing Prices in Israel Going Down?

Real estate in Israel is a fierce market due to the highly limited space and increasingly high demand. The Central Bureau of Statistics has recently rolled out some surprising news – housing prices dropped by about 24% since the same time last year. According to the report, housing prices fell as much as 16% in… […]