The Beauty of Israel & Its People

November 7, 2017

“The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Thanksgiving In Israel”

The time is near. Turkeys have filled the poultry aisles, sweet potato pies have sold out at Walmart, Black Friday deals have started creeping up, and […]
October 26, 2017
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The Best Places To Shop In Israel: It’s The Little Things

I love shopping! Whether I’m buying a new outfit, a gift for a friend or just to browse. I’ve become somewhat of an expert. Like in […]
October 22, 2017
Fall into Fall

Israel And It’s Magical Autumn

Fall in Israel is the best time to take in the beauty of the country while the weather is at its finest. Here are some great suggestions on what to see.
October 19, 2017
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Are You Becoming Israeli: The Israeli Style of Communication

Israelis are known to be direct and to the point. Israeli’s live by the motto kulanu mishpacha. And just like in a good family, there are no secrets.
October 16, 2017

“The Top Must See Sites at the Sea of Galilee”

Northern Israel is definitely one of the most beautiful and diverse areas in the country, and a magnet for adventure lovers. For me, northern Israel is the antithesis of Tel Aviv; quiet, serene, and peaceful. This blog will give you all the insights about the best places to see and do.
September 28, 2017
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“Top Hebrew Words: When Out and About”

When travelling to Israel it can be helpful and sometimes necessary to have at least a smattering of Hebrew phrases at your command; here are some essentials to get you started.
September 26, 2017
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“ Must Knows to Survive the Chaggim”

I know that celebrating your first Chaggim away from home can be a lonely and isolating experience, but, it doesn't have to be. This is the perfect time to reach out to friends that you haven't spoken to in awhile, try out a new place in Israel to spend the  Chag, or just take the time to reflect on just how amazing it is to be able to spend these extraordinary and powerful Chaggim in Israel.
September 17, 2017
APP Land

“Top Must Have Apps While In Israel”

Since making Aliyah I have become a daily user of all of these apps and can not tell you how much they have helped me along the way. I hope that you can also benefit from them.
September 14, 2017
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“How To Survive Your First Weeks In Israel”

You may be beginning to adjust and calm down, and you may not be there just yet (which is also okay). You’re probably in disbelief that you’re actually here, in Israel, and that you won’t be home for months. You’re exhausted and you’re moody and that’s okay. We’re here to remind you that everything you’re going through is completely NORMAL. You don’t need to believe me just yet, but this really will be an incredible year. A year of fun, a year of laughs, a year of new friendships, and a year of growth. You definitely made the right decision by coming to Israel this year.
September 11, 2017
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“Five Extraordinary Things To See And Do Over Sukkot”

After you managed the recent and intense Rosh Hashanah and fasting for 25 hours over the soulful and introspection of Yom Kippur, the time has now […]
September 7, 2017
Always Connected

“Think That Your Smartphone Can do It All?Think Again”

So your coming to Israel for the chaggim; how can you stay connected both in Israel and with your family back home? This article will give you tips on how to stay connected no matter where you may be.
September 4, 2017
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“How To Deal With Feeling Homesick”

How to cope with homesickness--don't worry it's totally normal and we have all been there! Hope these few tips can help you...I have personally tried each and every tip out, I can't promise a miracle, but hopefully a little boost.
August 29, 2017

“How To Budget Your Gapper’s Year In Israel”

Planning for your child’s gap year to Israel is an exciting time, however, dealing with all of the logistical planning can become overwhelming. One main practicality […]
August 22, 2017

“How To Pack For Your Gap Year In Israel”

Deciding what gap year travel kit to take on your adventures is initially straightforward. You’ll probably begin by selecting everything you’ve ever owned, piling it all on your […]
August 21, 2017

“What To Leave Behind On Your Year In Israel”

Packing for a beach vacation is easy: sunscreen, sandals, swimsuit, sunglasses, something else starting with S and you’re all set! Packing for six months or even […]
August 15, 2017

“Why Mobile Hotspots Are Amazing When Traveling to Israel”

Traveling to Israel is totally amazing! Until you come home to that huge cellphone bill. Read this guide before you go anywhere. Okay I am just […]
August 14, 2017
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“How To Stay Connected While In Israel”

Today nearly half of all teenagers in the United States check their social media several times per day. Facebook trumps Twitter for teens, with 68 percent […]
August 9, 2017

“Deciding to Take a Gap Year In Israel”

So, you just graduated from high school--congrats! It's time for you to take a gap year in Israel. Now is your time to do with what you please, seize the day and take that adventure.
August 7, 2017

“Top Tips for Parents Whose Kids Are Planning their Gap Year”

We want both you and your child to make the most of their gap year. I hope this blog is able to be both supportive as well as informative.
August 3, 2017

“Missing Coffee: Don’t Stress”

Do you love drinking coffee? Missing your favorite spot back home? I know where your at--no need to stress out. I'v been there, as a huge coffee addict, my search to find the perfect place to chill, grab a coffee and some friend time, took me ages. So trust me, these are the places that you want to check out.
July 31, 2017
Keep it Light

“Best Tips for Breaking Your Fast”

Here are some useful tips that I have found to help breakfast.
July 28, 2017
Re - living History

Connecting With The Past During The Nine Days

It's a bit hard to mourn and connect with the past and to something that happened a long time ago. Here are some things that make it more meaningful.
July 27, 2017

“Tips for an Easy Fast”

How can you get through the fast in a calm and healthy manner. This blog will help you prepare for the upcoming fast and what to expect.
July 26, 2017

“Getting in Touch with Nature During the Nine Days”

How to spend the Nine Days? Why not take this opportunity to connect with your country on a deeper level. I hope that this blog which connects nature with a crucial part of Israeli history, can help you do that.
July 25, 2017

“How To Survive A Year In Israel: Top 10 Things To Do In Tel Aviv”

In my opinion, here are the best places to check out while staying in Tel-Aviv. This is an amazing city that always has something new going on!
July 20, 2017

“Staying in Israel On A Budget”

Growing up, our lodging options were a) stay at grandma’s house up north or b) rent a hotel for a week. The good news is that today […]
July 16, 2017

Welcome To The Dead Sea

The waters and environs of the Dead Sea are therapeutic thanks to its heavy salt and mineral content, nearby mineral-rich beach mud, and surrounding air, which are highly cleansing for dermatological, respiratory, or nervous system ailments. And in any case, it’s simply rejuvenating for even the healthiest person.
July 11, 2017

“Getting Around Israel: Public Transportation Tips”

This little Middle Eastern country is just a tiny dot on the map of the world, but once inside its borders, Israel offers an incredible amount […]
July 5, 2017
Best Snacks

“How To Survive A Year In Israel:Top Must Have Israeli Snacks”

  So You have been in Israel for a few weeks, and have run out of your favorite food products that you brought with you. Now what? […]
July 5, 2017
Hebrew Slang

“How To Survive A Year In Israel: Top Hebrew ‘Slang’ That You Can’t Live Without”

June 26, 2017
Community: Year in Israel

“How To Survive A Year In Israel: A Beginners Guide”

Panicked, Stressed and Confused. Let Me Put Your Mind At Ease -- Going Over the Essentials to Surviving Your Year in Israel!
May 15, 2017

Top 10 Music Festivals in Israel 2017

Israel is a tiny country filled to the brim with culture: from art and theater to dance and food, and, of course, lots of music. The […]
May 11, 2017

Lag Ba’Omer Experience in Israel

Like most Jewish holidays, Lag Ba'Omer is taken very seriously in Israel. Plan your Lag Ba'Omer adventure with this list of events
May 8, 2017

Jerusalem’s Live Music Scene May 2017

It's spring, and Jerusalem's music scene is coming alive! Here is your special introduction to the alternative music scene in Jerusalem
May 8, 2017

Top 5 Unique Places To Visit In Israel

No matter how much you get to do and see during your Israel trip, there's always more! Here are 5 places and activities that are super special
May 8, 2017
Amazing futuristic inventions by 5 Israeli startups

5 Israeli Startups that Prove The Future is Here

Delivery drones, 3D augmented reality, and instant phone chargers are here. Introducing: The Future, brought to you by Israel's Startup Nation!
May 7, 2017

5 Extraordinary Restaurants In Jerusalem and Tel Aviv

Among the innumerable restaurants of Israel, some stand out as being exceptionally unique, perfect for when you're in the mood for something special
April 23, 2017
There are so many fun and exciting activities to do in Eilat

Top 5 Things To Do in Eilat

Are you thinking of extending your stay in Israel? Great idea! There is SO much to do here! Here's a list of awesome things to do in Eilat
April 9, 2017

Jerusalem’s Best Spa Treatments

All you need to know about Jerusalem's best spas and treatment centers and how to book your special Pesach massage this year
April 3, 2017
List of Tel Aviv restaurants that will be open over Passover and kosher l'pesach 2017

Kosher for Pesach Restaurants in Tel Aviv

Here are a bunch of amazing and delicious Tel Aviv restaurants that will be open over Chol Hamoed and Kosher for Passover!
April 3, 2017

Kosher for Pesach Restaurants in Jerusalem

We want to make sure you eat well this Passover - that's why we compiled a list of Jerusalem restaurants that will be open and Kosher for passover this year
April 3, 2017
Family-friendly pesach events in Israel

Pesach Events in Israel 2017

Here are some of the best and most exciting Passover events in Israel this year that you and your family won't want to miss!
March 30, 2017

Jerusalem’s Music Scene This April

This list of live music shows in Jerusalem this spring will have you and your fellow music-loving friends marking their calendars
March 27, 2017
Israel has several English bookstores that offer a wide variety of titles spanning over multiple genres

English Bookstores of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

Become a part of Israel's incredible community of readers and book lovers by visiting one or more of these unique bookstores
March 23, 2017
Jeru-Sitters babysitting agency provides English-speaking sitters to families visiting from the US

Jeru-Sitters

This Jerusalem-based babysitting agency interviews and screens the sitters for you, so you can enjoy your vacation knowing your children are in good hands
March 20, 2017
IDF military smart watch to measure soldiers' vitals in real time

IDF Smart Watches for Medics

This incredible IDF invention sends a live stream of the incident to the medics off the field, keeping them updated on their soldiers' situation
March 7, 2017
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Purim Parties of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv

Purim in Israel is a very special time for everyone! Here are some amazing events and parties designed for Anglos in Israel
February 21, 2017
Jerusaem music scene this February

February Music Scene in Jerusalem

Stay warm this cold February with these amazing live music performances, spanning across musical genres such as jazz, rock, Middle Eastern and rap
February 14, 2017
Jerusalem springs are beautiful and not too sunny in Israel's wintertime

5 Beautiful Jerusalem Springs

Jerusalem and the surrounding hills house several natural and artificial springs and streams. Here are a few that are great for visiting in the wintertime
February 10, 2017
almond tree is the first to bud in the Israeli winter

Winter in Israel – Tu B’Shvat Special

In Israel, wintertime means everything is beginning to come alive. Here are some of the beautiful trees and birds to look out for in the upcoming months
February 2, 2017
Dancer performs during Shaon Horef Jerusalem winter street festival

Shaon Horef – The Sound of Winter

Shaon Horef is Israel's annual winter street festival. Experience dance, art, music, and fashion this winter on the streets of Jerusalem.
January 29, 2017
Israeli startup successfully maps genome of wild emmer wheat

Israeli Startup Cracks Wheat Genome

An Israeli startup claims to have cracked the genome of wild emmer wheat, one of the most complex sequences in existence.
January 29, 2017
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5 Inspiring Men of Israel

Spanning across science, film, Olympic sport, and other important causes, here are just a few of the men who have accomplished amazing things!
January 29, 2017
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5 Inspiring Women of Israel

From running companies to making ground-breaking discoveries, their impact reaches far beyond Israel's borders. Read about Israel's inspiring women here
January 19, 2017
IDF soldier in full gear out in the field smiling

In Support of Our Soldiers

our appreciation for IDF's lone soldiers is boundless. Here are some organizations to assist them and ensure they are given the support they need
January 17, 2017

This Breathalizer Detects Disease Early

This brilliant technology developed by the Technion can detect disease in your breath before the symptoms show up, allowing for early treatment
January 12, 2017
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Israel’s Most Special

Read about some of the amazing programs for special needs children and adults, ensuring Israel's most special are given equal opportunities.
January 8, 2017
Dr Amit Goffer goes utside standing up for first time using Israeli invention upright wheelchair

UpnRide – The Upright Wheelchair

UpnRide Robotics' upright wheelchair allows paraplegics to stand upright and have an eye-to-eye conversation for the first time
January 4, 2017

IDF, Technology and Education

A glimpse into the Israel Defense Forces' largest training base. Simulators and 3D videos are just a part of the technology used to train the IDF's soldiers
January 2, 2017
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Product of the Holy Land

It's not surprising that a country filled with so much history and beauty produces such exquisite craftsmanship. Here is some of Israel's incredible art
December 27, 2016

Let the Water Fall

One of the many things Israel is famous for is its magnificent waterfalls. Here is a partial list of some of the more extraordinary ones
December 12, 2016
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Help Israel’s Animals – SPCA Israel

Read about Israel's actions to protect animals and what you can do to help. Find out how to help out, donate, and adopt a pet of your own
December 12, 2016
zuta printers

The Incredible Pocket-Sized Printer

The ZUtA Pocket Printer will allow you to print anytime and anywhere, directly from your smartphone. It rolls over the page, printing the words or image
December 11, 2016
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Upcoming Live Music Shows

Your guide to the Jerusalem music scene in the months of December and January. Spanning across several genres, don't miss any upcoming events
December 8, 2016
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Silent Partner for a Quiet Life

QuietLife Technologies' product uses a noise-cancellation technology method to ensure you and your whole family get a better night's sleep
December 7, 2016
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The Solution to Stuttering

NiNiSpeech, an Israeli startup, developed an app for people who stutter to practice together and alone, making the results from speech therapy last
December 7, 2016
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Festival of Lights – Do it Right

This guide will tell you where to go for the optimal menorah lighting experience in Jerusalem, from the Annual Torch Relay to scenic walking tours
December 7, 2016
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The Aluminum Show Comes to Jerusalem

This fantastic avante-garde production is coming to Jerusalem! The show uses industrial materials as props and has been called "hypnotic" by reviewers
December 5, 2016
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This Year, Have a Miraculous Chanukah!

Learn about the most exciting things to do during Chanukah in Israel! Family friendly activities and events that will appeal to adults and children alike