Can an Archaeological Dig Change the Future of Jerusalem?
Photo by Mauricio Lima
By Bari Weiss for The New York Times
JERUSALEM — I want to tell you about a piece of clay the size of my pinkie fingernail and the color of ash. It is called a bulla, and it is what the people of the ancient Near East used before the invention of rubber bands or paper clips. They would roll up their papyrus, wrap cords around the bundle and secure it all with a bit of clay. The clay would then be stamped with a seal — the primitive version of a John Hancock.
National Autism Research Center opening in southern Israel
By Abigail Klein Leichman
The new center, under Prof. Ilan Distein, will support research and provide information for decision-makers, healthcare professionals and the public.
A National Autism Research Center is being formed this year at Ben-Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev to serve as Israel’s leading information and research center on autism and the coordinating body to assemble national studies on autism.
Israel researchers find world's longest salt cave at Dead Sea
From AP on YnetNews
Survey by collection of international volunteers shows Malham Cave stretches more than 10km, well ahead of Iran's Namakdan, previous holder of record; full map of site expected in coming months
Israeli researchers said Thursday they have surveyed what they now believe to be the world's longest salt cave, a network of twisting passageways at the southern tip of the Dead Sea.
A recently completed survey of the Malham Cave determined the labyrinthine cavern stretches more than 10 kilometers (6 miles) in length. That puts it well ahead of Iran's Namakdan Cave, previously thought to be the longest salt cave.
7 technologies to make life easier for busy parents
By Naama Barak for Israel21c
Too busy to shout at the kids to come for dinner? Or to fold the laundry? Check out the Israeli technologies that can make your life easier.
It’s no secret that being a parent is one busy job. The laundry, the cooking, the endless housekeeping – and all this before you’ve even uttered a word to your dear child or inquired into their well-being.
Luckily, help is at hand from the Start-Up Nation.
Israel’s Kibbutzim Are Setting Up an Electric Car Sharing Service
By Tomer Hadar / CTech. From the algemeiner.com
CTech – An agricultural cooperative society owned by Israeli kibbutzim is looking to bring electric cars to Israel’s rural areas. Meshek Energy, the energy branch of the Kibbutz Economies Group, has acquired dozens of electric cars to be used as shared vehicles in the kibbutzim, according to people familiar with the matter who spoke to Calcalist on condition of anonymity.