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The ‘elegant wines’ of Flam

A family-run boutique winery in Israel wins top marks and furthers the fame of world-class wines from the fertile soil of this ancient land. Jerusalem’s chunky soil and moderate climate makes for elegant wines. In 1882, Baron Edmond de Rothschild …

Antidote for date rape

Tel Aviv University chemists have a patented device that detects even small amounts of ‘date-rape drugs’ lurking in a beverage. Photo by Flash 90 No more worries about “date-rape drugs.” “Date rape” of teens and young adults sedated with drug-laced …

Dragon boats are racing to Israel

How – and why – a Canadian Jewish community is bringing this fast-growing team water sport to the Sea of Galilee. Each boat holds 20-22 paired paddlers, a drummer and someone who steers. Israelis are about to be exposed to …

Entertainment,Food and Drink

Israel’s top 10 cafés

Israelis love meeting over a cup of coffee. Over the last 15 years, more and more chains have started offering first-rate java and cuisine. ISRAEL21c picks the 10 best.   Someone visiting cities like Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa could …

Inside Tel Aviv’s greatest spaces [video]
Lifestyle,Visual Arts

Inside Tel Aviv’s greatest spaces [video]

The annual weekend Houses from Within event gives the public entrée to architecturally interesting institutions, businesses and homes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjDXNebxHPM About 80,000 people came to Tel Aviv’s fifth annual Houses from Within weekend recently, which offered free guided tours of 140 …

Folk music on the Sea of Galilee [video]

Folk music on the Sea of Galilee [video]

The annual Jacob’s Ladder Festival attracts a variety of musicians from several countries, plus thousands of fans. The Jacob’s Ladder Festival might take place off the main folk music circuit on the banks of the Sea of Galilee in northern …