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  • “AVATAR”—HOLIDAY BLUES

    By Tiferet Peterseil

    December 25, 2009 | 10:22 am

    Do you know how the movie theaters stay open around Christmas time, and there’s that usher at the theater cursing out those 2 people who just had to see a movie, thus preventing him from staying home for the Holiday? Well, I’m normally one of those 2 people.

    What better time... read on

  • SANTA IN TEL AVIV?

    By Tiferet Peterseil

    December 24, 2009 | 5:23 pm

    Just when we think we can breathe a sigh of relief, that after gorging ourselves with Hanukkah Sufganiyot for 8 days we can finally put the Holidays behind us for a couple of months, along comes one more. 

    Don’t tell me you didn’t know Christmas is a Jewish Holiday?

    Truth is,... read on

  • ISRAEL SAYS “YES” TO GUNS, “NO” TO ALCOHOL

    By Tiferet Peterseil

    December 22, 2009 | 7:22 pm

    Many of you may have heard of the new law Israel is trying to pass: Alcohol to be sold only to those over 21. The logic behind this is that 18 year olds are still kids, and not responsible enough to drink.

    The sad truth is that Israel suffers from a large amount of DUI’s most of... read on

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  • HOLOCAUST SIGN FOUND—STILL TOO SOON TO CELEBRATE

    By Tiferet Peterseil

    December 21, 2009 | 4:27 pm

    Israel breathes a sigh of relief as news of the “Arbeit Macht Frei” (work makes free) sign was found, although in 3 pieces. According to Krakow police, the sign was stolen for financial purposes, not as an act of neo-Nazism. Five suspects were arrested and further investigation... read on

  • BRITNEY MURPHY DIES…. BY ACCIDENT?

    By Tiferet Peterseil

    December 20, 2009 | 7:30 pm

    I heard about it a little after midnight, Sunday Night. I was catching up on the daily online news, when one of the Israeli sites I normally visit, reported the tragedy: Britney Murphy had passed away a few hours ago from cardiac arrest, in Los Angeles.

    My first thought is, this is... read on

  • I’M DREAMING OF A WHITE HANUKKAH

    By Tiferet Peterseil

    December 17, 2009 | 3:44 pm

    I’ll never forget my first Hanukkah in Los Angeles. It was beautiful. All the colorful lights, the festive atmosphere, people rushing to buy last-minute gifts, the backed-up, gridlock traffic – it all reminded me of Hanukkah in Israel.

    True, instead of eating Jelly-filled... read on

  • HANUKKAH—Let’s CALL the whole thing off!!

    By Tiferet Peterseil

    December 10, 2009 | 8:07 pm

    In acting school, you learn all sorts of techniques. But nothing really prepared me for the phone call I was about to make. Determined to get an audition that was supposedly “closed to the public”, I saw no choice but to call the producer and convince him it was worth his while... read on

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I don’t remember much about being born, but I know the event took place in New York a whopping 26 years ago. That’s the most Americana thing about me, because 2 years later...

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