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The Spirit of the International Jaffa Jazz Festival

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“It’s not my festival. It belongs to the people.” Spoken by Amikam Kimelman, who played an instrumental role in the creation of the International Jaffa Jazz Festival, and three years down the line, is still going strong, despite its shaky beginning. As a well-known producer, saxophonist and composer, Kimelman is also a founding member of…

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Matchmaker, Make me a Match

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The yenta days are long-gone, and Jewish grandmothers across the world are stuck in continuous head shaking mode, ever since modern dating mayhem has taken over. It used to be that two people were introduced, a woman was courted, a man was considerate – and then they got married. Today, the singles scene runs rampant…

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The Secret Power of this Online Community

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What time is it? Someone chose to ask. Despite there being one answer in theory, the question garnered hundreds of responses in mere minutes. There’s only one place which can produce these kinds of results on a Facebook post, and it’s no longer a secret. Eight years ago, Secret Tel Aviv opened its virtual gates…

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Why Israeli Summers are Sizzling

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There’s something about summertime in Israel. As the cool weather melts away, a celebratory energy seems to sizzle throughout the land in all directions. Summertime worldwide always means things are heating up; however, the incredible Mediterranean summers promise adventure, opportunity and a refreshing charge of life – even despite the hot, hot temperatures.  Tourists from…

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Jonah and the Big Fish Mosaic Uncovered

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We may recognize the famous story of Jonah and the big fish; however, it’s not often we get to witness the accompanying artwork from the 5th century. A delicately detailed mosaic portraying the biblical tale was found in an ancient village called Huqoq. Huqoq also houses what is thought to be remnants of a Roman synagogue…

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