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Purim is Coming

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A brief glimpse of a vibrant yellow tutu, and you can feel that it’s coming. Whether it’s a gang of small girls dressed like superheroes or a crew of grown men dressed as fairies, it’s a clear sign that Purim is fast approaching, and the entire country is ready to celebrate. For anyone not familiar, Purim…

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How a Tel Aviv Apartment is like a New Relationship

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I turn her on and hit her on the side twice. It’s the only way she works, my washing machine. She came with the apartment and remained a mystery for the first month. Can she spin or is she broken? After a few trials and many errors, I discovered her secret – she just needs…

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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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Stories from the Holy Land: Kid-o-Fun

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Israeli men like children, and they don't just want 1 or 2, they favour 3 (Credit: Gefen Yaakov, GPO)

‘If you ask me, three children are one too many.’ When my mother made this statement about her idea of family planning last week, I suddenly started to feel uneasy. Don’t get me wrong, I love my mum. She is a wise lady, a mother, a former teacher, and she is right most of the…

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Stories from the Holy Land: Tel Aviv, oh, Tel Aviv

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Sunset in Tel Aviv (Credit: Katharina Höftmann)

Last week I was interviewed by a German radio station about my relationship to Tel Aviv – and I have to admit that choosing the term ‚relationship‘ is simply spot on. Tel Aviv and me, that’s like a big love story with occasional outbursts of anger. It wasn’t without reason that I left the city…

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