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As peace talks resume between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, let us keep this delicate situation in our prayers – and give thanks to our God of shalom, who offers us deep, abiding peace no matter what situation we might find ourselves in. May we all know – and spread – that peace today.
- As international leaders gather to discuss peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, pray for God’s mighty hand of wisdom and shalom (peace) on all involved. “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: ‘May those who love you be secure. May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels’” (Psalm 122:6-7).
- At a recent security conference, Israeli Minister of Home Front Defense Gilad Erdan mentioned that one third of Israel’s population doesn’t have access to functioning bomb shelters. In light of this new statistic, pray for the protection of Israel’s vulnerable populations. (more…)
The first amphibian to have been officially declared extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has been rediscovered in the north of Israel after some 60 years and turns out to be a unique ‘living fossil’, without close relatives among other living frogs.
The Hula painted frog was first discovered in the Hula Valley of Israel in the early 1940′s but was thought to have disappeared following the drying up of the Hula Lake at the end of the 1950′s. It was declared extinct by the IUCN in 1996 and as a result, the opportunity to discover more about this species’ history, biology and ecology was thought to have disappeared.
However, a team of Israeli, German and French researchers now report in the scientific journal ‘Nature Communications’ on an in-depth…
Kudos to Israel for banning the use of anorexic-looking models in advertising, the first legislation of its kind.
A law that regulates people’s body weight would probably get little traction in Congress, not to mention U.S. courts.
But not so here in Israel, where a new law took effect Jan. 1 that aims to prevent fashion models from losing weight to the detriment of their health and the wellbeing of others inclined to follow in their footsteps.
Israeli lawmakers adopted the legislation in March 2012 stipulating that fashion and commercial models should have a body-mass index of at least 18.5. A 5-foot-8 adult weighing 120 pounds, for instance, has a BMI of 18.2, disqualifying her — or him — from pursuing a modeling career in this country of nearly 8 million people.
It is also called the “Photoshop law” because it demands…
As temperatures in Israel have climbed past the 90s, many people are either nesting within their air-conditioned homes or searching for some cool outdoor comforts. I prefer cooling off outside in whatever refuge from the heat God has blessed me with. One of my favorite places to seek shelter during Israel’s long summer months is in the water of an ice cold spring.
Fortunately, Israel has been blessed with many natural springs, some of which are only a short drive from my house. At any time of year, you can find freezing cold spring, hot springs, and springs that will match the temperature of the season, as if they have a built-in heater for the winter and a cooler for the summer.
While swimming in a spring is great fun and pleasant for the mind and body, it also has benefits…