Zum Thema: Life

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,… […]

An Opportunity in Destruction

Av is known as the month in the Jewish calendar when “our joy is diminished.” It all started 2,000 years ago, on the ninth of Av, marked as Tisha B’Av, when the Jewish temple was destroyed. Only 600 years later, the second temple was destroyed, on the same day. Since then, Tisha B’Av has seen… […]

Netflix is Number One Brand in Israel

In the past decade, Netflix has risen as the not so quiet disruptor in the media broadcasting business. Per a recent Globes report, Netflix is now considered the most successful brand in Israel, sharing the same prestige as its predecessors like Coca Cola and Google. In Israel alone, Netflix has seen a market price increase… […]

Kibbutz Life Welcomes the Digital Nomad

The Israeli kibbutz has found its entry point into the startup nation’s ecosystem, and it promises WIFI. A staple of Israel culture, the first kibbutz in Degania was founded in 1910. It was built on principles of agriculture, teamwork and safety, and hundreds of shared communities spread across Israel following its pioneering footsteps. Today, mainstream… […]

Jerusalem of Traffic: Main Road Closes for Three Years

A main gateway to Jerusalem has been closed, and is expected to cause massive amounts of traffic congestion for at least three years. Ironically, the main road is being shut down to support construction of the Jerusalem Gateway Project, a 74-acre commercial center made of 1.5 million square meters of commercial space, including offices, 2,000… […]

Zencity Tech Brings Power to the Locals

What do the people want? This is the question that city management company Zencity, answers for any local authorities wanting to listen. While the saying goes that the revolution will not be televised, they never said anything about social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Perhaps that’s just where the people’s revolution begins. The… […]

Israeli Summer Plagues Have Arrived

As the Mediterranean sun sits closer on the shores of Israel, the country starts to swarm with its annual array of summer plagues. The plagues do not discriminate, and are felt by the people, no matter their background, language, age, or religion. The plagues are the signal that temperatures are on the rise, ready to… […]

English Speaking Theater Group Taking on Tel Aviv  

Thousands of English-speaking immigrants move to Israel annually, and with its complex and layered language, it can be challenging to find a way to communicate and connect. About five years ago, when Guy Seemann was approached with the promise of an empty and almost unused theater, Beit Yad Labanim, he decided to listen to his… […]

New Public Transport Option Hits Central Israel

A new fleet of vehicles is hitting the Tel Aviv streets, which is a new path to solving the heavily congested traffic in the central city, an initiative by the Ministries of Finance and Transportation. Via Transportation Inc, a ridesharing app which already operates in 11 countries and 32 cities across the world, has partnered… […]

Supermarket Trends and Spends in Israel

If there’s one thing everyone in the Middle East can agree on, it’s a love of food. Recently, the Central Bureau of Statistics proved just how much, by running a report to show the metrics of food spending habits in Israel. After surveying over 9,000 Israelis, including Arabs and Jews, they found a few trends… […]

Revolutionary Tech Solves Global Water Crisis

In only six years’ time, two thirds of the world will face a shortage of clean drinking water. While the earth is covered in 70% water, only 1% of that is accessible as drinking water, the world’s most valuable resource for survival. Thanks to the groundbreaking Israeli innovation, water can be created from nothing but… […]

Arab Israeli Higher Education on the Rise

The number of Arab Israelis seeking doctorate degrees has doubled in the past ten years, according to a report from the Council for Higher Education, or CHE. From 355 students in 2008, there were 759 Arab Israeli students in 2018. The increase is a welcome approach to higher education, with 40% of degrees completed in… […]

Is Sherut Culture a Vehicle for Kindness?

As I stand on Ben Yehuda, a busy main street parallel to the beach in Tel Aviv, I wave down a yellow taxi – not the New York kind – but what Israelis call a ‘monit sherut’, or shared taxi. The sherut is an alternative to taking the bus, as it often runs along the… […]

Texting Terribly in Tel Aviv

“Why did you just punch me in the face?” he asked. “I didn’t punch you,” I responded. “I fist bumped you. Ehm, is that just a Jersey thing?” It was only the beginning of our blossoming text message conversation, and I quickly learned that for the majority of Israeli men, the fist emoji is a… […]

Israelis on Social Media the Most

Walking through the urban streets of Israel, it’s easy to see that most people are glancing down with their eyes glued to their phones. Only a decade ago, Israelis were not able to easily access such a global connection, and today, the smart phone connections are only getting more powerful, which is proven by a… […]

Ethiopian Israelis Protest Against Police Brutality

After 24-year old Ethiopian man, Yehuda Biaga, was shot dead by a police officer, thousands of Israelis took to the streets and demonstrated peacefully against unjust police brutality. Protesters gathered by Azrieli Towers in Tel Aviv and caused a standstill in traffic. Their aim was to bring attention to the blatant racism and prejudice they… […]

Madonna and Netta Kick Up Sparks for Eurovision

While there are groups of people protesting Eurovision being in Israel, the show must go on – and it’s going on big. Madonna is expected to confirm her performance to kickoff Eurovision, thanks to a one-million-dollar donation, funded by Sylvan Adams, a well-known philanthropist who moved from Canada to Israel in 2015. He has dedicated… […]

Israel is World’s 5th Most Innovative Economy

In Bloomberg’s 2019 Innovation Index, Israel was named the 5th most innovative country in the world, making a notable jump from last year’s number ten spot. The number one spot is held by South Korea, who has held the position for the past six years, followed by Germany, Finland and Switzerland. The annual Bloomberg Innovation… […]