About Rachel Neiman

A veteran media professional who has lived in Israel since 1984, Rachel has been part of the ISRAEL21c organization since 2008. Prior to that, she served as managing editor of Globes Online, the English-language edition of Israel’s leading business daily, and before that, at The Jerusalem Post, as a business reporter, feature writer, and consumer columnist. Rachel began writing about Israeli technology companies at LINK Israel’s Business and Technology Magazine and is a professional Hebrew to English translator. In her spare time, she is an active member of the Havurat Tel Aviv congregation, and the Holyland Hash House Harriers, part of an international running and drinking disorganization.
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Nostalgia Israel

Sukkah-hopping with presidents

The Israeli presidential open house at Sukkot tradition started in 1952 with the idea of raising public awareness about issues like absorption and mass immigration. It continues today, bringing concepts of environmental protection and tolerance for others to the fore.

Israel in Pictures

A Higher Order of Festival

Jerusalem’s annual festival, timed for the High Holy Days, celebrates the centuries-old tradition of Jewish liturgy known as ‘piyut’, combining prayer with cross-cultural influences and high-volume sound.