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Discover the best events, things to do, restaurants, music and nightlife in Israel

Tel Aviv’s Winter Festival breathes fresh air into the lungs of the Charles Bronfman Auditorium
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Tel Aviv’s Winter Festival breathes fresh air into the lungs of the Charles Bronfman Auditorium

While the rest of the world cowers beneath fleece blankets, struggling to escape the warm embrace of their heated homes, Israelis have more than just-bearable weather to nudge them out of the house this winter.

Eurovision 2019
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Eurovision 2019

This is your porthole for all things Eurovision 2019

A handful of Tel Aviv picks
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A handful of Tel Aviv picks

Scored a free day in the city? Here are five recommended places to explore

The best things to do in Israel with a group of friends
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The best things to do in Israel with a group of friends

Gather your friends, alert the masses, heck, you can even call up those half-decent coworkers because we’ve got the list of all lists of things to do in Israel

The most stunning synagogues in Israel
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The most stunning synagogues in Israel

No visit to the Holy Land is complete without some Holy site seeing. While areas in Jerusalem and Nazareth host iconic churches, scattered across the rest of the country are some of the most spectacular synagogues in Israel.

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Shirt Stories: Ubiquitous printed tees get the Israeli treatment
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Shirt Stories: Ubiquitous printed tees get the Israeli treatment

For more than 20 years, The Shirt Creator has been a kiosk staple at the entrance of the Carmel Market. Originally founded by Shlomi Levi, after his passing seven months ago, his wife Racheli took over its bustling operations.

Israeli pianist wins the world's most prestigious jazz competition
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Israeli pianist wins the world's most prestigious jazz competition

Native Tel Avivian, Tom Oren has every Israeli beaming with pride this week

Nick Cave to Brian Eno: cultural boycott of Israel is 'cowardly and shameful'
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Nick Cave to Brian Eno: cultural boycott of Israel is 'cowardly and shameful'

Musician Nick Cave published an email he sent last year to the music producer Brian Eno in response to his pleas not to perform in Israel

"Rain, rain, go away!" 16 things to do in Israel on a wet, rainy day
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"Rain, rain, go away!" 16 things to do in Israel on a wet, rainy day

It’s raining, it’s pouring...and no one is swarming to the beaches in Israel. When the wet season storms into town, there’s nothing like curling up in a cozy café or catching an international film at the Cinematheque to hit that sweet spot. 

Naughty or Nice: Poetry and Story Slam
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Naughty or Nice: Poetry and Story Slam

If you have a story worthy of telling this is an event for you

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Eating and drinking in Israel

The best cafes in Jerusalem
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The best cafes in Jerusalem

Beans of gold: let us present you with the following important list: the best cafes in Jerusalem, so that there is enough caffeine for the journey home

The best chef restaurants in Israel
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The best chef restaurants in Israel

These famous chefs have been inspired by everything from the ultimate flavors of their mother's home

The best Jerusalem restaurants
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The best Jerusalem restaurants

Whether or not you’re looking for kosher restaurants, Jerusalem offers a wide range of options that are both mouthwateringly delicious and suitable for a plethora of palates.

The 11 most-loved restaurants in Israel by local chefs
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The 11 most-loved restaurants in Israel by local chefs

We found out where local Israeli chefs love to eat in our extensive “Where Israeli chefs eat” article. Now, we’ve analyzed the results and come up with the 11 most common restaurants in Israel chosen by yours truly. Hipster bites, Asian delights, Tel Aviv street food, hummus hotspots and everything in between, check out the most popular dining establishments among Israeli chefs when off-duty.

The best restaurants in Tel Aviv to get your sushi fix
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The best restaurants in Tel Aviv to get your sushi fix

The words “sushi” and “Israel” might not bring to mind a usual pairing, but since when do Tel Avivians strive for ordinary? Recently, from Japanese street food to tantalizing Thai, an Asian invasion has been taking over the Tel Aviv restaurant scene. 

The best restaurants in northern Israel
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The best restaurants in northern Israel

Tel Aviv is taking the international food scene by storm, while Jerusalem has kept things authentic, and Eilat has some mouthwatering bites on the Red Sea.

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The best beaches in Israel
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The best beaches in Israel

Israel's beaches are more than just a place to lay out and tan. Hitting the sand is a lifestyle - where friends meet, families frolic and gym rats get fit. It’s a nexus of Israeli life, buzzing every day of the week. With access to four seas: the Mediterranean Sea, the Sea of Galilee, the Dead Sea and the Red Sea, each of the beaches in Israel offers a distinct experience. Here's your guide to the country's coastline, including the legendary beaches in Tel Aviv.

The best of Jerusalem
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The best of Jerusalem

While tourists come to Jerusalem with a blind list of ancient historical sites and holy landmarks to check off, the capital of Israel is so much more than a big wall and a Jaffa gate.

The most spectacular places to see the sunset in Israel
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The most spectacular places to see the sunset in Israel

While sunsets on the Tel Aviv beach strip are all the instagram rave, the scenic phenomenon is an Israel-wide attraction.

Ancient Israel: the lesser known archaeological sites
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Ancient Israel: the lesser known archaeological sites

Dating back thousands upon thousands of years, the archaeological sites of Ancient Israel are rife with intrigue and Jewish history.

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The Sea of Galilee: the best beaches and sites
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The Sea of Galilee: the best beaches and sites

Tel Aviv and Jerusalem may get most of the glory, but the Sea of Galilee (aka “the Kinneret”) should not be overlooked. 

The Dead Sea’s top attractions
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The Dead Sea’s top attractions

Many foreigners know this world attraction by its luxury 'Dead Sea' beauty products and salt scrubs.

The Old City Jerusalem: must-see sites
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The Old City Jerusalem: must-see sites

Though the Wailing Wall and the Kotel tunnels are vital stops when in the Holy Land, you don’t need to be religious to appreciate the splendor that the Old City Jerusalem has to offer.

The ultimate guide to Neve Tzedek
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The ultimate guide to Neve Tzedek

Shabazi Street, the main axis of Tel Aviv’s breezy Neve Tzedek neighbourhood, is brimming with covetable local and international fashion brands, designer accessories, restaurants and a touch of je ne sais quoi.

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The ultimate guide to the Jaffa Flea Market
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The ultimate guide to the Jaffa Flea Market

Set just a bit off of Tel Aviv's grid to the south, lies the antique area of Jaffa - a gem in all its historic and contemporary forms that harkens way, way back

Sex & Dating in the Holy Land
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Sex & Dating in the Holy Land

Tel Aviv has got it all: sex, drugs, and rock n roll...but most importantly, sex. While there are plenty of fish in the sea, it can be tough to reel in the perfect catch worthy of spending your entire Shabbat with.

Tzfat: a guide to the mystical city
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Tzfat: a guide to the mystical city

Out of the green mountains and lush winding roads of the Upper Galilee, emergesa city steeped in the history and mysticism of the Jewish people. Tzfat, one ofJudaism’s four Holy Cities, is well known as the center of Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) in Israel, where around each turn of the cobbled streets lies another mystical shop welcoming you in for a taste of 16th century spirituality. This Holy City on a hill is also home to ancient sites with panoramic views, hearty homemade yemenite food, and vibrant art galleries. Whether you come for the history or hiking, this magical city will undoubtedly leave an impression on your mind–and maybe even on your soul.

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Time Out LOLs

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