For years, writer Yossi Klein Halevi considered himself a peace skeptic. But changes in the region, along with recent experiences with friends like Bar Galin and Rawan Odeh, have challenged that skepticism.
- Israeli SceneChoosing a Different Path Toward Peace
Changes in the Middle East, and the work of friends like Bar Galin and Rawan Odeh, hint at new attitudes about Israel.Israeli SceneThe Pioneering Women of Zionism
An updated anthology of classic Zionist texts acknowledges the influence of women like Golda Meir and Naomi Shemer as well as Hadassah leaders.Israeli Scene Wider WorldMaking a Difference in Nepal
In Tevel B’Tzedek, Israeli Micha Odenheimer has created a Jewish Peace Corps that brings Jewish aid and ideals to Nepal, one of the world’s most impoverished nations.
Volunteers from Tevel B’Tzedek enhance Nepalis’ skills as farmers, educators and community leaders.Israeli SceneDigging Beneath the Surface: An Archeologist’s View of the Temple Mount and its Environs
Eilat Mazar, scion of a family of esteemed Israeli archaeologists, unearths connections to the past in Jerusalem’s Old City.
Eilat Mazar, scion of a family of esteemed Israeli archaeologists, unearths connections to the past in Jerusalem’s Old City.Israeli SceneThe Six-Day War 50 Years Later: The Pride, the Pain
The events of 1967 united Jews around the world in an emotional trajectory—from existential fear to relief and, finally, to jubilation when Israel reunified Jerusalem. But it also bequeathed to us wrenching dilemmas that persist to this day.
The events of 1967 united Jews around the world in an emotional trajectory. But it also bequeathed to us wrenching dilemmas that persist to this day.Israeli SceneCaesarstone: From Kibbutz Dining Hall to Ultra-Modern Milan
Haute cuisine has become a national pastime in Israel, and Caesarstone embraces this trend with its first conceptual cookbook, A Material Menu: Designs for the Culinary Aesthetic.
Haute cuisine has become a national pastime in Israel, and Caesarstone embraces this trend with its first conceptual cookbook.Israeli SceneIsrael Building the World’s Tallest Solar Tower
When the entire Ashalim B power plant in the Negev Desert is completed at the end of this year, the 750-feet-high tower will supply enough renewable electric power for 120,000 households.
When the entire Ashalim B power plant in the Negev is completed at the end of this year, it will supply enough renewable power for 120,000 households.Israeli SceneThe Promised Land of Medical Marijuana
With eight farms authorized to cultivate marijuana and pending legislation to ease access to the drug, Israel’s cannabis industry is one of the most advanced in the world.
With eight farms authorized to cultivate marijuana and pending legislation to ease access to the drug, Israel’s cannabis industry is one of the most advanced inIsraeli SceneGetting Your Hands Dirty in Israel
Taking part in volunteer digs from Ein Gedi near the Dead Sea to sites in the north has become a popular attraction for tourists, students and retirees.
Volunteer digs from Ein Gedi near the Dead Sea to sites in the north have become popular attractions for tourists, students and retirees.Israeli Innovation at Work in Groundbreaking BurialsMultilevel interment and subterranean catacombs are among the options for free burial in Israel. Soon, ossuaries may join them.Leah Shakdiel, Orthodox Female Rabbi and Proud IconoclastRabbi Shakdiel is active in numerous peace efforts as well as in her local municipality of Yerucham.It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s an Israeli-Made DroneDrones from Israel are being used in agriculture—to water and pollinate date palms, for example—as well as for delivery of goods to housebound consumers.Israel Immersion Internships for Career-Minded IndividualsOnward Israel, launched in 2012 as a Jewish Agency project, coordinates subsidized summer internships in Israel for young Americans.Twine From Israel Set to Revolutionize Thread DyeingTwine Solutions has designed its TS-1800 machine to dye thread in any color for sewing, knitting or embroidery and to digitally match the color of any fabric.Adeena Sussman, Ben Platt and Matisyahu in Virtual CelebrationProminent food writer Adeena Sussman, a longtime contributor to Hadassah Magazine, will be among a host of luminaries participating in a virtual celebration for Israel's Independence Day.Yom Hashoah Memorials Forced Online by the CoronavirusPart of what sets Yom Hashoah apart this year may be its renewed potential to make history relevant.