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Organic and Illegal: Israeli Farms in the West Bank

Organic and Illegal: Israeli Farms in the West Bank
By May 20, 2008

Labels on the plastic bottles of Giva’ot Olam’s (admittedly delicious) goats milk yogurt describe the farm’s location as ‘The heart of the Shomron’, the Hebrew name for the northern West Bank. What the labels don't say is that the farm … Read More

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Al Gore Awarded $1 Million Prize from Israeli Foundation

Al Gore Awarded $1 Million Prize from Israeli Foundation
By May 20, 2008

The invitees to last night’s Dan David Prize ceremony—during which generous awards were given to Former Vice President Al Gore, Amos Oz, and Sir Tom Stoppard, among others—were a mixed bunch. Young Israelis who regard flip flops as formal attire … Read More

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Homeland for the Taking: Birthright Israel

Homeland for the Taking: Birthright Israel
By May 13, 2008

Young adults today aren't satisfied with a status quo existence. We want to find our true calling, and hopefully wealth and stability along the way. Unfortunately, real life isn't always conducive to finding the answers we seek. Immersed in this … Read More

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Must Have: A Few Ideas for Last Minute Mother’s Day Shoppers

Must Have: A Few Ideas for Last Minute Mother’s Day Shoppers
By May 9, 2008

Hello there thirty-is-the-new-twentysomething! That's right, I'm talking to you. Do you have a friend, sibling, cousin, or co-worker who recently procreated? Perhaps a girlfriend with a young family who could use a kid-friendly, modern guide to Shabbat? You do? Just … Read More

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A Jerusalem Eco-Housing Pilot Project is Turning Talk into Action

A Jerusalem Eco-Housing Pilot Project is Turning Talk into Action
By May 8, 2008

One thing Israelis aren't short on: Talk.  So it’s a reassuring sign of the times that whether it’s climate change, the rapidly shrinking Dead Sea, or the way urban pollution effects everyday quality of life, the environment—HaSviva—is becoming a much … Read More

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Eight Underappreciated Tourist Gems in Israel

Eight Underappreciated Tourist Gems in Israel
By May 8, 2008

Whether you're contemplating your first or fifteenth trip to Israel, the following destinations are unique, hidden gems that won’t be crawling with tour groups.  Birthright, Ulpan, and Federation trip alums can rest assured that these won't be repeats. 1. Stroll … Read More

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At 60 Years Old, Israel is Finally Choosing a National Bird

At 60 Years Old, Israel is Finally Choosing a National Bird
By May 7, 2008

It has recently become a bit of an issue here in Israel that there is no national bird, and so sixty years on, we're finally adopting a bird to symbolize the country. Britain is proud of its little Robin with … Read More

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Anthony Hitler Bourdain

Anthony Hitler Bourdain
By April 30, 2008

Recently I discovered a relatively new food blog called Hezbollah Tofu. As the face of a self-described "Bourdain Veganizing Collective," the site got me thinking a bit more deeply about chef, author, and travel show host Anthony Bourdain. In the … Read More

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