Carmel Foliage

Fall is the time for a visit to the Carmel Mountains, when the early rains stimulate new growth to parched flora and fauna desperate for a bit of moisture. It’s … More…

October 27th, 2011 Activities, North, Places

Keep it Cool

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Six months of warm temperatures and unrelentingly blue skies require a certain inventiveness of Israelis, who have long since learned the importance of the afternoon siesta. Of course … More…

July 31st, 2011 Drinks, Food, Places

The Simple Life

Given Israel’s tight quarters, it’s not unusual to hear about people leaving small city apartments for the more pastoral, spacious setting offered on a moshav. But given the recent … More…

May 16th, 2011 North, Places

Electric Cars

Given Israel’s issues regarding minimal land, water and energy resources, it’s not surprising it has emerged as a groundbreaking country in clean technology, and “…has built itself a great brand … More…

April 3rd, 2011 Center, Places

Learning at Bina

At Bina, the Center for Jewish Identity and Hebrew Culture, the brand of Judaism being practiced is Jewish social action. It is a formula that is meant to work specifically … More…

April 3rd, 2011 Activities, Places, Spiritual

Beach Break

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“You the rabbi?” asked the surfer. Yep, Hayim Leiter is the rabbi, or studying to be one. He’s also a mohel as well as a surfer dude, since … More…

March 2nd, 2011 Center, Media, Places

Tortoise Territory

They’re big, they’re green (or a log-like yellow) and they’re slow. Meet the green and loggerhead sea turtles, two sets of endangered species that are making a measured comeback on … More…

March 2nd, 2011 Center, Places

Lotan, The Babybutz

Keeping the collective kibbutz life relevant and topical is the everyday mission of the very southern Kibbutz Lotan. Located in Israel’s arid Arava region, this young and relatively small community … More…

January 17th, 2011 Places, South

Designs on a Suburb

For most of us, the only reason to stop by one of Israel’s suburbs when visiting her bigger cities is to see family or friends. But Holon, already known back … More…

November 29th, 2010 Center, Places

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