Israelis from a Tel Aviv suburb are suing Waze, the traffic and navigation app, to stop it from turning a quiet neighborhood street into a congested thoroughfare.
A deadly traffic accident on Yom Kippur raises an important halachic question: If traffic poses a danger, is it permitted to ask a non-Jew to press the ‘walk’ button?
Esther Ohayon had only seconds to cross a busy Florida road on Yom Kippur since she wouldn’t push the ‘walk’ button. Could safety measures have prevented the crash that claimed her life?
It looks like carbon monoxide may have been getting a worse rap than it deserves. The silent killer turns out also to be the silent calmer — and anything that soothes the nerves of frazzled city dwellers is ostensibly a good thing.
For those of you who drive in Jerusalem, you know that pedestrians just stepping out into the street without looking can be a big problem. Well now it could end up being an even bigger problem as the city’s new light rail system finally [starts running] today, after years of delay.
Crossposted from Haaretz
Male midlife crisis is apparently a cross-cultural phenomenon. The television comedy “Traffic Light,” an Israeli import, is enjoying critical acclaim on the eve of its February 8 debut on the Fox network. Sitcom humor just may be able to cross the Israel-U.S. divide.