oranges-cbd-mae-mu-green-prophet-scaled.jpg

When biopsies were so 2021

Invasive biopsies can determine if a tumor is cancerous, when blood tests won't do. But going in and cutting up a cancer tumor, with a skin like an orange often spreads the cancer. A new test might eliminate biopsies forever.

Jerusalem cyclists protest lack of bike lanes

Jerusalem. Not a dream city for cycling. It’s many hills, random intersections, cobbled roads, virtually inaccessible Old City, I tried. I really did. I cheated on Tel Aviv and lived in Jerusalem for 2 years. But I could never get around by bike. Despite its difficulty, there are plenty of people who do like to […]

traditional-medicine-museum-jaffa-660x4041.jpg

A museum for the History of Medicine in the Holy Land

The blue and white painted ceramic jars stretch up to the ceiling. Marked with the traditional symbol of five crosses, each jar held a medicine ranging from honey to myrrh to the famous Jerusalem balsan. The jars came from the first pharmacy in Jerusalem founded by a Franciscan month in the 17th century. “When the […]

cool-globes-1.jpg

Earth Day Events in Jerusalem

About a decade ago Israelis were much better at green washing and consumerism than caring for our planet through social green action. That’s all changed. The country has leaped into putting environmental awareness at the top of people’s concerns. This year there are dozens of events going on around the country to celebrate April 22, […]

Maurice-and-camel-on-Mt.-of-Olives-3.3.12-013-560x420.jpg

Visiting Jerusalem’s Old Abused Mount of Olives Camel

This is how the camel looked back in February, 2012.  Cold, wet and miserable Our stories on animal abuse  have included severe abuse of circus animals in Lebanon, neglect and abuse of zoo animals in Egypt, and even rampant abuse of pigs in (supposedly) kosher Israel.  Always considered as “silent victims”  these animals have suffered severe […]