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A Tel Aviv "Bread Story"

Posted by Iris Hami on September 6, 2013

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.

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Topics: Christian Travel, Culture and Heritage, Enlightenment, Facts about Israel, Fun stuff, group travel, Health & Safety, Israel Travel

Rosh Hashanah: the anniversary of the creation of Adam & Eve. Apple dipped in honey?

Posted by Iris Hami on September 5, 2013

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!

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Topics: Culture and Heritage, Enlightenment, Facts about Israel, Fun stuff, group travel, Israel Travel, World Travel

Heart Health at the Tip of Your Finger

Posted by Iris Hami on September 4, 2013

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.

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Topics: Culture and Heritage, Enlightenment, Facts about Israel, Health & Safety

In Season: Summer recipes from the Market at the Port of Tel Aviv

Posted by Iris Hami on August 30, 2013

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!

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Topics: Christian Travel, Culture and Heritage, Enlightenment, Facts about Israel, Fun stuff, group travel, Health & Safety, Israel Travel

Why Jewish Life is Thriving in today's Poland.

Posted by Iris Hami on August 29, 2013

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!

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Topics: Culture and Heritage, Enlightenment, group travel, World Travel

Ancient Wall in Israel matches up with Bible's tale of Assyrian attack.

Posted by Iris Hami on August 28, 2013

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."

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Topics: Christian Travel, Culture and Heritage, Enlightenment, Facts about Israel, group travel, Israel Travel

Is this "the most important discovery in the history of archeology"?

Posted by Iris Hami on August 27, 2013

(exposed by a flash flood) It's a breathtaking thought that this "major discovery in Christain history". Holding objects that also were held by the early saints of the church. WOW!

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Topics: Christian Travel, Culture and Heritage, Enlightenment, Facts about Israel, Israel Travel

Florentin: Tel Aviv's Hippest Neighborhood!

Posted by Iris Hami on August 26, 2013

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.

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Topics: Christian Travel, Culture and Heritage, Enlightenment, Facts about Israel, Fun stuff, group travel, Israel Travel

Question: What Israeli "staple" food is the third most popular dish in France?

Posted by Iris Hami on August 23, 2013

CULINARY IN ISRAEL ... COUSCOUS!

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Topics: Christian Travel, Culture and Heritage, Enlightenment, Facts about Israel, Fun stuff, group travel, Health & Safety, Israel Travel, World Travel

The National Symbols of Israel ... Do you know them?

Posted by Iris Hami on August 22, 2013

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.

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Topics: Christian Travel, Culture and Heritage, Enlightenment, Facts about Israel, Fun stuff, group travel, Israel Travel