Posts Tagged ‘ israeli culture ’

Happy…Sylvester?

December 31, 2012
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new-years-eve

Have you ever heard an Israeli refer to their “Sylvester” plans and wonder what they’re talking about? And once you figured out that they were referring to New Year’s Eve, did you wonder why Israelis would name the holiday after the Roman saint who passed notoriously anti-Semitic legislation? The Roman saint…

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A Cookbook Called Jerusalem

November 16, 2012
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jerusalem-cookbook-jewniver

Chefs Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi were both born in Jerusalem in 1968. Both men had mothers…

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Solar Energy and Biblical Law

September 19, 2012
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solar-fields

According to the biblical law of pe’ah, when a farmer harvests his land he must leave…

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Before the Bomb

June 28, 2011
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before the bomb

Dai–the title of Israeli-American comic Iris Bahr‘s 2008 one-woman play–is a…

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Elvis in Jerusalem

October 8, 2010
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elvis in jerusalem

“Dancing in a Dangerous World”–the new album from…

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