The word shalom is one of the most ancient words in the
history of languages. It comes from the root shalem, which means
whole, a root that is common to Ugarit, Aramaic, Hebrew and
Arabic. Its main meaning is peace - but it has also many
others usages, from peace, through innocent, to congregation of
Doctor, Can you Heal My Teddy Bear?
The Some 200 children from kindergartens in southern Israel
took their teddy bears to Soroka Medical Center, in Beersheva.
They were received warmly by doctors and medical students who
asked the children to tell them about any illnesses or medical
problems bothering their teddy bears. The sick bears were
carefully examined, with the help of the children, who as a
result learned hands on what a hospital does and to help
decrease fears of hospitalization.
Preserving the Western Wall
Following a survey of the Western Wall that revealed that the
physical condition of the 2000-year-old stones was
deteriorating, a large scale project has been initiated for the
preservation and conservation of one of the most important
cultural heritage sites around the world..
Bird's Eye View
Asaf Solomon, a dedicated Galilean, nature lover, and farmer,
photographs the land of Israel while flying over it in a powered
paraglider, a picturesque craft that gives the passenger a sense
of freedom and tranquility, as wll as the opportunity to take
photographs from an unorthodox angel.