This episode of Hamburger Hummus has it all when it comes to extolling the virtues of Israel – exotic travel, tolerance to minorities, technological and scientific innovation, peanuty snack dispensers and… parents acting high on weed even though they aren’t high at all. How exciting is that?

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This is Hamburger Hummus‘s gay episode. It’s a bit over the top but I think the point is that Tel Aviv is a gay mecca and all the waiters and patrons in fancy restaurants there are gay. That’s not exactly true – There are in fact some straight people living in Tel Aviv and bathroom […]

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Hamburger Hummus is an improbable 7-part Web series about a group of American bloggers attending “BlogCon” in Tel Aviv. “Their interests across technology, beauty, environmentalism, and shameless one-night stands lead to a bounty of Clark Griswold-like, fish-out-of-water moments,” according to the series description. The series is lavishly filmed and […]

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Tel Aviv is an awesome city. It is Israel’s cultural and artistic center, the capital of partying, eating well and Mediterranean beach life. But come August the relentless heat can sometimes get to your head. Thus, once a year, in the waning days of summer, the iconic Habima Theatre hosts a cathartic water battle supreme […]

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Another Jewish New Year means another geek inflected Rosh Hashanah video from Technion. But this time, Israel’s version of MIT produced a video that includes robots! Dancing robots! How can you not find that sweet? So yeah, Shanah Tovah chnunim . I Hebrew that means “Happy New Year nerds.” From the video’s description: […]

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The Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival ended last week with an epicly scenic and soulful final prayer at the Tower of David featuring a performance by Shaanan Streett , Saz and special guest, Matisyahu. The Festival features artists from a diverse range of faiths performing spiritually tinged music within the confines of Jerusalem’s Old City, […]

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Matisyahu recently received a lot of attention after his anti-Semitic BDS inspired dis-invitation and then re-invitation to perform at a Spanish reggae Festival. Musician Rami Matan Even-Esh, aka Kosha Dillz was interviewed by the Jerusalem Post. There he talked about the sort of “neo-anti-Semitism Jewish artists like him face, despite the fact that there music […]

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We haven’t seen Borat in a while and enough time has passed now that it’s pretty certain that all those guys who did bad and annoying Borat imitations have stopped. We are thus free to enjoy Borat for the genius he represents without such assessment being colored by the pale imitators. A JewTube visitor sent […]

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“Jerusalem is the cultural kitchen. Tel Aviv is the cultural dining table.” In the final part of our series, host Mike Skinner heads to Jerusalum to meet Rebel Sun from Lucille Crew, a native of Baltimore with no connection to the land. He simply passed through whilst travelling, fell in love with Jerusalem and went […]

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In the fifth episode of Hip Hop in the Holy Land, our host Mike Skinner spends the day with local celebrity Saz who is a rapper, actor and in his words, the first Palestinian / Arab / Middle Eastern sex symbol. Saz is from Ramla, where this episode was shot. We get to hear Saz […]

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