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Author Archives: Nili

Rainy Day Activities

Israeli winters are admittedly short if you compare them to, well, anywhere else in the world. For a few months every year, however, we have our fair share of storms. As I write this, I am sitting at the Aroma Coffee Shop at the Tel Aviv Port, watching the ferocious winds throw waves onto the […]

Israel in Crisis - How You Can Help

“Israel is like a distant cousin that I care about but I never call.” This is one of the best descriptions I have ever heard about the relations between Jews in the diaspora and Israelis. Jews in the diaspora care about Israel. They donate money, attend demonstrations, sign petitions and even help pass laws that […]

Nazareth

Nazareth, or Natsrat as its name is pronounced in Hebrew, is the cradle of Christianity, the city where, according to tradition, the angel Gabriel told Mary that she would conceive by the power of the Holy Spirit, and the place where Jesus spent his childhood and youth. Nazareth, in the lower Galilee, is located in […]

The Jezreel Valley

The Bible, geography and ancient and modern history in the Jezreel Valley are perhaps more closely entwined and visible than anywhere else in the country. The central Jezreel Valley, roughly 380 square kilometers in size, is bounded on the north by the Nazareth mountains and Mount Tabor, on the east and south by Mount Gilboa and […]

The Druze

The Druze, a religious minority that lives in harmony in Israel, is an ethnic group known for their hospitality and warm welcome of visitors. If you have the opportunity, a traditional Druze meal is one of the most delicious experiences known to man! The 118,000-strong Druze community in Israel represents a rich, ancient culture and faith […]

Montefiore's Windmill

The Montefiore windmill is one of those quintessential Jerusalem landmarks. It’s a cupola-capped English-styled mill located in Mishkenot Sha’ananim, part of Yemin Moshe — the first Jewish neighborhood built in the late 1800s outside the walls of the Old City by Moses Montefiore, the English banker and philanthropist. Montefiore was a fan of Jerusalem, visiting […]

Breaking the Yom Kippur Fast

Yom Kippur is a solemn day. A day spent asking for atonement, asking forgiveness for our sins and forgiving those we have mistreated. While I could take this time to elaborate on all this, I’ve decided to take a slightly different route. As important as it is to atone, after a 25 hour fast, my […]

Monkies and History

It was a Friday afternoon, late into the Israeli summer and, unlike every other Friday, we were free of obligations. No work, groceries already in the fridge and food prepared for shabbat in advance. So we opted for spontaneity. We packed a cooler with cold water, melon and delicious nectarines and piled into the car, […]