MAGAZINE ABOUT LIFE IN ISRAEL

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Tel Aviv is a Cruel, Cruel Renter’s World

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“The apartment comes with a cat. If you don’t take the cat, you don’t take the apartment.” This was one of the more tame demands made by a Tel Aviv landlord, where street cats apparently get higher priority than humans. Demands run from the completely absurd to the highly inappropriate. This one example is simple…

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Mile High Club for Marriage

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Couples in Israel are getting married later in life, and the percentage of people getting married overall has dropped by over 29% since two years ago. This sharp decrease is likely, or most definitely, due to the harsh and strict rulings of the Jewish Rabbinate, who still hold control over the marriage laws in Israel,…

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Hotel Owner Gives Millions to Employees in Will

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Employees of a popular hotel chain in Israel received a pleasant shock after previous news that their former boss had passed away. Gilbert Luzon, who died earlier this year, owned the King Solomon Hotels in Jerusalem and Tiberius, and kindly decided to leave his loyal employees over two million dollars. Luzon had organized his will…

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Visitors from China and India Boost Israel’s Tourism

in Life, Culture & Sports/Tourism & Nature

Israeli tourism has experienced many losses in the past, and there is finally good news again. This past November, Israel saw an all-time high of 287,900 tourists, which is an increase of 38% since last November. Tourism Minister Yariv Levin mentions there were “intense marketing efforts directed especially at new countries like China and India,…

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This Chanukah, Give Your Gelt to Good

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Three young Jews decided they were tired of getting tchotchkes for Chanukah, and are now inspiring people worldwide to use their ‘gelt’ for more than gifts. Donate the 8th is rallying Jews worldwide to host Chanukah gatherings and to choose a good cause to contribute to, instead of buying others useless gifts. The annual Donate…

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