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

Israeli and Palestinian paddle against the tide

Jennifer Marouf from Ramallah and Yaron Konigsberg from Jerusalem train for kayaking in the Golan.What do a 22-year-old Israeli from Jerusalem and a 23-year-old Palestinian from Ramallah have in common? They’re both athletes and they’ve decided to utilize their talents …

Israel’s Yad Sarah lends a helping hand

Every one in two Israeli families has made use of Yad Sarah’s wide-ranging services.Almost thirty years ago, a young Jerusalem high school teacher lent a hot-steam vaporizer to a neighbor with a sick child. Others asked to borrow the device …

Developing a common language

If the Abraham Fund has its way, all Israeli students will soon be ‘saying it in Arabic.’ The proposal is part of a wide-ranging initiative for advancing coexistence and equality in Israel.Rami is an Israeli Jew and Najar is an …

Finding the right match

25,000 people showed up last week at sixty testing centers in Israel to find a match for nine year old Matthew, an American who developed acute leukemia at age 5. A courier from the Dana Farber Medical Center in Boston, …

Completing the mission

Israeli President Moshe Katsav shakes hands with Matthew Husband, son of the late American astronaut Rick D. Husband, as Matthew’s mother Evelyn Husband, right, and his sister Lora, middle, look on. (AP)The astronauts aboard the Columbia space shuttle were familiar …