Topping-laden donuts are also abundant in Jerusalem. Photo © Genevieve Belmaker.

How Israel Celebrates Hanukkah

In Israel, the two most widely-practiced traditions celebrating Hanukkah are lighting menorah candles and enjoying two special fried foods: fancy donuts and potato latkes.

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Moon Israel & the West Bank

Calls to prayer echo out over valleys and rooftops. The wailing siren for Shabbat and the ringing of church bells are omnipresent. This is a city of religious pilgrimages and a land of ancient stories, where even the bodies of water whisper of history and miracles. This is the trip of a lifetime. It will […]

Tables line up against the edge of a balcony with a view of the city lights spreading to the horizon.

Understanding Jerusalem’s Restaurant Culture

Dining out in Jerusalem is a fun diversion and there are some genuinely wonderful gastronomic experiences to be had, but deciphering the unique rules of Jerusalem restaurants is a challenge. Here is a basic primer from author Genevieve Belmaker.