Living in Israel has afforded me countless privileges, such as being able to visit Jerusalem and other holy sites as well as hearing my kids speak Hebrew, just as our ancestors did some 2,000 years ago.
So when I walked out of an elementary school gymnasium earlier this week with a box containing a gas mask for my one-year-old daughter, I didn’t complain or regret my decision to live in Israel. I simply tucked the gas mask neatly into my car, and drove off with the same fortunate feelings of joy and security that I always feel when contemplating my life here in the Holy Land.
Living in the Middle East – with Hezbollah as our neighbors in the north, Hamas our neighbors down south, and a Syrian civil war threatening to spill over our borders to the east – forces…
On June 27th, Israel will celebrate the tenth anniversary of Tel Aviv’s annual “White Night Festival.” The party lasts through the night and showcases music, art, and culture from Israel. This incredible party first started as a celebration of Tel Aviv gaining World Heritage Site status from UNESCO in 2003.
Check out the beautiful ad from the event:204d
The Ramon Crater, one of Israel’s natural wonders, has been selected to be included in a competition sponsored by VirtualTourist.com to find the “8th Wonder of World.”
Since the Original Seven Wonders of the World – the Colossus of Rhodes, the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus – a list compiled by the Ancient Greeks who marveled at these extraordinary geological locales, many modern lists have been conducted by various institutions, including one by CNN, which often include the Grand Canyon, the Taj Mahal, the Golden Gate Bridge, the CN Tower, and many more.
Now, in a bid to finally label which of these wondrous…
An Israeli company has developed a “seeing aid,” a small device attached to a pair of glasses that helps visually impaired people “see.” One reporter takes it for a test run:
Every morning at 7:30a.m., the 4Zion-funded soup kitchen Carmei Hair opens its doors to welcome in the poorest of Jerusalem’s population. Many of those standing at the entrance in the early morning hours waiting eagerly for the doors to open have slept on park benches or the sidewalk, and during the winter they sometimes walk into 4Zion’s warm and friendly soup kitchen nearly frozen.
After breakfast is served, the kitchen staff goes into high gear in preparation for lunch, when nearly 300 people pass through their doors hungry, only to leave well-fed and relieved from their pain, if only for a short time.
Uzi, who was born in Jerusalem and whose family goes back seven generations in the Holy City, is one of the more unfortunate of the city’s poor. He has no roof over his head, and…