Jewish

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 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 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!
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 6, 2018
honey for a sweet new year with two kids smiling

Rosh Hashanah Explained With Humor

Rosh Hashanah is a serious holiday in the Jewish tradition. So to lighten things up, we took some serious concepts and had fun with them. Here is lighter take for a great new year!
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 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.
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.
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

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.