November 21, 2018

Two Nice Jewish Boys

Jerusalem. A powerful city. So powerful that we recall it when we take the oath of matrimony, on every holiday and with it we seal...
What do you know about the world of ultra-orthodox Jews? Probably more or less as much as we, secular Israelis, know.
Immigrating to Israel is not easy. Alongside mastering Hebrew, finding a Job and making friends, one of the biggest challenges...
It was a cold January afternoon in New York City when Adir Freilich boarded US Airways flight 1549 to Charlotte, North Carolina.
It was a Saturday afternoon in mid December in 2010 when Kay Wilson and Kristine Luken decided to go for a hike in the Mata forest,
What were the qualities that pushed mankind forward throughout history? Deduction was an important element in our ability to understand...
Usually a Skype call begins with a clamor of several similar, almost identical, questions: “Can you hear me?”, “Can you hear me now?”.
“You promised a dove.” Those words were written by the Israeli poet, Shmuel Hasfari, in his song “Winter ‘73”.
For almost seven years a gruesome civil war has been tearing Syria apart. With half a million dead, 5 million refugees and 7 million...
“There is no spoon.” Remember that line from the "The Matrix"? Neo walks into the Oracle’s house to discover a monk-child sitting...
In the fall of 2016 something truly bizarre happened in the United States embassy in Havana, Cuba. According to reports, 22 embassy...
Soda water or still water? The big question. Here in Israel, we love our soda water. Maybe we relate to the pressure that builds up from...
“Unshakable and unbreakable”. Those two words were used by the Obama administration to describe the special, intimate relationship...
On October 5, 2017, only a few months ago, a report published in The New York Times shook the foundations at the epicenter of America’s...
I (Naor) just came back from a ten day trip in Poland. What I saw there perplexed me. On one hand, Poland is going through massive political changes in...
Size matters. Or so, at least, we’ve been told from the moment we were born: the tallest guy gets the glory on the basketball courts at school;
If you have kids, you probably know that television is dead, or at least, dying. Nowadays young adults and kids alike spend the vast majority of their...
The Middle East isn’t the friendliest neighborhood to grow up in,  especially for Israel. With the cold peace it shares with both Egypt and Jordan...
Everyone loves a good adventure. Whether you're into climbing the highest mountains, bunjee jumping from the highest bridges, or in my case -
We have a new podcast about aliyah and what it's like to become an Israeli, called The Melting Podcast. Here's the first episode!
Over the last decade, in Israel, Binary Options has become a term that carries with it a heavy stigma of fraud and theft and is...
For thousands of years astronomers have been looking up to the sky, trying to understand what the hell's going on up there.
Jews have been longing for Jerusalem for two thousand years. But in the 19th century only a few were courageous enough, some might say crazy enough,
Since 2014 the world has been commemorating 100 years for the Great War, World War I. 16.5 Million people lost their lives in that war, and its...
A few months ago Tel Aviv celebrated Pride month with a glorious parade. This annual event has already become a tradition and attracts hundreds of...
It can be safely said that Benjamin Netanyahu is one of the most controversial figures in Israeli politics. He’s seen by many as the savior of the...
Merav Ben Ari became a Kenesset member in 2015, as part of the Kulanu party. Before that she served at the Tel Aviv city council.
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