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Sukkot and the Ecological Crisis

As one of the most important holidays in the Jewish calendar, Sukkot celebrates the harvest while remembering the Israelites pilgrimage through the desert upon their escape from Egypt. At the same time, it invites a period of reflection on humanity’s relationship with nature. What does Sukkot tell us in the times of climate change?
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During Yom Kippur, air pollution levels all over Israel plummet to near zero

Once a year, for 24 hours, traffic all over the country grinds to a halt. Cars, buses, trucks, and traffic lights give way to empty roads filled with a somewhat rare silence. Trains stand still, and airports shut down. This is Yom Kippur
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Jewish and Muslim Women in the Urban Environment

According to a new study, Jewish women feel calm in quiet neighborhoods, while Muslim women tend to be more relaxed in the bustling city center. There may be a physiological mechanism for dealing with pollution, noise and heat in urban environments
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Israel is taking on the Jellies

Every summer, jellyfish appear in the coastal waters of Israel, deterring beachgoers, thus, damaging the tourism industry. Now, Israeli scientists developed an app that helps to track these sea creatures in order to make one’s beach experience more enjoyable
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Will a New Pipeline Project Save the Dead Sea?

In a region of the world where freshwater is scarce, the Dead Sea is disappearing, and collaboration among neighboring countries is nearly impossible, Israel and Jordan are making strides to budget the Red Sea-Dead Sea Conveyance
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Can Tel Aviv Reconcile the Rise of Electric Scooters?

Tel Aviv is facing increasingly complex transportation challenges and must now consider whether it should act against the rise of e-scooters, or implement better biking infrastructure to help them safely thrive
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Two cities set on tackling plastic

In a move to curb pollution, two cities in Israel ban single-use plastics from beaches
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The Land of Milk?

Eating dairy products is a long-standing tradition of Shavuot. The increasing demand for dairy around the holiday sheds light on the environmental impact of the industry. Is an environmental-friendly Shavuot just around the corner?
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Lag BaOmer – Cheerful Tradition and Public Danger

Lag BaOmer is approaching, and many Israelis commemorate this holiday by having a big bonfire in their backyard. Unfortunately, the benign intentions of those fires may have malignant consequences
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A traffic jam in the Red Sea

Is diving in Eilat destroying its very purpose?
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