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    When Kentucky (whiskey) goes on aliyah

    Except for the few scattered palm trees you see as you tentatively drive along a bumpy secluded dirt path, you could easily imagine yourself on your way to a moonshine...

    A taste of Druze culture

    The Druze town of Daliat el-Carmel (also spelled Daliyat al-Carmel) is what its deputy mayor, Nisim Abu Hamad, calls “a mixture of modernity based on our Druze culture...

    In Israel, Circassians preserve their culture

    Hani Madaji says he dreams in Circassian, prays in Arabic, learns in Hebrew and travels in English. Madaji, 50, is a Circassian.

    Shauvuot celebrations at Kibbutz Emek Yizrael

    Eight fun facts about Shavuot in Israel

    It’s time to get ready for what many consider to be the best holiday on the Jewish calendar: Shavuot.

    Indie musicians band together to weather the COVID

    By Naama Barak Let’s say your livelihood, career and dreams depended on meeting as many people as possible in crowded venues night after night. What happens when a...

    This soldier leaves no lonely old person behind

    By Naama Barak “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these elderly people and Holocaust survivors and their...

    Kibbutz Lavi retools for remote Judaism

    By Nathan Jeffay With synagogues shut, a kibbutz has started working on a solution for the new world of cyber-prayer: a home ark for rabbis to use in their webcam...

    Israeli chefs freak out over freekeh

    By Jessica Halfen In the world of ancient super grains, South American quinoa now shares a throne with an unusual grain called freekeh, at least in Israeli cuisine. A...

    Israel’s national baseball team after qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games. (IAB)

    Israeli baseball bound for Tokyo

    By Daniel Ben Tal When the news broke that Israel had qualified for next July’s Tokyo Olympic Games in baseball, many locals raised an eyebrow. “Baseball? I didn’t...

    Jewish Scrabble Club largest in world

    By June Glazer, Israel21c S-E-T-T-E-E: The word is worth seven points. I put the tiles down on the board wistfully: If only I had an additional S (s-e-t-t-e-e-s). Then...