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 Comic Relief
picture26 Jan 2007 @ 01:24
The linking thread between all humans: comedy. This is a breath of fresh air in these days of stale smokey landscapes.
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 As the 2006-7 School Year is about to begin in Israel
picture2 Sep 2006 @ 11:33
Though I've been back home for the past 2 1/2 weeks, I'm still de-jet lagging, and reacclimatizing to life in the role of teacher. We've had teacher seminars on Mediation, and daily planning and preparation sessions. I've been working on the latest topic for the English Learning Center: Making a Difference. I've been examining inventors, innovators, artists and scientists and their creations and discoveries and simplifying it all for autonomous learning for the students who come to the Center.

But facts are facts and there is a severe cognitive dissonance between wish and reality; ideal and dusty daily life.

Yossi Sarid [link] in today's Ha'aretz [link], has put it brilliantly. I can't wait to see how school goes this year.  More >

 Hamas and the Army of Islam attacks Negev outpost Sunday morn.
picture25 Jun 2006 @ 17:53
[link] How it happened: Militants infiltrated post via 300m tunnel
By Haaretz Staff
The gunmen launched their attack at approximately 5:00 A.M. Eight militants infiltrated Israeli territory via a tunnel adjacent to the Kerem Shalom commercial crossing.

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 Fresh lemon grass fields in Israel become mecca for cancer patients
picture3 Apr 2006 @ 17:25
By Allison Kaplan Sommer April 02, 2006
Israel 21C A Focus Beyond the Conflict


At first, Benny Zabidov, an Israeli agriculturalist who grows greenhouses full of lush spices on a pastoral farm in Kfar Yedidya in the Sharon region, couldn't understand why so many cancer patients from around the country were showing up on his doorstep asking for fresh lemon grass.

It turned out that their doctors had sent them.

"They had been told to drink eight glasses of hot water with fresh lemon grass steeped in it on the days that they went for their radiation and chemotherapy treatments," Zabidov told ISRAEL21c. "And this is the place you go to in Israel for fresh lemon grass."  More >

 Health: Israeli scientist develops natural alternative for Ritalin
picture2 Jan 2006 @ 14:30

Israeli scientist develops natural alternative for Ritalin

By David Brinn January 01, 2006

Parents of children with attention deficits have come to rely on Ritalin to keep their children calm and attentive in school.

However, potential side effects and health hazards have made many parents hesitant about giving their children the drug, and has caused sleepless nights among those who have made the choice to do so. Now, research coming out of Israel suggests that in the future, parents of children diagnosed with an attention deficit disorder may have more options to consider.  More >

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