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“Kids are More Important than Buses”

What’s more important – kids or buses? The Haredi community in Jerusalem lives in a time capsules, but jumping into a busy street can be dangerous. On Yom Kippur we all live in a car-free time capsule and that is pretty nice, actually.

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Driving between parked Israeli cars - Perilously parking, perilously driving

The Israeli Driver

The basic premise of the Israeli driver is simple: he needs to get somewhere and you are in his way. Everything else ensues from here.

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Accident on road 90

Route 90 and the Israeli Driver

Route 90 is one of the most beautiful scenic routes in Israel, but poses an immense challenge for the best of Israeli drivers, and most of us are far from best… The bulk of the road is still a 2-laner, carrying salt trucks from the Dead Sea, car carriers from the Eilat Port and the usual load of impatient Isreli drivers. This can be a recipe for trouble.

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The Israeli Phenomenon in India, Part 1

Israelis desert their homeland for the High Holidays. Warmed relations with Saudi enable air carriers to fly direct, shrinking the continent for the India-bound Israeli. And the crowd is not what you think…

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Shabbat meal at Beit Bina, Dharamkot

Israeli Phenomenon in India Part 4 – The Spiritual Scene

The home-made Israeli spiritual scene in India ranges from the orthodox Beit Chabad to the innovative Beit Bina with the “Jewish Heart” in between. They all provide a warm home but with some strings attached, and a “protection” from the surrounding overwhelming “spiritual salad”.

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“Kids are More Important than Buses”

What’s more important – kids or buses? The Haredi community in Jerusalem lives in a time capsules, but jumping into a busy street can be dangerous. On Yom Kippur we all live in a car-free time capsule and that is pretty nice, actually.

Read More »
Driving between parked Israeli cars - Perilously parking, perilously driving

The Israeli Driver

The basic premise of the Israeli driver is simple: he needs to get somewhere and you are in his way. Everything else ensues from here.

Read More »
Accident on road 90

Route 90 and the Israeli Driver

Route 90 is one of the most beautiful scenic routes in Israel, but poses an immense challenge for the best of Israeli drivers, and most of us are far from best… The bulk of the road is still a 2-laner, carrying salt trucks from the Dead Sea, car carriers from the Eilat Port and the usual load of impatient Isreli drivers. This can be a recipe for trouble.

Read More »

The Israeli Phenomenon in India, Part 1

Israelis desert their homeland for the High Holidays. Warmed relations with Saudi enable air carriers to fly direct, shrinking the continent for the India-bound Israeli. And the crowd is not what you think…

Read More »
Shabbat meal at Beit Bina, Dharamkot

Israeli Phenomenon in India Part 4 – The Spiritual Scene

The home-made Israeli spiritual scene in India ranges from the orthodox Beit Chabad to the innovative Beit Bina with the “Jewish Heart” in between. They all provide a warm home but with some strings attached, and a “protection” from the surrounding overwhelming “spiritual salad”.

Read More »
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