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Life in Tel Aviv

L’Hitraot, Tel Aviv

So this is it — my final column from Tel Aviv. How do I begin to sum up my experience here? The past two and a half years have been . . . intense. I fell in love with...

Elections in Israel

The Israeli elections were held last week. I don’t hold Israeli citizenship, so I was unable to vote. To give a glimpse into the voting process here, I interviewed my...

Seek a ‘soulmate’ in Tel Aviv

JDate, Frumster, your nagging mother . . . these are all means through which to meet your Jewish significant other in America. Of course, there’s always synagogue,...

Abba? Sababa!

One of my first columns discussed women in Israeli society, and in particular, their roles as wives and mothers. Well, I highly doubt that the entire female population...

Election buzz (or not?)

With the US election days away, I’d like to fill you in on the situation over here regarding commentary and emotions surrounding the election (simultaneously enabling...

Holiday time

As I’m sure many of you know, the chaggim in Israel comprise a very special time. The month or so beginning with Rosh Hashana and ending with Simchat Torah marks a...

A Tel Aviv Summer

With summer coming to a close in the States, and definitely winding down here in Israel (here, the chaggim seem to mark the end of summer and the beginning of fall), I...

Education in Israel

After nearly two years living in Israel, I have formed a pretty solid opinion regarding the educational system here, and unfortunately, my perspective does not represent...

‘Laila Lavan’

A few weeks ago, Tel Aviv pulled an all-nighter. Every summer, the municipality of Tel Aviv puts on Laila Lavan (White Night), during which the city is alive with free...

B’Teavon

In the year and a half I’ve lived in Tel Aviv, I have yet to encounter a bad meal . . . seriously. I know it sounds pretty unbelievable, but my taste buds have never...