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Itamar from Yeshivat Ma'aleh Gilboa and Denny from the Salesian Pontifical Institute getting acquainted at Faith and Ecology. Photo by Jonathan Hefetz
Haifa – center of the Baha’i world [video]

Haifa – center of the Baha’i world [video]

Haifa’s Baha’i Gardens are both a religious shrine and a lesson in diversity. Who would think that 19 terraced gardens would be the pilgrimage site for a world religion? The Baha’i Gardens at Haifa’s Mount Carmel, a UN World Heritage …

Mobile phone keeps tabs on malaria

A Gates Foundation grant will help an Israeli scientist further develop his cell-phone imaging system for diagnosing and staging the serious African disease. Mosquitoes carry Malaria, a disease that is now the second-leading cause of death in Africa. A simple …

Wikimania hits Haifa

Hundreds to discuss how wikis can revolutionize the spread of information. Wikimedia Israel is already exporting knowledge to African schools. Wikipedia writers’ meet-up at Tel Aviv University in January 2010, celebrating 100,000 articles on Hebrew Wikipedia. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales …

Expanding humanitarian aid to Africa [video]

Expanding humanitarian aid to Africa [video]

IsraAid conference headlined by Live Aid veteran Bob Geldof and other Israeli activists working to improve conditions for Africans. Irish rock musician Bob Geldof saluted Israel’s work in helping African populations during his keynote talk at the International Conference “Israeli …

Clowning for a higher purpose

A new youth convention in Israel this summer is attracting Muslims, Christians and Jews who aim to set a new global social agenda through circus arts. The Association for the Development of Circus Arts plans a multicultural youth circus convention …

Education,Mobile

Where the experts go to learn English

SpeakingPal, a small Israeli startup, is garnering international attention for its interactive, phone-based approach to teaching spoken English. “The best way to learn a language is to speak it, preferably with someone who speaks that language well,” Eyal Eshed, CEO …

Painting Israeli youth in colors of success

A paint can design competition is generating funds for innovative projects to prepare at-risk teens for careers in the graphic arts. More than 300 entries from young artists and designers across Israel were submitted for the paint can competition. A …

Daughters for Life fund transcends tragedy

Turning personal heartbreak into a positive force, a Gazan doctor starts a fund to further female scholarship in the Mideast, including Israel. At the inaugural Daughters for Life scholarship presentation at Ben-Gurion University are, from left, Safa Abu Hani, Prof. …

Israeli firm spoons out ‘secret sauce’ to foster philanthropy

Without divulging its proprietary high-tech recipe for success, give2gether promises its formula spices up charitable giving. CEO Arnon Shafrir of give2gether says his company ‘uncovers what makes people give.’ Take an Israeli TV-anchor-turned-philanthropist, pair him with a young Israeli high-tech …