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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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Day Trips: Hikes

Day Trips: Hikes

    Tiyulim in Hebrew, hikes in Israel are both bountiful and beautiful. Given Israel’s great weather, hikes are possible nearly all year around, allowing you to have a pleasurable experience in nature almost at your fingertips. Below, I provide you with a...

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Cooking with Israeli Products

Cooking with Israeli Products

We can all admit that there are certain American products that we miss here in Israel. Whether it’s American cheese, Trader Joe’s spices, or just that amazing mascara, everyone’s got items they try to bring in whenever they can. But if you’ve tried to get a package...

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Day Trips- Ma’ayanot

Day Trips- Ma’ayanot

    Ma’ayanot (natural water springs) in Israel are so abundant that they deserve their own article. Ma’ayanot are a hot spot in the spring and summer months, but are accessible and pleasurable year-round. Though a car is helpful to access many ma’ayanot,...

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Sukkos in Israel

Sukkos in Israel

    For those who may be spending Sukkos in Yerushalayim for the first time, here are some important things about building a Sukkah to keep in mind as the Yom Tov approaches. In order to build a Sukkah, you need to have a place to build it. For some, this is...

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Sukkos in Israel

Make your Sukkah Beautiful

    Another lockdown is facing us – but this time let’s be ready to face it! While you’ve probably figured out how to shop and make appointments during Lockdown, there’s still one big factor to take into account! Boredom! Especially those of us with children...

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Starting a Business – Part 2: Advertising

Starting a Business – Part 2: Advertising

  Social Media   A business can only exist if you have a clientele. In order to gain a following, a business relies heavily on advertisement. This is a major factor in having your business succeed, but as most things in a fledging business, it can be a big...

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Banks in Israel

Banks in Israel

Banks and banking in Israel may be difficult to understand for international travelers and new olim. As Israel is a rather bureaucratic country, its banking system is similarly very bureaucratic and complicated. Choosing a bank can be difficult if one does not...

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Baking In Israel

Baking In Israel

Baking in Israel! A daunting task before you try it, but you’ll learn quickly! Want to make your famous peanut butter cookies? Looking forward to using Saftas heavenly Babka recipe? You may be a pro baker, but there a few things about baking Israel that may be...

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6 Tips for Rosh Hashana 5781

6 Tips for Rosh Hashana 5781

  With the #newnormal, many young foreigners are faced with making Rosh Hashana for the first time this year in Israel. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a newbie, here are some tips and hacks for the surviving the Holiest Days of the Year in the Holiest City!  ...

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Guide to Supermarket Shopping in Israel

Guide to Supermarket Shopping in Israel

    When you first arrive in Israel, the supermarket scene can be one of the most intimidating scenes of all. From understanding foreign aisle labels to translating package ingredients word for word, to dealing with staff that was far from the level of...

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Meal Prep

Meal Prep

Do you ever find yourself too busy to eat? Running around with errands or work and you don’t have time to cook? Meal prepping is a fun and healthy way to be proactive in your life! Meal prepping is when you cook and prepare food in advance; each night for the next...

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