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Feb 18, 2019, 10:43 AM
Shifting altitudes, and attitudes: The haftarah of Ki Tisa
The haftarah of this week's parashah, Ki Tisa, recounts the confrontation between Elijah and the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel. What is the significance of this particular site? Mount Carmel is not a single peak. It is rather a...
Jan 15, 2019, 10:57 AM
The False Sense of Security of Heavy Rain
If you think that Israel’s recent rains and desalination program mean that we don’t have to worry about having enough water, I don’t mean to rain on your parade but you’re all wet. With relatively heavy rains the last few...
Jan 8, 2019, 4:10 PM
A New Approach to Tu B’shvat
Maybe you have vague Tu B’Shvat memories like mine. Little plastic bags filled with hard brown, buksar (the yiddish word for carob) that could crack your teeth if you bit down too quickly. Perhaps some nuts and raisins (likely...
Jan 2, 2019, 7:17 PM
Tales from the Edge: The Rise and Fall of the Rain Radar
I don’t know what it’s like far away in the center of the country, but here in the North we’re in crisis. The Macam Geshem (the rain radar) has fallen, and like a phoenix, it might take some years...
Dec 7, 2018, 10:01 PM
Where is Noah When We Need Him?
Has anyone seen the ark or is it still entrenched on Turkey’s Mount Ararat? Wherever it is, we need it now. So where is Noah when we need him? Much of central Israel is inundated by flood waters caused by...
Dec 4, 2018, 9:19 AM
Wake Up America: What Israel can do to help Battle The Looming Water Crisis
As Americans turn on their taps, most are in the dark about a crisis coming to at least a third of U.S. households in the next four years: a lack of potable water. Experts predict that by 2022, 42 million...
Nov 18, 2018, 5:56 AM
Israeli tech can assuage India’s worst water crisis
In June 2018, NITI Aayog, the policy think-tank arm of Government of India, published a report titled, “Composite Water Management Index” on the current state of water usage patterns and availability in India. The executive summary of the report...
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Nov 17, 2018, 7:26 PM
There are many simple ways to conserve water successfully
First of all, for those who need motivation for it, these are good reasons: Saving water saves money. Not a lot but crumbs are bread too. Israel has a water shortage so being a good Zionist means saving water....
Oct 31, 2018, 9:47 PM
Israel’s 95% Rate of Sewer Water Recycling Impresses Punjab Politician
Captain Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab, is impressed with Israel’s ability to recycle sewer water. Israel has been in a drought for over five years, yet we’re able to keep the water on through various measures. Israel’s ability to...
Oct 21, 2018, 10:26 AM
Artificial Intelligence – Fighting Overpopulation
Criticizing others, giving them an unwelcome feeling, can be done by anyone. Uplifting them and giving them a good feeling - that takes a special gift and spending effort - Rabbi Nachman of Breslov We are heading toward a massive crisis, and...