Israel’s lunar lander to launch Thursday

PHOTO: Apollo 16 landed on the moon in 1972. Courtesy NASA Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries announced Feb. 18 that Israel’s inaugural voyage to the moon – the world’s first privately funded lunar mission – will begin on Feb. 21 at approximately 8:45 p.m. EST, when the lunar lander “Beresheet” (“In the Beginning”)…


Israeli nature sites are an accessible walk in the park

PHOTO: Accessible hiking path at Nahal Hashofet. Photo courtesy of Access Israel Wheelchairs, strollers, vision impairment and other disabilities are accommodated at Israeli parks By Abigail Klein Leichman Former Israeli Air Force pilot Yuval Wagner was paralyzed in a 1987 helicopter crash. For years, his wheelchair kept him and his family from enjoying outings to…


Middle East Lecture Series

Cedar Sinai Park’s  Life Enrichment Department has challenged, entertained and amused residents with diverse lectures, musical performances and presentations for 20 years. Now the senior living campus will open its Tuesday evening lectures and many other goings on at Rose Schnitzer Manor to our friends in  the Jewish community. The price is free and all…


Etgar Keret wins Israel’s top literature prize

Courtesy of American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Etgar Keret, renowned Israeli author and lecturer in the Department of Hebrew Literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), has received Israel’s most prestigious literary award, the Sapir Prize, for his collection of short stories, A Glitch at the Edge of the Galaxy. “I’m surprised…it’s the…

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