Everyone knows that Israel has gotten a bad rap lately, and its efforts in the public relations sphere have not been much help.
Sure, Tel Aviv has been named one of the best cities in the world to…visit, and one of the hottest party spots if you're gay. But in the court of international public opinion, Israel finds itself constantly defending itself against attack. What Israel doesn’t seem to yet realize is that it has a secret weapon in its public relations arsenal. At least one high-profile Israeli has many international friends… >> Read More
Just last week, Canada became the first country in the world to ban bisphenol A (known as BPA), a chemical compound found in most plastics that, when heated, gives off gasses that disrupt the…endocrine system and slow human development. Until recently, lots of baby bottles, toys, and rattles contained BPA. Some companies in the United States have smartened up, but you still have to check products pretty carefully to see what they contain. David Greene, owner of Livegreene, a store in Palo Alto, has put together a list… >> Read More
When it comes to their children’s Hebrew language education, there’s a group of parents who are not playing around. Then again, that's exactly what they're doing.
Since last fall, 145 families…in the Boston-Providence area have established Hebrew playgroups for their babies and toddlers, sponsored by a website called Hebrew Play. From day one, these moms and dads are referring to themselves as ima and aba, changing a lot of chitulim (diapers), and hoping that their babies will stop crying if they give them a motzetz… >> Read More