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  • Israeli winter of 2013: From rainbows to snow - watch the photo album

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 16, 2013 | 11:12 am

    Finally, in mid-December, the rain started to pour over the land of Israel, and temperature dropped. The rain is blessed, no doubt, but like every year, it caught us unprepared. After two straight stormy days, the streets were flooded and trashcans filled with broken umbrellas....

  • 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…

  • In Europe, new kosher ski options that won’t break the bank

    December 26, 2012 | 9:53 am

    Skiing has always been something of a rich man’s sport.

    Between the costs of travel, accommodations, lift tickets and lessons, a family with children can easily drop upward of $6,000 for a few days on the slopes. If you keep kosher, the costs can be even higher.

    No longer. Over...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 24, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, IDF Former Chief of Staff, Dies at 68

    Former Israel Defense Force Chief of Staff, Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, died this Thursday after a long battle with cancer, at age 68. He was a significant figure in Israeli history, and will be remembered as a kind, one of a...

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  • Madeleine Albright reveals secret past in ‘Prague Winter’

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    August 1, 2012 | 4:06 pm

    Madeleine Albright and Christopher Hitchens are two famous figures who discovered their Jewish ancestry only in adulthood. The discovery did nothing to temper Hitchens’ harsh view of religion in general or the State of Israel in particular. For Albright, by contrast, the belated...

  • A Freezing Winter Day in Los Angeles

    By Ilana Angel

    December 7, 2011 | 9:09 am

    I grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada and I know what winter is.  Cold, dark, snow, ice, wind, all of it.  Days when your actual bones shiver, and spending 15 minutes getting into a snowsuit, to then spend 15 minutes getting the ice off the car is just not worth it so you stay...

  • Winter brings out Israel’s unique charms

    November 30, 2011 | 4:53 pm

    Despite being about the size of New Jersey, Israel has a winter season that offers tourists a unique opportunity to experience the country’s mystical meteorological rollercoaster in different urban and suburban settings.

    During the winter months, you can ski on the snow-clad...

  • Schwarzenegger making play dates with Medvedev

    By Julia Bendis

    January 14, 2011 | 2:58 pm

    Reading the newspaper the other day, I couldn’t help but notice an article about the Russian President Dimitry Medvedev and Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Apparently, the two have become quite fond of each other, and as recently as last week even Tweeted about it.

    Here are my issues with...

  • Vests and other useless articles of clothing!

    By Julia Bendis

    January 3, 2011 | 5:28 pm

    Let’s talk about Vests.  Maybe I am the only person that doesn’t get this, but what is the point of a Vest?  And more importantly, what the hell is the point of a warm winter jacket if its missing sleeves!  I don’t get it.

    If you need a warm jacket or coat to keep you warm,...

  • Color Me Mine and Boys

    By Julia Bendis

    December 22, 2010 | 11:14 am

    What’s a mother of boys to do during the 2-week Winter break?  After days of wrestling, fighting, video game playing, and countless hours of television, I decided to take my boys to “Color Me Mine” for some ceramic painting.  I’ve done it before myself, but my boys never showed...

  • Israel’s first winter storm causes damage

    December 13, 2010 | 8:15 am

    Israel’s first real winter storm caused major damage throughout the country, especially to the Tel Aviv beachfront and an ancient pier in Caesaria.

    The storm which began Sunday and continued on Monday, included heavy rains and damaging winds of up to 75 miles per hour, which caused...

  • Snow Job

    By Judy Gruen

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Maybe I'm crazy, but each winter I plan a family vacation that is fraught with danger. To reach our destination, we must drive up a perilous mountain road studded with hairpin turns. Oddly, during our ascent, this NASCAR-approved artery is usually choked with fog or hail.

    But this...

  • 24-Hour Party People

    By Amy Klein

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    There's a guy in line behind me whose name I can't remember but who is a good friend of a 50-year-old I once dated whose name I also can't remember, which is kind of ironic -- I stopped dating him because he's too old, and it's my memory that's failing.

    But that's neither here nor...

  • Flying Solo This Winter? Head South

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The leaves have turned, the days are shorter and Chag Urim, the Holiday of Lights, glimmers ahead. In the meantime, if you're single or a student, and itching to plan a winter getaway, we've rounded up a pair of juicy possibilities. Singles might consider a luxury Caribbean cruise...

  • Changing Porcupines Into Family

    By Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    It was unseasonably cold on the eve of the New Year. The lakes were frozen; the sun retreated from the heavens on erev Rosh Hashanah. A group of porcupines noted for their rugged individualism were caught shivering in wintry storms. They decided to huddle together and thereby find...

  • The Two Sides of the Street

    By Eric Silver

    September 9, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The only thing Jerusalem's Jewish and Arab shopping malls had in common when news broke last Friday of the Wye II deal was that no one was dancing in the streets. There was relief that something at last was about to move on the Israeli-Palestinian front, but it takes more than...
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