Laying down the groundwork for mental health

‘I’m not only looking at what produces diseases, but at the other side of the equation – what are the social aspects that are a result of the disease.’ – Julie Cwikel.The first time Julie Cwikel heard the term ‘social …

Jewish and Arab children learn ‘hand in hand’

Through its bilingual educational model, Hand in Hand is working to change the populations’ alienation from one another.On the lawn in a large courtyard surrounded by arches, 2nd and 3rd graders play during recess. The kids boisterously running about could …

Solar energy lights up a Negev village

Residents of Drijat and representatives of Interdan and the Negev Development Authority are proud of their new solar electricity system. There is no sign on the main highway to the Israeli town of Arad in the northern Negev telling you …

Kibbutzim and the city

The Migvan Community building includes a dining room used on Friday evenings where families congregate for Shabbat dinner as well as the offices of the kibbutz’s successful high-tech company Migvan Effect. When one thinks of a kibbutz, a pastoral picture …

Israeli medical program humanizes medicine on a global scale

American participants in Ben-Gurion University’s M.D. Program in International Health and Medicine.Global medicine means many things: refugee medicine, disaster medicine, epidemiology, international preventive medicine, international health systems, tropical medicine, medical anthropology, or all of the above. But the essence of …