Celebrating Kishon’s Legacy

Humorist Ephraim Kishon’s essays, movies and plays skewered Israeli society, cleverly and lovingly, in ways that still ring true decades after they were first written.




Photobombing the Enemy

Oh for the days when Israeli and Lebanese beauty queens were able to link arms, dance and be photographed without controversy.




Snow in Tel Aviv – 1950

This unusual weather event was especially exciting for the country’s native-born ‘Sabras’ who had never before seen real snow.




Singing in the Rain

With rain and snow on the way, we present a few of the best-loved Israeli rainy day songs.




Captured in Caricature: Menachem Begin

A new exhibit of cartoons provide historical insight to the policy, political and economic climate of the country during Menachem Begin’s tenure as Prime Minister.




Hanukkah treasure in Jerusalem

A chance meeting in Jerusalem turns up a trove of holiday riches: an eclectic collection of Hanukkah menorahs.




Coins of Israel – Ancient and New

The Bank of Israel opens its doors to the public with an exhibit of modern-day coins and the ancient ones on which their designs are based, including Hasmonean dynasty rarities.




Cafe Tamar People

Photographer Shlomit Carmeli captures the 20th century spirit of Sheinkin Street’s veteran Cafe Tamar as it soldiers on in the 21st.




Garbage Goes Green

An increasingly affluent Israeli population has generated more and more rubbish, leading to changes in everything from our average trash can size to how we dispose of our recyclables.




November 29, 1947

The UN General Assembly partition plan was received joyfully by the Jewish community and celebrated by the daily newspapers in pre-State Israel, despite the threat of war with the Arab states.