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Celebrating the miracles of Christmas and Hanukkah all season long

December is full of cheer, and for good reason! Beautiful decorations, holiday parties at work, time off with friends and family – the end of the year brings with it a joyfulness that many look forward to year-round. The countdown to Christmas and Hanukkah begins right after Thanksgiving ends. For both holidays, the countdown is [...]

By | 2017-12-20T09:54:53-05:00 December 20th, 2017|Christmas, Holidays, Menorah Islands, Peace|0 Comments

“Breaking Bread” and Feeding the Hungry with Green Farming Practices

Agriculture has played a central role in shaping world history and the stories in religious texts for thousands of years. Famine and drought have triggered many mass migrations from biblical Israel -- Abraham’s first journey to Egypt was driven by the lack of food and water; famine drove Elimelech and Naomi to Moab, which led [...]

The Environment Knows No Political Borders

Pollution problems in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank are well-known and seem to be getting worse. The World Health Organization has identified high levels of pollutants in all the region’s urban areas. In Gaza, chemical and microbiological contaminants in drinking water are causing health problems. And in the West Bank, there’s an ongoing battle [...]

Aravrit Demonstrates The People’s Passion For Coexistence

There’s a beautiful coexistence project coming out of Israel, and we at the Menorah Islands Project couldn’t be happier to see it take off! Artist Liron Lavi Turkenich has developed an Arabic-Hebrew script called “Aravrit” which stitches the two alphabets together into one joint typeface. This writing system, which contains 638 characters, consists of Arabic [...]

For The Menorah Islands Project, Scientific Research Is The Core Of Collaboration

The most important mission of the Menorah Islands Project is to unite people from all backgrounds, nationalities and religions to be a part of something greater than themselves. We firmly believe that the everyday people affected by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict yearn for peace -- and that the only way to do so is to create [...]

By | 2017-06-30T10:37:53-04:00 June 15th, 2017|Menorah Islands|0 Comments

The Menorah Islands Projected Selected “Best Story” On Jewish News of Ukraine

The Menorah Islands Project was recently selected as the most popular news story by the Jewish News of Ukraine. Stories were ranked by number of likes, shares and other social media interactions as well as pageviews on the Jewish News of Ukraine’s website. This is not the first time the Menorah Islands Project has been [...]