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Israel’s Dairy Products in Short Supply

in Life, Culture & Sports

Last year it was butter that suddenly disappeared from the shelves of Israeli supermarkets; now it’s milk, which ran out on many shelves during September. The reason for this is that the Israeli dairy market suffers from two things. One is that the market is highly controlled and subject to the complicated requirements of kashrut, the law…

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Jewish Holiday Season Means…Food

in Life, Culture & Sports

We wish our members, readers, donors, and friends a sweet and happy new year. From our family to yours, Israel Between the Lines Anyone who is Jewish knows what “holiday” really means: massive amounts of food. Of course, the root of every holiday is steeped in meaning, yet the tradition blossoms with the fruits of…

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How Israel’s Drip Irrigation is Changing Rice 

in Economy & Innovation

By 2050, the demand for rice is expected to increase by 70%. Today, rice is grown in rice paddies, known for becoming flooded. The way rice is grown today not only adds toxic chemicals such as arsenic but also wastes water, a most precious resource. For the last ten years, Netafim, Israel’s largest drip irrigation…

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Tel Aviv Lights Up with Ramadan Kareem

in Life, Culture & Sports

The central Tel Aviv city municipality building lit up in bright Arabic lights with a “Ramadan Kareem,” wishing Arab residents who practice to “have a blessed Ramadan.” Kicked off at the spring crescent moon, 1.6 million Arabs residing in Israel honor the 30-day holiday as the holiest month and one of the five pillars of…

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Vertical Urban Farming on the Market

in Economy & Innovation

A new trend is growing, and it serves the intersection of sustainability, sales, and supermarket consumers. After a successful trial period with Israel’s largest supermarket Rami Levy, Israeli startup Vertical Field has entered a long-term partnership and will expand its “living walls” to more supermarkets in the chain. Vertical Field, founded in Ra’anana in 2006,…

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