Yearly Archives: 2015

Everything you wanted to know about Bar and Bat Mitzvahs but ….

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/features/1.673307 One of the oldest Jewish jokes is about the 13-year-old boy who takes the podium at the front of his synagogue to recite his bar mitzvah speech. ‘Today I am a fountain pen,’ he says.* Marty Friedlander Haaretz Contributor

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An Alternative Hanukkah Tour of Israel

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/travel/tourist-tip-of-the-day/1.632288?date=1450254398927 An Alternative Hanukkah Tour of Israel: From Hasmonean Archaeology to Turtles Six ideas for places to go and see where the Hanukkah spirit all began (or tastes like). Marty Friedlander Here’s an idea for the intrepid reveler: This year,

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Natural Springs of Israel: Seven Cool Watering Holes to Visit This Summer

http://www.haaretz.com/travel-in-israel/parks-nature/1.671869

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Can you buy genuine antiquities in Israel?

This article first appeared in Haaretz on January 14, 2015 Here’s the URL, but unless you are a Premium subscriber you probably can’t access it online.  http://www.haaretz.com/life/archaeology/.premium-1.637020 Even if you’re getting a real artifact from Israelite history, chances are it’s

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