Category Archives: Jewish and Israeli Food

The Seven Species & What They Represent

Jan 08, 2022  |  By Mari

The pomegranate is one of the most unusual but popular Jewish symbols, found on jewelry, Judaica, and art, and usually the explanation behind the fruit’s importance is that it is one of the Seven Species or Shivat Haminim as they are called in Hebrew. The Seven Species are the foods that were found in ancient Israel and mentioned in the Torah in Deuteronomy: “A land of wheat, barley, grapes, figs, and pomegranates, […]

 

The Secrets to Israel’s High Life Expectancy

Dec 26, 2021  |  By Evelina G

View of the Tel Aviv seaside Israelis are routinely ranked among the healthiest people in the world, with one of the highest life expectancies. Find out why, and learn the secrets of the Israeli diet and lifestyle that you too can adopt for the New Year! The average life expectancy for Israelis as of 2021 is 83.2 years – that’s higher than in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, […]

 

The Best Holiday Cocktails & Snacks

Dec 08, 2021  |  By Evelina G

Hanukkah may be over, but the secular holiday season is just beginning. Get ready for December’s holiday parties and impress your coworkers and friends – or get yourself a drink and a treat for all those Zoom meetups – with our favorite drink recipes and snack ideas.   MULLED WINE One of the best ways to warm up during the winter holiday season AND get a nice buzz is mulled […]

 

Top 10 Secret Santa Gifts from Israel

Dec 07, 2021  |  By Evelina G

Hanukkah may be over, but that doesn’t have to mean the end of gift-giving! Spread holiday cheer with our best fun and festive small gifts from Israel – they work great for a Secret Santa (or Mystery Maccabee) gift exchange and are perfect to share with your colleagues, friends, or your child’s classmates or teachers.  1. Tasty Israeli Treats Chocolate and candy are simple and universally beloved holiday treats, sure to be appreciated […]