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How to find love in Israel? Posted by on Feb 12, 2017

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. The whole world celebrates love, including Israel. It is the best time to find someone to share your days and nights with. Here are 3 ways to find that lucky person. Dating website – אֲתַר הֶיכֵּרוּיּוֹת More and more Israelis are using dating websites to meet new people.…

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The Hebrew Verb: Root and Binyanim Posted by on Jan 26, 2017

Hebrew verbs are small units that need to be constructed every time corresponding to the sentence context. There are three basic steps to this construction: the first includes the root. The basis of every verb is the root, since it is the one to deliver the content of the action. The second step includes the…

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Did you know the first McDonald’s in the Middle East Opened in Israel? Posted by on Jan 12, 2017

The Hebrew word for junk food is זְלֹולֶת. It’s a funny word that no one actually uses. It is one of the newest Hebrew words: the Academy of the Hebrew Language invented it on December 2014. Most Israelis aren’t even familiar with this Hebrew equivalent for junk food. But they sure eat junk food. And McDonald’s…

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How to Celebrate Hanukkah Posted by on Dec 22, 2016

Hanukkah (חֲנֻכָּה) is one of my favorite holidays: it includes lighting candles and chorusing with your family, and it requires eating fried food. What more can one ask from a holiday? 😉 חֲנֻכָּה is an eight day festival of light that commemorates the rededication of the great temple in Jerusalem. It celebrates the triumph of…

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Israel’s First Nobel Prize Winner: Shmuel Yosef Agnon Posted by on Dec 8, 2016

Fifty years ago Israel won its first Nobel Prize. It was the literature prize and it was given to Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1887-1970). In December 1966, Agnon and his wife travelled from Jerusalem to Sweden, to receive international recognition of his life devotion: writing. His first works were published while he was still a teenager.…

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