Culture

March 21, 2019

10 Things You Never Knew About Haman

Haman was the greatest ancient villain of the Jewish people in history. The book of Esther doesn't reveal every detail about its antagonist. What's Haman's real story? Here are 10 anecdotes you never knew about him.
January 31, 2019
israeli group in the salt flats of bolivia holding israel flag

The Wandering Israeli: From Soldier to Backpacker

Taking a 6-month post-army backpacking trip is a rite of passage for many Israelis in their early 20's. This and the military service are two major experiences that foster in them a sense of adventure like no other. No wonder Israel is the world's Start Up Nation!
January 24, 2019
moroccan fish at an israeli household

Love in a Pot: 5 Homey Moroccan Dishes You Must Try in Israel

The primary elements in Jewish Moroccans' tradition and the source of their pride and joy are expressed through their hospitality and food. Here are my top 5 childhood favorite Moroccan dishes Israelis love. Guaranteed, you will too :)
January 22, 2019

Next Level Engagement Party: Henna!

The Henna celebration marks the transition of a couple from single to married life. The Sephardi event Israeli couples are obsessed with!
January 10, 2019
bride and groom in black and white rear photo walking to the chupah

Israeli Weddings and What to Expect (Hint: PARTY!)

Israelis are really all about family. So weddings are part of the everyday norm. How does an Israeli wedding look like? Read more to learn how this family of a nation celebrates a couple's union.
December 30, 2018
a group of travelers sitting by the view of the dead sea on the mountains

Top 6 Israeli Hostels from South to North

A large part of having an epic travel experience is connecting with people—travelers and locals alike! Here are some popular hostels to choose for your upcoming Israel trip!
December 19, 2018

I Visited the Baha’i Gardens for the First Time and it Was Beautiful

The Bahai Gardens represents the Bahai message of beauty, freedom, and balance. Just like the first three major monotheistic religions, Israel was chosen as the place of pilgrimage for the Bahai faith as well.
December 10, 2018

The Miracles of Hanukkah and The Story of Heroes: A Brief

What do we know about the events we celebrate on Hanukkah? And what do we know about some of our Jewish Superheroes? Here's a snapshot of how the Jewish nation prevailed dark days to which we dedicate a menorah candle for 8 days.
November 11, 2018
yuval hamevulbal talking to costume monkeys a show for the whole family this hanukkah 2018

7 Best Shows for the Whole Family This Hanukkah 2018

Looking for ideas to entertain your children this Hanukkah? Here are 7 shows your family would love to see at this Holiday of Lights!
October 9, 2018
A guy running at the tayelet of tel aviv in israel with his dog and people are watching the view of the ocean in the background

5 Exercise Activities To Do in Israel
Without a Gym Membership

The summer and Jewish holidays equal to time and money spent on calorie intake. Here are some exercise activities you can do without a gym membership!
September 17, 2018
yom kippur at the beach

In the Spirit of Yom Kippur
Quotes to Forgiveness

Yom Kippur is a holy day that offers the opportunity to forgive and be forgiven. In the spirit of this day, we bring quotes that demonstrate the power of forgiveness.
September 17, 2018
avi liberman pointing at a an ad for comedy for koby

Have a Crisis We Can Laugh About?
You’re Probably Jewish

Understanding the healing powers of laughter, Comedy for Koby is a fundraising comedy tour for bereaved children of terrorism.
August 26, 2018
shahar hason and yohay sponder israeli comedians doing standup in english

Israeli Comedy in English
You Didn’t Know Existed

Much of the Israeli humor is linked to a long dark Jewish history. So there was a choice to be made: either get depressed or laugh about it! One thing is sure, Israelis are tough enough to laugh till the bitter end!
August 19, 2018
inbal pezaro and ami dadaon the israeli para swimming champions

Swim to the Gold with Israel’s
Para Champions of Summer 2018

Inbal Pezaro and Ami Dadaon are Israel's para champions for freestyle swimming. Read more about the Israeli successful products!
August 8, 2018
passengers flying to visit israel in an airplane

Your Trip to Israel:
Effective and Meaningful

Whether you’re planning to make Aliya, take a temporary leave, spend a semester or a gap year in Israel, it’s probably because of Israel’s continual growing reputation as the hub for brilliant minds and personal growth. There are many advantages to spending time in Israel where the possibilities are vast. Here is a snapshot of the advantages you’ll be experiencing in the Promised Land.
August 1, 2018
static and ben el tavori are Israel's 2018 musicians

2018 Top Israeli Musicians
You Need to Know

2018 is THE year for Israeli pop music culture! This year produced young, fun, and energetic artists that caught the attention of audiences around the globe. These are the artists you MUST know!
July 25, 2018
a guy and chick part of a chick flick for tu b'av

Tu B’Av: The Bible of All Chick Flicks

Tu B'Av is the Jewish day of love, celebrated with music, dance, and peek-a-boo :)
July 18, 2018
israel flag by the western wall to convey israel's aspiration to build the next holy temple

Tisha B’Av
The Awakening of Israel

Tisha B'Av signifies the destruction of the holy temple and the exile of Jews for 2000 years. This makes it the saddest day in the Hebrew calendar. The events of Tisha B'AV led to the eventual reunion of the Jewish nation, marking 70 years of Israeli prosperity and independence.
July 11, 2018
Globe staring into Israeli passport

5 [Sababa] Reasons to Get You Pumped for Your Year in Israel

You just finished high school and are about to embark on an exciting gap year in Israel— THE place for all things spiritual, fun, innovative and... HUMMUS!
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.