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Medical simulation unit at Technoda.
Jews and Arabs on an intercultural journey

Jews and Arabs on an intercultural journey

Having performed Jewish and Arab music across the US, encouraging the two opposing groups to open up to each other, two Israeli-born musicians bring their show back home.   Cellist Udi Bar-David hopes to promote cross-cultural understanding between Jews and …

Doing a hard job together

Clearing up in the wake of a tragedy is not easy but in southern Israel it has led to cooperation and coexistence between two unlikely populations – the Bedouin and ultra-orthodox Jews.   Photo courtesy of Diego Mittelberg For the …

Guide dogs that speak Hebrew [Video]

Guide dogs that speak Hebrew [Video]

There is only one place in the country where Israel’s visually impaired can be matched up with guide dogs that respond to Hebrew commands.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yggqHRcbeN4 Director Noach Braun says that 18 years ago he realized his dream that a …

A garden story from the people of the book

An Israeli artists’ collective has created a safe garden of words where foreign workers and their children can savor the joys of literature.   Reading in the garden. Children of migrant workers are encouraged to read and borrow books from …

Ushering Israel’s Arabs into the global village

An Israeli billionaire businessman with a social conscience is building a technology park in an Israeli Arab city, hoping to develop the residents’ entrepreneurial spirit.   Stef Wertheimer: Hoping to bring jobs, and peace, to Israel’s Arab population. One of …

All Israel celebrates Ethiopian Jewish tradition

All Israel celebrates Ethiopian Jewish tradition

For 1,500 years, Ethiopia’s Jews held onto their Jewish traditions, praying on the Sigd holiday to return one day to Jerusalem. Now in Israel, they continue to celebrate, but this year, all of Israel celebrates too.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHRVTaLZQxM They may …

Sustainable “milk and honey”

Sustainable organic produce grown in Israel’s Negev desert is now being delivered to homes in the US courtesy of Negev Nectars.   Negev farmer Doron Akiva, grows organic olives for Negev Nectars. His piece of land has reputedly been farmed …

An Eye from Zion

A non-profit with zero overhead, Israel’s Eye from Zion is restoring sight to hundreds of people in developing countries.   Giving the gift of sight: Israeli volunteers from the organization Eye from Zion offer free cataract removal operations to poor …

Sheltering under one wing to build another

A passionate Israeli educator has set up a program for delinquent teenage boys in a wildlife park on a kibbutz.   Counselors work with the boys at the Wing of Love park to help them turn their lives around. Wing …