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Kaifeng’s Jews

Category : Holidays Travel

Descendants of centuries-old Jewish community in China’s Kaifeng rediscover Jewish heritage after near complete assimilation in their local community. In Chinese terms, the city of Kaifeng, about 500 miles southwest of Beijing, is reminiscent of the Israeli city of Hadera: The number of its residents is 700,000 – as opposed to Beijing’s 15 million or […]

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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Enrico Macias in Tel Aviv, Israel. June 14, 2017

Category : Events & Festivals

French singer and musician Enrico Macias is coming to Tel Aviv, Israel for a performance in May 2016. He has been traveling and performing internationally for 50 years. Enrico Macias sings in more than 10 languages. His popular songs include “J’ai quitté mon pays”, “L’Oriental”, “Paris, tu m’as pris dans tes bras” and “La femme […]

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Sunday, March 19th, 2017

The treasures awaiting a visit in the Galilee

Category : Featured Article

Find out why you’ll want to put the Western Galilee on your itinerary next time you’re in Israel. Inside a round Ethiopian mud gojo hut, we stand in a circle shaking our shoulders in rhythm to ethnic music, and then tuck into traditional treats prepared by our hostess, Yoney Skiba: flat spongy injera bread with spicy […]

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Monday, March 13th, 2017

Tel Aviv’s Brown Beach House Voted World’s Best Designed Hotel

Category : Featured Article

Luxury American tourism magazine Jetsetter has named the world’s best designed hotel, and it’s none other than the stunning Brown Beach House in Tel Aviv, Israel. Last week, the magazine announced the winners of its 2016 Best of the Best Hotel Awards in 20 categories ranging from over-the-top luxury and best-looking guests, to all-inclusive and nightlife. […]

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Friday, February 24th, 2017

Winter Noise Festival warms February nights in Jerusalem

Category : Blog

Live music, parties, games, classes, workshops and shows — mostly for free — are on offer every Monday night in February in downtown Jerusalem. Monday was the kickoff of the sixth annual Sha’on Horef — literally, “winter clock,” meaning Standard Time, but loosely translated as Winter Noise Festival — a wintery cultural event in the […]

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Purim in Israel. March 9-12, 2017

Category : Blog

Purim is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in Israel. Purim in Israel is embraced by the whole country, from religious Jews in Jerusalem to secular Tel Avivians, it is a time of festivity and celebrated far beyond its original religious roots. Purim parties take place across Israel, with Purim street parties with carnival atmospheres taking […]

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Tel Aviv nightlife: where to party in Israel

Category : Nightlife

With its sultry Mediterranean climate, seaside location, hedonistic vibe and young, international population, it’s no surprise Tel Aviv is known as the party capital of the Middle East. Any great evening here should start at a beach bar around sunset – a cold beer on your lips, toes pushing into still-warm sand. Later on, you could squeeze onto the […]

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Take a tour of Israel’s charming old clock towers

Category : Holidays Travel

Before there were wristwatches, and certainly before there were cellphones, centrally located clock towers helped citizens keep track of time. A big bell in the tower (like Big Ben in London) chimed the hour, and a large clock face provided a visual aid. Nowadays, people don’t depend on clock towers to tell time, of course. […]

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Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

8 fabulous art hotels in Israel

Category : Featured Article

This goes way beyond the ubiquitous poster prints of Matisse or Picasso found in hotels everywhere.   Art hotels are all the fashion around the world and Israel has a handful of its own. These hotels go beyond the ubiquitous poster prints and lobby sculptures found in hotels everywhere. In Israel, some hotels host exclusive […]

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Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

WHY MOROCCO? DISCOVER 2,000 YEARS OF JEWISH HISTORY IN MOROCCO

Category : Blog

  Morocco has been home to a vibrant Jewish community for over 2,500 years. Tradition has it that the Jews had first settled among the Moroccan Berbers after the destruction of the first temple in 6 B.C. Later, they came as traders and merchants, crossing the Sahara and settling in the Atlas Mountains. When they […]

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
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