The owners installed trap doors over the mikvah opening. Photo by Assaf Peretz, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Bauhaus boom

Worldwide interest grows for Tel Aviv's record-breaking collection of modernist, white-façade Bauhaus-style architecture.
Food and Drink

The ‘elegant wines’ of Flam

A family-run boutique winery in Israel wins top marks and furthers the fame of world-class wines from the fertile soil of this ancient land. Jerusalem’s chunky soil and moderate climate makes for elegant wines. In 1882, Baron Edmond de Rothschild …

Antidote for date rape

Tel Aviv University chemists have a patented device that detects even small amounts of ‘date-rape drugs’ lurking in a beverage. Photo by Flash 90 No more worries about “date-rape drugs.” “Date rape” of teens and young adults sedated with drug-laced …

Dragon boats are racing to Israel

How – and why – a Canadian Jewish community is bringing this fast-growing team water sport to the Sea of Galilee. Each boat holds 20-22 paired paddlers, a drummer and someone who steers. Israelis are about to be exposed to …

Entertainment,Food and Drink

Israel’s top 10 cafés

Israelis love meeting over a cup of coffee. Over the last 15 years, more and more chains have started offering first-rate java and cuisine. ISRAEL21c picks the 10 best.   Someone visiting cities like Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa could …