Sunday, November 18, 2018

Israel Tag

Israel’s Highless Marijuana

11:32 31 July in Culture, Latest
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by Daniela Enriquez A new oxymoron is born. After non-alcoholic beer and decaf coffee, the world is finally ready to welcome “highless” marijuana. Israeli scientists working at Tikkun Olam--the first and largest medical cannabis cultivator in Israel--created a new variant of the plant capable of easing...

Miss Holocaust 2012?

15:45 27 June in Culture, Latest
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by Rebecca Borison As the number of remaining Holocaust survivors inevitably diminishes, many have attempted to record the survivors’ stories, through books, videos or other means. Taking a new—and somewhat bizarre—approach to commemorating the survivors, Israeli aid organization Yad Ezer L’Haver has announced that they will...

Model Citizens

11:52 06 June in Culture, Latest
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by Rebecca Borison [caption id="" align="alignright" width="200"] Bar Refaeli[/caption] Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli, newly crowned the hottest woman in the world by Maxim magazine, will likely be relieved to know that, at 5'8" and 127 pounds, she meets the requirements of the new Israeli law mandating that models...

Escape from Freedom?

15:56 04 April in History, Misc, Politics, topics
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By Martin Berman-Gorvine As Passover approaches, I have been reading the psychologist Erich Fromm’s 1941 work, Escape from Freedom. Writing when Nazi Germany was at its height, Fromm sought the reasons why so many people felt their freedom to be “an intolerable burden” that they wished...

An Iranian-Israeli Love-In?

14:49 30 March in Politics
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by Kelley Kidd Recently, Facebook has been bombarding me. Not with its usual memes and Spotify updates, but with a slew of politically oriented statuses and photos. This is usually fairly inevitable, but lately it's transcended the typical circle of acquaintances who regularly post items from...

The AIPAC/J Street Color War

12:28 27 March in Politics, Religion
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by Charles Kopel A new spring ritual has taken form for American Jews concerned with Israel activism. The AIPAC Policy Conference, a mainstay in the American Zionist establishment for 53 years, is attracting larger and larger groups of delegates to Washington, DC each year. These delegates...