The History of Recycling in Jerusalem and Looking Ahead. A Talk with Amanda Lind of SPNI (The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel).

A few months ago, I wrote a short blog post on my efforts to incorporate recycling into our home. And involving our kids in the process. (Well, only Ovadia (4) for now...) When sharing the blog post in a few different facebook groups, I received great feedback, but also many questions about recycling facilities in …

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DIY Face Exfoliator with Sugar and Honey

This simple exfoliator was one of the first DIY face products I made, for two reasons. First, I wasn't finding in Israel the kind of face exfoliators I was used to buying in America. I like thicker grained exfoliators with natural ingredients, like honey or oatmeal, which (of course) didn't break my budget. I found …

“Loved Clothes Last”. An Online Magazine Focusing on Waste and Mass Consumption in the Fashion Industry.

https://issuu.com/fashionrevolution/docs/fr_zine2_rgb (Above is Fashion Revolution's 2nd "Fanzine" called "Loved Clothes Last") I have been following Fashion Revolution's Instagram for at least a year now. They are an extremely useful resource and global movement for everything that has to do with mass consumption and excess in the global fashion industry, and the steps some big fashion …

Visiting Bethlehem, Ramallah and Jericho through an Art Lens

https://youtu.be/fHEWcRaB93I   In light of what is now taking place around the current and future status of Jerusalem, and the uncertainty in the air, I truly hope that all the wonderful initiatives that have been taking place in recent years to connect all the cultures that live here will continue strong. I am very grateful …

A Talk with Shira Kaplan of Jerusalem’s Trumpeldor Vintage

A few weeks ago I got the opportunity to sit down with Shira Kaplan聽of Jerusalem's Trumpeldor Vintage, one of the best vintage clothing stores in Jerusalem. Trumpeldor is located on 18 Nissim Behar Street in Nachlaot (near the Jerusalem shouk). We spoke about how she started the store, the growing popularity of second hand clothes …