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Not a Luxury

Not a Luxury

  Here in Israel, you undeniably work hard, really hard – each and every day. The list of ways you are constantly pushing yourself to your limits is endless. It starts with dropping your kids off at multiple locations (while dragging other kids along), then it’s...

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Making Fitness Fun

Making Fitness Fun

  As we move through the daily hustle and bustle of life, taking care of our various tasks, we may sometimes neglect to give ourselves the “me” time that our bodies so deserve and need. Our To-Do lists generally don’t have a task on them that states “have fun” or...

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Electrolysis in Israel

Electrolysis in Israel

  Electrolysis is becoming more and more popular in Israel for permanent hair removal. It is the go-to option when looking for hair removal for one’s face. Although laser hair removal is a fast and easy approach yielding results from the first session....

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Jerusalem Photoshoot Locations

Jerusalem Photoshoot Locations

  A photoshoot in Israel is so very different than any other place in the world. The stones, the light, the warmth of the ‘Jerusalem glow’ set it apart from any other destination. There are so many jaw-dropping beautiful locations in Israel, that it is hard to...

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Israeli Based Credit Cards in Israel

Israeli Based Credit Cards in Israel

  There have been a few posts here discussing using credit cards in Israel. Obviously, if you are reading this blog you are active and will hopefully know that when using an American Credit Card in Israel you need to be aware that many if not most US Credit Cards...

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How to Use WhatsApp As Your Personal Reminder Space

How to Use WhatsApp As Your Personal Reminder Space

There’s a lot of communication going on in Whatsapp. But can you easily remember the things you need to follow up with later? WhatsApp is definitely the best messaging app there is, but often information gets lost in chats or groups, and it is hard to save information...

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All About Wigs

All About Wigs

  Basic wig care When it comes to caring for your wig, there are a few things to know. First, it is very important to brush your wig after taking it off every night.  The best brush to use is a wide bristled brush so it doesn’t pull out so much hair, and if need...

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The Secrets of AliExpress

The Secrets of AliExpress

    Fashionable and Savvy shopping can be a challenge when living overseas. With limited ordering options in Israel, we might feel the inconvenience to be a burden; that from time to time translates into homesickness. In America we have endless choices of...

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Gan Ends at 1:30, now what?

Gan Ends at 1:30, now what?

What is Mishpachton? For many mother’s private gan is a great option. Usually beginning at 8:30 and ending at 1:30, its just the right amount of time to run a few errands and (hopefully) have the house ready for the hungry crew that is ready for a great lunch. But...

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Keeping up with your Makeup

Keeping up with your Makeup

      A lot of people stock up on all their favorite makeup products before coming to Israel.  They want to make sure they always have the products that they love and not have to deal with running around Israel to find a place that sells their products....

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How To Be The Hostess with the Mostest

How To Be The Hostess with the Mostest

    Hosting is common in Israel, whether it be young couples, seminary girls, or bochurim, most newcomers are thrown into hosting as soon as they arrive. How is a girl supposed to know the ins and outs of hosting? Here are some ideas to keep in mind next...

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Americans in Israel Filing US Taxes

Americans in Israel Filing US Taxes

    There is a common misconception that "I don’t live in the US, so I don’t need to file a tax return.”  Who needs to file a tax return? All US citizens regardless of country of residence have a requirement to file a tax return if their earned income for...

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Hilchos Yoledes

Hilchos Yoledes

(Based on the Psakim of Rabbi Shmuel Weiner Shlita) When does a Yoledes become Assur? Usually, this happens in two stages: One where we are only makpid about skin-to-skin touching, and everything else is mutar, and one where we consider the Yoledes to have all the...

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Birthing Guide

Birthing Guide

  Finding the Best Hospital for YOU + Super Helpful Packing Lists Choosing a Hospital Choosing a hospital can get tricky. Every hospital has its pros and cons. Not only that but what may be perfect for you, may be a con for your friend. The following are things...

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How to get the most out of your leftovers

How to get the most out of your leftovers

    Everyone remembers “leftovers night” growing up and I feel like as we get older we fall into one of two groups, you love them, or you hate them. The thing about leftovers is that they usually don’t fulfill our dream of a fresh, warm dinner that everyone...

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Buying chicken and meat in Israel

Buying chicken and meat in Israel

  For the Live Your BIL meat guide download, click here!   Coming from America, the shopping experience can be a bit confusing when it comes to food- namely chicken and meat. There are so many choices of styles, stores, and hold up... what do those words...

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Your mental health here in Israel

Your mental health here in Israel

  In what was likely one of the most turbulent years in recent memory, the question of “How are you feeling?” is now more than just a casual pleasantry. The events of the past year have put mental health at the forefront of our collective consciousness....

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Exercise

Exercise

    Exercise is crucial for every healthy human being. It increases blood circulation, strengthens muscles, and promotes oxygen flow. With some of our favorite local exercise spots closed with Covid-19, we can be feeling cooped up in our apartments or work...

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