culture

CUISINE

HEBREW (IVRIT)

CUISINE

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Discover traditional tasty dishes enjoyed in Israel that will be sure to ignite your taste buds, plus an exclusive introduction to one of Israel's leading cooks, food journalists & best selling food author Pascal Perez-Rubin.  Click Here

MUSIC

HEBREW (IVRIT)

CUISINE

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Israel's diverse culture has spurned an eclectic mix of musical genres and some amazing singers. Listed here are just a few of the superb entertainers Israel boasts for you to discover and enjoy.  Click Here

HEBREW (IVRIT)

HEBREW (IVRIT)

HEBREW (IVRIT)

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Hebrew is the only language to have been revived into spoken word. Learn about how this came to be & whilst at it, learn a few key words for your next trip to Israel.  Click Here

CURRENCY

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

HEBREW (IVRIT)

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Learn a little more about the currency used in Israel. The notes are stylish, colourful and newly updated and known as the 3rd series of the New Shekel.  Click Here

FAMOUS JEWS

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

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Discover some of the most notable Jews in modern history. A diverse range of people listed from all walks of life and who have contributed significant value in their time. Click Here

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

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Listed here are a selection of the most major (and some minor) Jewish holiday and observance dates in the Jewish calendar. For further details Click Here

JEWISH SYMBOLS

WINES & LIQUORS

WINES & LIQUORS

JEWISH SYMBOLS

Listed in this section are Jewish symbols of significance within the Jewish faith. In addition, listed are things synonymous with, and representative of Israel.  Click Here

WINES & LIQUORS

WINES & LIQUORS

WINES & LIQUORS

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Israel's wine industry is getting bigger and better with each passing year, and is being internationally recognised as a leading player in the field of world wines. Click Here

POLITICS

WINES & LIQUORS

POLITICS

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Discover a little more about the current ruling party and their achievements and the man, husband, and prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu.

LGBT

EUROVISION

POLITICS

Gay Israel

Israel is bastion of LGBTQ rights & prides itself on allowing freedom of expression regardless of sex, religion or colour. Israeli's gay scene is amongst the best in the world. Click Here

EUROVISION

EUROVISION

EUROVISION

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Israel,  an active participant of the Eurovision Song Contest since 1973   has gone on to claim victory 4 times. Here is the complete rundown of participants by year. Click Here

THE FLAG

EUROVISION

EUROVISION

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Israel's beautiful flag is synonymous with its striking blue & white design. Here, discover more about its meaning and how this beautiful emblem stands proudly for Israel. Click Here

PROMINENT JEWISH PEOPLE

ALBERT EINSTEIN (1879-1955)

ALBERT EINSTEIN (1879-1955)

ALBERT EINSTEIN (1879-1955)

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Albert Einstein was born in Germany and was a theoretical physicist known for having developed the theory of relativity, His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of sciences and highly regarded. The Einsteins were Ashkenazi Jews.

SIGMUND FREUD (1856 - 1939)

ALBERT EINSTEIN (1879-1955)

ALBERT EINSTEIN (1879-1955)

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Sigmund Schlomo Freud was an Austrian born neurologist renowned for his groundbreaking work in the field of psychology. He is often referred to as the father of psychoanalysis and one of the 20th century's most influential thinkers.

IRVING BERLIN (1888 - 1989)

ALBERT EINSTEIN (1879-1955)

IRVING BERLIN (1888 - 1989)

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Irving Berlin (originally Israel Berlin) was an American composer and lyricist, he is considered to be one of the greatest songwriters in American history. Born in the Russian empire, his family fled due to the brutality of the pogroms.

ELLIE WIESEL (1928 - 2016)

DAVID B. GURION (1886-1973)

IRVING BERLIN (1888 - 1989)

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Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel was a Romanian-born Jewish author, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and of course Holocaust survivor. He would go on to become the founding chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council and made a life long commitment of making sure the world remembered the horror of what must never happen again.

DAVID B. GURION (1886-1973)

DAVID B. GURION (1886-1973)

DAVID B. GURION (1886-1973)

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David Ben Gurion became Israel's first Prime minister after the War of Independence & shortly after declaring Israel's Independence in 1948. The re-birth of a nation. His role in the development of Israel was fundamental to today's flourishing success in so many areas. During his time he also oversaw large settlement initiatives along with seeking the historic reparations agreement.  

ARIEL SHARON (1928-2014)

DAVID B. GURION (1886-1973)

DAVID B. GURION (1886-1973)

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Born in 1928 Ariel Sharon would become the 11th Prime minister. He served in the War of Independence and over the years worked his way to the top ranks of the IDF. He is also credited with the disengagement plan and numerous security initiatives. He was known for his strong leadership skills and respected as a strong and assured character. 

GOLDA MEIR (1898-1978)

SHIMON PERES (1923-2016)

SHIMON PERES (1923-2016)

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Golda as she was fondly known was & still is one of the most revered & inspirational women of our time. Both philosophical & compassionate, she instigated several large immigration & humanitarian initiatives. She was the perfect ambassador for Israel on a global level during her time as Prime minister.

SHIMON PERES (1923-2016)

SHIMON PERES (1923-2016)

SHIMON PERES (1923-2016)

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Shimon Peres started his career as head of the Labour Youth Movement in 1943. He'd soon go on to work his way through the ranks of the IDF before taking a role in the Knesset in 1995. In 1994 he was awarded a Nobel Peace Price for his lifelong commitments to brokering peace in the region.

NIELS BOHR (1885-1962)

SHIMON PERES (1923-2016)

NIELS BOHR (1885-1962)

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Born in 1885 into a prominent Jewish family of high standing, it was clear from an early age that Bohr had an infinite love for all things  mathematic. He is synonymous as being one of the most important Physicians of the 20th century & won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1922 for his work with Quantum physics. 

ELIZABETH TAYLOR

ELIZABETH TAYLOR

NIELS BOHR (1885-1962)

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Elizabeth Taylor was an award winning Hollywood actress with a career spanning over 60 years. She became a notable humanitarian and activist and converted to Judaism in 1959 after a lifelong love of Israel and Zionism. She was a great defender and supporter of the Jewish cause and advocated on behalf of Israel on the international arena. 

DUSTIN HOFFMAN

ELIZABETH TAYLOR

BARBRA STREISAND

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Born and raised in Los Angeles California, Dustin Hoffman was raised in a Jewish Orthodox family having emigrated from Eastern Europe. He was not academic so entered the field of acting where it soon became evident that he had a natural talent for the stage and has subsequently gone on to star in a plethora of movies and has won several accolades for his work. 

BARBRA STREISAND

ELIZABETH TAYLOR

BARBRA STREISAND

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Born into a deeply religious Orthodox family Barbra, as she is fondly known is one of the best selling singers in the world today. But aside from her singing and acting talents, she is a Humanitarian and activist. She donated the Emanuel Streisand Building for Jewish studies to the University of Jerusalem as well as having been  invited to sing for the late Shimon Peres at his 93rd birthday celebrations.

SIMON WIESENTHAL (1908-2005)

SIMON WIESENTHAL (1908-2005)

SIMON WIESENTHAL (1908-2005)

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Simon Wiesenthal was born in Austria & after having survived the brutality of the Holocaust, became dedicated for the rest of his life to becoming a successful Nazi hunter and author. His only goal was to ensure people remembered those horrors & those responsible would be bought to justice. He studied architecture & was living in Lwów at the outbreak of World War II. His legacy lives on, he is an inspiration & hero to millions around the world for his work &  strength of character.

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

SIMON WIESENTHAL (1908-2005)

SIMON WIESENTHAL (1908-2005)

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Benjamin Netanyahu served in the IDF in the Elite Commando Unit having eventually reached the ranks of Captain during the war of Yom Kippur. He has gone on to lead Israel longer than any other Prime minister in history and is renowned as an assured &  highly respected leader on a global level. He has steered Israel forward to become a power house in areas of Technology & agriculture & ensured Israel's entry into the OECD. He tirelessly travels the world with wife Sara as ambassadors for Israel, building ties & developing new partnerships. 

THEODOR HERZL (1860-1904)

THEODOR HERZL (1860-1904)

THEODOR HERZL (1860-1904)

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Theodor Herzl was fundamental in the eventual establishment of a Jewish homeland. He was also the founder of modern day Zionism. His lifelong vision was and still is etched in the minds, souls and hearts of every Jew worldwide. His primary aim was to create a Jewish state in its rightful ancestral homeland. Somewhere Jews would ultimately feel safe from the rising anti semitism sweeping Europe at the time. Sadly he died at 44 and before he could see his dream realised, but in 1949 his remains would be moved to Jerusalem where they now sit at the top of Mount Herzl. Recognition for his life long commitment for 'his people'. 

MAYIM BIALIK

THEODOR HERZL (1860-1904)

THEODOR HERZL (1860-1904)

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Mayim Bialik is an award winning American Jewish actress, feminist and Israel advocate. She has been nominated and won several awards for roles on Television. Notably 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'Blossom'.  She is a vegan and a founding member of a Jewish organisation that advocates for the ethical treatment of animals. Whilst Mayim was raised a reformist Jew, she now identifies as Orthodox. She is a staunch Zionist and has been a strong supporter vocally and financially of the IDF. She has visited Israel several times and been invited to speak at several public events.