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The Woman Who’s Turning TLV’s Homeless Into Celebrities

If you live in Tel Aviv, you simply can’t miss them. They are part of your life. When you hang out with your friends...

The Business Development Guru Combining Wellness and Technology

Galit Horovitz is putting the combination of wellness and technology (welltech) on the map. Literally. Together with her co-founders — Amir Alroy, Ramy Shvarts...

The British Expat Helping Mothers in Need

Ten years ago, Chloe Sandler came to Tel Aviv from England for a summer on the beach, met a man and never left. Today,...

The French-Israeli App Maker Tackling Food Waste

I meet Elie Fischer at Ca Phe Hanoi, a kosher Vietnamese restaurant in Tel Aviv, the brainchild of French restaurateurs Claude Louzon and Emmanuel...

Episode 178: Tel Aviv’s New Kosher Bacon Cheeseburger

Sitting right across from the Cinematheque, Bodega is Tel Aviv’s newest, American-style burger joint. That’s where Todd Aarons and James Oppenheim serve kosher Philly...

The Mary Poppins of Early Childhood Education

Juliet Taylor is a Tel Avivian version of Mary Poppins, complete with the British accent. She swoops in with a confidence that gives listeners...

Deconstructing Israel Through Pop Music

Uri Levin has a long scruffy beard that makes you do a double take. Is he a hipster or a Chassidic Jew? Levin jokes...

Capitalizing on and Investing in Israel-Diaspora Relations

For the past four years, Michael Freedman has been traversing the globe out of his home base in Tel Aviv with a grand vision...

Israeli Father-Son Duo Take Fighting to the Next Level

When it comes to Israeli father-and-son athletes Haim and Aviv Gozali, the family that fights together stays together.  Haim, 46, and Aviv, 18, aren’t your...

Israel Is the Only LGBTQ Safe Haven in the Middle East

LGBTQ groups in Israel have asked me numerous times to write letters to Israel’s Foreign Ministry on behalf of LGBTQ Palestinians seeking asylum in...

SPONSORED: IDB Bank, It’s Personal

The following post is a sponsored advertisement for IDB Bank. More than 500 guests attended Israel Discount Bank of New York (IDB Bank)’s client appreciation...

14-Year-Old Israeli Sailing Champion Now Lives in Los Angeles

It seems like smooth sailing ahead for Mika Sternberg. Not only has the 14-year-old Israeli sailing champion racked up competition victories in her homeland,...

With Adeena Sussman, Everything is Sababa

On a recent trip to Israel, I sat with my friend Adeena Sussman and her husband, Jay Shofet, over incredible, home-style food at the...

Can Tel Aviv Reconcile the Rise of Electric Scooters?

Tel Aviv is facing increasingly complex transportation challenges and must now consider whether it should act against the rise of e-scooters, or implement better...

The Transplant From Zimbabwe Who Made Israel His Home

Tristan Sauter was still a teenager when he moved to Israel. As a non-Jew, it was an unlikely place for a white man raised...

Two Nice Jewish Boys: Episode 150 – Mall Carts: An Underground Fraudulent Israeli Industry in the US

Most Israelis are drafted to the IDF when they turn 18. For many of them, the years in the military involve extreme stress, frustration,...

Israel On the Road: What I Learned from Israeli Taxi Drivers

I love to take taxis in Israel. I love to move from city to city, through the hills, across the plains, stuck in snarling traffic or...

Two Nice Jewish Boys: Episode 149 – The TLV Street Food Scene

Everybody knows the old joke about Jewish holidays. Basically, all Jewish holidays boil down to: They tried to kill us. We survived. Let’s eat. Food...

‘True Grit’ and ‘Bumblebee’ Actress Hailee Steinfeld’s First Trip to Israel Was ‘So Special’

Academy Award-nominated actress and multiplatinum recording artist Hailee Steinfeld traveled to Israel for the first time July 22-July 29 and said “It is so...

Lionel Richie Blocks Pro-BDS Group Following Pressure to Cancel Tel Aviv Concert

World-renowned musician Lionel Richie blocked a pro-boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) group on Twitter after it urged him to cancel his Sept. 12 concert...

JLo’s Manager: ‘There Was Nothing That Was Gonna Stop Us from Being in Israel’

Benny Medina, manager for actress and singer Jennifer Lopez, told Israel’s Channel 12 that “nothing was going to stop” them from performing in Israel. Lopez...

Bon Jovi Performs in Tel Aviv Despite BDS Pressure

World-renowned rock band Bon Jovi performed in front of a crowd of around 50,000 people in Tel Aviv on July 25 despite pressure from...

Two Nice Jewish Boys: Episode 146 – An Israeli Journalist in the Heart of Syria

Civil war. Child soldiers. Sex slaves. Underground torture chambers. And an army of women rebels. This probably sounds like the stuff of a dystopian...

The King of Treif Goes Kosher

A celebrity chef who shuns celebrity, Yoram Nitzan has been a reluctant icon of Tel Aviv’s culinary scene for decades. His ruddy, youthful face...

The Rebbe’s Long-Lasting Legacy

I was looking through my library, and I suddenly realized that I have more books on the Rebbe than on any other leader in...

The 7-Year-Old Israeli Artistic Gymnast 

When American gymnast Simone Biles won five medals, four of them gold, at the 2016 Rio Olympics, on the other side of the world...

Two Nice Jewish Boys: Episode 143 – Jewish Pride, Changing Sexes and Keeping Kosher

We all have the power to choose. Free will is a tenet of most religions and philosophies. But there are some things in life,...

Two Nice Jewish Boys: Episode 142 – The Queer of Many Genders

This Friday the streets of Tel Aviv are going to be bustling with probably over a quarter of a million people. Why? One word...

Garcetti Visits Tel Aviv Mayor, Haifa During Trip to Israel

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and other mayors in the U.S. delegation kicked off their Israeli educational seminar on May 13 by gaining a general...

Former Miss Israel’s Exhibition on Pre-Israeli State Jewish Communities

Before 1948, Jews lived all over the Middle East and North Africa, practicing their religion with pride but facing persecution and intermittent pogroms. Growing...

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