Four Jewish New Years

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 […]

An Israeli’s Guide to Feeling Great this Winter

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 […]