The Three Weeks

Jul 09, 2018  |  By Shira Goldstein

We are currently in a very serious time in the Jewish calendar. Known as the Three Weeks, it is a time of commemoration for the destruction of the holy Temples. The Three Weeks are framed by two fast days and consist of the time in between them. They begin with Shiva Asar BeTammuz, the 17th of Tammuz, which marks the day on which enemy forces breached the protective wall surrounding […]

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Watermelon Recipes

Jul 01, 2018  |  By Shira Goldstein

Sweet, juicy, and refreshing, watermelon is a summer must-have in Israel. When the summer temperatures regularly soar well above 30˚C, it’s basically portable, edible air conditioning! Believe it or not, there are more things you can do with watermelon than just slice and eat it (even though that’s pretty great, too). Here are some of our favourite ways to use watermelon: Say Cheese! Crisp, sweet watermelon is the perfect match […]

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Israel in the News – 2018 So Far

Jun 25, 2018  |  By Shira Goldstein

Israel often makes the headlines, with stories ranging from politics to scientific advancements to international sports. Let’s take a quick look at some of Israel’s highlights in 2018 so far… After Zambia declared a cholera outbreak across the country, Israel was the first country in the world to send international aid. Doctors, nurses, lab technicians, and water engineers helped local professionals isolate the source of contamination and treat hundreds of […]

Category  : Israel News