Zum Thema: Life

Israeli law revised to feed needy

With over two million Israelis living beneath the poverty line, and just about a third of the country’s food being thrown into the trash, there is one major issue blocking the creation of a sustainable solution – the legal system. For restaurants, event halls, hotels and other food institutions, who could potentially donate unused food… […]

New software prevents car crashes

In 2017, one person died every day because of a car accident. Over 24,000 people were injured over the course of the year. While car crashes seem inevitable, imagine if there was enough information to prevent the possibility of a car crash. A team from Bar Ilan University, led by Sarit Kraus and Ariel Rosenfeld,… […]

Holocaust Remembrance and the Rise of Hate

Every year on January 27 is Holocaust Remembrance Day, when people from across the globe commemorate the tragedy which took place during World War II. The notable day is intended to honor the victims who suffered through and because of the Holocaust, remembering the widespread genocide which occurred with the unfortunate combination of hatred, ignorance… […]

How Trees and Humans are Alike

They need water to survive, air to breathe, and sleep to thrive. They live long life cycles, season to season, year to year, intuitively adapting to their immediate environment in the best way they can. Trees and humans are more alike than anyone may think, and that includes having their very own birthday celebration –… […]

More Israelis Learning Arabic

Street signs across Israel are home to the country’s two official languages, Hebrew and Arabic. While there is a divide between the languages and cultures alike, being able to communicate could be just the necessary bridge for a more peaceful future in Israel. Unfortunately, the amount of Israelis who study the Arabic language has been… […]

Israeli Water Crisis Strikes Again

Pray for rain and ration your water. Take shorter showers and don’t water your gardens. Save the Kinneret! Most people with Israel in their periphery have heard these phrases, which had become a deeply ingrained belief in Israel’s relationship with water, or lack thereof. A decade ago, the Israeli government started an awareness campaign called… […]

A Girl Grows in Tel Aviv

Bang, bang, bang. As I wander through the streets of Tel Aviv, I can’t help but notice the endlessly present white noise of building. Since moving here seven years ago, and inevitably landing next to a construction site with every move, I quickly understood that this city operates in constant transition mode, building itself from the… […]

Jerusalem to Tel Aviv Train is a Smooth Ride

The seven-billion-dollar project which has been in the works since 2001 is finally moving, and Israel Katz, the Minister of Transportation took the express train from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem for its first test drive on Tuesday. The train only drove a short ride before proving how much more quiet and comfortable an electric engine… […]

Agnon hits the English books

Shmuel Yosef Agnon, also known as Shai Agnon, or for his pen name S.Y. Agnon is a famous Nobel prize winning writer who blended his truth with fictional stories and adapted Israeli history into an enigmatic reality, capturing the hearts of those who stepped into his world during his established writing career. Born in the… […]

Deputy justice attempts to reduce police racism

Ethiopian-Israeli minors living in Israel get arrested at four times the rate of any other ethnicity. When it comes to adult rates of arrest, they are double. While there is a criminal sector living in this community, many cases are reported with blatant racism, injustice, and discrimination towards the Ethiopian – Israeli community, which makes… […]

Time for social media to take social responsibility

Social media networks have their advantages and disadvantages. The powerhouse networks like Facebook and Twitter maintain that their aim is to create global connection, though do not claim responsibility when their channels are used to incite acts of violence, crime and terror. With the disturbing rise in anti-Semitic acts across the world, including an 86% spike in… […]

Will Supermarkets be forced to shut on Shabbat?

The Supermarkets Law is a new legislation presented by the Ultra-Orthodox Shas party in the Israeli government. The law is up for a vote, and if voted favorably, would allow the government to authorize that all supermarkets and convenience stories throughout Israel be closed on Shabbat, from Friday evening to Saturday evening, with the exception… […]

Israel Population Almost 9 Million

On the eve of 2018, the Central Bureau of Statistics published data announcing the state of Israel’s current population, which stands at 8,793,000. The population grew by 165,000 since 2016, due to 180,000 babies being born and 44,000 deaths. The Jewish population makes up about 75% of the total population, while about 21% of the… […]

How Christmas happens in Israel

The first time I experienced Christmas in Israel I felt a void. Growing up in America, it was the first time in my life that December 25 was treated as a regular day. The sun was shining. Stores, restaurants and offices were open. Not one Santa Claus was in sight. I was no longer destined… […]

People are tired of political corruption

  People are seemingly sick and tired of power driven greed and corruption running rampant through politicians’ veins, and 2017 has seen thousands of civilians protesting the streets of Israel, marching both for their rights and what is morally right. The latest protest was held last Saturday, December 9, where protesters gathered in Tel Aviv… […]

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,… […]