Posts Tagged ‘Israel’

Israel 365

January 23, 2012

Take a look at this beautiful picture of the Rosh Hanikra caves by my sister, Yehudit Zagdanski. The picture is being featured by Israel 365, a site which “promotes the beauty and religious significance of Israel. Featuring the stunning photographs of more than 30 award winning Israeli photographers alongside an inspiring Biblical verse, Israel365 connects you with Israel each day.”

Here is what the site says about the photo:

“Located in the northwest corner of Israel, Rosh Hanikra has sat on the trade route between Syria to the north and Egypt to the south since ancient times. The beautiful caves are accessible for visitors by the steepest cable car in the world (60 degrees) where you can see for yourself why Rosh Hanikra calls itself, the ‘love story between the sea and the mountain.'”

You can get the daily photos and text from Israel 365 through a free iPhone app or by signing up for a free daily e-mail. Israel 365 is a project of United with Israel.

BIG: March 30 is “Buy Israeli Goods Day”

March 29, 2011

Tomorrow is BIG, Buy Israeli Goods Day, a project of Stand With Us, to counter a campaign planned for the same day to boycott Israeli products.

Not sure where to buy Israeli products in your area? Go here (and you might also want to see this blog about Israeli products).

Fun video here.

Live Webcast of Itamar Victims Memorial–Kehilath Jeshurun

March 17, 2011

I thought this would be an appropriate thing to post on  Ta’anit Esther, the Fast of Esther. Follow the links to see the memorial service at Kehilath Jeshurun.

A Community Memorial Service for the Victims of the Massacre in Itamar

Thursday, March 17, 2011
12:00 noon EDT

archived video

moving photographs of the funeral from The Real Jerusalem Streets, Sara Yoheved Rigler, “Purim & Responding to the Itamar Massacre

Israeli Kranz Cakes: Chocolate Halvah and Orange Date Almond

July 15, 2010

I wanted to try the kranz coffeecake concept again after making a whole wheat cinnamon raisin one.

This time, I made half a batch of Janna Gur’s recipe (from The Book of New Israeli Food by the editor of Israel’s leading food magazine Al HaShulchan–see here for another interview) to make one loaf of chocolate halvah kranz coffeecake.

I also used half a batch of whole wheat challah dough to make the orange date kranz coffeecake version suggested by Baroness Tapuzina.


Hila Solomon’s Baghdadi Red Lentil Soup

July 13, 2010

This humble looking soup was phenomenal. Red lentils, onions, garlic, ginger, turmeric, cumin, hot pepper, lemon juice and tomatoes mingle together to make a exotic soup. The recipe comes from Hila Solomon, who runs Spoons restaurant out of her home in Yemin Moshe. This soup recipe appeared in the Jerusalem Post, but I found it in Chefs’ Confidential, Emunah lovely cookbook.  (more…)

Yom Ha’atzmaut

April 19, 2010

Happy 62nd Israel!

The OU on Yom Ha’atzmaut. Recipes, quizes, articles.

Pictures on Israelity.

Good News from Israel (Jacob Richman) has links.

And a nice post from Israeli Kitchen.

Yom HaZikaron

April 19, 2010

Here are some links for Israel’s Memorial Day for Fallen Soldier’s and Victims of Terrorism.

Two blog posts from Jewlicious. The first is from Dahlia and the second is from ck.

And here is a very moving story posted on Aish about Miriam Peretz, who lost two sons.

Life in Israel links to Channel 10 television in Israel and its streaming programming for Yom HaZikaron.

Remember Alex Singer from Israelity

Israeli Breakfast Bread: Abouelafia’s Za’atar Pita Pizza with Sunny-Side-Up Eggs

September 2, 2009


In The Foods of Israel, Joan Nathan provides a recipe for a flatbread baked with olive oil, za’atar, feta, and two sunny-side-up eggs. Nathan says that this is the most popular of the more than eighty different flatbreads made by the famous Abouelafia Bakery in Jaffa. Sometimes, the bread is also served with olives or tahina.
Nathan provides a recipe for a whole wheat dough that she says was inspired by a “pizza joint in Safed” that “serves a similar concoction,” but you can probably use any pizza or pita dough.