The Original Battle Over Milky

It’s currently in the headlines as a symbol of the high cost of living but Israel’s favorite chocolate pudding and whipped cream treat has always inspired high passion.

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.

Living History Israel-style

This Sukkot holiday, visitors to Israel’s national parks can enjoy a variety of historical re-enactments ranging from Neanderthal to Nabataean, Canaanite to Crusader — and pirates, too.

Shmita – Controversy and Community

Since 1888, Shmita, the agricultural sabbatical year, has ignited controversy. This year, efforts are being made to reset the “reset year” with a focus on the environment and spiritual well-being.

New Year’s Nostalgia

The Jewish New Year is a time for reflection with holiday greetings that recall simpler days.

Learning from Taxes

The history of civilization is writ in taxation and there’s no better proof than Jerusalem’s Museum of Taxes, whose collection of tax-related artifacts ranges from the ancient world to modern Israel.

Israel’s Energy Past… and Future

As Israel makes the transition to a consumer and exporter of natural gas, a look at Oil Refineries whose history parallels that of the modern-day State.

Looking Back at Back-to-School

Books covered in brown paper, compass sets and tracing paper are just some of items once found in the average Israeli child’s leather book-bag.

Tarpupu Time at Jerusalem’s First Station

The first Israeli Nostalgia Festival at Jerusalem’s newly refurbished First Train Station presented all aspects of everyday life as it once was.

Culture Wars On the Supermarket Shelf

“Cultural terror tunnel”? Authors “rolling in their graves”? There’s a brouhaha over a new supermarket product line featuring beloved characters from Israeli children’s books