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The Land of Milk and Honeys

By Lara Berman

August 30, 2010 | 11:10 am

Matgot on the Tel Aviv beach and the many, different beauties behind him!

Big noses.
Bigger mouths.
Gangly.
Squat.
Pinched.
Bulbous.
Painfully pale.
Deeply brown.
Dumpy,
Frumpy,
Or worse yet, JAP- y.

Sheesh! Where did these stereotypes about Jewish looks come... read on

  • ‘Neshek’ Means ‘GUN’ in Hebrew - And Why I’ll Never Forget It

    By Lara Berman

    August 24, 2010 | 1:27 am

    Neshek means ‘gun’ in Hebrew. You should all know this. So you don’t stand out like a classic, SToOPiD tourist…like I did.

    I had just arrived in Tel Aviv, as I do nearly every week. I hopped off the sheirut (shared taxi) and headed into the Tachana HaMerkazeet (Central Bus... read on

  • “One Day…” has Arrived

    By Lara Berman

    August 12, 2010 | 2:16 pm

    Before I left Los Angeles, a couple of folks handed me dollar bills. See, when flying, it’s customary in the Jewish world to give the traveler a dollar to donate upon arrival. This practice comes from a teaching that a person in the midst of doing a mitzvah cannot be harmed. So, in... read on

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