Posts Tagged ‘ israeli culture ’

Now Odysseus Speaks Judeo-Spanish!

July 15, 2015
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Now Odysseus Speaks Judeo-Spanish!

What language did Odysseus speak when he arrived home after his long journey? In Moshe Ha’elyon’s world–and new book–it’s Ladino. The 87-year old survivor of Auschwitz spent four years bringing Homer’s epic into the language of his youth, Ladino — and in the process, wedging a new foothold for the…

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Israel’s Favorite Writer Looks Inward

July 10, 2015
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Etgar Keret—Israel’s favorite magic realist—is back, and this time with a memoir: The Seven Good…

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Why Food Pornographers are Flocking to this Tel Aviv Restaurant

May 11, 2015
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Why Food Pornographers are Flocking to this Tel Aviv Restaurant

You know how simultaneously tantalizing and mind-numbing it gets to scroll through Facebook and Instagram…

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A Fantastic New Film About Ethiopians in Israel

April 23, 2015
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When Ethiopian Jews started emigrating to Israel in…

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The Novel That’s Hard to Believe Was Ever Taught in Israeli Schools

December 18, 2014
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The Israeli Novel That’s Hard to Believe Was Ever Taught in Schools

The conscientious literature of conflict is a modernist…

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A New Use for IDF Bullets: Ear Cleaners

December 4, 2014
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It’s nothing new that many medical breakthroughs have…

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Ga-ga, The Israeli Dodgeball

November 3, 2014
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Ga-ga, The Israeli Dodgeball

When New York dance studios began offering Gaga classes, some…

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The Young Israeli Poet In Palestinian Drag

October 28, 2014
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The Young Israeli Poet In Palestinian Drag

Growing up in Tel Aviv, Morani Kornberg-Weiss only…

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An Ultra-Orthodox Dating Show (Please Hold the Hot Tub)

August 6, 2014
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An Ultra-Orthodox Dating Show (Please Hold the Hot Tub)

They’re young. They’re single. They’re ultra-Orthodox Israelis. How…

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Happy…Sylvester?

December 31, 2012
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Have you ever heard an Israeli refer to…

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A Cookbook Called Jerusalem

November 16, 2012
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Chefs Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi were both…

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Solar Energy and Biblical Law

September 19, 2012
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According to the biblical law of pe’ah, when a…

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