Posts Tagged ‘ israel ’

Thank This Jew For Inventing Drip Irrigation

July 22, 2015
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The Jew Who Invented Drip Irrigation

On these hottest days of summer – especially when parts of our country are rationing water – we should thank late Israeli engineer Simcha Blass for helping farmers figure out how to best harness the water they do have. Blass revolutionized drip irrigation in the early 1930’s, pretty haphazardly. As…

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The True Story of the Jew Who Married a Dolphin

June 28, 2015
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The Jewish Woman Who Married a Dolphin in Eilat

Worried, as Bill O’Reilly is, that last week’s SCOTUS decision in favor of gay marriage…

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A Hilarious New Film About Israel’s Women Soldiers

December 1, 2014
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zero-motivation

Bleakly funny, poignant, and timely, Zero Motivation is Israel’s answer to beloved war send-ups like M*A*S*H and…

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“My Cruel Land”: An Israeli Poet Discovers Loss

September 5, 2014
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"My Cruel Land": A Poet's View of Loss

For most of Israel’s existence, the land between the…

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Sex(less) in the Holy City

July 17, 2014
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Sex(less) in the Holy City

The joys and oys of dating in New…

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Bad Israeli Blood in a Holy Spanish City

May 29, 2014
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The Retrospective

In master novelist A.B. Yehoshua’s most recent book, The…

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How Mother’s Day Came to Israel

May 9, 2014
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On November 14, 1951, an 11-year-old girl named…

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The Israeli Who Put Your Virus Under the Microscope

February 28, 2014
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Yisrael Radai

Picture a scientist studying viruses. You probably envision someone in…

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The Bible’s Time-Traveling Camels

February 18, 2014
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The Bible's Time-Traveling Camels

Bad news for biblical literalists: Recent research conducted by two…

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The Anti-Yiddish Riots in Palestinian Tel Aviv

January 29, 2014
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The Anti-Yiddish Riots in Palestinian Tel Aviv

When Mayn Yidishe Mame (“My Jewish Mother”), one of the…

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In Israel, A Social Network for the Dead

December 17, 2013
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Neshama

Ever wished you knew where your great-great-grandparents were…

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Israeli Zombies Hit the Big Screen

November 21, 2013
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Cannon-Fodder-2012-movie-poster

When an Israeli Defense Forces special ops unit heads to…

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