User:Nofar M.

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About Me

My name is Nofar Mizrachi and I am 17.10 years old.

(Comment.gif: Nofar, you need to write a 2 minute essay about yourself. --Warm wishes, Nellie Deutsch 21:14, 16 December 2008 (UTC))


I love to dace, go out with my friends, go to the beach...




(Comment.gif: Record your project today!! Here is the information on how to do it.--Warm wishes, Nellie Deutsch 12:17, 26 December 2008 (UTC) )


My project is about "Animal Experiments". Is animal testing really works? Is it moral? Are there alternatives?

I chose this subject because I love animals very much and I hate to see an animal get hurt.

When people use hair products, make up, soap etc. they pay no attention to the fact that those products was first tested on animals that may have suffered from side effects or even died. People overlook those facts intentionally or unintentionally and I wanted to search deeper and get to the bottom of this controversial issue.

I hope that you will enjoy this project although it's very sensitive and hard issue.

Animal Experiments

Animal testing occurs all over the world. Millions of innocent animals are tested almost every day and as a result some of them suffer from incurable diseases and even die. Animals are used to test products ranging from shampoo to new cancer drugs. The most common animals in testing are mice and monkeys.

Does animal testing really work? On the one hand, animal testing has helped to develop vaccines against diseases like rabies, polio, measles, mumps, rubella and TB. In addition, antibiotics, HIV drugs, insulin and cancer treatments rely on animal tests. Other testing methods aren't advanced enough (Comment.gif: Can you explain this, Nofar? --Warm wishes, Nellie Deutsch 20:54, 23 December 2008 (UTC)). Scientists claim there are no differences in lab animals and humans that cannot be factored into tests. Moreover, operations on animals have helped develop organ transplants and open-heart surgery techniques.

On the other hand, Animal experiments can be misleading- an animal's response to a drug can be different to humans. There are successful alternatives such as test tube studies on human tissue cultures, statistics and computer models. In addition, the stress that animals endure in labs can affect experiments, making the results meaningless.

There are many arguments about the question: "Are animal experiments morally right?". Some people claim that human life is more important and has greater value than animal life and there are legislation protects all lab animals from cruelty or mistreatment. Moreover, millions of animals are killed for food every year - if anything, medical research is a more worthy death (Comment.gif: Can you explain this in your own words? --Warm wishes, Nellie Deutsch 20:54, 23 December 2008 (UTC)). Few animals feel pain as they are killed before they have a chance to suffer. Other people claim that animals have as much right to live as humans. Strict controls have not prevented researchers from abusing animals - although such instances are rare. Moreover, deaths through research are absolutely unnecessary and are morally no different than murder. In addition, when the animals are locked up they suffer tremendous stress and it damages affects their health. With all this, can we be sure that they don't feel any pain?

There are a few alternatives to animal testing that many countries don't enforce. For example: there are research studies where scientists inject cancer cells, type B lymphocytes into a mouse's stomach and than take out the fluid that is created using a stringe. This process causes the mouse a lot of pain and he dies a slow and painful death. Instead of this experiment, the scientists can grow the cancer cells and type B lymphocytes in tissue cultures and that way the animal won't suffer.

In addition, scientists can use a smallest number of testing animals and even give them substances that can reduce their pain. Using statistical methods, Coenraad Hendriksen of the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands has developed a method to test diphtheria and tetanus vaccines that only requires measuring the level of antibodies in an animal. In addition, new scanning technologies (such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging) can help doctors learn about human disease without the need for animal surgery or animal testing. Scientists says that it will impossible to quit all animal testing because they are necessary and helpful, but they will try to reduce the amount of animal testing and the number and level of pain for the animals.


Before I started this project I knew so little about animal testing. I came to realize that there are experiments that are terrible and horrifying. The fact that the animal tested can have side affects like incurable diseases and even go throw excruciating pain that can lead to death shocked me.

There are many arguments on this matter, if it's moral or not? are the alternatives better? Should we stop completely those experiments? Personally even I don't have the answer. On the one hand, those testing hurt the animals very much but on the other hand, because of those testing we have medicines, clean hygiene, good food etc.

In conclusion, there are many scientists that try to fine other methods to reduce the level of pain to the animals or even replace animal testing. I hope that in the close future the animal testing will indeed stop completely.


This work was very hard for me to do. To watch pictures of animals during testing, to see the diseases they get from it and to read about it cause me so much pain. I take this issue really seriously because animals, all kinds of animals are very close to my heart.

Still, I continued this work because I believe that this matter shouldn't be over looked even if it hard to understand.

I had highs and lows during this project. Sometimes I cried because of pictures I saw and the horrible side affects that the animals get. But sometime I had a smile on my face because I saw that because of those testing we now have medicine to cure diseases and improve our food etc.

In conclusion, I did this research to find answers and explanations, but instead I came out with more questions. Overall there is good and bad in everything, but the difference is that we can make the good out of the bad.



Video Presentations

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Writing Practice

Follow the writing course


Order of Birth

The order of birth in the family has a huge impact on our personalities and our lives. The fact that you are the oldest child or the middle one or the youngest or a single child adjusts your unique qualities in each order of birth. In my essay, I am going to write about the order of birth in my family. I am 18 years old and I'm the youngest child in the family. I have an older sister named Liron and she is 21 years old.

In addition, there is no difference in my place in the family between me and my sister. My parents treat us the same way and we both have the same amount of roles. The roles in the house are split up; on Friday, we take turns washing the house, we both clean the dishes and take out the trash.

However, my parents expect Liron to be more mature and responsible than me (although they expect it from me, too). I am the funny person in the family and more out going and friendly, while Liron is more serious and calculated.

In conclusion, I am the youngest child in my family and my parents treat me and my sister equally. I love being the youngest child because I get everything Liron gets and I'm cuter =] (just kidding… I have some humility! Come on…)

Well done!!

My Room at Its Worst

My room is the most important room in my house. Sometimes, I'm lazy or angry and so I don't organize it and sometimes I have a good mood or I'm just bored so I organize it. In my essay, I am going to write about the times that I am lazy and so my room seems at its worst.

With that said, when I'm tired of everything, I just don't pay attention to where I take off my shoes and my clothes. All of my cloths are thrown on the bed or on the chair and my shoes aren’t in the drawer but next to my bed and closet.

In addition, all of my books and notebooks are scattered on my desk and on my bed. My mother gets very upset and even crazy when she sees my room disorganized. She starts to lecture and yell at me for hours! When she stops yelling at me, I am forced to organize my room and only when I'm done can I go out with my friends.

In conclusion, it is very important to keep our rooms clean and organized. Everybody has bad days when they don't have the strength to do anything, but it doesn't need to include organizing our rooms. Make it a routine and organize your room, you will see and feel better.

Great ideas! Check your errors.

Good luck on the Bagrut!

Grammar Practice

If sentences


  • If I will buy the car, I could take my sister to work.
  • If I watch this horror movie, I will have nightmares.
  • If I go to sleep early, I will have powers to go to school.
  • If I find my key, I will be able to enter home.
  • If I don't learn for the test, I will fail.


  • If I buy that dress, I would wear it.
  • If I see that movie, I would tell you about it.
  • If I learn to the test, I would get a good grade.
  • If I stay out late, I would get tired.
  • If I saw a fight, I would call the police.


  • If I had not eaten earlier, I would be hungry.
  • If he hadn't helped her on the test, his test wouldn't be disqualified.
  • If I had driven slower, my lag wouldn't be broken.
  • If I hadn't helped the bird, she would have been dead.
  • If I hadn't cried, they wouldn't have known there is something wrong with me.

Earthquake Prediction

Earthquake is one of the most dangerous forces of nature. There where many tryouts to predict earthquakes, however, today most of the predictions are only statistical that allows to understand just how much a specific area is systematic active and not when the next earthquake will accurse.

Moreover, each year there are about 18 earthquakes magnitudes 7.0 or larger Most large earthquakes occur on long fault zones around the margin of the Pacific Ocean. This is because the Atlantic Ocean is growing a few inches wider each year, and the Pacific is shrinking as ocean floor is pushed beneath Pacific Rim continents.

In additions, there is a new home device that allows you to see 60 minutes a head before there is an earthquake. On this time you can hide and go to a safer place in order to save yourself. We always need to be prepared for earthquakes, so build shelters and equip your home for those kinds of dangers.

In conclusion, earthquake predictions aren't completely accurate. With the years the predictions become more specific, but in the meanwhile we need to be careful and ready for it. Don't undermaste the power of the earthquakes because it's deadly.

About Myself

Hi, my name is Nofar Mizrachi and I am 18 years old - I was born in November 16, 1990. I study in "Ort Guttman" high school, grade 12'8 and my main subjects are Biology and Physics.

Moreover, I have a beautiful family- my fathers' name is Yehonatan and my mothers' name is Odelia. I have an older sister named Liron and she is 21 years old. In my family, I am the hipper active one and I make everybody laugh. Sometimes my mother goes crazy because I am bored and so I nag her a lot, but it is fun. =]

In addition, I have a lot of hobbies such as: playing on the computer, going out with my friends, watching movies and television, going to the beach. In the past, I used to dace Hip- Hop but because of my back problems I was forced to stop. I miss it so much and so when I go to clubs it's like releasing some steam. In the future, I want to work on computers and in the hitech industry because I think it's interesting and I can make a lot of money.

In conclusion, that is my life briefly. I love my family and my life very much and although if I could I would change something I did, the choices I make are the ones that made me who I am today.

(Comment.gif: Excellent writing, Nofar. I enjoyed reading every word. Now get a microphone and record yourself by adding some photos on a few powerpoint slides. Upload it on authorstream and add the URL of the recording to this page. --Warm wishes, Nellie Deutsch 14:42, 23 December 2008 (UTC) )

Three Wishes

The purpose of this essay is to share with you my three most desirable wishes. There are many things in life that I wish for myself and for my family, so I will try to pick my top three.

My grandmother was a healthy and happy person who loved to travel and have fun. But this year she got a horrible message- she has cancer. I love my grandmother very much and so my first wish is that she will get better and heal from her cancer.

In addition, in the past I used to dance Hip – Hop, but due to my back problems I was forced to quit. Dancing is my life and I miss it very much. Therefore, my second wish is to dance again.

My third wish is to find my one true love, get married and have a beautiful and healthy family. I chose this wish because family is very important to me and I think that having a family of my own will be very fulfilling.

In conclusion, I have many wishes but those are my top three. I wish that all of my wisher will come true and I will do everything in my power to make them happen.

Listening in Class

My essay is about the barriers with listening in class and the ways of overcoming these obstacles.

Many kids can't concentrate and listening to the teacher in class because of the noise. Often, there are children in class that interrupt the teacher and make a lot of noise. The noise causes the other kids to lose their concentration, not listen to the teacher, get bored, and even interrupt the class. They do this because they are bored and don't have anything else to do.

Moreover, there are some cases that the kids didn't have a good night sleep or didn't eat well. Those kids come tired and hungry to school and so they can't concentrate and don't listen to the teacher. In some cases it's not only the children fault but the teachers as well. Some teachers don't teach the material in an interesting way and this way the kids get bored and don't listen.

In conclusion, in order to overcome those obstacles the kids need to have a good night sleep, eat well and maybe talk to the teacher so that she will teach the material in a more interesting way. If all of those methods will not work, than the teachers need to tell the interrupting kids to go out, so the other kids could listen.