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2008-09-22 15:00:28

By EHUD ZION WALDOKS Kfar Saba became the first city in Israel, and perhaps the world, last week to adopt a master plan to become a sustainable, environmentally friendly city. A team of experts led by Prof. Uri Marinov spent a year compiling a comprehensive plan to overhaul everything from light bulbs to transportation to construction. Parts of the plan will already be adopted in 2009, Kfar Saba Mayor Yehuda Ben-Hemo said upon accepting the report and all of its recommendations....

2008-09-17 15:00:24

By MICHAEL J. SALAMON Two items recently crossed my desk. The first was an article that appeared in The Jerusalem Post written by Matthew Wagner entitled "Haredim move to silence 'treif' music". It was about a movement to ban musicians who produce or perform any music which the Guardians of Sanctity and Education deem inappropriate. Musicians playing such music would be banned from playing in wedding halls, their CDs would be banned and their concerts disallowed. The other item...

2008-09-03 15:00:22

By EHUD ZION WALDOKS The Environmental Protection Ministry and the Education Ministry are slated to declare the new school year a green one at a ceremony next week in front of the principals of all the elementary schools in Israel. While many of the ministries' environmental education programs will be continuing from last year, the Environmental Protection Ministry said Monday that it had increased its budgeting for old and new programs by nearly NIS 1 million to a total NIS 5.5m....

2008-09-02 15:00:17

By PENNY SCHWARTZ BOSTON - Gili Hirsch has a passion for singing Stephen Sondheim. But before this summer, the musical theater devotee did not know how to swing. For five weeks in July and August, the 21-year-old Hirsch, along with six other Israeli students, immersed herself in the world of jazz, studying, singing, jamming and performing at the Berklee College of Music, the world- renowned school that honed the skills and launched the careers of some of Israel's top jazz musicians...

2008-09-02 15:00:13

By EHUD ZION WALDOKS Despite initial concerns Sunday that some dead fish in the Yarkon River had been poisoned, indicating that divers searching for Rose Pizem's body could be harmed, there had been no real threat, according to the Yarkon River Authority and the police. The fish had died due to lack of oxygen in the water at night, a known phenomenon that occurs after a dry winter, the Authority said. Police said searches would resume in the near future. Experts who spoke with...

2008-09-02 15:00:06

By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH While giving children with the drug Ritalin to treat attention- deficit disorder (ADD) or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is justified in many cases, too often it is prescribed without a clinical psychologist investigating underlying factors that may be responsible for the disruptive behavior. So says experienced Jerusalem clinical psychologist Hannah Landau, who specializes in family therapy. Born in London, a Bar-Ilan University psychology...

2008-08-26 12:00:39

By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH They're out there, and they're after us - viruses, bacteria and other pathogens that ignore personal and national boundaries. They spread not only by direct contact but also by plane or migrating birds. Infections with these pathogens are usually diagnosed too late - when victims already have symptoms, can't be treated effectively and have even infected others. In recent years, the phenomenon has threatened many parts of the world with a series of diseases...

2008-08-20 12:00:47

By YAAKOV LAPPIN Iran's announcement Sunday that it sent a rocket into space does not signify an increased threat to Israel, a former senior defense industry official and missile expert told The Jerusalem Post on Monday. Israel is already within range of the Shihab-3 missile (1,300 kilometers), which is operational, the source said, while a new Shihab-type missile was being developed with a 2,000-kilometer range. From Israel's standpoint, once it came within range of the...

2008-08-20 12:00:44

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH The Palestinian Authority is concerned about the apparent rapprochement between Hamas and Jordan, a PA official in Ramallah said Monday. The official said that the PA has asked Jordan to clarify its position regarding reports about a series of meetings that took place in Amman recently between senior Hamas representatives and Jordanian government officials. "We are trying to find out from our Jordanian brothers what's going on with Hamas," the PA official told...

2008-08-20 12:00:39

By DAVID BRINN For Zehava Ben, it's always been the most natural thing in the world. "I grew up listening to Arabic music - it was part of my life from an early age," the famed Mizrahi singer told The Jerusalem Post last week. "I knew all the words to Umm Kulthum's songs from the very beginning, she was huge" she added, referring to the late, legendary Egyptian singer known as the "Star of the East," who has remained a huge influence on every emerging oriental singer, despite her...


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