Screen Shot 2015-03-06 at 8.38.24 AM Canada Israel Hockey School hits the ice in Vancouver

Half the kids are Jewish and half are Arabs but no one cares when they’re chasing the puck. Twenty kids from the Canada Israel Hockey School in Israel are in Vancouver for a week. The kids are here to learn more about the game they love. Read more at CBC.

March 6, 2015
PurimLego Nation plays dress-up to celebrate Purim holiday

The Purim holiday was celebrated throughout Israel on Thursday (with the exception of Jerusalem), with costumes, parades, and the traditional reading of the scroll of Esther and gift-giving. In Israel, many cities throw parades to mark the festivities, while others celebrate with large meals with friends and copious amounts of alcohol. Read more at Times […]

March 5, 2015
Purim in Tel Aviv: Then and Now

From parties to parades, carnivals and more, Purim has always been a time to celebrate. We at SDM dug up a few pictures from both long ago and more recently of Purim in Tel Aviv. Then: Now: Want to do something fun this Purim in Tel Aviv? Here are some awesome events happening around town: […]

March 5, 2015
Will Madonna be calling Tel Aviv home?

Report in the British Daily Mail claims the pop star is in talks to buy a luxury apartment in new project on Rothschild Boulevard. Tel Aviv has earned the reputation of being Israel’s hippest, trendiest, and most action-packed city. Now it appears it may be home to two of the world’s most high-powered celebrities. According […]

February 23, 2015
Tablet Ancient tablets on display in Jerusalem reveal Jewish life during Babylon exile

Tablets from 500-600 BCE shown for first time; exhibition reveals life of Judeans in ancient Babylon; tablets contain details of business, contracts, families. A new exhibition in Jerusalem of ancient clay tablets discovered in modern-day Iraq is shedding light for the first time on the daily life of Jews exiled to Babylon some 2,500 years […]

February 10, 2015
shilo580-330_0 Tel Aviv University’s Professor Yosef Shiloh Wins First Olav Thorn Prize

Prof. Yosef Shiloh has been awarded NIS 1.3 million for his research on the genetics of cancer. Professor Yosef Shiloh from Tel Aviv University has been awarded the first Olav Thon Prize for natural sciences and medicine. Prof. Shiloh,whose research focuses on genetic predisposition to cancer, will be awarded 2.5 million Norwegian Krones (approximately US$330,000) at a ceremony which […]

January 23, 2015