Four Jewish New Years

Jan 29, 2017  |  By Sarah Gold

We’ve just entered the Hebrew month of Shvat, the 11th month in the Jewish calendar. It’s technically the start of spring in Israel – which is surprising given that it’s still icy January! Shvat is best known for its joyful spring celebration. Tu b’Shvat – literally the 15th of Shvat – is often called the New Year for Trees. But what does that mean, and why does it matter? There […]

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Winter Warmers: Quick Lentil Soup

Jan 22, 2017  |  By Sarah Gold

Soups are popular across Israel because they’re cheap and filling. If you pick the right ingredients, they can also pack a big protein punch, which is perfect as a lunch time pick-me-up to get you through the rest of your day! Lentils are a Middle Eastern staple. They’re cheap, tasty, cook quickly and are full of protein, making them an Israeli favorite! This recipe makes for a wholesome and delicious […]


An Israeli’s Guide to Feeling Great this Winter

Jan 15, 2017  |  By Sarah Gold

The middle of January is pretty much the same all over the northern hemisphere (unless you live in Florida!). It’s bitterly cold and achingly tempting to stay huddled indoors with heating, Netflix and steaming hot drinks. Januarys in Jerusalem are icy and bitter, with bone chilling winds and either glaring sun or grey clouds and pouring rain with nothing in between. Having lived in both London and Jerusalem, I’ve learned […]

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