Top Stories from 2015

Top Stories from 2015

2015 featured some memorable stories. There was ISIS wreaking havoc across Syria, Iraq and extending its activities to France, Australia and the US, Donald Trump taking the GOP hostage with his…

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Dealing with and Overcoming Internet Addiction

Dealing with and Overcoming Internet Addiction

So I set out to research this new, mostly-unexplored phenomenon and discovered a world hereto unknown to me. Keep the following two points in mind while reading this: 1) If an activity doesn’t help you progress on a personal/career level, there’s no reason for engaging in it. 2) If you know that you have a short attention span and get carried away with destructive activities, that, may be in itself reason enough to at limit Internet consumption.

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Harps as Portable Spas

Harps as Portable Spas

One of those who may have played a role in their speedy recovery is Sunita Staneslow, a well-known harpist not only in Israel, but throughout the world. While we are very fortunate to have such a talented harpist in Israel, she has gone a step beyond entertaining typical audiences.

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Take a Train Trip Through Europe

Take a Train Trip Through Europe

A unique exhibition of .62 miles of train tracks with miniature trains, villages, towns, landscapes and train yards of Europe opened at the First Station, the recently renovated Jerusalem train area, early this August. This is the first time a miniature train exhibition has been held in Israel, and train enthusiasts of all ages will marvel at the way this has been created.

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Jerusalem Knights Festival 2013

Jerusalem Knights Festival 2013

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.

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Israel’s Fine Wine Festivals

Israel’s Fine Wine Festivals

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending the annual wine and jazz festival in the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens. The setting on the water was lovely, the summer air was sultry, and the jazz quintet playing was music to my ears.

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Street Food Eating in Israel

Street Food Eating in Israel

One of the nicest and most distinct Israeli traditions is food. Jews coming from the Middle East and Far East, from Europe, Australia, South Africa, North and South America—all adopted the local cooking habits to their dietary laws and passed them on to their children. The cooking style of the countries where they lived came as part of their baggage when they made their way to Israel, and they blended with those who had come before them.

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