Biblical Israel

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.
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 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

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 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 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!
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 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.
December 25, 2017
Rain Rain Go Away

“Rain, Rain, Go Away!” How to Kill The Boredom On A Wet Rainy Day”

Don’t let the stormy season hold you back from enjoying Israel. These rainy day activities will have you wishing for wet weather. When the wet season storms into town, there’s nothing like curling up in a cozy café or catching an international film at the Cinematheque to hit that sweet spot. Don’t let the wet weather rain on your parade. Embrace the opportunity to try something new with our extensive list of rainy day activities.
November 29, 2017

The Insider’s Guide To Hanukkah in Israel

Sometimes it can be tough to move beyond the basic Hanukkah activities. Check out our blog for ideas to keep your family busy this holiday!
November 27, 2017

Chanukah or Hanukkah?

Winter has arrived and we all know what that means…Chanukah or is it Hanukkah? This is the long debated question…Let’s […]
November 22, 2017
Happy Holidays

Celebrate The Magic Of Christmas In Israel

Celebrating Christmas in Israel is a truly magical experience unlike anywhere else in the world. Whilst there may be no snow, it is the perfect place to focus on the spiritual meaning of the holiday and celebrate the story of Christmas in a whole new way.
October 26, 2017
the shuk

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 […]
October 19, 2017
family

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.