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Your guide to the best of isr ael Issue 1598 |

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Feb 2010 Contents

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Out & About

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Sites & Attractions

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out & about Tel Aviv Jazz Festival Feb 3-5

Celebrating its 21st year, Israel’s foremost jazz festival is proud to host the internationally famous jazz musician Lee Konitz, one of the original jazz greats still going strong. In a special production, Konitz joins a group of Israeli jazz stars, led by the saxophonist Yuval Cohen and together present the all-time hits of the jazz world. The main Israeli performance features the original “Pa’amon” (Bell) Project, led by the pianist, composer and arranger Adi Rennert, whose music combines Israeli, modern and world music. Rennert will host several outstanding Israeli musicians, with whom he has collaborated during his extensive career, among them Barry Sacharoff, Rona Kenan and Mika Karni.  During the three days of the Festival, there will also be performances by international stars, such as Don Friedman, Gary Smulyan and Veronika Rodriguez, accompanied by Israeli musicians. Alongside the international lineup, there will be performances by many Israeli jazz groups, young and old,

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in a wide variety of styles and tastes. As worthy of a Festival that has promoted original compositions, there will be several original productions, put together especially for the Festival. Enjoy free live performances of jazz groups in the lobby of the Tel Aviv Cinematheque, as well as a jazz happening in the Cinematheque plaza on Friday afternoon. Cinematheque, 2 Sprinzak St., Tel Aviv. Tickets: (03) 6060800 www. jazzfest.co.il

The 5th Eilat Chamber Music Festival Feb 18-27

The Eilat Festival is an international chamber music festival that each year hosts internationally acclaimed musicians from all over the world. The artists come together to perform a variety of chamber concerts and to hold master classes for students from Europe, USA and the Far East. The Festival takes place in Eilat, Israel’s southernmost city and leading tourist resort, visited by tens of thousands of visitors every year.

During its five years of existence, the Festival has become one of the most exciting and prestigious chamber music festivals in the world, hosting the world’s greatest musicians and attracting audiences from Israel and abroad. Over the course of 10 days, the Festival will offer, in addition to the canonic classical repertoire, a variety of concerts and activities combining music, poetry, theater, and comedy. The Festival will host renowned artists from a variety of musical genres: classical, early, Gypsy, Celtic and contemporary. Festival highlights include a special concert dedicated to UNICEF’s efforts to prevent AIDS in Africa conducted by conductor, violinist, composer and comedian Aleksei Igudesman (Austria), with the participation of Sir Roger Moore (UK) (a special UNICEF ambassador since 1991) and violinist Julian Rachlin (Austria). Italian composer Fabio Vacchi will attend the festival for the performance of his work Irini, Essalam, Shalom, dedicated to the promotion of peace and condemnation of violence, combining texts in Greek, Arabic and Hebrew taken from the Gospel, the Koran, and the Hebrew Bible. The festival will also host the internationally acclaimed Israeli author Amos Oz, who will read from his latest book of short stories Scenes from a Village


Life, accompanied by the percussion duo PercaDu. The festival venue is the Leonardo Club Hotel (formerly the Golden Tulip Club). Festival information and program: www.eilat-festival.com or (08) 6377036 Tickets: (08) 6336272

Human Nature

27 Shaul Hamelech Ave, Tel Aviv. Tel: (03) 6077020. Opening Hours: Mon, Wed, Sat 10am- 4pm, Tues, Thur 10am-10pm, Fri 10am- 2pm. Sun closed. www.tamuseum.com

Purim

Sunset Feb 27–March 1 Purim is the most festive of Jewish holidays, a time of parties, prizes, noisemakers, dress-up costumes and sweet treats. Commemorating a major victory over oppression and the foiling of a plot to kill the Jews of ancient Persia this festival is eagerly awaited by young and old. The Fast of Esther held prior to Purim in honor of the Purim heroine, is not a fast of sadness, rather of elevation and inspiration and ends after the first reading of the Book of Esther, one of the books of the Hebrew Bible. Imagine the frivolity of Carnival, the youthful exuberance of Halloween, and the bravado of a thousand year old war victory – all rolled into one day. Favorite traditions are swopping of Mishloach Manot (packages of edible treats), eating the symbolic Hamantaschen (3 cornered pastry delights with a variety of scrumptious fillings) and getting dressed up in fancy dress and attending school dressed as the latest superhero or Disney character. Schools are closed on the actual days of Purim.

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to have a good time as according to Jewish law, drink should be consumed in copious amounts (by those over the legal drinking age) in order to no longer be able distinguish between the names of Purim’s hero, Mordechai, and its villain, Haman. Not to be missed is the Adloyada, a street parade, held in many cities, with colorful floats and energetic and enthusiastic participants of all ages. Not to be missed is the street parade in Holon, (starting 12pm March 28), this biggest in Israel, whose theme this year “Adloyada is Another Kind of Opera” celebrates 25 years of the Israeli Opera as well as the city’s 70th birthday. Children’s entertainment is boundless and the Orna Porat Theater for Children and Youth presents “Festival Yaron” (in memory of fallen IDF soldier, the late Yaron Yerushalmi) which runs from Feb 27 – Mar 1 offering excellent theatre productions. Further information (03) 510 5656 www.porat-theater.co.il If you have the best fancy dress prize in your sights, then a visit to Burch and Daughters, a magical and enchanted world of dress-up, guarantees you first place. Burch and daughters. 4 Kohl Israel Haverim, Neve Tzedek, 03 510 2120, http://burchanddaughters.typepad.com Refer to the Night Life section for Gay Purim festivities around Tel Aviv.

Purim party goers need no excuse

Exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art The exhibition, extending over two halls, presents single sculptures and a sculpture installation – a selection of recent works by sculptor Zadok Ben David. The sculptures are steel cutouts of figures whose bodies are an image of boughs and foliage, or of trees whose foliage is a silhouette of human activity; sculptures that are isolated, enclosed, anonymous presences, each standing alone in space. The large sculpture installation is a wide field of sand planted with 20,000 cutouts of defined, specified flowers, and its appearance transforms and astounds throughout the viewing. Crossbreeding images of nature with descriptions of the human body, and relying on the angle of vision, are both the common denominator and the code of this cohesive group of works which is a further chapter – or an intermediate summary – of the sequence of Ben David’s work in creating ironic parallels to our various modes of perception. Exhibition runs until Feb 27, 2010. hello ISRAEL

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Sites & attractions TEL AVIV-YAFFO & AREA Bauhaus Center

Rokach House The house of Shimon Rokach, one of the founders of Neve Tzedek, is now a charming museum. 36 Simon Rokach St., Neve Tzedek. Tel: (03) 5162531 Groups by appointment. www.ilmuseums.com

Jerusalem Bloomfield Science Museum

These magnificent windows of the Abbell Synagogue at the Hadassah University Hospital in Ein Kerem represent Marc Chagall’s unique interpretation of the blessings Jacob gave to his twelve and Moses gave to the twelve tribes of Israel. Hadassah Medical Center, Ein Kerem. Pre-booking recommended Tel: (02) 6776271 www.hadassah.org.il Mini Israel Mini Israel miniature city features over 350 beautifully crafted exact-replica models, of historical, religious, archeological and modern sites. Latrun, Tel (08) 9130000 or 1-700599-599 www.minisrael.co.il Ramparts Walk A walk around the Old City walls providing an elevated view of Jerusalem. Damascus Gate and Yaffo Gate Tel: (02) 6277550

A resource center, gallery and store highlighting the uniqueness of Tel Aviv as “the Bauhaus architecture capital”. 99 Dizengoff St. Tel: (03) 5220249 www.bauhaus-center.com Bialik House This charming museum was the home of Israel’s national poet, Chaim Nachman Bialik, from 1925-34. 22 Bialik St., Tel: (03) 5254530 www.ilmuseums.com Israel Children’s Museum Children and parents can enjoy a variety of unique creative interactive experiences in a realm of imagination and fantasy. Mifraz Shlomo St., Peres Park, Holon. Tel: (03) 6503010 www.childrensmuseum.org

Tower of David Museum

Fascinating, thoughtful and intelligent interactive exhibitions for both children and adults. Rupin St. (02) 6544888 www.mada.org.il Cardo - The Jewish Quarter of the Old City. Located in the medieval citadel near the Yaffo Gate, the museum details the major events in Jerusalem’s history. Yaffo Gate, Old City. Tel: (02) 6265333 www.towerofdavid.org.il

Museum of the History of the IDF A popular history of the Israeli armed forces. Tel Aviv Promenade, Yehezkel Kaufmann St. (corner of Hamered St.) Tel: (03) 5161346 www.mod.gov.il Old Yaffo Remains of a Roman road dating back to the 5th century C.E, which is now a busy shopping street. Jewish Quarter of the Old City Chagall Windows

Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross) Christendom’s most holy road, it follows the route taken by Jesus from the Antonia Fortress where he was condemned to the Hill of Golgotha where he was crucified. The Via Dolorosa is marked by 14 stations, the last five being within the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Old City. Yad Vashem The world’s most famous Holocaust museum is a sobering learning experience. Har Hazikaron, Tel: (02) 6443400 www.yadvashem.org.il

Haifa & Northern Coast

An ancient city with Ottoman and Arab architecture, a thriving artists’ quarter and a flea market not-to-be-missed.

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Acre (Akko) Significant archaeological discoveries and numerous historical sites can be found within the massive walls of Acre (Akko), as well as beautiful beaches, excellent


SITES & aTTRACTIONS fish restaurants and a traditional covered market. Bahai Shrine and Gardens

The World Center of the Bahai Faith is located in Israel and includes holy places and beautiful gardens in both Acre and Haifa. 80 Hatzionut Ave., Haifa and North Acre Intersection, Acre. Reservations Required. Tel: (04) 8313131 www.ganbahai.org.il

Capernaum (Kfar Nachum) served as Jesus’ home base during his ministry in the Galilee and was a thriving Christian community. After the Arab conquest around 700 CE the town was destroyed. The town’s synagogue and house of St. Peter have been restored and made into a museum.

a beautiful thickly forested nature reserve and archeological site. Tel: (04) 6902577

Cana The traditional site of the wedding feast where Jesus performed his first miracle of turning water into wine and the hometown of the disciple Nathaneal. The modern town of Kfar Cana is built on this site.

Tiberias Named after the Roman emperor, Tiberius is one of four holy cities in Judaism. Tiberias was once the center of Jewish life in Israel with the establishment of Rabbinical academies attracting Jewish scholars and sages.

Mount of the Beatitudes The traditional site of the Sermon on the Mount is today is tranquil garden with a Franciscan church featuring the eight beatitudes in stained glass and provides a good vantage point to view the Sea of Galilee.

Tsfat An important spiritual center, particularly noted for being the place where the Kabbalah was written. Visit the ancient synagogues that lie alongside the Artists’ Quarter. www.tsfat.com

Nazareth

Negev & Arava

Caesarea This ancient port city is located mid-way between Tel Aviv and Haifa on the Israeli Mediterranean coast. Along with ancient ruins, including an amphitheatre which hosts regular music concerts, modern Caesarea, an upscale residential development, offers a choice of restaurants, galleries and lush golfing fairways.

Tel Dan Nature Reserve Tel Dan is a beautiful hiking area where the Dan River flows. Tel Dan www.parks.org.il

Dead Sea

Rosh Hanikra The largest church in the Middle East, the Church of the Annunciation, where it was revealed to Mary that she would conceive and give birth to the Son of God, is to be found in this city, the childhood home of Jesus. Gaze in awe at the view of the magnificent Jezreel Valley or experience 1st century life at the Nazareth Village. Tel: (04) 6456042 Visit the grottos, cableway and clifftop Snack-bar and restaurant at Rosh Hanikra’s Visitors Site. 10km north of Nahariya Tel: 073-2710100 www.rosh-hanikra.com

Tabgha

Galilee & Golan Heights

The lowest body of water on earth, this salt lake has an important biblical history and is also the site of many tourist facilities. Health and beauty products are manufactured from salt and minerals of the area. Herodian Situated in the Judean Desert with a clear view of Jerusalem, are the remains of an ancient heavily fortified palace including a luxurious bathhouse built by King Herod. This complex was also used as a command center during the Bar Kochva revolt. Ein Gedi

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On the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, is the traditional site of the multiplication of loaves and fishes, a story found in all four Gospels. The Hermon River Reserve A source of the Jordan River and

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An oasis located in the Judean Desert, mentioned several times in the bible and famous for its caves, springs, and rich diversity of flora and fauna. Massada

This world heritage site situated on a mountain top, is famous for the heroic last stand of Jewish zealots besieged by the Romans. The magnificent view of the desert panorama and the Dead Sea, along with various activities of the tourist center, make for an extraordinary experience. Underwater Observatory Marine Park - Eilat

Enjoy the underwater observatory, giant aquariums, underwater dive simulator and glass submarine. This marine park offers the richest presentation of animal life of the Red Sea.Tel: (08) 6364200 www.coralworld.com hello ISRAEL

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art & culture Please note that the events listed in this section do not cover all the cultural activities taking place during this period in Israel’s major cities. We recommend that you call the telephone numbers listed for reservations and further information. Events may be subject to change. Please confirm! Enjoy your stay.

Art TEL AVIV-YAFFO Art Museums Beit Hatfutsot, Museum of the Jewish People This museum tells the unique and ongoing story of the Jewish People. The museum presents thousands of years of a flourishing, multifaceted culture, bringing to life the unity that underlies the diversity of the Jewish culture. Tel Aviv University Campus, Matityahu Gate (#2), Klausner St., Ramat Aviv.

Tel: (03) 7457800 Opening Hours: Sun-Tues, Thurs 10am-4pm Wed 10 am-6pm, Fri 9am-1pm, Closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays www.bh.org.il Bible Museum Hosts constantly changing exhibitions by Israeli and foreign artists on biblical subjects from a secular perspective. 16 Rothschild Blvd. Tel Aviv. Tel: (03) 5177760 Opening Hours: Sun-Tues 9.30am12.30pm, Wed 9.30am-12.30pm / 4pm-9pm, Thurs-Fri 9.30am-12.30pm www.ilmuseums.com Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv Museum of Art’s extension space for modern and contemporary art exhibitions 5 Tarsat St. Tel. (03) 5287196 Officially re-opened in September 2009. www.tamuseum.com Nachum Gutman Museum Tucked away on a small street in Neve Tzedek, this delightful little

museum tells the story of one of Israel’s most famous artists. 21 Rokach Street (Neve Tzedek). Tel: (03) 5161970 Opening Hours: Sun-Wed 10am-4pm, Thurs 10am-7pm, Fri 10am-2pm, Sat 10am-5pm, www.gutmanmuseum.co.il Rubin Museum Recently renovated, this small museum located in the home of Reuven Rubin tells the story of the famous artist’s life and work. 14 Bialik St Tel. (03) 5255961 Opening Hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs, 10am-3pm, Tues 10am-8pm, Sat 11am-2pm www.rubinmuseum.org.i Tel Aviv Museum of Art Israel’s main art museum hosts more than half a million visitors per year. It features a dynamic program of changing and permanent exhibitions, cultural programs of classical and jazz music, performance arts, lecture series, special events, children’s programs, dance, and cinema. 27 Shaul Hamelech Ave, Tel Aviv Tel: (03) 6077020. Opening Hours:

Maya Israel's "Remains to be Seen" Exhibition at the Contemporary by Golconda Gallery. Tel: (03) 682 2777

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Art & CULTURE Mon, Wed, Sat 10am- 4pm, Tues, Thur 10am-10pm, Fri 10am- 2pm. Sun closed. www.tamuseum.com New EXHIBITION Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art FAMILY/TREE II New acquisitions donated by the Rivka Saker and Uzi Zucker Fund for Israeli Contemporary Art. Thirteen artists participate in Part II of the exhibition Family/Tree, with paintings, sculptures and installations. The age gap between them is over forty years, and in this sense they represent several generations and different artistic approaches in Israeli art. However, the works are all from the past decade, from 2000 onwards, except for one work dated 1996. As expected, there is similarity in the works, derived from the historical and artistic periods alike: a note of pessimism, death, decline and violence. Exhibition runs until March 13, 2010. 6 Tarsat Blvd, Tel Aviv. Opening Hours: Mon, Wed 10am-4pm, Tues, Thurs 10am-10pm, Fri 10am-2 pm, Sat 10am-4pm Sun closed. Information: (03) 5287196 www. tamuseum.com Galleries Alon Segev 6 Rothschild Blvd., Tel Aviv. Tel: (03) 6090769, Mon-Thurs, 12pm7pm, Fri 10am-1pm, www.alonsegevgallery.com Artists’ House 9 Alharizi St. Tel: (03) 5246685 Mon-Thur 10am-1pm, 5pm-7pm, Fri 10am-1pm Sat 10am-2pm www.ilmuseums.com Chelouche Gallery Scrabble – Nurit Yarden Feb 5- Mar 20 This photographic work walks the fine lines between object and concept, game and reality, the prohibited and permitted and the local and international. 5 Chissin St. Tel: (03) 5289713 Mon-Thurs 10am-1pm, 5 pm-7pm, Fri 10am-1pm www.chelouchegallery.com Dvir Gallery 11 Nachum St. Tel: (03) 6043003 Tue-Thur 11am-6pm, Fri-Sat 10am-1pm www.dvirgallery.com Engel Gallery 26 Gordon St. Tel: (03) 5225637

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Chelouche Gallery hosts Nurit Yarden's exhibition entitled "Scrabble" Gallery 39 for Contemporary Art 39 Nahmani St. Tel: (03) 5666631 Mon-Thurs.11am-7pm, Fri 10am-2pm, Sat 10am-1pm www.artgallery39.com Gebo Gallery 35 Shaul Hamelech Tel: 052-2570792, 077-3300141 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm, 4pm-7pm, Fri 11am-2pm www.gebogallery.com The Heder Gallery 11 Gottlieb St. Tel: (03) 5222402, Mon-Thur 12am-6 pm Fri 11am-2 pm Sat 11am-1pm www.theheder.com Gerstein Gallery 99 Ben Yehuda St. Tel: (03) 5293826 Sun-Thur 11am-7pm, Friday 10am-2pm www.davidgerstein.com Givon Gallery 35 Gordon St. Tel: (03) 5225427 Sun 10am-1pm, Mon-Thurs 10am-1pm, 5pm-7pm, Fri 10am-2 pm, Sat 11am-2pm www.givonartgallery.com Gordon Gallery 95 Ben Yehuda St. Tel: (03) 5240323 Mon-Thurs 1am-7pm, Fri 10am-2pm, Sat 10am-1pm www.gordongallery.co.il Hakibbutz Gallery 25 Dov Hoz St. Tel: (03) 5232533 Sun-Thurs 12pm-7pm www.kibbutzgallery.org.il HAR-EL PRINTERS & PUBLISHERS Printers and publishers of fine art limited editions and artists' books, this print work shop and gallery, established in 1974 creates original graphics and hosts exhibitions of established Israeli and international

artists. Visitors are welcomed in English, French, German and Hebrew and parking is plentiful. 8 Elizabeth Bergner St., Yaffo. Tel: (03) 6816834 or 0544-237320 Fax: (03) 6813563 USA: 1888 481 9095;Germany: 0800 181 9114 Sun-Thurs 9am-5pm, Fri 11am-2pm or by appointment. www.harelart.com Ilana Goor Museum 4 Mazal Dagim St, Old Jaffa Tel: (03) 6837676, Sun-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-6pm www.ilanagoor.com Minshar Gallery for Art 18 David Chachami St. Tel: (03) 6887090 Sun-Thurs 12pm-7pm Noga Gallery 60 Ahad Ha’am St.Tel: (03) 5660123 Mon-Thur 11am-7pm Fri-Sat 11am-2pm www.nogagallery.com Office in Tel Aviv (installation art) 1 Shlomo Hamelech St. Tel: (03) 5254191, Tue-Thurs 2pm-7pm Fri, Sat 11am-1pm www.officeintelavivgallery.com Rosenfeld Gallery 1 Shvil Hamifaal St. Tel. (03) 5229044, Tue -Thurs 12pm-7pm, Fri 11am-2pm, Sat 11am-1pm www.rg.co.il Sommer Contemporary Art 113 Rothschild Blvd. Tel: (03) 5166400 Mon-Thur 10am- 6pm Fri 10am-2pm Sat 11am-1pm www.sommercontemporaryart.com The Center for Contemporary Art 5 Kalisher St. Tel. (03) 5106111 Mon-Thur 2 pm – 7 pm Fri-Sat 10 am – 2 pm, www.cca.org.il


Art & CULTURE Herzliya Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art One of the most important contemporary art museums in Israel, this politically conscious, highly intelligent museum is well worth the 20-minute drive from Tel Aviv to Herzliya. 4 Habanim St. (09) 9551011, Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 10 am-2pm, Tues&Thurs 4pm-8pm herzliyamuseum.co.il

JERUSALEM ART MUSEUMS The Museum for Islamic Art The Museum’s permanent collections constitute one of the foremost collections of Islamic art and Antique Watches and Clocks. 2 Hapalmach St. Tel: (02) 5661291 www.islamicart.co.il The Israel Museum The Israel Museum is the largest and most important cultural institution in the country. The museum includes some 500,000 archeological and anthropological exhibits, displays of Judaica and ethnography, Israeli and international art. The Billy Rose Sculpture Garden includes works by Henry Moore and Picasso. The huge permanent collection is documented with temporary world-class exhibits each month.11 Ruppin Blvd. near the Knesset, Information: (02) 6708811 Opening Hours: Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 10am-5pm, Tues 10am-9pm Fri and holiday eves 10am-2pm Sat

and holidays 10am-5pm www.imj.org.il New exhibition The Museum for Islamic Art‬‬ “Afghanistan‬‬:‫‫‬‪ Landscapes from Beyond the Horizon” Photographed and curated by Helmut R. Schulze a renowned German photo journalist, this photographic exhibition follows his journeys across Afghanistan, a land of wild landscapes and bitter wars, Schulze portrays stunning views and its people, their daily lives and hardships. Visiting Afghanistan several times between 2002 and 2008 during all four seasons Schulze and his small team travelled about 4.000 kilometers throughout the country. The team accompanied military patrols to desolate villages where Schulze photographed breathtaking landscapes from the ground and while flying in a helicopter. This exhibition gives a very authentic picture of this downtrodden, but nevertheless wonderful country. Exhibition runs until June, 2010. 2 Hapalmach St. Tel: (02) 5661291 Opening Hours: Sun, Mon, Wed 10am-3pm, Tue, Thur 10am-7pm, Fri and holiday eves 10am-2pm, Sat and holidays 10am-4pm www.islamicart.co.il Galleries Eden Gallery 


10 King David Street Tel. (02) 6244831, Sun-Thur 9am9pm, Fri 9am-2pm www.eden-gallery.com Gerstein Studio/Gallery 13 Harekhvim st. Talpiyot. Tel: (02) 6781899 Sun – Thur 10am-5pm www.davidgerstein.com Jerusalem Artists’ House 12 Shmuel Hanagid St Tel. (02) 6253653, Sun-Thur 10am-1pm, 4pm-7pm Fri 10am-1pm Sat 11am-2pm, www.art.org.il Museum on the Seam International contemporary art on the theme of co-existence 4 Chel Handasa St. Tel. (02) 6281278, Sun-Thurs 10am7pm, Fri 10am-2pm, www.mots.org.il The Municipal Art Gallery 17 Yaffo St. Tel. (02) 6256937  Sun-Thur 8am-6pm The New Gallery The Jerusalem municipality’s collaborative contemporary art gallery Teddy Stadium, Tel. (02) 6792968 Sun-Thu 4pm-7pm www.thenewgallery.org.il Ticho House A lovely museum, garden and café, right in the center of town. Harav

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Herzliya Museum for Contemporary Art A COLLECTIVE DIARY, A CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN JOURNEY Encompassing the entire museum, this exhibition features photographs, video works, sculptures, collages, installations and paintings by twelve contemporary African artists. The curators present the results of a thoughtful exploration into contemporary African art offering a golden opportunity to become acquainted with art works that draw on different cultural experiences, while they address the human condition shared by all of us. Each participating artist deals in their own way with questions of identity and belonging and in particular with national, familial, personal and individual identity, within the world of contemporary art and media. Exhibition runs until April 6, 2010. 4 Habanim St. Tel: (09) 9551011, Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 10am-2pm, Tue & Thur 4pm-8pm www.herzliyamuseum.co.il hello ISRAEL

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Art & CULTURE Kook Street (near Zion Square) Museum and events: (02) 6245068 Café: (02) 6244186, Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 10am-5pm, Tues 10am-10pm, Fri 10am-2pm

Haifa The Haifa Museum of Art 26 Shabbetai Levi St. Tel: (04) 8523255 Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed 10am-4pm, Thurs 10am-7pm, Fri/holiday eves 10am-1pm, Sat/holidays 10am-3pm www.hma.org.il The Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art 89 Hanassi Ave Tel: (04) 8383554 Sun-Thu 10am-4pm, Fri/holiday eves 10am-1pm, Sat/holidays 10am-3pm www.hma.org.il Haifa City Museum Sun-Thurs 10am-4pm, Fri/holiday eves 10am-1pm, Sat/holidays 10am-3pm, www.hma.org.il

Dance TEL AVIV-YAFFO Venues

*8965 www.hatarbut.co.il Mayumana House 15 Louis Pasteur St., Yaffo. Tickets: (03) 6811787 www.mayumana.com/momentum Nahmani Theatre 4 Nahmani St. Tel Aviv. Tickets: (03) 5624091 Suzanne Dellal Center 5 Yeheli St, Neve Tzedek. Tickets: (03) 5105656 www.suzannedellal.org.il Tel Aviv Museum of Art 27 Shaul Hamelech Ave, Tel Aviv. Tickets: (03) 6077020 www.tamuseum.com Tmuna Theatre 8 Shontziynu St., Tel Aviv. Tickets: (03) 5611211 www.tmu-na.org.il

JERUSALEM Venues Bible Lands Museum Museum Row, 25 Granot St., Tickets: (02) 5611066 www.blmj.org

Inbal Multicurtural Ethnic Centre 5 Yeheli St, Neve Tzedek. Tickets: (03) 5166333 www.inbalethnic.co.il

Rebecca Crown Auditorium 20 Marcus St. Tickets: (02) 5605755 www. jerusalem-theatre.co.il

Mann Auditorium 1 Huberman St., Tel Aviv. Tickets:

The Lab 28 Derech Hevron St., Jerusalem.

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“Momentum” by Mayumana From a creative process started in a basement in Tel Aviv, Mayumana has become a world wide phenomenon and brand name that stands for international talent, theater, fun and a cool trendy image. Multi-talented performers delight with a unique dance and percussion show based on skill, rhythm, visual effects and humor, a smashing production with a vivacious beat. Mayumana House. Various dates. [159NIS] www.mayumana.com

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Tickets: (02) 6292001 www.maabada.org.il The Jerusalem Centre for Performing Arts, Sherover Theatre 20 Marcus St., Jerusalem. Tickets: (02) 5605755 www.jerusalem-theatre.co.il Performances Batsheva Dance Company “Mamutot”, “Kamuyot”, “Three”, “HORA” With great skill choreographer Ohad Naharin leads this internationally acclaimed dance group and creates excellently executed and unique productions. The public is spoilt for choice in February with four different shows to choose from. Suzanne Dellal. Various dates. [140/120NIS] www.batsheva.co.il Dana Ruttenberg Dance Group “NABA (Na Baozen)” Award-winning choreographic talent Ruttenberg has created works that have been showcased locally and internationally. This new project is a revolutionary interactive dance work for which every audience member receives an Audio Guide enabling the choice of their very own private soundtrack. An adventurous work challenging performance norms. Suzanne Dellal, Feb 3 9pm [80NIS] www.drdg.co.il Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak Dance Company “Rushes” Creating unique and award winning dance performances, this performance


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Art & CULTURE saw the collaboration of Pinto and Pollak with the American based Pilobolus Dance Theater. Dancing chairs and ice-skating. Jacques Tati meets Gogol and the Marx brothers. An isolated society of broken dreams. Suzanne Dellal, Feb 15-17 9pm [130/110NIS] www.inbalpinto.com Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company - World Premiere of “InfraRed” One of Israel's prominent dance companies with wide international acclaim for its exclusive and unique character presents a work in which superb dancers reveal an aspect of the world which is invisible to the human eye. Various venues and dates. Tel: (09) 9540403 or www.kcdc.co.il [169NIS] Maria Kong Dancers Company “Fling” This new contemporary dance company comprising seasoned and talented dancers who work together as a team sharing ideas, values and thoughts and achieve goals by, by constant dialogue and discovery. Their premiere performance follows characters represent a wide range of emotional elements. The plot wends dynamically through the forces and conflicts of those elements. Nahmani Theatre, Feb 20, 21 9pm, Feb 19 2pm [100NIS] www.mariakong.com

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Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company - World Premiere of “InfraRed”

Noa Dar Dance Group “The Dream is a Great Painter” This group consisting of dancers, musicians and visual artists who have developed a unique movement and visual language entertain with this extra-special dance/theater production for children creating a colorful and rich world of imagination based on Leah Goldberg’s poetry. Tel Aviv Museum, Feb 20 11.30am [70NIS] www.noadar.com Yoram Karmi Fresco Dance Company “Particle Accelerator” This highly talented group's style

varies and is made up of different dance techniques with a strong emphasis on technique, individual style and character. “Particle Accelerator” takes place in a laboratory and during the high speed movement, encounters are borne – effecting the status and state of mind of the figures. Suzanne Dellal, Feb 21-22 9pm [100NIS] www.fresco.org.il Yossi Berg and Oded Graf “4 Men, Alice, Bach and the Deer” This freelance dancer-choreographer duo has created and performed through out the world and has


LIVE MUSIC TEL AVIV-YAFFO Venues Concert Halls Mann Auditorium 1 Huberman St., Tel Aviv www.hatarbut.co.il Tickets for the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra: (03) 6211777

Tmuna Theatre 8 Shontziynu St., Tel Aviv. Tickets: (03) 5611211 www.tmu-na.org.il Zappa Club Ramat Hachayal, Tel Aviv. Tel: (03) 7674646 www.zappa-club.co.il

JERUSALEM AND AREA Tel Aviv Museum of Art 27 Shaul Hamelech Ave, Tel Aviv. Tickets: (03) 6077020 www.tamuseum.com The Opera House - Tel-Aviv Performing Arts Center 19 Shaul Hamelech St., Tel Aviv. Tickets: (03) 6927777 www.israel-opera.co.il Music Clubs & Cabaret Jazz Alley 8 Mazal Dagim Alley, Old Yaffo. Tickets: (03) 6812126 www.jazzshlomi.com Reading 3 3 HaTaarukha St., Tel Aviv. Tickets: (03) 762 4000 www.reading3.co.il

Venues Concert Halls Beit Avi Chai 44 King George St, Jerusalem. Tickets: (02) 621-5900 www.bac.org.il Bible Lands Museum Museum Row, 25 Granot St. Tickets: (02) 5611066 www.blmj.org Church of the Latrun Monastry Latrun Junction. Tickets: (02) 5356954 Kiryat Yearim Church Abu Gosh. Tickets: *8965 St. Vincent de Paul Convent

Mamilla Blvd. opp. the Yaffo Gate, Old City, Jerusalem. Tickets: (02) 5356954 Music Clubs & Cabaret Yellow Submarine 13 Erkevim St., Industrial Area, Talpiyot, Jerusalem. Tel: (02) 6794040 www. yellowsubmarine.org.il Feb 11-14 Loving in all Languages – Celebrating Valentine’s Day A musical weekend of concerts hosted by the Herzilya Center for Performing Arts brings together talented artists performing love songs in a variety of different languages and styles. Award-winning Israeli singer and actress Miri Mesika celebrates the release of her third album and performs her greatest hits. Sassi Keshet in his elegant style entertains with a selection of romantic French chansons from the likes of Yves Montond and Meital Trabelsi sings hits of South America’s Mercedes Sosa translated into Hebrew. A concert dedicated to operatic music, another to the sounds of Latin American and as part of their winter

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LIVE MUSIC tour, Mashina, considered by many to be Israel's most important and influential rock band will treat their audience to songs from their latest album. Herzilya Center for the Performing Arts, 15 Jabotinsky St., Herzilya. Tickets: (09) 9729969 Feb 13 Flamenco Pearls Baldi Olier is a guitar virtuoso, composing and arranging Flamenco music combined with authentic gypsy, Latin and Mediterranean motifs. Performing with his two sons, Adam and Barak and accompanied by the Jerusalem Festival Orchestra, this world-renowned artist whose unique guitar technique characterized by uncommon richness and immense feeling and sensitivity, and whose stage appearance exudes great charisma and charm, is sure to capture the hearts of the audience. St. Vincent de Paul Convent.

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HaGroovatron Feb 5-26 Embarking on a countrywide tour, this 8 person band bring to life the spirit of traditional Israeli music by taking classic songs and rearranging and performing them in a vast variety of Styles such as rock and roll, funk, reggae, country and western and “all that jazz�. Known for taking their work seriously as they pay attention to every aspect of the show incorporating costumes, props and hilarious skits into an unforgettable music celebration. For further information and show venues Tel: (03) 6868052 www.groovatron.co.il

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Baldo Olier and his sons accompanied by the Jerusalem Festival Orchestra perform "Flamenco Pearls"


SHOPPING & FASHION The following index is a short sample of Israel's best shopping establishments. You are welcome to send us your personal recommendations to mailto:mail@helloisrael.net

Country - Wide Fine Jewelry H.Stern In all major hotels H.Stern is one of the best-known international jewelers with boutiques at all major hotels. Hilton Tel Aviv, (03) 5249616, David Citadel,Jerusalem, (02) 6243606, Hilton Queen of Sheba Promenade Eilat, (08) 6331525 & Ben Gurion Airport. Miller A special selection of models and designs by world’s most famous jewelry designers and a unique variety of own crafted jewels. For store locations see ad on page 3. Main store: 157 Dizengoff St. Tel: Tel (03) 5249383.

Arad Factory - Tel: (02) 9903528 www.deadseashop.co.il Fashion Gottex A wide selection of swim and beach wear. Main store, 62 Anilevitch St. Tel Aviv. Tel. (03) 5373879 www.gottex.com

Tel Aviv-Yaffo Basel Quarter Fashion Yalduti Infants and children’s fashion 34 Basel St. Tel. (03) 5465694 Mother Land Exclusive importer maternity wear, strollers, prams and more. 38 Basel St. Tel. (03) 5460611 www.motherland.co.il

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Sea of Life Stores Tel Aviv - Tel: (03) 5292981 Netanya - Tel: (09) 8325567 Tiberias - Tel: (04) 6715204 Ein Bokek at Ein Hatchelet Tel: (02) 9903525 Neve Midbar, Dead Sea North Tel: (02) 9401818 Eilat - Tel: 052-5910006 Head Office - Tel: (02) 9903500

Menifa Glass works, jewelry, ethnic works 1 Alkalai St. Tel. (03) 6054505 Hagar Satat Jewelry, 37 Basel St., Tel (03) 6023718

Souvenirs Daniella Lehavi Leather bags and shoes by top Israeli designer, 34 Basel St. Tel. (03) 5440573 www.daniellalehavi.com Del-Arte Colorful home accessories 9 Ashtori HaFarchi St. Tel (03) 5466993 www.del-arte.co.il Ben Yehuda Street Fashion AXELA Designer clothing, bathing suits, handbags, accessories and more... 96 Ben Yehuda St. Tel. (03) 5275371, 077-2012530 Caf’e Bizarre Street fashion and accessories 150 Ben Yehuda St. www.cafebizarre.co.il OLIVIA Elite fashion for women 218 Ben Yehuda St., Tel. (03) 6044197 Inn7 Premium street wear brands 177 Ben Yehuda St., Tel. (‭‭03) 6201022 Accessories Déjà Vu Designers Eyewear 121 Ben Yehuda St. Tel. (03)5275278 Shell Yaell Contemporary shell craft design 187 Ben Yehuda St. Souvenirs Raphael's Original handmade crafts by talented Israeli designers. 94 Ben Yehuda St. Tel. (03) 5273619 Beauty AHAVA Hiton Hotel (Lobby) Hayarkon Street – Gan Haatzama’ut Tel. (03) 5220120

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Shopping & fASHION Dizengoff Street

164 Dizengoff St.Tel. (03) 5270379 www.dorinf.com

Fashion BANKER Israeli designers and imported men and women’s fashion 210 Dizengoff St. Tel. (03) 5290358 Banot – Loulou Liam Israeli women’s designer 212 Dizengoff St. Tel. (03) 5291175 Block 190 Trendy international premium brand store, 190 Dizengoff St., Tel. (03) 5279951 Claude Samuel Supremely elegant eyewear 17 Dizengoff St. Tel: (03) 6208882 Claudette Zorea Israeli women’s designer 236 Dizengoff St., Tel. (03) 542447 Couple Of Women’s shoe designers 207 Dizengoff St., Tel.(03) 6044451 David Sasson Men’s fashion, 170 Dizengoff St. Tel. (03) 5298536 www.davidsassoon.co.il Dorin Frankfurt Israeli women’s designer

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Imuma Unique handmade shoes by Israeli designers. 114 Dizengoff St. Tel. 077-4430632 Salon Malka Wide selection of swim and beach wear. 160 Dizengoff St. Tel. (03) 5228558 Accessories Amaro Jewelry, 226 Dizengoff St., Tel. (03) 5242479 Dori Csengeri Hand embroidered jewelry – featured in Vogue Magazine 242 Dizengoff St. Tel. (03) 6043273 www.doricsengeri.com Souvenirs Bauhaus Center 99 Dizengoff St. Excellent selection of books and functional designs, Tel. (03) 5220249 Antiquariat – M.Pollak Israel’s oldest and most renowned firm (1899) for antique maps and prints of the Holy Land. Lithographs

and etching from 16th century; Art Deco, Jewish art, antiquarian and rare books. King George St. Tel. (03) 5281336, 5288613. MAZAL TOV Israeli gifts and jewelry to bring back home with you. Starts from 1$ [full VAT refund]. 159 Dizengoff st., Tel Aviv. Gan Hahashmal The Gan Hahashmal (Electricity Garden) lies between the streets of Allenby, Yehuda Halevy, Barzilay & Hahashmal. This is where you will find a concentration of cutting-edge boutiques, studios of apparel and accessory designers. Fashion Shine Israeli women’s designer 12 HaRakevet St. Tel. (03) 5601658 Accessories Ruby Star Jewelry, Levontin 28 St. Tel. 077-5606500 TES Handbag designer 12 HaRakevet St.Tel. (03) 5601482 www.teschic.com


Shopping & fASHION Souvenirs Tifa-Arts Imprinted Art – Leather accessories,ceramics and glass works and more. 2 Levontin St. Tel: 052-2660250, 052-2369606, www.tifa-arts.com Kikar Hamedina

Ada Handbags, Accessories, Clothing 6 Heh B’Iyar St., Tel. (03) 6956701 Accessories TimesQuare Watch Boutique 62 Heh B’Iyar St., Tel. (03) 6040767

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Sigal Dekel Israeli designer for women’s fashion 15 Achva St. (on the corner of Shabazi St.), Tel. (03) 5165224

He BeEyar St., Hamedina Square. The most exclusive shopping district in Israel where you will find the biggest fashion name brands – from Bulgari to Armani

Green Vurcel Silversmiths & Jewelers 52 Heh B’Iyar St., Tel. (03) 5465661

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Blue Bandan Gifts, Housewares 52 Heh B’Iyar St., Tel. (03) 6021686

Amor Fashion and accessories designed by the best: Valentino, Fendi, D&G, etc 6 and 74 He BeEyar St. Tel. (03) 6967587, 6956533 Helga Design Imported premium brands for women 12 Heh B’Iyar St. Tel. (03) 6955488 Mika Leather wear for women 48 Heh B’Iyar St. Tel. (03) 5468150 TACTIC Imported premium brands for men and women, 32 Heh B’Iyar St., Tel. (03) 6967173

Skalski Leather Boutique Original designs of fine leather accessories, bags, purses and belts. 19 Aboulafia St. Tel: (03)6834505 www.skalskidesign.com

Nachalat Binyamin Souvenirs Nachalat Binyamin Bazaar Colorful arts and crafts bazaar combined with street theatre, musicians and jugglers. This is an excellent place to shop for unique gifts. Tues: 9.30am-5.30pm, Fri: 9am-4pm Florentine Accessories

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Accessories Agas and Tamar Jewelry 43 Shabazi St. Tel. (03) 5168421 Mishkafayim Eyewear boutique 14 Shabazi St., Tel. (03)5166202 Ayala Bar Jewelry36 Shabazi St. Tel. (03) 5100082 Souvenirs Badim Exquisite textile shop 42 Shabazi St. Tel. (03) 5164269

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Sea of Life “Mineral Flowers” Spring has arrived early in the form of Sea of Life’s “Mineral Flowers”; cosmetic products based on the natural extracts of flowers together with mud and minerals from the Dead Sea. Included in this refreshing range are facial products such as Day and Night Creams, a rich Wash-off Mask and a Facial Wash which doubles as a very effective make-up remover.

Arad in the Negev Desert. (Sea of Life exports to Japan and enjoys success in department stores such as “Loft”, “It’s Demo” and “Plaza”). For further information on this range and the other impressive Sea of Life ranges you are invited to contact the Customer Service and Order Centre Tel: (02) 5709484 or visit www.deadsea.cc

“Mineral Flowers” pampers all types of skin with the Rose-Geranium line for normal and combination skin, the Almond Blossom line for dry skin and the Chamomile line for sensitive skin. Sea of Life products including attractive and wonderfully packaged Gift Packs make for the perfect gift, combining the unique mix of revitalizing essential minerals and the stimulating purity of flower essences. These distinctive products are available through a country-wide chain of 25 stores, including the Arad and Alon Factory shops in

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Shopping & fASHION Sheinkin Street

10am-4pm, Sat 11am-10pm Tel: (03) 5442834, www.galilees.co.il

Fashion Story Trendy international premium brand store, 60 Sheinken St. Tel. (03) 560391 Hashmal 15 Street fashion, 34 Sheinkin St., Tel. (03) 6291119 Accessories Michal Negrin Romantic, imaginary colorful jewelry by world-wide known Israeli designer 37 Sheinkin St. Tel. (03) 5252752 www.michalnergin.com Tel Aviv Port Tel Aviv’s old port (“Namal Tel Aviv� in Hebrew), dating back to 1936, has been renovated into a trendy complex where you can shop and eat; at night, go clubbing or bar hopping. www.namal.co.il Fashion Bait Ba'Namal “Empowering Women� is the basic statement reflected in comme il faut’s Bait Ba'Namal, a shopping center focused on women’s needs. Hangar 26, Tel (03)6041025 www.baitbanamal.co.il Souvenirs & Accessories Idit Jewelry and Judaica designs 1 Yordei Hasira, Tel. (03) 5440067 www.iditjewelry.com Galilee’s Galilee’s are proud to present the very best of the Galilee, an authentic series of selected products created by hand, produced from the land, and harvested from nature. Bait Ba’Namal, Hangar 26, Tel Aviv Port. Sun-Thur 10am-10pm, Fri

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Gal Designs A special collection of unique garments and accessories made from colorful, especially designed fabrics. All items are handmade in limited editions. Bait Ba’Namal, Hangar 26, Tel Aviv Port, Sun-Thur 10am-10pm, Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 11am-10pm Tel: (03) 5461568 LE'ELA This unique shop is a true palace of Israeli design, offering various household items, appliances, fashion accessories and more. Bait Ba’Namal, Hangar 26, Tel Aviv Port. Sun-Thur 10am-10pm, Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 11am-10pm Tel: 0544 627410 Sisters A women-friendly sex shop. Official importers of the Fun Factory brand from Germany. Bait Ba’Namal, Hangar 26, Tel Aviv Port. Sun-Thur 10am-10pm, Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 11am-10pm Tel: (03) 5466906, www.sisters.co.il

Ramat Gan I.D.C Israel Diamond Center The largest selection diamonds and jewelry at wholesale prices. Gemological certificate and international guarantee for each item. All purchases are tax-exempt with 16.5% VAT refund. 1 Jabotinsky St. Ramat-Gan. For a free pick-up from your hotel call Tel. (03) 5757979.

Jerusalem Alrov Mamilla Avenue Souvenirs Israel Government Coins and Medals

This store carries special commemorative medals, watches, various framed memorabilia, and modern and ancient coins and jewelry. Open Sunday-Thursday 9 am-6 pm, Friday 9 am-1 pm. Mamilla Mall (near Jaffa Gate), Jerusalem. Tel.(02) 625-9294. www.coins.co.il. Beauty AHAVA Alrov Mamilla Avenue Tel.(02) 6243929 Ein Bokek Beach Ein Ha’tchelet Shopping Mall Dead Sea – Israel, Tel. (08) 9952073 Massada Mountain Tel: (08) 6584319/27 AHAVA Visitor Center Dead Sea Laboratories Plant Tel. (02) 9945117, (02) 9945123 Fax. (02) 9945122 Yaffo Street Khalifa Shoes The largest selection in the world of Teva Naot. 44 Jaffa St. (corner of Rav Kook St., Opposite the Zion Square), Jerusalem. Sun. – Thurs. 8:30am – 7:30pm, Fri. 8:30am – 2:30pm. Tel: (02) 6257027 www.khalifashoes.com the Old City Fashion Claire Fashion Charming boutique located close to the Old City in the upscale neiberhood of Baka, near the German Colony. The owners, a Parisian couple, offer imports from France, Italy and England as well as Israeli made garments. 54 Derech Beit lechem St. Tel. (02)6232833 Souvenirs Hutsot Hayotzer Jerusalem artists display their creations in this art center. Open Sunday-Thursday 10 am-5 pm, Friday 10 am-2 pm. Across the street from Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem. www.hutzot-hayotzer.com. Khader M. Baidun and Sons Covering nearly an entire block and includes beautiful jewelry, wellpreserved Bronze Age jugs and other antiquities. Daily 10:30 am-4 pm. 20 Via Dolorosa, Old City, Jerusalem. Tel. (02) 6261469. www.baidun.com. Palestinian Pottery East Jerusalem shop features a fine selection of pottery crafted by the Balian family, whose works have been exhibited all over the world, including Washington D.C.’s Smithsonian Museum. Open MondaySaturday 9 am-4 pm. 14 Nablus Road, Jerusalem. Tel. (02) 6282826. www.palestinianpottery.com.


dining out Taste Israel’s Street Eats The Israel experience is one packed full of colorful, interesting and diverse sights, sounds and arguably most importantly, tastes. In addition to the myriad of excellent world-class sit-down eating establishments, an integral part of Israeli life are the “street food” vendors, who offer popular traditional foods served up fresh, hot and ready-to-go. Falafel Popularly regarded as one of Israel’s national dishes, although originating in Egypt, this vegetarian delight consists of deep-fried balls made of hummus (chickpeas) and spices. Eaten as they are or served in a fresh pita bread, they can be enjoyed with hummus, tehina, taboule, chopped salad and a variety of pickles. Depending on how hungry you are you may order a half pita (4 falafel balls) or a whole one (6 falafel balls) and don’t forget some fries on top for the real deal. A selection of the Best Falafel Spots: Falafel Gina – Tel Aviv/Yaffo Tasty falafel served in a delicious home-made pita, with fast and generous service. 22 Shenkin St. and 126 Menachem Begin Way, Tel Aviv; 6 Shalbin St., Yaffo.

shavings of meat in a pita or a laffa (the Middle Eastern equivalent of a burrito) with healthy servings of hummus, tehina and a colorful choice of salads and pickles.

is also enjoyed as an appetizer, dip and accompaniment to a main meal with garnishes such as caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms and fava beans.

A selection of the Best Shawarma Spots: Shawarma Emil - Haifa Its excellent reputation is because of its excellent meat. 33 Derech Allenby, Haifa.

A selection of the Best Hummus Spots: Ali Karawan - Abu Hasan Old Yaffo A small restaurant that draws the crowds with its incredibly tasty hummus, maybe even the best around! 1 HaDolfin St., Yaffo.

Keter HaMizrach - Tel Aviv Turkey shawarma, comfortable seating and the house hot sauce is recommended. 115 Ibn Gvirol, Tel Aviv. Shemesh - Tel Aviv Easily recognizable from the crowd outside queuing for this mythological shawarma. 85 Jabotinsky St., Ramat Gan.

Falafel Mevorach - Tel Aviv A smallish but well established shop serving a good-sized falafel balls. 191 Ibn Gvirol, Tel Aviv. Falafel Shlomo - Jerusalem Superb falafel prepared in this shop, first opened in 1946 and still going strong. Kosher. 9 Musayof St., Buchari Neighborhood, Jerusalem.

Sa’id - Acco Excellent hummus served with a large variety of accompaniments and a popular breakfast spot. Old City Market, Acco.

Falafel HaZkanim - Haifa With a secret falafel recipe, this well-known institution prepares a falafel meal to perfection. 18 Wadi St., Haifa. Shawarma For those wanting a more substantial street meal, this option is the best bet. Turkey or mutton is cooked on a rotating spit, which allows the meat to marinate in its own juice. You can choose to eat these succulent

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Hummus This smooth thick mixture of mashed chickpeas, tahini, oil, lemon juice and garlic is not only an important ingredient in the making of a falafel or shawarma pita, but

Hummus Ashkra - Tel Aviv Delicious fare served in a special atmosphere. 45 Yermiyahu St., Tel Aviv. Abu Shukri - Abu Gosh Village Great service and food served up in the unique environs of the Abu Gosh Arab village. Village Center, Abu Gosh.


Dining out The index of restaurants listed below is a mere taste of the culinary experience that Israel has to offer. These establishments represent our selection of eateries that are really worth a visit. If you wish to add to this list with a personal recommendation, feel free to drop us an email on: mail@helloisrael.net Price Levels: Inexpensive - up to NIS 70 Moderate - NIS 80 to 150 High - NIS 160 and up

TEL AVIV-YAFFO Asian Sakura - Japanese A tiny gem; authentic Japanese restaurant, favoured by Japanese ex-pats. Sun-Sat noon-midnight, 79 King George St, Tel. (03) 6212900, Price Level: Moderate Sushi Samba - Japanese fusion The Tel-Aviv branch of the successful restaurant chain. Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine. Sun-Fri noon-1.00am, Sat 11am-1.00 am, 27 HaBarzel St, Ramat HaChayal. Reservations only, Tel. (03) 6444345 Price Level: High

Thai House Authentic Thai cuisine. Sun-Sat. noon-midnight. 8 Bograshov St, Reservations optional, Tel. (03) 5178568, Price Level: Moderate Yakimono - upscale Japanese Sun-Fri-noon-5.00pm, noon-12.30am, Sat. noon-12.30am, 19 Rothschild Blvd, Reservations only, Tel. (03) 5175171, Price Level: High Bar & Restaurant Juz & Loz The famously Lesbian chefs make superb dishes from whatever they find fresh in the Carmel Market. The menu is hand-typed in Hebrew only. Intimate, warm atmosphere with candlelight, flea-market furniture and Arab pop music. Sun-Thur. 12.30 pm – 3.30 pm, 6.30 pm -3 am, 51 Yehuda Halevi St Reservations not accepted – and there’s always a queue, Tel (03) 5606385, Price Level: Moderate Nanouchka Authentic Georgian (Eastern Europe) restaurant. After 10.30 pm it becomes a crowded bar scene with excellent DJs. Sun-Sat. noon – last customer 28 Lilienblum St, Tel. (03) 5162254 Price Level: Moderate

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Kibbutz B’Ir Creating a familiar atmosphere of communal living with good music and great food at excellent prices. Sun-Sat from 8pm. 4 Kaplan St., Tel: 050-6664722 Price Level: Inexpensive Sheila Trendy Sheila combines excellent cuisine and an easy, bar-style ambience. Sun-Thur. 7pm-midnight, Fri-Sat 1pm-midnight, 182 Ben Yehuda St Reservations recommended Tel. (03) 5221224, Price Level: Moderate Tapeo Tapas bar Sun-Sat. 19.00-last customer, Haarbaa 16, Reservations recommended, Tel. (03) 6240484, Price Level: Moderate Nana Bar A romantic bistro with a charming patio and a private room that becomes a lively bar towards the smaller hours of the night. Sun-Sat noon-1.00am. 1 Ahad Ha’am St, Neve Tzedek, Reservations recommended, Tel. (03) 5161915 Price Level: Moderate Bistro Caffe Tazza D’oro A charming café with good food and the best coffee in town. Sun-Fri 7.30am-midnight, Sat 8.30am- midnight, 6 Ahad Ha’am St, Neve Tzedek. No Reservations required, Tel. (03) 5166329 Price Level: Inexpensive-Moderate

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Adora Mediterranean cuisine by the young and promising Chef Avi Biton. MonThur. noon-5pm, 7pm-midnight, Fri. noon-4pm, 9pm-midnight, Sat. 9am5pm, 7pm-midnight. 226 Ben Yehuda St, Reservations only, Tel. (03) 6050896, Price Level: Moderate

90 Ben Yehuda St. Tel-Aviv, (Between Mapu& Gordon St.) Tel: (03)5273394

Brasserie M&R Tel Aviv’s most popular brasserie is a consistent favorite with the critics 70 Ibn Gvirol St, Dinner Reservations recommended, Tel. (03) 6967111 Price Level: Moderate Dallal Well-prepared, imaginative comfort food served in an elegantly renovated Ottoman-era home. Sun-Sat. noon-midnight. Kol Israel Haverim St (corner of Shabazi St), Neve Tzedek Reservations recommended, Tel. (03) 5109292 Price Level: Moderate

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Dining out Fish & Seafood Beni HaDayag (Beni the fisherman) Middle Eastern salads (mezze) and a variety of fish and meat, always grilled to perfection. Sun-Sat. 10am-1.00am. 1Yorday HaSira St, Tel Aviv Port, Reservations optional ,Tel (03) 5440518, Price Level: Moderate Carmela BaNachala The beautifully renovated, early twentieth-century building is the perfect setting for the chef’s Mediterranean cuisine. Sun-Thurs. noon-11pm, Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 10am-10pm. 46 HaTavor St, (on the outskirts of the Carmel Market) Reservations recommended, Tel (03) 5161417, Price Level: High Chloelys Located in Ramat-Gan’s diamond district, 5 minutes’ from Tel Aviv, this exclusive chef’s restaurant is one of the best fish restaurants in Israel. Sun-Fri noon – 11.30 pm, Sat. noon – 4 pm 16 Abba Hillel St, Ramat Gan Reservations only, Tel. (03) 5752445 www.chlolys.rest-e.co.il, Price Level: High Fortuna Del Mar With its fabulous location and array of exciting dishes, this restaurant offers a memorable seaside dining experience. Open daily. 9.30 am – 11pm 14 Peri Eliezer St (Tel Aviv’s marina, near the Carlton Hotel) Reservations recommended. Tel. (03) 5236730, Price Level: Moderate Manta Ray One of the most popular restaurants in Tel Aviv, this excellent seafood restaurant is famous for its opening mezze (Mediterranean appetizers) Open Daily. 9am-midnight Alma Beach (by the Etzel House Museum parking lot), Reservations only, Tel. (03) 5174773, Price Level: Moderate-High Mul Yam The restaurant creative kitchen offers fine plates using premium sea products from around the world. The first and only Israeli restaurant to be included in Les Grandes Tables Du Monde. Sun-Fri. 12.30 pm-3.30 pm, 7.30 pm-11pm Sat. 1.00pm-4.00 pm 7.30 pm-11 pm, Hangar 24, Tel Aviv Port, Reservations only, Tel. (03) 5469920, Price Level: High Turqouise Changing menu with local and imported fish and seafood, good wine menu and attentive staff has made this restaurant a favorite. Sun-Thurs. 10am-midnight, Fri-Sat. 9.30am-

midnight. 6 Rosenblum Herzl St, Sea& Sun Complex Reservations only Tel (03) 6996370, Price Level: Moderate-High French Messa One of the most beautiful restaurants in Israel with an impressive white onwhite dining room and an equally lavish all-black bar. This Levantine chef’s kitchen evokes the flavors of the Middle East with fancy continental flourishes. Sun-Sat. noon -3.30 pm, 7 pm-12 am 19 HaArba’a St, Reservations only, Tel. (03) 6856859, Price Level: High Yoezer Wine Bar Located in an Ottoman-era Jaffa building, Yoezer has one of the most comprehensive wine menus in Israel. French-inspired cuisine. Sun-Fri. 12.30pm-1.00am, Sat 11.00 am-1.00 pm, 2 Yoeser IshHabira, Jaffa (near the Clock Tower). Reservations recommended, Tel. (03) 6839115 Price Level: High

Italian Bellini The Bellini restaurant is located in the Suzanne Dellal Centre, in Neve Tzedek. It features a selection of antipasti and classical Italian starters, followed by dishes starring pasta, fish, meat and seafood. Open Daily from noon to midnight. 6 Yechieli st. Suzanne Dellal Centre, Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv. For reservations (03)5178486 Cantina An Italian restaurant that is a hangout for local celebs, Sun-Sat noon-midnight. 71 Rothschild Blvd. Reservations only, Tel. (03) 6205051, Price Level: Moderate-High Ernesto A great authentic Italian restaurant with a charming balcony for outdoor sitting. 90 Ben Yehuda St. Tel: (03)5273394, Price Level: Inexpensive-Moderate

Italian Mediterranean Cuisine Meat, Fish & Seafood

Live music every Friday night 106 HaYarkon St. Tel-Aviv (Free parking) Tel: (03)5246837 O p e n : 12 p m t o 12 a m , w w w . r e s t . c o . i l / b o ccacci o

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Dining out Herbert Samuel Jonathan Roshfeld’s elegant restaurant is a critics’ favourite Sun-Sat. 12.30pm- 12.30am. 6 Koifman St, Reservations only Tel. (03) 5166516, Price Level: High

The restaurant hires and trains at risk youth from disadvantaged backgrounds. Sun-Thur noon - 11pm, Fri 11am-4.00 pm, Sat8.00 pm-11p.m, 4 Weizmann St (AsiaHouse)Reservations only, Tel. (03) 6091331, Price Level: High

Stefan Braun Levantine-style kebabs and salads served in a romantic, Ottomanstyle setting, Sun-Sat. noon-2am, 99 Allenby St (in the courtyard), Reservations recommended, Tel (03) 5604725, Price Level: Moderate

Osteria da Fiorella The first and most authentic Italian in town. 148 Ben Yehuda St. Reservation recommended. Tel: (03)5248818

Shmulik Cohen Traditional dishes that your Polish grandmother used to make. Mon-Thu 10am-10pm, Friday till 4pm. 146 Herzl St Tel. (03) 6810222 Price Level: Inexpensive

Abu Hassan One of the most famous hummus joints in Israel Sun-Fri. 8am - till the hummus is finished (usually around 2pm), 1 HaDolphin St, Jaffa, Price Level: Inexpensive

Pronto Top recommendation for fine northern Italian cuisine, Sun-Sat. 12.30pm-1.00am. 26 Nachmani St, Reservations recommended, Tel (03) 5660915, Price Level: High Tony Vespa Excellent “Rome Style” rectangular shaped pizza slices sold by weight. Sun-Sat. noon-2am. 267 Dizengoff St (03) 5460000, Price Level: Inexpensive Toto Critics love the Mediterraneaninfluenced cuisine at this airy, stylish restaurant, Sun-Sat. noon-midnight. 4 Berkovitch St (behind the Tel Aviv Museum of Art), Reservations only, Tel (03) 6935151, (03) 6935152, Price Level: High Kosher Bruno Mediterranean cuisine with an open kitchen and a great view. Sun-Thur 12 pm-4.00.pm, 7.00.pm11 pm, Azrieli Center, 3rd floor Reservations recommended, Tel. (03) 6093030, Price Level: High Lilit Meat dishes with Californian and Mediterranean influences.

Pasha Turkish and Kurdish cuisine Sun-Thur. noon-midnight, Fri. 12p,5pm, Sat. 8pm-1am, 8 HaArba’a St Tel. (03) 5617778, Price Level: Inexpensive-Moderate Meat A Place for Meat True to its name – a carnivore’s heaven serving the finest cuts of home-aged meat. Mon-Sat. noon-16pm, 7pm-midnight, 64 Shabazi St, Neve Tzedek, Reservations optional, Tel (03) 5104020, Price Level: Moderate-High Boccaccio Mediterranean-Italian cuisine An intimate dining experience with a glimpse of the sea. Sun-Sat. noon-midnight. 106 Hayarkon St (in front of Dan Hotel). Reservations recommended, Tel (03) 03.5246837 Price Level: Moderate Charcuterie Home-made sausages and fine meat dishes complemented by the old market streets of beautiful Jaffa, Mon-Sat. noon-5pm, 7pm-2am, 3 Rabbi Hanina St, Jaffa, Reservations only, Tel (03) 6828843 Price Level: Moderate-High

Mid-Eastern

Dr. Shakshuka Tripoli cuisine, with an emphasis on the baked egg-and-tomato dish called shakshuka Sun-Thur. 8am-midnight, Fri. 8am-5pm, Sat. 8pm-midnight, 3 Beit Eshel, Jaffa, No reservations required, Price Level: Inexpensive Pini BaHatzer Facing the beach where Jaffa and Tel Aviv meet, this restaurant serves Turkish and Kurdish cuisine. Enjoy the outside terrace at sunset.Sun-Sat. 9am-11.30pm, 6 Nahum Goldman Boardwalk, Jaffa. Reservations recommended Tel (03) 6822111 Price Level: Moderate-High Cafes 10 Idelson Delicious pastries and cakes and excellent (mostly fish& dairy) dishes, Sun-Sat 8am-midnight, 252 Ben Yehuda St, 117 Dizengoff St/ 57 Weitzman St, Price Level: Inexpensive-Moderate Caffe Tazza D’oro A charming café with good food and the best coffee in town. Sun-Fri. 7.30am-midnight, Sat 8.30am- midnight, 6 Ahad Ha’am St, Neve Tzedek. No Reservations required Tel (03) 5166329 Price Level: Inexpensive-Moderate Shine Slick and trendy, this café by day becomes a happening bar scene at night. Sun-Thur. 8.30am-12.30am, Fri 8.30am-6pm, Sat 10am-12.30am, 38 Shlomo HaMelech St Price Level: Inexpensive-Moderate

Jerusalem Asian

Considering a Real Estate Purchase in Tel Aviv? Tel. (03) 544 2525 196 Ben Yehuda St. Tel Aviv (Near the Hilton Tel Aviv)

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Sakura Sun-Sat. noon-midnight 31 Jaffa St, Reservations optional Tel. (02) 6235244 Price Level: Moderate-high Bar & Restaurant Adom Wine bar with a good menu of


Dining out Mediterranean meat and fish dishes. Sun-Fri. 12.30pm-4.30pm, 7pm-2am, Sat. 1pm-2am, 31 Jaffa St Reservations optional 057.9382169 Price Level: Moderate-High Colony In an industrial building this bistro becomes a lively bar in the smaller hours. Sun-Sat. noon-last customer 7 Beit Lechem Rd. Tel. (02) 6729955 Price Level: Moderate-high Bistro Chakra Bar-restaurant serving upscale meat and fish dishes with an imaginative Mediterranean twiSt Sun-Sat. 6pm-3am, 41 King George (under Cafe Joe) Reservations optional Tel. (02) 6252733 Price Level: Moderate-High Fish & SeaFood Dolphin Yam A Jerusalem landmark for seafood. Sun-Sat. noon-1am. 9 Ben Shatach St Reservationsz recommended Tel. (02) 6232272 Price Level: Moderate French Arcadia One of Israel’s top gourmet restaurants, serving French cuisine in a beautifully renovated classic Jerusalem stone building, Sun-Fri. 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-10.30pm, Sat. 1pm-4pm, 10 Agrippas St (in the alley), Reservations only (02) 6249138, Price Level: High

Italian Cielo North Italian cuisine in an intimate atmosphere.Sun-Thur, Sat. 1pm-4pm, 6.30pm-11.30pm, Fri. 6.30pm11.30pm, 18, Ben Sira St, Reservations only, Tel. (02) 6251132 Price Level: Moderate-High Paradiso An Italian café that is a Jerusalem establishment. Sun-Thur. noonmidnight, Fri. 10am- midnight, Sat. 11am-midnight, 36 Keren Hayesod St, No Reservations, Price Level: Moderate Kosher Buffalo Steakhouse A serious name for a serious game: the enthusiastic consumptions of thick slabs of deliciously seared animal flesh. Buffalo is next logical step in the fairly recent development of a genuine kosher steakhouse culture in Jerusalem. Sun.- Thur. 12am to Last Customer; Sat. One hour after sundown until Last Customer. 54 Emek Refaim st., German Colony, Jerusalem. Kosher/ Rabbinate. Tel (02) 5611325 Price Level: Moderate Eucalyptus Biblical - Israeli cuisine. Sun-Thur. 12.30pm-11pm, Sat. 7.30pm-11pm 7 Horcanus St , Reservations only Tel. (02) 6232864 Price Level: Moderate La Guta French cuisine, Sun-Thur. 12.30pm4pm, 6pm-11pm, Fri. 12.30pm-4pm, Sat. 7pm-midnight, 34 Beit Lechem Way, Reservations only, Tel. (02) 6232322, Price Level: Moderate-High Olive Occupying part of a Templar building midway down Emek Refaim Street is Olive, the quintessential Germany Colony restaurant, offering international-styled kosher meat menu with Mediterranean flair. Sun- Thu, 12:00 to midnight; Sat motzaei Shabbat to midnight. 36 Emek Refaim St., German Colony, Jerusalem.Kosher/Rabbinate, Tel (02)5611102 Price Level: Moderate Olive & Fish Located on Jabotinsky Street right across the street from Liberty Bell Park and affording a view of Yemin Moshe’s famous windmill and the Old City, Olive & Fish specializes in various preparations of fish, beef. Non-carnivores might have to make do with soup and salad. Sun. -Thur., 12am to midnight; Saturday, one hour after sundown. 2

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Jabotinsky St.,Yemin Moshe/Talbieh, Jerusalem. Kosher/Rabbinate, (02) 566-5020 Price Level: Moderate Scala Chef kitchen and upscale bar combining true elegance and urban lifestyle with contemporary taste. The David Citadel Hotel, 7 King David St., Jerusalem Reservations (02) 6212030 www.scala-rest.com Meat Piero’s Table Restaurant In this tiny joint with one table only, Piero has served for the past 40 years a changing menu of great meat dishes. Sun-Thur 6pm-1am, Sat 8pm-1am. 82 Agrippas St Reservations only 054.6381687 Price Level: Moderate Mid-Eastern Abu Shukri Lebanese Restaurant The restaurant specializes in Middle Eastern cuisine, with a large verity of local meat specialties, including Palestinian-style chicken on a bed of rice, stuffed vegetables, Hummus and all the Arab salads you could want (techina, tabouleh, moussaka) and more. Sun.- Fri. 9:30am until last customer; Sat. 9am to 9pm. 5 Ein Kerem St., Ein Kerem. (02) 643-9499 Price Level: Inexpensive

Herzliya & Netanya Asian Kyoto Sun-Thur. 12.30pm-4pm, 7pm-1am, Fri-Sat. 1pm-1am, 7 Shenkar St, Herzilya Pituach, Reservations only Tel. (09) 9587770, Price Level: Moderate-High Yakiniko Tanka Exclusive Japanese grill restaurant offering a unique experience in private rooms each with a center grill. Diners cook their own cuts of meat or fish.Sun-Fri. 7pm-midnight, Sat.12.30pm-4pm, 7pm-midnight 9 Maskit St, Herzilya Pituach Reservations only Tel. (09) 9580322 Price Level: High Zozobra Sun-Sat. noon-midnight 7 Shenkar St, Herzilya Pituach, Reservations optional Tel. (09) 9577077 Price Level: Moderate Bistro Rocca Beautiful sea-front location on Herzliya, Sun-Sat. noon-midnight 8 Ramat Yam St, Hertzilya Pituach


Dining out Reservations recommended Tel. (09) 9515122 Price Level: Moderate-High Sebastian Sun-Thur. 8am-2am, Fri. 9am-3am, Sat. 9am-2am, 33 Maskit St, Herzilya Pituach, Reservations recommended Tel. (09) 9513939, Price Level: Moderate Segev Sun-Sat. 7pm-1am 16 Shenkar St, Herzliya Pituach Reservations only Tel. (09) 9580410 Kosher Price Level: High Fish & Seafood Shuri-Buri Sun-Sat. 12.30pm-12.30 am 122 Medinat HaYehudim, Herzilya Pituach Reservations recommended Tel. (09) 9543194, (09) 9565115 Price Level: Moderate Yam-7 Sun-Thur. 12.30pm-2am, Fri-Sat. 1pm-2am 122 Ramat Yam St, Herzilya Pituach, Reservations optional, Tel. (09) 9566950 Price Level: Moderate Kosher Meat and Wine Co. Kosher grilled meat complemented by a good selection of wines. SunThur. noon-1am, Sat. 7.30pm-1am 15 Shenkar St, Herzilya Pituach Reservations recommended Tel. (09) 9567006, Price Level: Moderate Italian Joya Sun-Sat. noon-midnight, 9 Shenkar St, Herzilya Pituach, Reservations recommended, Tel. (09) 9566299 Price Level: Moderate Cafes Max Brenner’s Chocolate Bar Decadent desserts, homemade chocolate, excellent coffee Sun-Sat. 9am-2am, 8 Ha Menofim St, Herzilya Pituach, No Reservations needed, Price Level: Moderate

Haifa & North Bistro The Witch’s and the Milkman’s Casserole Perched on a high peak in the Golan, this restaurant serves excellent meat / fish / diary casseroles. Ideal for cold winter dinners accompanied by a good bottle of wine.

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Sun. 10am-11pm, Mon-Thur. noonmidnight, Sat. 10am-midnight Moshav Nimrod Ramat Hagolan, Reservations highly recommended Tel (04) 6870049, Price Level: Moderate-High Mid-Eastern Sela HaNotrim Gourmet food with private dining at a charming Arab family. Minimum of 4 guests.Moshav Rama in the northern Galil Reservations Reservations only Tel (04) 9986483, 050.5434454 Price Level: Moderate-High El Rida Good Levantine cuisine restaurant located in a beautifully renovated old house.Sun-7pm-1am, MonSat.1pm-1am 23 El Bishra St (across from the clock tower), Nazareth Reservations optional, Tel (04) 6084404, Price Level: Moderate Fish & Seafood Uri Buri One of the most famous restaurants in Israel, Uri Buri serves imaginative fish dishes inspired by local produce. Sun-Sat. noon-11pm, HaHagana St (Lighthouse Courtyard) Akko (Old City) Reservations optional, Tel. (04) 9552212, Price Level: Moderate-High Kosher Roberg Mediterranean cuisine with international influences. The restaurant has a marvelous view of the Kinneret and the Golan Heights. Sun-Thur 12.30pm-10pm, Fri. 12.30pm-7pm Moshav LeBanim (neat the northern-west side of the Kinneret) Reservations recommended, Tel. (04) 6715656 Price Level: Moderate

recommended, Tel. (04) 9533173 Price Level: Moderate-High Tzel HaTamar (Palm Tree’s shadow) Tranquil location offering primarily meat and fish.Sun-Sat. noon-midnight At the entrance to Kibbutz Ashdot Ya’acov, just outside Tiberias Reservations recommended Tel. (04) 6756688, Price Level: Moderate-High HaTachana (The Station) One of the best steak restaurants in Israel. People make special trips up north just to eat here. Sun-Sat. noon-midnight, 10 HaRishonim, Metulla, Reservations recommended, Tel (04) 6944810 Price Level: Moderate-High

Eilat & South Bistro Josephine The best French cuisine in town. Mon-Sat. 6pm-midnight, 3 Eilat St, Reservations recommended Tel (08) 6323787, Price Level: Moderate-High Asian Yakimono (kosher) A kosher Japanese restaurant located on the 12th floor of the Hilton Sheba Hotel,Sun-Thur 4pm-midnight, Sat 7.30pm-midnight, 8 Antib St (Hilton Sheba Hotel), Reservations recommended, Tel. (08) 6306793, Price Level: Moderate-High Fish & Seafood Edi’s Hiding Place Sun-Sat 6pm-midnight, 8 Eilat St Reservations optional, Tel (08) 6371137, Price Level: Moderate

Meat Kosher Muskat Gourmet dishes made from the freshest products (the restaurant is supervising its own cattle farm and organic garden). A romantic décor with a superb view. Mon-Fri. 6.30pm-10pm, Sat. 1pm-midnight Mitzpe Haymim Spa Hotel, Rosh Pina Reservations recommended, Tel. (04) 6994523, Price Level: High Limousine One of the best steak houses in Israel. Mon-Sat. noon-1am Industrial area (look for the signs), Ramat Yishay, Reservations

Lawrence The best gourmet kosher cuisine in Eilat.Sun-Thur, Sat. 7pm-11pm North Promenade, Herods Vitals Hotel Reservations recommended Tel (08) 6380115, (08) 6380000 Price Level: Moderate-High Meat Pedro Mon-Sat. 6pm-11pm 14 Ye-Elim Blvd (the old city center), Reservations recommended, Tel (08) 6379504 Price Level: Moderate-High


night life Hours: Bars open at about 21:00 and Clubs open at midnight and stay open until dawn. Dress Code: Casual and trendy. Reservation: Advance reservations for bars and clubs are not customary.

Tel Aviv-Yaffo Clubs Cat and Dog 23 Carlebach St.

Zizi-Tripo World’s best DJs in the trendiest dance club in Tel Aviv. 7 Carlebach St. Tel: (03) 5611597

Local Bars Ashmoret Vibrant bar/club that hosts an impressive selection of parties. 10 Rothschild Blvd. Tel: 077-5600503 Dance Bars Blackbook 37 Menahem Begin Rd.

Maxim The place to go on Friday nights (after 11 pm). 48 King George St.

Hachalonot HaGvohim (High Windows) Stylish 3-floor mega bar. 113 Ha’Hashmonaim St. Reservations Tel: 077-4000600

TLV One of Tel Aviv’s biggest nightclubs with state of the art sound and lighting systems. Tel Aviv Port. Tel: (03) 5444194

Molly Bloom’s 2 Mendele St. Tel: (03) 5221558

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HaOman 17 Mega dance club that hosts famous international DJs. 88 Abarbanel St. Tel: (03) 6813636

Theater Club This large club offers many entertainment areas including a stage and three large bars. 10 Yerushalaim Blvd, Jaffa

Mike’s Place 86 Herbert Samuel St. Tel: 054-9292553

Lima Lima Red interior, talented DJ’s and a fun atmosphere. 42 Lillienblum St. Tel: (03) 5600924 Irish Pubs Leo Bloom’s Ziv Towers, 24 Raoul Wallenberg St. Tel: (03) 6482126

Armadillo 51 Ahad Ha’am St. Tel: (03) 6205573 Bar Giora 2 Bar Giora St. Tel: 054-8027736 Cerveza 174 Dizengoff St. Tel: (03) 5293277 Iika 148 Dizengoff St. Tel: 054-8030706 HaMinzar 60 Allenby St. Tel: (03) 5173015 Peacock 14 Marmorek St. Tel: (03) 6868259 Pinxos Tapas Bar 57 Nahalat Binyamin St. Tel: (03) 5665505 Levontin 7 Ultra-hip Bar & performance space. 7 Levontin St. Tel: (03) 5655084

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TLV Purim Carnival – A Gay Community Festival Feb 25-28 Tel-Aviv invites gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender locals and visitors to experience a Purim Carnival Weekend, a masquerade weekend full of special events and parties. During Purim Carnival, Tel Aviv, the city that never stops, dresses up and celebrates big time, a traditional festive holiday filled with fun and colorful customs and plenty good times. Every night is a party night with an array of events including gay and lesbian parties, electronic music parties, 80’s parties, women and men-only parties as well as a major Purim after-party. Every day is a party day with activities such as Gay City Tours, a Queer Brunch, gay and lesbian

cinema and much more. To make the most of this festival a TLV Hot City Pass insures quick entry to all Purim Carnival events as well as discounts and benefits in many restaurants, shops, bars, clubs, tourist attractions and gyms around Tel Aviv. For more information Tel: (03) 6205590 www.glbt.org.il

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night life M.A.S.H 275 Dizengoff St. Tel: (03) 6051007 Nanouchka Georgian Food 28 Lillienblum St, Tel: (03) 5162254 Saloona 17 Tirza St. (Noga Quarter), Jaffa. Tel: (03) 5181719 Shalvata Tel Aviv Port. Tel: (03) 5441279 Lounge Bars Abraxas Crowded lounge-bar with live performances and star DJs and a pool table on the second floor. 40 Lillienblum St. Tel: (03) 5104435 Apartment 98 A hip bar designed like a residential apartment. 98 Dizengoff St. Tel: (03) 5228697 Gana 71 Newly opened stylish venue. 71 Ibn Gvirol St. Tel: (03) 5290507 Messa Bar Exclusive, stylish & intimate, extension of Messa 5-star restaurant. 19 Ha’arba’a St. Tel: (03) 6856859 223 Trendy bar owned by six star bartenders that have managed some of the city’s top places offering specialty cocktails. 223 Dizengoff St. Tel: (03) 5446537 Wine Bars Jajo Vino Small, chic and stylish. 44 Shabazi St. Tel: (03) 5164557

Wine Bar An intimate wine bar with excellent food.15 Montefiore St. Tel: (03) 5102923

Jerusalem

Frangelico 132 Moria Rd. Tel: (04) 8248839 Maidler’s Pub 126 Moria Rd. Tel (04) 8248754

Dance Bars Studio 72 A party club with special nights for the much younger crowd. 72 Yaffo St. 17 Excellent sound and lighting, hosting the best DJ’s. 17 Haoman St. Tel: (02) 6781658 Local Bars Baktana King George St. opposite Independence Park Gula 30 Yaffo St. Mike’s Place 37 Jaffa St. Lounge Bars Birman Live performances are held every evening. Great Middle Eastern kitchen. 8 Dorot Rishonim St. Tel: (02) 6236115 Cavalier Bar A classy establishment attracting stylish clientele. 1 Ben Sira St. Tel: (02) 6242945 Chakra A resto-bar serving good food with a calm atmosphere. 41 King George St. Tel: (02) 6252733 Mirror Bar Chic decor and shimmering ambience, an elegant yet casual haven to enjoy classic drinks and exclusive cocktails. Mamilla Hotel, 11 King Solomon St., Jerusalem, Tel: (02) 5482230 Shlomtzi Trendy venue with two massive bars. 8 Shlomzion Hamalka St. Tel: (02) 6254999 KOSHER The Lab Hip performance/exhibition space for live music & art. 28 Hebron Rd., Old train station. Tel: (02) 6292000 KOSHER

Haifa Local Bars

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Barbarosa 8 Pika St, Ahuza. Tel: (04) 8721988

Morrison Yefe Nof, Carmel Center. Tel: (04) 8383828 Stella 60 Moria Rd. Tel: (04) 8112000 Lounge Bars Beit HaBira 16 Hanasi St, Carmel Center. Tel: 050-8229750

Eilat Ice Space -7°C ice bar, sculptures and slide. Scheduled events for groups, tours and parties. Yam Suf Tower Spiral House. Tel: (08) 6332225 Clubs Blanco King Solomon Hotel, King Solomon’s Promenade. Tel: (08) 6364444 HaTa’asiya 54 4 HaMasger St. (Industrial Zone) Irish Pubs Paddy’s Tourist center on the northern promenade. 8 Beit HaGesher St. Tel: (08) 6376237, 057-8834066 3 Monkeys The best place to meet fellow visitors from abroad. Royal Beach Hotel. Tel: (08) 6368888 Lounge Bars Metta Bar Tourist center on the northern promenade. 8 Beit HaGesher St. Tel: 0507955819, 057-5503636 Park Avenue 20 Tarshish St. Ofira’s Park. Tel (08) 6333303 or 6338343 Red Bar Tourist center on the northern promenade. 8 Beit HaGesher St. Tel :0525779910


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Grand Beach

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Hotels TEL AVIV YAFFO

NETANYA

Abratel (03) 5169966 Adiv (03) 5229141 Alexander (03) 5452222 Ami (03) 5249141 Armon Hayarkon (03) 6055271 Art (03) 7971700 Basel (03) 5207711 Best Western Regency Suites (03) 5173939 Carlton (03) 5201818 Center (03) 5266100 Cinema (03) 5207100 City (03) 5246253 Crowne Plaza City Center (03) 7774000 Crowne Plaza (03) 5390808 Dan Tel Aviv (03) 5202525 Dan Panorama (03) 5190190 David InterContinental (03) 7951111 De La Mer (03) 5100011 Deborah (03) 5278282 Dizengoff Sea Suites (03) 5234363 Grand Beach (03) 5433333 Hilton Tel Aviv (03) 5202240 Hotel Montefiore (03) 5646100 Imperial (03) 5177002 Isrotel Tower (03) 5113636 Leonardo Boutique Hotel (03) 5110050 Lusky Suites (03) 5163030 Marina (03) 5211777 Maxim (03) 5173721 Melody (03) 5277711 Mercure B&P (03) 6288888 Metropolitan (03) 5192727 Moriah Plaza (03) 5216666 Hotel Neve Tzedek 054-2070706 Nina Café Boutique Hotel (03) 5161767 Olympia (03) 5242184 Orchid Park Plaza (03) 5197111 Prima Tel Aviv (03) 5206666 Renaissance (03) 5215555 Savoy (03) 5140500 Sea.Net (03) 5171655 Shalom (03) 5243277 Sheraton Tel Aviv (03) 5211111 Tal (03) 5425500 The Bell (03) 5174291 Vital (03) 7770000

Blue Bay Blue Weiss Galil Ginot Yam Green Beach King Koresh King Solomon Margoa Mizpe Yam Neurim Holiday Village Palace Park Residence Beach Shefayim, Kibbutz Shefayim The Seasons

Real Estate in Tel Aviv

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A beautiful 98m apartment, 3.5 floor with elevator on Gordon St. Tel Aviv. $ 632,000 Sun Tel Aviv (03) 5442525

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On Ha'neviim St., Tel Aviv, in a building for restoration, 2.5 rooms, 85m + elevator. $ 579,000 Sun Tel Aviv (03) 5442525

TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICES Tour-Phone 24/7 *3888 Ben Gurion Airport 24/7 (03) 9754260 Tel Aviv (03) 5166188 Jerusalem (02) 6271422 Dead Sea - Ein Bokek (08) 9975010 Netanya (09) 8827286 Nazareth (04) 6570555 Haifa 1800 305090 Eilat (08) 6309111 Tiberias (04) 6725666

TRANSPORTATION Egged Lines Railway

*2800 *5770

TAXI SERVICES TEL AVIV To Ben Gurion Airport Gordon Habima Kastel

(03) 9871110 (03) 5272999 (03) 5283131 (03) 6332253

JERUSALEM Hauma Beit Hakerem

(02) 5389999 (02) 5000101

HAIFA Carmelit Bialik Hanassi

(04) 8664640 (04) 8713232 (04) 9832053

2.5 rooms, Ground floor + garden in Geula St. Tel Aviv. $ 447,000 Sun Tel Aviv (03) 5442525 A Fully renovated, 90m, 3rd floor apartment on Shprintsak St. Tel Aviv. $ 632,000 Sun Tel Aviv (03) 5442525

A 100m Villa in a prime location near Yehuda Maccabbi St., Tel Aviv. $ 1,550,000 Sun Tel Aviv (03) 5442525 In Neveh Tzedek, Tel Aviv. 200m duplex, 8 rooms. $ 1,550,000 Sun Tel Aviv (03) 5442525 Near the beach, On Dizengoff/ Nordau St., Tel Aviv, 90m 2nd floor +elevator. $465,000 Sun Tel Aviv (03) 5442525 An amazing duplex on Ha’neviim St., Tel Aviv, 250m + 250m on the roof, 3 parking spaces + elevator. $ 1,980,000 Sun Tel Aviv (03) 5442525 A beautiful 105m apartment on Frug St., Tel Aviv, 2nd floor. $ 555,000 Sun Tel Aviv (03) 5442525

PANORAMIC CITY TOURS Tel Aviv Jerusalem Groups

(03) 6394444 050-8422743 052-3572220

HERZELIYA 24 HOURS HELP LINES Dan Accadia Daniel Eshel Nobu Shizen Tadmor The Sharon

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