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Taking Purim to the Sky

By: Daniel Uria Man dressed as Aladdin rides ‘Magic Carpet’ down street in Israel   לא יודע אם תאמינו לי, אבל ראיתי עכשיו את אלאדין עובר באדום על השטיח באלנבי… #ישלנומנצחלפורים Posted by Aviad Rosenfeld on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 With Purim coming up, an Israeli got really into the festive spirit, by dressing up as […]

Israeli Food Bank Launches Charity Credit Card for Families

Colel Chabad’s Eshel Card Will Allow Poverty-Stricken Families to Make Food Purchases with Dignity Colel Chabad, known to be the longest consecutively active charitable organization in Israel, is launching a new program for families who depend on the Food Bank for help – especially over the holidays. With Purim approaching, Colel Chabad has launched an Eshel Card […]

You think you know what a desert is?

By: Dennis Mitzner Shattering all stereotypes of desert, Israel’s Beersheba is not sand-filled with camels walking around, but turning into a cybertech oasis According to Tech Crunch: “Beersheba has all of the ingredients of a vibrant security technology ecosystem, including Ben-Gurion University with its graduate program in cybersecurity and Cyber Security Research Center, and the presence […]

Bringing Israeli Innovation to African Villages

Israeli women – and tech – connect African villages to water, electricity Israeli organization, Innovation: Africa, was founded by Sivan Ya’ari. Innovation: Africa is recognized for their work in bringing Israeli innovation to African countries, including: Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal and Ethiopia. They currently involved in 104 projects […]

Jerusalem Syndrome is a dangerous thing

American Tourist was arrested after having gone treasure hunting in Old City Cave According to Live Science, around the time of Easter and Passover, a small percentage of visitors to Israel develop a reverence to Jerusalem and may become pathological — in other words, a visit to the city may trigger obsessive ideas, delusions or other psychotic experiences. He stayed […]

Haifa: Where Old Meets New

Alexander (Sasha) Chuchin, SDM Contributor Haifa, much like the rest of Israel, is built on a paradox. It’s the curious meddling of the biblical with the futuristic, the oldest with the newest. Take the modernized railway line from the centre of Tel Aviv, bypass the University of Tel Aviv’s main campus across the Yarkon River […]