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Israel’s tallest building is going up in central Tel Aviv. The municipality’s building commission approved the Keren Hakirya complex, which will include an 80-floor skyscraper. Keren Hakirya will be located in the northeast corner of the Kirya, the Israel Defense Forces’ headquarters, and will be comprised of five buildings. Joining the skyscraper will be two… Read More
One plot, four viewpoints. A terrorist attack in Jerusalem is planned for Easter Sunday. This is the story of an Israeli war veteran, an American war journalist, a Palestinian farmer and an Arab Christian grocer. Their lives are interwoven by the events. Major Levy gets word of a suicide-bomb plot and orders the closure of… Read More
It’s time to hit the books! As American students return to school this season, like their Israeli counterparts, they will study world history, math and science. But there is one subject they won’t have — a subject core to the Israeli curriculum. Shelach, a Hebrew acronym for field (land), nationhood and society, is a hands-on… Read More
At times whimsical, at times scary, Ruchama King Feurman has crafted a novel portraying a panoply of occasionally realistic characters living in Jerusalem. Somewhat Oz-like, there is an expatriate — a confirmed American bachelor who gave up his life in the states and traveled to Israel to find purpose in his life. Opposite him is… Read More
“My Mother’s Secret” is an intense look at four families and their struggles, fears and courage in the face of the Holocaust. Told from the perspectives of Helena, Bronek, Mikolaj and Vilheim, each with a story of their own, this novel tells the tale of Franciszka Halamajowa, a poor Polish woman, who, with the help… Read More
When Rami Levy, a severe dyslexic who failed out of school, took over his grandfather’s store in Jerusalem’s famous Machane Yehuda Market, no one could have imagined that 36 years later he would be worth an estimated $500 million. Rami’s chain of supermarkets, Rami Levy Chain Stores Hashikma Marketing 2006 Ltd., operates by offering the… Read More
The central Israeli city of Bnei Brak set what is believed to be the world’s longest Shabbat table earlier this summer. At 197 feet long, the table — set with china plates, crystal goblets and silver candlesticks, as well as traditional Shabbat foods — comfortably seats more than 300, Ynet reported. The municipality, in conjunction… Read More