MAGAZINE ABOUT LIFE IN ISRAEL

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May 2016

Jiddish Mamme – Myth, idol and scary

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Food supply for Jewish mums - here at Mehane Yehuda in Jerusalem (Credit: GPO)



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‘Do you know the difference between an Italian mum and a Jewish mum?’ The Italian mum dares: ‘If you don’t eat the soup, I’ll kill you.’ The Jewish mum however threatens the child with the words: “If you don’t eat your soup, I’ll kill myself!’ This is only one of the many jokes about Jewish…

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Helen Mirren hosts Genesis Prize 2016

in Life, Culture & Sports
This year's host: Helen Mirren (Credit: Dick Thomas Johnson/Wikimedia)

Glamorous news for the third Israeli Genesis Prize award ceremony: Oscar-winner Dame Helen Mirren is going to host the ‘Jewish Nobel’ at the end of June in Jerusalem. This year’s laureate is 16-time Grammy Award winning violinist Izhak Perlman. Last year’s laureate was Michael Douglas, and the year before Michael R. Bloomberg – which led…

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Live broadcast of buzzard’s gossip

in Tourism & Nature
Birds above the Hula Valley, northern Israel. (Credit: GPO/Chaim Zach)



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Israel’s wildlife is much discussed these days as the live stream of a buzzard’s family is going viral. More than 80,000 people have looked in on the buzzards in the Judean lowlands east of Kiryat Gat. “We’re all voyeurs and we all love gossip. In effect it’s a glimpse into a couple’s bedroom,” says Prof.…

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Treasures of the Roman Empire

in Tourism & Nature
Treasure of the Roman Empire (Credit: GPO)

What has happened to the two hobby divers Ran Feinstein and Ofer Raanan near Caesarea was a diver’s dream come true: they came across a huge treasure that turned out to become the most significant find of the past 30 years: it was the cargo of a merchant ship that sank during the Late Roman…

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Fast pace towards the Far East

in Economy & Innovation
Max Brenner store in Beijing (Credit: Max Brenner)

Israel is heading eastwards, at least when it comes to economic ties. Chocolate giant Max Brenner (Strauss Group) launched their first shop in China this week. The new store in Beijing is the group’s latest move to gain foothold in foreign markets besides Europe while offering products from the company’s main production site in Bet…

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