Last night was pretty brutal. Just after 9 pm, two Palestinian gunmen opened fire at diners in the Max Brenner restaurant at Tel Aviv’s trendy Sarona Market. The terrorists, dressed in black suits, were cousins from the village of Yatta in the Hebron Hills. The shooting lasted barely a minute and left 4 dead and […]

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Our friends at Jewlicious put together an awesome instructional video and recipe for authentic Shakshuka. It may not be fast, but it is delicious and unequivocally authentic. There are no extraneous ingredients, no pretentious reinvention, just good, honest Jewish-inspired, North African yumminess. Visit Jewlicious for the full recipe.

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What’s with all the cheese on Shavuot thing? Shavuot is the holiday that commemorates “Zman Matan Torah” – the time when the Jews received the Torah from God at Mount Sinai. Prior to this, Jewish law wasn’t codified. That means that Jews didn’t keep kosher because there were no kosher laws. Thus, as soon as […]

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Pride Week in Tel Aviv began on May 29 and continues till June 4 this year. Chock full of fun events, of which the annual parade is always the highlight. This year we also have an official Tel Aviv Pride video – Aerosmith’s Pink sung by Shefita who fully channels her inner Umm Kulthum in […]

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We’ve seen Jerusalem depicted so many different ways over the centuries, in paintings and mosaics, in songs, in poetry, in photography, in films, you name it. But you have for sure never seen what Jerusalem looks like as seen from an action camera attached to a hula hoop. Until now. Enjoy this dizzying romp through […]

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What is the formula for Jewish social media success? If you’re thinking “originality” or “creativity” then you’d be wrong. We are inundated with videos where the creators take a popular song, replace the original lyrics with Jewish lyrics and then have some Yeshiva University lookin’ mofos sing and dance while mugging very earnestly for the […]

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What makes this Chocolat Soufflé particularly Israeli? Because it was made in the state-of-the-art culinary facilities at the Eilat campus of Ben Gurion University for starters! The recipe is simple and a gluten free departure from most soufflé recipes, but after the shoot, I ate it and it was delicious! The Culinary School, in conjunction […]

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Officially known as “The Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism,” Yom Hazikaron is Israel’s official remembrance day. Traditionally dedicated to Israel’s fallen soldiers , commemoration has also been extended to civilian victims of terror. I shot this at 11 am at Mahane Yehuda where people mostly […]

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We visited the state-of-the-art Culinary School at Ben Gurion University’s Eilat campus where the staff and students helped us create this delicious, ready to make concoction. It contains ingredients typically found in Israel like Oranges, Halva and Semolina – as well as Maple Syrup for an exotic touch. Of course you can replace the Maple […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day began last night at sunset. Pretty much everything shuts down – bars, restaurants, shops etc. Television programming is all Holocaust and Shoah-related while the radio played only sad songs. People gathered formally and informally to talk about the Holocaust or watch Holocaust themed movies. It’s a pretty big deal here in Israel. […]

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