Just Israeli Things

Israel is like an island in the Middle East. It is an incredibly unique country that is unlike both the East and the West. Its complex combination of ancient and modern history has resulted in a vibrant diversity that at times makes me feel like I am strolling through the streets of a busy European … More Just Israeli Things

Atonement on the Open Road, A Yom Kippur Story

An extraordinary thing happens in the metropolis of Tel Aviv, Israel’s city that never sleeps. As afternoon dims into dusk on the eve of Yom Kippur the city slows and is blanketed in a strange silence. While religious Jews dressed in holiday whites rush to synagogue to start atoning for the past year’s sins, a … More Atonement on the Open Road, A Yom Kippur Story

Holy Land of Hummus

Hummus. Pronounced HOOM-uhs. Served as a meal. Warm. With no utensils but a pita. Simple yet completely complex. A political dish, compete with a rich, dated history. Before I came to this country, I constantly heard the words “stay safe” or “be careful” more times than I could count. The news scared people, quite frankly … More Holy Land of Hummus