Culture

Israeli software puts a supermarket in your computer

A revolution in meal planning and food shopping is about to take place in your computer – homemakers have never had it so good.   Israeli company Recipping aims to save supermarket shoppers both time and money. There’s fun shopping, …

In pictures: Israel celebrates the holidays

Whether you celebrate Hannukah or Christmas, December in Israel is a time to make merry. Find out more in our photo story. Israel is a cultural mosaic, and at no time is that more obvious than in December, when Jews …

The thin line between love and hate

An Israeli researcher has discovered that the love hormone oxytocin, which controls trust and empathy, also affects antisocial feelings.   The hormone oxytocin can also have an impact on feelings of jealousy and gloating, not just on positive emotions like …

First time smells are never forgotten

An Israeli researcher has discovered that first-time smells leave an indelible mark on the brain.   We all know that a smell can instantly transport us back to childhood or evoke pleasant or unpleasant memories, but now researchers in Israel …

New US reality TV show to feature Israeli hospital

Phil Rosenthal and Steven Spielberg have combined their talents to come up with a new reality TV series for US TV set in Jerusalem’s Sha’are Zedek Hospital.   Photo courtesy of Yossi Zamir/Flash90 In the new series, US doctors will …

The top ten holiday gifts from Israel

The holiday season is upon us. Whether you’re buying for Christmas or Hanukkah, we have the perfect presents to offer with our top 10 selection of the best holiday gifts from Israel.   With Thanksgiving over, gift-buying for Hannukah and …

The little train that could… teach

A rail-blazing idea from one Israeli university has professors lecturing Israeli commuters as they ride the intercity trains.   Long-distance learning: President Emeritus Hanoch Gutfreund of Hebrew University lectures to passengers on the train about Einstein’s love letters. The morning …