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Falafel: the Unofficial National Food of Israel Posted by on Jan 20, 2020

The diverse Israeli cuisine comprises both local dishes and dishes brought to Israel by Jews from the Diaspora. A variety of flavors, ingredients and countries create a plentiful cuisine, but only one dish is considered to be the national food of Israel: falafel (פָלָאפֶל). Falafel is a deep-fried ball made from ground chickpeas (חוּמוּס), herbs and spices. It’s a very common…

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Encouraging Birth in Israel Posted by on Jan 6, 2020

The average number of children per family (מִשְׁפָּחָה) in Israel is the highest among the OECD countries. An Israeli woman gives birth to three children (יְלָדׅים), on average. A famous Hebrew song from the 70’s is called יְלָדׅים זֶה שׂׅמְחָה (Children is Happiness). The joyful tune made the song a hit. More than three decades…

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