Samples of biological material – including blood, tissue removed during surgery on patients and urine – are being stored in a unique research “Bio-Bank” to benefit residents of the Negev in the south of Israel.
Israel and the Hamas-run Gaza strip are about as close to outright war as they have been since the cessation of 2014’s Operation Protective Edge. Tensions have been high for several weeks, but the temperature was raised significantly earlier today following the launch of two rockets just before 3:40 a.m., including a long-range missile, fired… Read more »
Hamas sources claimed an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between Israel and Hamas went into effect at 10:45 p.m. Thursday, but Israeli sources have yet to confirm this. If it is indeed in place, the ceasefire would end two days of hostilities which saw almost 200 projectiles fired at Israel by Hamas and IDF retaliations which hit more… Read more »
Religions do not regard gluttony (from the Latin word for “gulping down”) as a virtue. According to the list compiled by the great Middle Ages Jewish scholar and physician Maimonides (the Rambam), of the 613 commandments that Jews must observe, excessive eating or drinking is prohibited (and is listed as #169). In Christianity too, overindulgence at the dinner table is regarded as a transgression and even one of the Seven Deadly Sins.
One of the most incredible things about the land of Israel is that you can’t go far without meeting an ancient place which was mentioned or described in the Bible. From ancient times until today, the mountains, valleys and lakes where Biblical matriarchs and patriarchs walked, lived and communicated with God have endured in the… Read more »