Social Action
A nurse cares for a newborn in a shelter at Barzilai as a warning siren sounds for possible incoming rockets in Asheklon. Photo by Uri Lenz/FLASH90

Boosting Israel’s place in the space race

Recipients of the Ilan Ramon Scholarship & Endowment Project at International Space University’s 2008 summer session in Barcelona: (from left) Assaf “Asy” Peer, Ofer Lapid, Ehud Hayun.It’s a moment when all Israelis remember where they were and what they were …

Peres Center marks 10 years of peace building [VIDEO]

President of the State of Israel Shimon Peres is a man with a storied legacy. From spearheading Israel’s nuclear program in the 1950s to winning the 1994 Nobel Prize for Peace, together with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, Peres has …

Opportunity of a LIFE-time

“You’ve got to be worthy, to appear worthy.” LIFE aims to train Israeli and Jewish participants in effective social action in the developing world.Helping the developing world is perhaps the biggest challenge of the new century and, at this point …

Queuing is bad for your bottom line

It was Israel’s disorganized queuing system that prompted mathematician Prof. Refael Hassin to begin researching the economic efficacy of lines. It’s not surprising. Queuing in an organized fashion is virtually unheard of in the country, where shoppers tend to congregate …

Israeli Jews and Arabs find hope in microfinance fund

JIMF co-founder Donald Franklin hopes the new microfinancing fund will break down barriers in philanthropy.The cost of housing in Israel’s capital city Jerusalem is soaring, the disparity between rich and poor is growing wider, while the trust between Arabs and …

Scientists uncloud aerosols’ effect on climate debate

Pollution’s effect on the environment is perhaps the hottest of today’s hot-button issues. One long disputed issue: do aerosol (airborne) particles increase or decrease rainfall? The answer, according to findings by an international team of scientists, headed by Prof. Daniel …