Looking to indulge your chocolate craving? Waffle Bar is an Israeli-owned restaurant chain that offers the most delicious dining experience for both tourists and locals in Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv.
In yet another major Israeli hi-tech success story, Onavo Ltd., a Tel Aviv-based start-up, was snatched up by Facebook last week for somewhere between $100 – 200 million. The company…
The Jerusalem Knights Festival takes place every year in the Old City of Jerusalem. It’s a time when people from around the world flock to the country’s capital to witness a truly unique gathering featuring top performers.
At the foot of the Sea of Galilee, 76 miles from Jerusalem, is the Yigal Allon Center (or the Man in the Galilee Museum), named for one ofboat the founders of Kibbbutz Ginosar,Yigal Allon. Allon went on to become Minister of Education and Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister.
Just being in Tel-Aviv is a a morbid experience. You see a city that was–and continues to be the hub of Israel’s high tech industry. It’s also the epicenter of Israel’s blind, self-hating left that happens to be a big reason for the presence of Eritrean and Sudanese “refugees” in the city.
Next week is the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, which will be celebrated by millions around the world. The second of the two Eid’s, (the first is “Eid al-Fitr which…
Five Beit El residents were arrested yesterday during a protest against Arab attacks carried out against residents of the yeshuv. The residents prevented security forces from carrying out arrests over a prolonged period of time.
Earlier this year, the Hebrew University hosted “Music and Brains: The Surprising Link – An Interface between Music, Cognition and Neuroscience” at the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain…
The annual Baka Street Fair took place 22 days ago on Derech Beit Lechem in the Baka (Geulim) neighborhood of Jerusalem. It allowed both well-known musicians and lesser known groups from around the country to show off their skills, for local shop owners to market their trinkets, and for the general public (me included) to have an awesome time.
This week’s parsha, Lech Lecha, is centered around our forefather Avraham’s travels from his hometown of Ur Kasdim to the Land of Cana’an. Perhaps the most important aspect of Avraham’s hashkafa–his world view, is the emphasis he places on social justice.
Israel National News reported today that the U.S. State Department made an ill-conceived move that may endanger the Israel-Egypt peace treaty signed by Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat following the Yom Kippur War. One of the results of the treaty was that the U.S. promised millions in economic and military aid to Egypt, perhaps the most powerful Arab state.
Maalot is a small, quaint, European-style restaurant featuring tapas, which chef and co-owner, Gad Yaari, borrowed from the Spanish cuisine and combined with the traditional food of his grandparents who came from Greece, Bulgaria, Iran, Turkey, Iraq and Kurdistan.
Peter Wyetzner and I met when I moved to Jerusalem from Efrat having finished my studies at Yeshivat Ha’mivtar. That was in August of 2011. That’s when I saw a Janglo ad for a room on Derech Beit Lechem. Peter just happened to have been looking for a new roommate.
How sweet is freedom When winds of oppression strike near to heart How sweet are free and tranquil winds When others hail freedom from afar And take no notice of…
Yahoo Article On Abbas’s “Condemnation” of the Attack on Noam Glick: As Expected, Full of Half-Truths
Yahoo News, one of the few American media outlets I’m able to stomach (mostly thanks to their unequaled sports coverage), has a tendency on filling its pages on news about Israel. Even on days when there’s nothing to talk about, Israel finds itself at the center of attention. I guess we’re used to it by now…
Why should American Jews bother to be Jewish? According to a new Pew Research Center survey of the American Jewish community, more and more American Jews have reached the conclusion that there is no reason to be Jewish.
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef (Z”TL), the late spiritual leader of Israel’s Sephardic community, passed away yesterday at the age of 93.
I’ve been asked on more than one occasion: What’s the key to happiness? I think that more than any other factor, the key to my own happiness is guarding my eyes: preventing myself from looking at things I shouldn’t be looking at both online, on t.v. and in the world at large.
We did not know you well, And yet, you were a hero to us, We called you names, And yet, we had your trust. But there are those of us…
Who would drive 105 miles for a beer? When you visit the visitors’ center in Katzrin, the capital of the Golan Heights, in the reception area is a large kosher dairy restaurant combined with a coffee shop and store selling organic dried fruits, olive oil, chocolates, natural cosmetics, wines from Golan wineries and Bazelet beer from the Golan Brewery.
Moshe Feiglin has always made a good impression on me. The one time I met him (I drove him from O’Hare to where he was staying in Chicago when he was visiting there a few years ago), he candidly spoke to me about his vision and his plans for the future. Unlike a vast majority of Israeli politicians, he wasn’t the least bit haughty. I didn’t sense an aura of indispensability.
A Mishna in masechet Shabbat2 lists kotzer (reaping) as one of the avot melachot. The definition of kotzer is detaching a living thing from its source of nourishment3. This melacha applies even to things that are not growing from the ground. For example, the Gemorah says that a person transgresses Shabbat if he removes mushrooms that grow on the edge of a bucket, since they receive their nourishment from the water that is located there4.
Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech to United Nations General Assembly was masterful. He used facts and snark to demonstrate what President Obama doesn’t understand–he is being snookered by the Iranians. He once again spoke of being ready to make concessions for peace with the palestinians, but reminding them that it takes two to tango.
Israeli Jews often find themselves feeling as if “the world hates us;” as if everyone is “out to get us.” It might be true that the anti-Semitism of things that Zhabotinsky talked about in his works, the concept that the Nations detest us not necessarily for who we are–but for our national history and for the things that represent us–is alive and well, but does the entire world really hate us? I strongly doubt it.
There’s a popular saying that there are “two sides to a coin.” In last week’s Torah reading, we witnessed the creation of the world. Throughout the פרשה, we witnessed a lot of “two-sided coins.”