Social Action
Orli Avior photographed the Cohen home in Ashkelon, which took a direct hit at 6:30am August 26.

Kibbutzim and the city

The Migvan Community building includes a dining room used on Friday evenings where families congregate for Shabbat dinner as well as the offices of the kibbutz’s successful high-tech company Migvan Effect. When one thinks of a kibbutz, a pastoral picture …

Operation Noah’s Ark: Evacuating the animals

While the government and the military are focusing on the most efficient ways to evacuate people in the disengagement operation, concerned volunteers have been working to find new homes for the four-legged residents of settlements in northern Samaria in the …

Peace of mind for special needs families

Shalva stands out among institutions that treat children with special needs because it invests in the parents as well as the kids. Until her seventh child was born nearly two years ago, Naama Tzuriel didn’t spend too much time thinking …

A new ER for Israel’s wildlife

Dr. Igal Horowitz, veterinarian of the Ramat Gan Safari, has opened the first hospital in Israel that provides care to non-domestic animals.A bird flies overhead and deftly grabs a worm that has been carefully placed for his enjoyment in the …

A Rocky Mountain high for Israeli rescue unit

Members of the Negev Highlands Rescue Team and Colorado’s Front Range Rescue train together last month in Colorado.Mountainous terrain can be treacherous whether in Israel’s Negev desert or in the Colorado Rockies. And that’s why joint training exercises between rescue …