The Rival Revelers of Tel Aviv

The origins of Tel Aviv as Purim party central begin almost a century ago with Hevre Trask, a group of anarchic merrymakers whose hijinks faced stiff competition – and even a lawsuit – from legendary man-about-town Baruch Agadati.




Deathknell for A Very Much Alive Night?

The radio show, which for 20 years featured live performances by beloved artists of yesteryear, has been cancelled but Israel’s nostalgia-lovers are not prepared to let Laila Chai Me’od go gently into the night.




Name that place with Nostal.co.il

The wonderful Nostalgia Online’s newest project asks followers to identify the people and places seen in old photos.




Milner of the GPO retires

Outgoing Government Press Office photographer Moshe Milner covered 9 of Israel’s Prime Ministers, witnessing changes not only in Israeli politics but in media coverage too.




Israel’s hot spot for winter sports

Throughout the years, the delights of winter sports have long been a tourist attraction with snowy Mt. Hermon as a selling point.




Mira Lobe: The Woman Who Gave Us Cake

The nursery rhyme Ooga, Ooga, Ooga (“Cake, cake cake”) is part of every Israeli childhood but author Mira Lobe, who wrote and illustrated the original 1950s book, had an even wider influence.




Netanya the last stop for Holocaust train car

The railway boxcar, once used for transport to Nazi death camps, will now serve as a living monument and educational center in memory of the Jewish victims of the Holocaust.




Natush and Klone’s excellent adventure

Sharon Raz, documenter of Israel’s abandoned structures and street artist Klone, defacer of Tel Aviv’s decaying facades, take an artistic road trip that turns nostalgia on its head.




Ariel Sharon: Warrior politician

Wits on the battlefield and wiles in the Knesset. A selection of images of Ariel Sharon from Israel’s national and military archives.




Searching – and finding – old friends

Many resources are available to those in search of long-lost relatives and friends but Nostal.co.il outdid itself this week when it closed the circle between a Tel Aviv schoolgirl, a Hollywood movie star and the 60 year-old scrapbook that connected them.