What happens when you ask Egyptians to eat Matza, Maror and Geffilte fish? Something ugly, that’s for sure. The Egyptians in this funny video, authored improbably by Netanyahu house organ Yisrael Hayom, are certainly gracious and good humored. It seemed to me however, that they really, really regretted enslaving the Jews and if […]

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Since as early as 2008, Ben & Jerry’s in Israel has been producing a Kosher for Passover Charoset flavored ice cream. Charoset is one of the food items traditionally placed on seder plates by Jews around the world. The Ashkenazi variety is typically a paste made up of apples, nuts, wine and cinnamon meant to […]

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Jerusalem is a city that has been riven with conflict for centuries. And yet, if you look just below the surface, you’ll find innumerable examples of civility, fun and yes, even pure joy. The short 30 second clip above was taken at the new Teddy Park across from the Mamila Mall and Jaffa Gate. There […]

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Tuna’s track גם זה יעבור – “This Too Will Pass” is a trip down Israeli 90s memory lane. In keeping with a well worn tradition of male Israeli singers, the song’s tone and timber is depressing as fuck, sort of. However, if you read the translation below, what’s remarkable is how much Israeli nostalgia is […]

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It’s about time we featured Maya Johanna here. Much of the stuff we’ve seen from Maya in the past was made up of covers of 60s songs. She always showed promise but we were always left a tad underwhelmed. Then suddenly, she released an original album, Bells in Our Stomachs with lyrics, music and lead […]

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Acroyoga is a super fun combination of yoga and acrobatics that has taken the world by storm. Israel has a very healthy Acroyoga community, meeting informally in parks across the country and formally at weekend and holiday get-togethers. Over the last couple of months, a group of acroyogis prepared for and organized a massive Acroyoga […]

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Purim is over and now it’s time to prepare for Passover. As such, the Schusterman Family Foundation presents “A Safer Seder” – a video humorous video introduction to their Passover 2016 resource guide. Like I said, the video itself is long on humor but a bit short on actual helpful content – which is ok, […]

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During the day, Machaneh Yehuda is a large and otherwise modest vegetable market, but for the last few years it has become the premiere entertainment hub of Jerusalem. And on Purim it has become the place to be – featuring a street party that is both massive and wild! This was the scene at last […]

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This song is a JSWIPE sponsored Purim parody of Elle King’s hit song “Ex’s and Ohs.” JSWIPE, a now wholly owned subsidiary of JDate , is a tinder-clone for Jews. “Esther’s a Jew” was produced by Erez Cohen to promote a Purim party for the Manhattan Jewish Experience, a New York City […]

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The video’s description is kinda funny: Since less and less teenagers show up to the shul for the megilla reading, AMHSI students created a pop version of Purim story from its campus in Israel, in which U.S. high school students on a study-abroad program sing and dance the “Megillat Esther.” AMHSI offers 2- and 4-month-long […]

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