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This week from Israel

By Noga Gur-Arieh

January 14, 2013 | 10:10 am

Let it snow!

As you probably already know, the past week was the stormiest week Israel has seen in years. The rain poured for five straight days, as streets were flooded, trees... read on

  • Winter has arrived in Israel- a very stormy photo album!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 12, 2013 | 8:34 am

    Finally, in mid-January, the rain started to pour over the land of Israel. The rain is blessed, no doubt, but it caught us unprepared. After two straight stormy days, the streets were flooded to the point that some people took out their canoes and started sailing. Most of us, however, stayed at home with a hot coco; after all, we are not used to a cold weather of any sort. A few talented photographers dared to step outside and take beautiful photos of the storm-struck Israel…

  • World’s Happiness Rate

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 10, 2013 | 10:22 am

    After rating the states of the world mostly on a financial basis, the Earth Institute at Columbia University published the first ever World Happiness Report, made at request of the UN. The report contains information on various happiness measurements collected to create a "life... read on

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 7, 2013 | 10:11 am

    Found their Waze

    After recommending their users to try the navigation application, Waze, apple might purchase the Israeli startup, which has become an international success in the past year. Waze is a GPS system/Social network. Its users contribute map data, and report traffic... read on

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  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 4, 2013 | 12:20 pm

    This weekend, you are all invited to go to your nearest grocery store or Supermarket (before Shabbat enters, of course,) and purchase a delicious Israeli creation (in case they sell it.) Yes,  turns out there are foods invented by Israelis:

    Bamba - peanut butter-flavored snack... read on

  • The Dark Side of Judaism

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 2, 2013 | 10:32 am

    On December 24th, the rabbinate of Haifa, which is one of the largest Israeli cities, sent a letter to local hotels and event halls, warning them they will lose their Kashrut supervision if they hold New Year's Eve or Christmas parties on their premises. The letter, as published on... read on

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 31, 2012 | 10:17 am

    Rare findings from the First Temple era were found near Jerusalem
    Road excavation at a new section of the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Highway led to a unique archeological discovery from the first temple era. The ritual building that was found is one of very few findings from Judea during... read on

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 28, 2012 | 12:20 pm

    To describe Yoni Rechter in one paragraph would be impossible. Rechter is a brilliant musician and composer. His musical style, combining Jazz, Blues and classical Rock, created many songs so beautiful, they make the listener speechless. When I listen to Rechter's melodies, which... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

My name is Noga Gur-Arieh, and I’m an Israeli Journalist, currently studying for my B.A degree in Media and Political Science, at Tel Aviv University.

I am very socially...

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