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Chanukah Activities for the whole family

Chanukah Activities for the whole family

    When I think of Chanukah I immediately think of family time. Cozy circles around the candles, chilly and dark outside, glowing and warm inside. Husbands and fathers come home early and we gather around with the whole family for eight festive days! Let us...

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Top 5 Chanukah party activities for 2020

Top 5 Chanukah party activities for 2020

    Chanukah is around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited! Every Ma'afe Neeman and Nechama’s is overflowing with delectable looking doughnuts. Grocery stores are having 4 for 1 sales on chocolate coins, and the cold rainy season is in full fledge,...

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Budgeting

Budgeting

  No matter what stage of life you may be at, budgeting is a very important skill to have. No one ever wants to go into debt and everyone wants to be able to manage their money and know where it’s going. Here are some useful tools to help you budget while living...

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Amazon Week 1: Jigsaw Puzzles

Amazon Week 1: Jigsaw Puzzles

    To remind those of you who may have missed it, for the next few weeks. Live your BIL will be discussing the pros and cons of ordering individual items from Amazon to Israel. Now that the free shipping bonanza has ended, and it looks like it may be a long...

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All about Renting

All about Renting

    There are a few different scenarios you can find yourself in after you sign on your apartment contract. Either it’s a fully furnished apartment, not furnished at all, or it has a furniture package. You may not know what these things mean and how to go...

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Common Apartment Issues

Common Apartment Issues

    Your apartment is set up and ready to go and then the hiccups begin. I have provided for you tidbits of information and experiences I have had in this area that will help you minimize those bumps. Make sure you clarify which issues you have to cover and...

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Adventure Trips Part 2: Extreme Adventures

Adventure Trips Part 2: Extreme Adventures

    Etgar Bahar Ropes Course The Etgar Bahar Ropes Course, located in the Galilee in a beautiful pine forest in Kibbutz Sasa, is a complex ropes course certain to give you and your family a thrilling adventure. The park is divided into many different trails...

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Chanukah

Chanukah

When it comes to Chanukah in Israel, you can practically feel it in the air. With lit-up Menorah’s everywhere you look and the buses advertising Chag Sameach, it’s nearly impossible to ignore the holiday spirit. You can be sure you’ll be out at a Chanukah party almost...

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Further Education

Further Education

  While living in Israel, be it short term or long term, the primary focus should be your spiritual growth. The opportunities for such growth are endless. However, that doesn’t need to come at the expense of your future and ways to make a living. On the contrary,...

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Amazing Amazon – A Second Look

Amazing Amazon – A Second Look

  For many of us almost a year ago when Amazon began its free delivery campaign for many products to Israel for purchases of over $49, it was a true game-changer. Suddenly we could order almost anything we wanted, for a reasonable price, delivered straight to our...

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Israel Career Guide

Israel Career Guide

STEP 1 – Know What Jobs to Apply For The first step in the job search is having clarity on what your ideal job looks like. You may be willing to take anything you can get but knowing what job you want will focus your job search. This is a required first step for...

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Easy, Organic, Healthy

Easy, Organic, Healthy

  Many times there are small stresses and scares that have to be dealt with on a daily basis – from moldy washing machines to cuts and burns, this is part of daily life. The difference in Israel is that we learn that there are creative and healthy ways of dealing...

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Day Trips – Adventures

Day Trips – Adventures

  We've got adventure day trips in Israel, ranging from chocolate factories to zoos to ceramics shops and more. Adventure day trips are most suitable for families, providing you with exciting experiences to share with the whole clan, but can of course be enjoyed...

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5 things to do on a Motzei Shabbos in Yerushalayim

5 things to do on a Motzei Shabbos in Yerushalayim

  With winter fast approaching, Motzei Shabbosim are getting longer and longer. I know, there are always dishes to wash, but why not hit the town for a good time? Here are the top 5 things to do in Jerusalem on a Saturday night. 1. Escape room Going to an escape...

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Israel Winter Hacks

Israel Winter Hacks

  In Israel, when November comes around, winter begins abruptly. We all are davening for mashiv ha'ruach, but sometimes we wish that the rain only falls directly into Israeli water reservoirs so that we don’t have to deal with the rain. Here are a few winter...

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Israel Life Hacks

Israel Life Hacks

  Life is different around here! With just a few tips and tricks to get you on your feet, you’ll be settled in no time. Soon you may be coming up with ideas of your own! Spices The main thing to be aware of when it comes to spices in Israel is moisture – and...

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Historical Day Trips in the Jerusalem Area

Historical Day Trips in the Jerusalem Area

    One of the beauties of living in Israel is the amount of exploration that one is able to do within the country. From experiencing the beauty of ma’ayanot (springs), to the depths of history, to the bountiful nature that the country has to offer, it’s...

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