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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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Chanukah 5781

Chanukah 5781

The Gemara in Shabbos 22a says that one should light his Menorah at the entrance of his home on the left side and have his Mezuzah on the right side. The reason given is to be surrounded by mitzvot. Perhaps another possible explanation as to the significance of having...

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More Chanukah Activities

More Chanukah Activities

    Israel is one of the most splendid places to experience Chanukah. From delicious sufganiyot, to menorahs that line every window and street, to some of the most exciting and enjoyable activities around, there is no place better to celebrate the holiday of...

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Israeli Chanukah Gifts

Israeli Chanukah Gifts

    Giving a gift is a wonderful opportunity to tell someone how much they mean to you. Everyone loves getting a gift, especially something useful and personal to them, and Chanukah is just the opportunity. Think about a time you got a present and how much...

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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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Chanukah 5781

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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