Zum Thema: Life, Culture & Sports

Where Has All the Butter Gone? 

Cookies and croissants eaters across Israel are suffering, as the butter shortage trudges on. Since the start of the year, barely any butter can be seen on supermarket shelves. Big companies like Tnuva and Strauss, the two largest domestic dairy producers, are under pressure, yet are in standstill until the government makes a move, providing… […]

Is Israel’s Aliyah Ministry Catfishing Immigrants?

The Ministry of Absorption in Israel is responsible for welcoming thousands of new olim, or immigrants in Hebrew. Yet it seems that their social media channels, particularly Facebook and Twitter, are spotlighting fake immigrants, fake quotes, and fake satisfaction. Tagged #AliyahStory, about ten posts were released as part of a social media campaign. The posts… […]

Israeli Woman Wins Gold in Kickboxing Championship

Yulia Sachkov, a 21-year old from Haifa, won the gold medal in the World Kickboxing Championship held in Bosnia this past week. Sachkov competed in K-1 style of kickboxing against her Czech opponent in the under 52 kilograms weight class. Excited for the win after spending six days a week, five hours a day training,… […]

Record-Breaking Israeli Delegation Heads to Olympics 2020

Israel is preparing to send a delegation of 85 qualified competitive athletes to the summer Olympics in Tokyo July 2020. It’s the largest delegation yet, and that number will hopefully still grow says Vered Buskila, the Vice President of the Olympic Committee in Israel, and three-time Olympic sailing athlete. Israeli representatives will showcase their talents… […]

Record-Breaking Israeli Delegation Heads to Olympics 2020

Israel is preparing to send a delegation of 85 qualified competitive athletes to the summer Olympics in Tokyo July 2020. It’s the largest delegation yet, and that number will hopefully still grow says Vered Buskila, the Vice President of the Olympic Committee in Israel, and three-time Olympic sailing athlete. Israeli representatives will showcase their talents… […]

Where is it Safe to Exist as Jews Today?

“Why would you move to a country where there are bombs going off all the time?” This response was quickly fired from my friend, when I told him almost a decade ago that I would be moving from our beloved Atlantic City boards of New Jersey, to another state, called Israel. I didn’t know how… […]

Where is it Safe to Exist as Jews Today?

“Why would you move to a country where there are bombs going off all the time?” This response was quickly fired from my friend, when I told him almost a decade ago that I would be moving from our beloved Atlantic City boards of New Jersey, to another state, called Israel. I didn’t know how… […]

How One Skill is Changing Bedouin Women’s Lives

Who knew crochet as a craft could change lives? One Israeli woman and a high scale industrial designing firm, for certain. Inspired by Shula Zaks, a social entrepreneur, philanthropist and strategic business woman, dozens of marginalized, unemployed women in Israel and around the world are employed by The Iota Project. The Iota Project is a… […]

How One Skill is Changing Bedouin Women’s Lives

Who knew crochet as a craft could change lives? One Israeli woman and a high scale industrial designing firm, for certain. Inspired by Shula Zaks, a social entrepreneur, philanthropist and strategic business woman, dozens of marginalized, unemployed women in Israel and around the world are employed by The Iota Project. The Iota Project is a… […]

Israeli Startup Leases 15,000 Acres in Amazon

In true Israeli fashion, one Israeli startup took a direct approach to finding a solution to save the Amazon – buying the land themselves. With the Amazon ablaze since spring, and thanks to social media campaigning and young activists, the world has taken note, and so has Vegan Nation. Isaac Thomas, cofounder and CEO of… […]

New Year, New Peaks

From our family to yours, we wish you a sweet new year! How has another year gone by? I could have sworn I just downed a tub of apples and honey and blew into a ram’s horn. It feels like mere minutes ago that I repented, atoned and journaled my way into the Book of… […]

Israeli Election Firsts

Only twelve people have ever served as Prime Minister of Israel, which has recently held its 22nd election since its Declaration of Independence in 1948. In 1949, Israel ran its first National Assembly Election, where half a million voters and one thousand ballot stations were set up along the country. Not yet the Knesset until… […]

Israeli Baseball Team Advances to Olympic Qualifier

The Israeli National Baseball team advanced to the quarterfinals in the European Baseball Championship which took place in Germany. The Israeli team qualified as one of the top five teams to move on to the Confederation Olympic Qualifier in Parma, Italy, beginning September 18. The Israeli team placed in fourth this year, following its successful… […]

Jerusalem’s Modern Catacombs Open in October

With minimal space and honoring Jewish law, Jerusalem authorities have been preparing a modern-day cave of catacombs to provide burial space for the dead. The city’s main cemetery situated on a hilltop, Har Hamenuhot, has reached capacity at almost a quarter million graves, and beginning this October, will start to utilize the underground space. Workers… […]

Israeli School Year Theme is “Mutual Responsibility”

On Sunday, September 1, Israel’s 26,000 educational institutions welcomed over 2.3 million kids of all ages back to school. About 200,000 teachers and staff waited with open doors, satisfied with an agreement from the Finance Ministry after threatening to strike the week before. Despite averting a large protest, the Education Ministry listed that 49 schools… […]

Rare Jerusalem Footage from 1930s Emerges

In recently released and rare footage, a new, yet ancient side of Jerusalem can be seen. Thanks to a vacation of the Margulis family, what might be the first color film documenting Jerusalem is now available to the public. The footage turned over to the Jerusalem Cinematheque, who has spent the last three years working… […]

Sportsmanship Wins the Lacrosse World Championship

An act of true sportsmanship is sending ripples across the world, inspired by a new friendship between the Israeli and Kenyan women’s Lacrosse teams. The two teams met playing in the 2019 Women’s Lacrosse World Championship in Peterborough, Canada. Israel won the game 13-4, yet something felt off about their victory. The team understood that the… […]

Israeli Photographer Treks for Polar Bears

Amos Nachoum is committed to capturing wildlife behavior, and fearlessly pursues the likes of whales, sharks and his latest conquest to fulfill his dream – the arctic polar bear. In a film called Picture of His Life, Amos, a world-renowned photographer who has twice been named Wildlife photographer of the year, and a team ready… […]

Holocaust Survivor Celebrates 104th Birthday with 400 Offspring

On her 104th birthday, Shoshana Ovitz had one wish for all of her children, grandchildren and descendants to meet at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. About 400 family members showed up to celebrate, fulfilled her birthday request. Ovitz survived the Holocaust, specifically Auschwitz, and suffered the loss of her family, witnessing her mother being taken… […]

Tel Aviv Steps into Luxury Food World

Israeli cuisine is stepping into the global spotlight, as six restaurants were recently awarded at the World Luxury Restaurants Awards in St. Petersburg, Russia. The awards are in their fourth year, and winners are voted on by over 100,000 guests, travelers and industry professionals. The six restaurants awarded are Aria, Milgo Milbar, Herbert Samuel, Chloelys, Hola,… […]