The magic of Mitzpe Ramon: a complete guide to the desert town
While the White City has its own charm, there’s something magical about slipping away from the hustle and bustle to a quieter, more peaceful environment that Israel has to offer. With its gargantuan erosion crater offering kilometer upon kilometer of arid land just waiting to be explored at the wake of dawn, to the crystal clear night skies free from urban pollution at dusk, Mitzpe Ramon offers just the nature-infused cure to relax, reflect, and recharge before returning to the nonstop city.
In Her Own Hands: an interview with Marina Maximilian Blumin
Israeli singer and actress Marina Maximilian Blumin opens up in a personal interview about why she decided to take the role in the hot Israeli show "Fauda" after a seven-year break from acting and what her life is now with two children / by Rotem Izak Photo by Rotem Lebel for ArtBook, creative by Tal Kleinbort, styling by Yulli Sagarda Marina Maximilian is a woman who plays with the world and its expectations, wears and undresses different identities, and refuses to be compressed into one definition. It has been 13 years since she broke out on "A Star is Born" (Israel's reality singing competition akin to American Idol), and since, the singer-creator-actress-model hasn't kept quiet and insists on changing all the time. The last transition in her life seems more dramatic than any hairstyle or diet; the decision to go independent and become her own manager. Three months after her daughter, Dominique Tene, came into the world, a second girl after her 4-year-old Lichi Lucia, who she shares with her boyfriend, musician Guy Mensch, Maximilian has also taken on a dramatic role in the third season of “Fauda". If that’s not enough, she also performs her own music across the country. Not exactly a routine maternity leave, as befits this unique mother and woman. From 'Fauda', courtesy of Yes Out of the comfort zone What made you want to go independent? "It burned in me for a long time. The music world has changed and I felt that I wanted to work in a different way, study the field
Eating and drinking in Israel
The top 19 restaurants in Israel
Any sabra worth his salt will argue that one of the top things to do in Israel is eat. And when it comes to celebrated chefs, innovative takes on Mediterranean cuisine, harvesting local raw materials and creating a joyous, fun-loving (and sharing) atmosphere, we've got all the goods. While Tel Aviv restaurants are teeming with an array of hands-down delicious options, the rest of the country also has a lot to show for when it comes to highly recommended places to eat. Here are the nineteen restaurants from A to Z, from the Galilee to the Negev to book now.
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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.
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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.