Lifestyle & Health

Adventures in Vaccinating

Watch Orit’s video tri-lingual report on Israel’s massive vaccination project–and a documentation of her own attempt.

Corona baby boom? Not for many who want a baby the most

(April 21, 2020 / JNS) Amy Klein thought she had a hard time with infertility, having gone through 10 doctors, nine rounds of IVF in three countries and four miscarriages. But she thinks it’s nothing compared to what aspiring mothers are going through now with the coronavirus pandemic. “I can’t imagine what it’s like to put fertility treatments …

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Europe Braces for Extended Lockdowns

Genoa resident Eyal Lerner is an Israeli who has been living in Italy for the past 25 years. He believes Italy serves as a warning to other countries. Among the dead is his friend’s 78-year-old father, who couldn’t properly say goodbye to his loved ones.

Europe on Lockdown From COVID-19

Empty toilet paper shelves, empty seats at restaurants, empty desks in schools. These emerging iconic coronavirus images have become commonplace in Europe as the continent begins nationwide lockdowns amid a rising number of COVID-19 cases. On March 14, the World Health Organization called Europe the “epicenter” of the pandemic.

Single Mum auf Wunsch: Orit Arfa über ihre Entscheidung

Mum Magazine: Viele Frauen in den Dreißgern kennen das: Sie wünschen sich ein Baby, doch es fehlt der passende Partner – und die biologische Uhr tickt unerbittlich! Die israelische Journalistin Orit Arfa hat sich entschieden, Single Mum zu werden. Wie sie zu dieser Entscheidung kam und welchen Weg sie gewählt hat, um mit Anfang 40 nun ihr Wunschbaby zu bekommen, erzählt sie uns hier.

Die machen ja dicht: Schabbat in Berlin

This is the second in a series of articles on life in Berlin for Fluter, a political magazine for young adults sponsored by the German government. Here Orit discusses what it’s like to observe the “German Shabbat.”

Revolutionizing the coffee shop and supermarket industries

“People want to buy a product at a fair price,” she says. “Cofix represents fairness. It’s the same with Super Cofix. We’re very fair with the customer. With all our products, we try to offer the best prices. We give them the possibility to choose two for NIS 5 and mix and match products. You don’t have that anywhere else.”

Kayaking for gold on the Kinneret

The Jordan Valley Kayak Sprint Club revives the tradition of training an international cadre of paddling champs.

Tikkun Gives a Jewish Treatment to the Korean Spa

Tikkun approaches massages, body scrubs and detoxification treatments like they’re sacred commandments. According to the founder, a Korean American who converted to Judaism, Jews and non-Jews alike cannot heal the world if they don’t heal themselves.

Circumcision – The Ed Hardy Way

Adam Saaks doesn’t consider himself particularly religious, except when it comes to custom “cuTour,” his term for circumcising T-shirts.

History and Trends Blend in Jerusalem

The only completed portion is a small section of the outdoor mall, but among its anticipated 138 stores are Israeli fashion chains and boutique shops, as well as high-end retail outfits like Tommy Hilfiger, MAC, Bebe, H. Stern and Ralph Lauren.

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