On May 21st, 1992 history was made by Doron Erel- דורון אראל. He was the first Israeli to climb to the highest point on earth – Mount Everest. Today we shall highlight few moments from the life of this mountain climber – מטפס הרים- Metapes Harim. Ever since Erel, whose last name means “angel”, completed his trek up the mountain, he has been lecturing all around the world about the hour he spent on top of the world.
Erel was born in Tel Aviv and even as a child loved to climb. Right before his service in the Israeli Army he visited Nepal; there he saw in 1978 the mountain that he would conquer 14 years later.
After he completed his service in the Army, he spent a year climbing extensively in the Alps.Then he returned to Israel and studied Geology at the Hebrew University. Continue reading
In the Hebrew Bible one of the greatest leaders that the Israelites had was Deborah. She was a prophet; she judged the people and helped them defeat their enemy with God’s help. The Deborah that we are about to encounter today was also a great woman – this is of course the famous author, who passed away on May 2nd, 2013- Deborah Omer- דבורה עומר.
Omer was born in 1932 on Kibbutz
Meoz Chaim – מעוז חיים. When Deborah was eleven years old her life changed forever when her mother was killed in a tragic gun accident. Omer was told that her mother’s death was actually a suicide. Perhaps for that reason she was an author who mostly wrote children’s stories – סופרת ילדים.
In order to illustrate Zionism and the story of the Jewish people she used the names of heroes from that period. Continue reading
In the past year in Israel, especially in the city of Tel Aviv, a new trend has come about in city life – the trend of Veganism – טִבְעוֹנוּת. Huge numbers of people have decided in a short space of time to change their menu from eating animals products, including meat – בָּשָׂר as well as dairy and eggs, to only eating fruit, vegetables, pulses and grains.
When I wake up every morning, my day starts with a cup of coffee with milk and for my children I prepare an omelet- חֲבִיתָה- from eggs. The vegan -טִבְעוֹנִי –wakes up and makes his coffee with soymilk and his kids certainly won’t eat an omelet, or anything else from an animal – they’ll probably have cereal, with soymilk.
Say hi to Adi from Tel Aviv, who explains why she became vegan: Continue reading