CULINARY IN ISRAEL
Once upon a time, there was a baker and a chef. They wanted to open a Tel Aviv Cafe, but would it be a restaurant or a bakery? The chef wanted to make comfort food like hamburgers, eggs Benedict and Italian sandwiches. The baker wanted to bake breads and fluffy Brioche. Stirring in a few entrepreneurs from Israel's start-up food community allowed the baker and chef to set up a new concept cafe called "Bread Story" on a busy corner near Dizengoff Square. A very tasty beginning, middle and end.
THE JEWISH WORLD ... "Head (of) the Year" to us all.
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year and literally translated above, is the first of the High Holy Days or "Yamin Nora'im" (Days of Awe) Shanah Tovah! Have an AWEsome Holiday!
HIGH TECH/SCIENTIFIC ISRAELIsrael's Itamar Medical has developed fingertip tests that can pinpoint people at risk of major cardiac events or diagnose sleep disorders. The device has received a seal of approval from the Mayo Clinic.Read More
CULINARY IN ISRAEL ... In Season: Summer at the Market in Tel Aviv. Stock up on fresh produce at the farmer's market at the Tel Aviv port and catch a glorious sunset!
Only a couple of weeks before the High Holy Days and after the summer vacation, the days are getting shorter and the sunsets more and more beautiful. It's just the right time to go to the market ... But, not just any market. The Farmer's Market at the Tel Aviv Port is the perfect place for stocking up on the ultimate ingredients available in Israel and enjoying a spectacular sunset!
THE JEWISH WORLD
As tens of thousands of Jewish faces and lives blossom in song and prayer, even new forms of Jewish expression ... Polish Jews are embracing their identity and faith in inspiring and, frankly unbelievable ways. Recently, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Poland, he found a Polish Jewish community virtually unrecognizable to any student of history. A cause for celebration indeed!
HIGH TECH/SCIENTIFIC ISRAELNew technology prooves that unearthed remains of massive fortifications built during the Iron Age are connected to events mentioned in the Book of Isaiah. The ruins appear to have a connection to Assyria's takeover of the region. The fortifications appear to protect an artificial harbor," Tel Aviv University's Alexander Fantalkin, leader of the excavations at the Ashdod-Yam archaeological dig, said in a news release issued Monday. "If so, this would be a discovery of international significance, the first known harbor of this kind in our corner of the Levant."Read More
NEW HAPPENINGS IN ISRAEL ... Florentin and "The 10 things I learned about Tel Aviv's hippest neighborhood"!
Discribed as Israel's "Venice Beach", Florentin is a patch of warehouses, workshops, bakeries and bars, bravely holding its ground between Tel Aviv's ritsy Neve Tzedek quarter and the incorporated Arab port town of Jaffa to the south. Florentin has been shifting from working class to artist class for over a decade now. A French urban planner recently wrote that Florentin is "A key space where one can observe and decipher how globalization impacts on the daily-life scale and banel forms of identification and territorial appropriation" (!!) What ever that means. I think it's just a really cool place in Israel to spend some time. You will as well.
Personally, I love to find out and know how certain things came to be; the evolution of ideas, symbols and icons. In Israel, it is fascinating to discover why National Symbols were chosen and more important why they are appropriate to the people represented and symbolized.Read More