The Human Spirit: Reasons we adore Israel, 2012
Posted by ethiodil
April 19, 2012
1. Because of their experience, Hebrew University veterinary neurologists were summoned to reanimate a inept lion in Brazil, a nation with an area of 8.5 million block kilometers and a race of 192 million. The lion’s name was Ariel, a synonym for Jerusalem.
2. We can giggle during ourselves. The prime minister enjoyed a “Bibi-bomb” photos that placed him during famous celebrations or staggering ancestral events, and even combined his own.
3. The government sent a spiteful minute to Flytilla activists, thanking them for choosing to criticism in approved Israel rather than in Syria, where daily savagery pervades.
4. An Israeli cartoonist won a Golden Keg 2012 international foe in Presov, Slovakia, for cartoons about beer.
5. British beer-writer of a year lauded a “incredible breadth” of Israeli beer styles. Winner of a foe he judged was a loser Jerusalem Shapiro Brewery.
6. Sabra Israeli mathematician Elon Lindenstrauss won the prestigious Fields Medal, infrequently called a Nobel Prize of mathematics. Today he’s a highbrow during a Hebrew University, though in a IDF he served in intelligence.
7. A discussion was hold in Jerusalem to announce that the ancient balsam plant grown 1,500 years ago nearby a Dead Sea is flourishing again at Kibbutz Ein Gedi.
8. As a object starts environment on a circuitous highway adult to Jerusalem, cars stop by a side of a highway so that people can recite the afternoon prayer. Sometimes adequate people stop for there to be a minyan (a quorum of 10).
9. So many relatives were supervising kids on a prohibited summer day in Jerusalem’s Sacher Park that someone orderly a minyan for a afternoon prayer.
10. My grandkids can’t know how we didn’t have their favorite olive pizza in America when we were flourishing up.
11. Israeli school backpacks might be heavy, though they come with removable wheels.
12. The leader of a A Star is Born singing foe comes from a city underneath fire, Sderot, and from a family that crossed Sudan on foot.
13. So did the family of Eli Mantson, a seventh-grade propagandize castaway who sole lentils in an open-air market.
Today he’s a lawyer, one of several law graduates from Ethiopia.
14. Prof. Dan Engelhard, conduct of pediatrics during Hadassah Ein Kerem, has now adopted 5 orphanages in Ethiopia to yield HIV/AIDS kids there. He does this as a volunteer.
15. On a morning before Yom Kippur, the lifeguard during Ashdod beach wishes everybody “Tzom Kal,” an easy fast.
16. On a day after Passover, dwindle sellers are on travel junctions hawking blue-and-white flags for your car, one for NIS 5, 3 for NIS 10.
17. In a Land of Milk and Honey, a high cost of lodge cheese led to a national consumers’ revolt.
18. The Cottage Cheese Protest took off after Shavuot, when we eat cheesecake and quiches. Buying so many divert products, we realized that a cost had skyrocketed.
19. Ubiquitous solidified yogurt stands offer toppings of Pesek Zman (Time-Out) candy bars, dates and pomegranates.
20. Kabbala tourism is burgeoning. The visionary experience is mostly referred to as entering a “garden of pomegranates.”
21. A new kitchen apparatus won initial esteem in a Innovation Awards: it gets a seeds out of a pomegranate.
22. The opening object on a radio’s medical program mentions that it’s a anniversary of a genocide of Rachel, a biblical Matriarch, and that some of a unchanging listeners are on a approach to Mother Rachel’s grave in Bethlehem.
23. An Israeli producer-director won the Golden Emmy for a documentary called Google Baby, about broker pregnancies. She was profound when she picked adult her award.
24. Once there was an Iron Curtain. Now National Geographic readers in Mother Russia have listed Israel as a tip traveller attraction.
25. The dual many visited sites are a Western Wall and a grave of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. The many renouned tourist attraction is Masada.
26. Who pronounced it? “We are giveaway thinkers; this is the Israeli spirit.” Dan Schechtman, a Technion highbrow who won a Nobel Prize for Chemistry. He showed that atoms in quasicrystals were packaged together in well-defined patterns, though that they were singular and non-repeating.
27. Nobel Prize Winner Schechtman was inherited in Tel Aviv in pre-state Israel. He was inspired by a book he review as a boy, Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island, in which an operative changes void domain into a sensuous garden.
28. According to a Technion, Schechtman was a “most unpopular scientist in crystals.” He teaches immature scientists that it’s not adequate to know your field, “you also need faith.”
29. Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Museum and educational activist, recently uploaded thousand of stories of rescues by righteous gentiles to uncover that “even in times of fight and tyranny, women and men retain a inherited right and ability to act on dignified precepts.”
30. Elbit auxiliary association Brightway Vision is bettering troops night-vision technology to a conflict opposite highway accidents by producing a complement to improve drivers’ night vision.
31. Memorial Day for a assassination of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin is commemorated by soldiers singing Israeli songs.
32. Two long-time Talmud investigate partners didn’t comprehend they went to a same beautician until they met there one day. While one lady waited for the other to have her hair cut, a beautician reviewed a Torah investigate class he’d only come from.
33.We’re an argumentative people. Brothers Omer and Sela Nevo from Tel Aviv University won a World Universities Debating Championships in a English as Second Language difficulty in Manila, Philippines. More than 3,000 teams from around a universe participated in a competition. (Wonder if their relatives ever told them to stop arguing?) 34. During the eight-day festival, Egged buses arrangement Happy Hanukka signs.
35. On Hanukka, Aroma gives out gold-wrapped Hanukka gelt with cappuccino.
36. On Independence Day, Aroma gives out candies in blue-and-white wrappers.
37. In New York and Los Angeles, those Israelis emotional for a taste of home can get it during an Aroma café.
38. Advertisements for exercise programs guarantee to opposite a repairs of eating sufganiot, Hanukka donuts.
39. Cultural fusion. On Dec 25, 3 Muslim mill craftsmen from Bethlehem were operative on a conveyor portals of new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower of Hadassah University Medical Center, Ein Kerem.
When they met a Jewish tourists from Puerto Rico they wished them a Merry Christmas.
40. While swimming in a Jerusalem Pool, my crony relayed the Torah suspicion she’d listened progressing that day from her Pilates teacher. There’s always a d’var Torah to start a class, she says.
41. At Jerusalem shopping malls, hundreds stop for a nightly Hanukka candle lighting. Many shops have candles blazing inside, too.
42. Four teenaged boys in jeans and T-shirts lay on a dais on Jerusalem’s Emek Refaim Street singing Passover favorite “Who Knows One”? 43. Babies inherited during Hanukka are mostly called Yair, Meir, Yaira, Oriya – names that enclose a Hebrew word for light.
44. At my supermarket, Torah commentaries were on special sale along with large packages of break food.
45. At a same supermarket, there’s a daily call announcing a afternoon prayers.
46. Two sets of puppets for sale in religious area of Jerusalem: one in Hassidic garb, one in Lithuanian religious garb.
47. Friday morning selling in a Jerusalem toy store.
I pull a symbol on a blonde, blue-eyed doll with braids and she sings “Hayom Yom Shishi” (Today is Friday, tomorrow Shabbat).
48. The Israeli group won a 2012 Bread Baking Cup in Rimini, Italy, withdrawal behind French and German bakers.
49. Champion bakers won in dual categories: Innovation with a Health Focus and Baked Dessert. They done immature spinach pita, filled with pistachio-coated cheese balls, with yogurt on top.
50. The Hebrew University posted a high-brow Einstein archive. Who would care? More than 20 million people worldwide visited a site in a initial weeks! 51. Chocolate widespread on matza is an Israeli ambience treat.
This year, an advertising fight took place between dual kinds of chocolate spread, kosher for Passover.
52. Too most chocolate spread. My tube of Colgate toothpaste has “Happy and Kosher Pessah” right on a package.
53. An Israeli women’s basketball group won a women’s Eurocup final in France after defeating the French team. The leader was Elitzur Ramle, from a city mostly pang from a disastrous open image.
54. A low-budget group from a beleaguered northern city of Kiryat Shmona clinched a soccer joining crater double from the hands of a large city teams.
55. The pleasing Jerusalem Light Rail is up and running.
56. Rain or shine, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat was adult and running in a city’s renouned new marathon; 12,000 runners assimilated him this year.
57. One Jerusalem curtain was Richard Bernstein, a blind male from Michigan. He was guided by a streets by Maj. Shaked, an Israeli fighter pilot. Said Bernstein: This marathon has a profoundly pleasing and wonderful meaning.
58. You can suffer a country’s best jazz and eat a kosher dinner, too, during Zappa Jerusalem.
59. You can suffer a kosher burger and beer and watch a Superbowl during Mike’s Place in Jerusalem.
60. Even the dogs in a IDF get kosher-for-Passover dog food.
61. A new Israeli GPS system called Waze is unconditional a world. It’s a community-driven application and learns from users’ pushing times to yield routing and real-time traffic updates. Waze can even assistance we kick a inhabitant trade jam during Golani Junction during Passover.
62. What’s a inhabitant mood notwithstanding a chief threat? Three million Israelis were out roving in Israel on Passover (many through the Golani Junction).
63. The nation hold a exhale as Gilad Schalit emerged to freedom. Was there a dry eye? 64. Gilad Schalit distinguished Passover, the holiday of freedom, during home with his family.
Happy 64th to Israel! May a destiny move many some-more reasons to rejoice.
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