Beth Zuckerman

April 29, 2018

Israel’s Guide To The Ultimate Vegan Ice Cream Spots

Summer is no stranger in Israel. Where the sun shines on most days of the year, you have to find ways to keep yourself cool. And what better way to do that than ice-cream? We can’t think of one. Gone are the days when you simply had to choose between chocolate and vanilla. As part of the culinary revolution the world is undergoing nowadays, vegan ice-cream had changed immensely. Complex and strange flavors, interesting textures, prime materials – these are now cornerstones of a good ice-cream parlor. Here are the best vegan places in Israel to lick some sweet and savory ice-cream.
April 23, 2018

Get To Know Tel-Aviv’s Street Library Culture

It’s a novel idea based on the honesty system, so no library cards required. There isn't even a librarian manning the book cart! Book lovers now have the freedom to go up and choose their title, take it and are asked to simply return it when they’re done or replace it with another novel they’ve already finished. The best part?It’s free, it’s fun, it’s Tel Aviv!!
April 16, 2018

70 Fun Facts For 70 Years of Israel

To prepare for Israel’s 70th birthday, here are 70 fun facts about Israeli food, culture, geography, academics and more! Israel, a country the size of New-Jersey with less than 1/1000th of the world's population, can make claim to the following:
April 15, 2018

70 Unusual Facts For 70 Years of Israel

To prepare for Israel’s 70th birthday, here are 70 fun facts about Israeli food, culture, geography, academics and more! Israel, a country the size of New-Jersey with less than 1/1000th of the world's population, can make claim to the following: As a tribute to Israel’s 70th Birthday we are counting down with 7 fun trivia facts a day.
April 12, 2018

“Everyone Has a Name” – Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)

On Yom Hashoah we keep those who perished in the Holocaust alive by giving meaning and significance to their names. As a people, our Jewish community places great emphasis on the power of the name. In fact we love to make lists and lists of names. The Torah records lists of names, we compile our own lists of names every Yom Kippur on Yizkor, we list names of donors and benefactors. Why do we find names so significant and powerful? You might even think to yourself– why even read all of these names?
April 11, 2018

70 Unusual Facts For 70 Years of Israel

To prepare for Israel’s 70th birthday, here are 70 fun facts about Israeli food, culture, geography, academics and more! Israel, […]
April 10, 2018

Fascinating Hebrew Words That Don’t Have A Direct Translation In English

The Hebrew language has many magnificent words that simply don’t hold the same greatness when translated to English. Here are my favorite expressions.
April 10, 2018

70 Unusual Facts For 70 Years of Israel

To prepare for Israel’s 70th birthday, here are 70 fun facts about Israeli food, culture, geography, academics and more! Israel, a country the size of New-Jersey with less than 1/1000th of the world's population, can make claim to the following: As a tribute to Israel's 70th Birthday we are counting down with 7 fun trivia facts a day.
March 28, 2018

The Must Have Israeli Wines For Your Seder

Sure, kosher wine has long been associated with Manischewitz, the extraordinarily sweet and syrupy Passover staple. No one should be forced to drink four thimbles of it, much less the four cups required for each Seder. Let me try to make things a little easier this year with four tips on how to choose the perfect kosher wine for Passover and a few recommendations for your Seder.
March 25, 2018

Must Have Survival Guide For Celebrating Passover in Israel

You most likely already know that Passover is known for, four cups of wine, getting together with friends and family, […]
March 13, 2018

Here’s How You Can Enjoy Matzo For All Of Passover

No, matzo won’t ever take the place of yeast-filled meals, but there’s certainly some ingenious work to be done in the kitchen! With a little creativity and these truly delicious recipes, you can actually enjoy matzo (or matzah) for the entirety of Passover.
March 6, 2018

Uncover The Hidden World Of Jerusalem

We all know that each city we visit has its “must-see” sites and attractions. First-time visitors to Jerusalem usually go to the Western Wall, the Old City market and the Tower of David, to name a few of the city’s most famous landmarks.I recently set out on a special mission to uncover the hidden world of Jerusalem. Forget about the Nahalat Shiva, Western Wall or Machne Yehuda Market. Check out some of Jerusalem’s most intriguing and bizarre spots. These quirky places truly capture the complex and diverse character of this city.
February 19, 2018

Hamantaschen Are the Best Kind of Cookie

If you don't know what a hamantaschen is, you clearly never went to your bubbie's to celebrate Purim. Thankfully, you don't need to be Jewish to enjoy this delicious dessert. After all, it's got just about everything you could want in a cookie: sweet pastry dough, a unique shape, and literally anything you want inside.
February 15, 2018

“Let The Wild Rumpus Start: DIY Purim Pasta Mask Madness”

If your big fans of the classic children's book, Where the Wild Things Are, but happen to be short on time( hey life happens) then try out this easy fun recycled cardboard pasta DIY mask! Make a bunch of these masks for an easy, last minute Purim Idea, or for a Where the Wild Things are party theme, or just for some fun pretend play action with your kids. It's an imaginative book craft to go along with reading the engaging tale.
February 13, 2018

Beyond Mishloach Manot: The Endless Possibilities!

Once upon a time, making Mishloach Manot, or food gifts for Purim, was a simple affair. Homemade hamantaschen. I thought it would be fun to put together a few Mishloach Manot baskets for Purim. The only “rule,” really, is to have at least two items that can be eaten in the basket. Beyond that, the possibilities are endless!
February 7, 2018

Purim DIY Book Fairy Costume: It’s Awesome To Be A Book

This time last year I sat at my laptop pondering my costume options. But what to wear? I love books. I love writing. And it had to be work-appropriate. Who better to be than a BOOK FAIRY? I imagined myself fluttering between the stacks sprinkling fairy dust, bestowing books upon grateful patrons. (Okay, so maybe I snorted some of that fairy dust by accident.) A Book Fairy I’d be. But How? No magic would help me. I had to murder a book. Mea culpa.
February 5, 2018
A True Taste of Israel--Sachlav

Israel’s Answer To Hot Chocolate–“Sachlav”

Israeli winters are famous for their sachlav which is basically, Israel’s answer to hot chocolate. This sweet, thick and creamy drink made from ground orchid bulbs can be found all over the place during the winter and is the perfect way to warm up when it gets chilly outside. We've got the inside scoop on the delicious drinks that will warm your soul this winter.
January 31, 2018

Delightful DIY Tu’Beshvat Chocolate Lollipops

I recall, every year in school we’d get these little baggies filled with unidentifiable dried fruit. Aside from those baggies and some new fruit at dinner that night, there wasn’t much to celebrate. Are you wondering how you can make Tu B'shvat more festive? How about making these delightful dried fruit chocolate lollipops because everything tastes better with chocolate? These DIY Dried Fruit and Chocolate Lollipops are super cute and, even better, their super easy to make; they are done and ready to be eaten in 1 hour and 20 minutes tops.
January 26, 2018

Beyond The Looking Glass–Art–Freedom and Creativity

Typically, when you think of Israel’s cultural scene, you’ll think of Tel Aviv. While the arts can be found all […]
January 21, 2018

Go South–Go Explore: Israel’s Hidden Treasure

The Arava and the Negev Plateau are among the most fascinating areas of Israel. In Israel, “desert” doesn’t mean “desolate.” The sandy Negev expanse that makes up more than half of Israel’s land mass encompasses fascinating vistas, history and creativity. And the relatively short and temperate winter months are the best times to visit. For tourists, there’s never been more to experience in the Arava: ancient archeology, timeless Bedouin hospitality, funky eco-art, hiking, biking, horseback riding, bountiful farms, birdwatching and lots of activities for children, including ice-cream workshops. Keep reading to find out our insider’s guide to exploring Israel’s hidden secrets.