December 5, 2013 - 10:19 AM
Family: Father of two children
Why you should know him: Amir Yechieli is a science teacher in Jerusalem who just might know the secret to alleviating Israel’s water shortage.
Yechieli, who studied storm-water runoff in the Sinai Desert for his master’s degree, found a silver lining in a huge storm that destroyed an Israeli school 15 years ago. He realized that although rainwater runoff caused more than $150,000 in damage, the runoff could be collected and then used in the new school.
December 4, 2013 - 2:40 PM
December 4, 2013 - 11:59 AM
A “fascinating glimpse into thousands of years of human development” is how the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) describes a 10,000-year-old house recently discovered outside of Jerusalem.
While conducting digs ahead of a highway expansion, the IAA unearthed the house – the oldest ever found in the area – as well as a 6,000-year-old temple.
December 4, 2013 - 10:18 AM
As the eight days of Hanukkah draw to a close, we love Chabad.org's collection of interesting -- and in some cases historic -- menorahs around the world.
See the full photo gallery here.
December 4, 2013 - 9:29 AM
Masha lives with her three sisters and their single mother, Irina, in Ukraine. Irina’s husband left her and the children and offers no help whatsoever. Irina often works overtime and night shifts to help make ends meet, leaving her daughters at home to care for themselves much of the time.
Irina needs kidney surgery, which she cannot afford, but she continues to work despite her constant pain because she is completely dedicated to her children's needs.