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Purim

February 17th, 2013 | Posted by rachael in Hebrew-English | Israeli culture - (Comments Off on Purim)

Purim (פורים)  is the Jewish holiday of joy. Everyone is happy (שמח) on Purim! There are many customs (מנהגים) of Purim that are very interesting. This is the one holiday in the Jewish calendar which happened outside Israel in Persia, but it is a beloved holiday by kids and adults alike. In Israel, Purim is a bit … Read more

La fête de Pourim en Israël – פורים

February 5th, 2013 | Posted by liliane in Culture israélienne | Hébreu-Francais - (Comments Off on La fête de Pourim en Israël – פורים)

Dans le calendrier des fêtes juives, Pourim est sans aucun doute une fête spéciale. Sa première particularité est qu’elle n’est pas invoquée dans le texte de la Torah. Pourim est une fête qui est le résultat d’événements historiques décrits dans le Livre d’Esther (מגילת אסתר)et c’est également l’unique fête qui a lieu en dehors d’Israël … Read more

Ra’anana

January 20th, 2013 | Posted by rachael in Hebrew-English | Israeli culture | Tourism in Israel - (Comments Off on Ra’anana)

Ra’anana ( רַעֲנָנָה) is a city of immigrants.  They immigrated from Tel Aviv in 1922 with just nine people, four “Ahuzat members, three workers and two watchmen. The originial name was Ahuzat A – New York, because many people who came to live there were from New York. Today Ra’anana is a city (עיר)  with over 70,000 people. … Read more

Les élections en Israël – janvier 2013 (בחירות)

January 11th, 2013 | Posted by liliane in Culture israélienne | Hébreu-Francais - (Comments Off on Les élections en Israël – janvier 2013 (בחירות))

La liste (רשימה) pour les élections à la 19e Knesset est fermée depuis quelques jours et le 22 janvier, les israéliens devront choisir entre pas moins de 34 listes. La compétition va être dure. Parmi les 34 candidats (מתמודדים) qui se présentent pour les élections législatives qui désigneront les 120 membres de la Knesset on … Read more

Bourekas Israeli Movies

December 5th, 2012 | Posted by rachael in Hebrew-English | Israeli culture - (Comments Off on Bourekas Israeli Movies)

Bourekas Movies (בורקס ) were popular in the 1970’s in Israel.  They were melodramatic movies often depicting the struggle of Sephardi (ספרדי) Jews against the dominant Ashkenazim, (אשקנזים)  who were the land owners, businessmen and politicians. ( פוליטיקאי) Why was the Bourekas Genre so popular? The main character who the viewer identified with was a Sephardi Jew, who was … Read more

Hanoukkah – חנוכה

December 5th, 2012 | Posted by liliane in Culture israélienne | Hébreu-Francais - (Comments Off on Hanoukkah – חנוכה)

Chaque fête a ses symboles (סמלים) et ceux de la fête de Hanoukka sont nombreux: les bougies (נרות) la hanoukkiah (חנוכיה), la toupie (סביבון) et surtout les beignets (סופגניות). Alors voici deux recettes (מתכונים): une recette de Sfenj (beignets marocains) et une recette de Latkes (recette ashkénaze). Recette de Sfenj Ingrédients 1 kg de farine … Read more

Chanukah

December 5th, 2012 | Posted by rachael in Hebrew-English | Israeli culture - (Comments Off on Chanukah)

Chanukah ( חנוכה,) is the holiday that commemorate the re dedication of the Temple  (בית המקדש) after the war with the Syrian Greeks. How is the Chanukah celebrated? Source: hearts-in-training-free-printables.blogspot.com via Rachel on Pinterest Chanuka is celebrated by lighting candles at sundown during 8 nights, starting from the 25 of the Hebrew month of Kislev. (כסלו) The Menora, called … Read more

Staying a Year in Israel

November 19th, 2012 | Posted by rachael in Hebrew-English | Tourism in Israel - (Comments Off on Staying a Year in Israel)

There are many options if you want to stay in Israel for a year. Staying a Year in a Kibbutz in Israel Many people choose to stay on a Kibbutz. (קיבוץ) They work on the kibbutz doing all the traditional agricultural ( חקלאות) tasks, such as harvesting potatoes (תפוחי אדמה) during the summer, or picking bananas, taking … Read more

Ein Gedi – עין גדי

November 19th, 2012 | Posted by liliane in Hébreu-Francais | Tourisme en Israel - (Comments Off on Ein Gedi – עין גדי)

En cette fin d’automne, il est un lieu qu’il faut visiter, où l’hiver ne semble jamais avoir prise, et où la beauté sauvage vous apportera le dépaysement, le repos et le soleil. A quelques pas de la Mer Morte, dans le lieu le plus bas (המקום הנמוך) de la terre, en plein désert de Judée, … Read more

Living on a Kibbutz

November 15th, 2012 | Posted by rachael in Hebrew-English | Israeli culture - (Comments Off on Living on a Kibbutz)

Here we are today with Arlene, who is a long time member of Gal-Ed Kibbutz (קיבוץ) in the North of Israel. Arlene and her husband Ed came to Israel in 1975, they first moved to Haifa because Ed was a Professor at the Haifa Technion. They lived in Haifa for two and a half years … Read more