Eighteen large, decorated globes of planet earth have been placed on display in Jerusalem. Described as “public art with purpose,” the sculptures are a part of the traveling exhibition entitled Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet. Cool Globes grew from the Clinton Global initiative in 2005, but by 2006 became its own non-profit organization, set on encouraging communities to find creative solutions to climate change.
Different decorative globes have been on display in cities across the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and Jerusalem’s installment comes just in time to celebrate Earth Day – it will be on show near the Jaffa Gate through the end of summer. Not only is this a clever display of community art, the exhibit creatively exemplifies Israel’s tireless efforts to better the environment.
After the exhibitions run, the globes will be donated for permanent installation…
We spend our lives in search of happiness. Many of us say to ourselves, “If I only had a more important job, or made more money, or had a better marriage, then I would be happy.” But where does the key to happiness really lie?
Surprisingly, a new study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development finds that Israelis are ranked among the happiest and most content people in the Western world. How is it that citizens of this tiny embattled nation, who are plagued by poverty and war, do compulsory army service, and are surrounded by enemies sworn to their destruction, remain happy despite it all?
Allison Kaplan Sommer writes an in interesting op-ed in Haaretz that explains the many possible reasons behind these confounding new survey results. Sommer first approached this question by discussing it with a leading…
Our annual trip to Israel never seems to come soon enough. Though we love our home in Chicago, all year long my children and I eagerly count down the days until we have the privilege of visiting our family in the Holy Land. Although the plane ride is long and tiring, we joyfully anticipate the moment when our plane touches down and erupts in the sound of applause.
Israel is truly unlike any other place in the world. Of course there is biblical history, endless archaeological sites, and a holiness so profound you feel it in your soul. But for my children, it is so much more. Despite many people’s perception of Israel as a dangerous place, fraught with war and terror, a majority of the time daily life could not be farther from that. My children…
In honor of Women’s History Month, we are introducing you to female Israelis who have positively shaped the Holy Land.
Today we honor Gal Sharon, VP of the International Police Association.
With degrees in law, sports and education, marketing and public relations, as well as various police officer course certificates, Gal Sharon started her career as a detective and investigator for an Israeli special investigations unit.
However, she is best known for being the first Israeli and first woman to be elected Vice President of the International Police Association.
The fact that I was chosen and that I am from Israel is a message in itself. I’m from Israel but I don’t just represent Israel. The world police chose me and I represent everyone.
During her 30 years…