Posts Tagged ‘ israeli culture ’

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 will they ever find love? The old-fashioned way, of course—on a reality TV dating show. Match Made in Heaven followed Haredi singles, their families, and of course their matchmaker Jaffa Parnes, for two years, as they went through the trials, tribulations, hopes and joys of…

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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…

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A Cookbook Called Jerusalem

November 16, 2012
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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…

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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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