Sima Borkovski


Transforming Your Diet the Maimonides Way

By Sima Borkovski

Transforming Your Diet the Maimonides Way
An Israeli physician is spreading the wisdom of Maimonides, the medieval Jewish philosopher whose approach to healthful eating has won followers across centuries.Read More


Origami in Israel

By Sima Borkovski

Origami in Israel
Origami, the ancient Japanese art of folding paper, is no longer confined to the borders of Japan. Today, it is practiced by children and adults around the world. In Israel, this delicate art form has become popular thanks in part to Miri Golan, the founder of the Israeli Origami Center. Along with her partner and husband, Paul Jackson, a renowned origami artist, Golan operates educational programs using origami as a learning tool. In July the couple will expand their influence, hosting the World Origami Peace Tree Garden festival in Jerusalem.Read More


A Home for Bible Translators

By Sima Borkovski

Tucked in the hillsides of the Jerusalem suburb of Mevaseret Zion is what could be your average dormitory. The spacious villa includes 10 rooms — a common dining area, several bedrooms and a large library with three computers hooked up to the Internet. And there are also students, though of a slightly unusual kind.Welcome to the Home for BibleRead More






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