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Stop and Taste the Chocolate

Nona Chocolate is guaranteed to sweeten and revive your day even in the height of summer. I met Eti the owner and chocolatier a couple of summers ago. Her charming cafe is located across the street from the King David Hotel on a scrumptious piece of sidewalk. I had my eye on the place for […]






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Marvad Haksamim: Shabbat Meals To Go In Jerusalem

I don’t know about you, but when I’m on vacation, I start thinking about Shabbat on Monday. If an invitation does not surface by Wednesday, I start to worry.  By Thursday, I  panic. What will we eat? Will there be enough? Will the kids like it? Will I have to cook it?? Luckily, there’s no […]






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Volunteer Your Kids at Carmei Ha’Ir

After eating your way through Jerusalem, you can arrange for your family to give back. Carmei Ha’Ir, a Hebrew acronym for “All that are hungry shall eat” is a restaurant for anyone who can’t pay for lunch or dinner. It is located in the middle of Machane Yehuda, Jerusalem’s open air market. It looks like […]






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Neot Kedumim

When my oldest son was in eighth grade,  his graduating class went to Israel for two weeks at the end of the year. When he came back, he told me about the first stop on his itinerary. “Mom,” he said excitedly on the ride home from the airport. “The first thing we did when I […]






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Mt. Herzl Memorial Park and Musuem

No matter how many times I go to Israel, Har Herzl and its new museum is still at top of my list. The park itself is a cemetery, but don’t let that discourage you from visiting. The cemetery is physically beautiful, lush and peaceful, with seemingly never ending pathways that wind in and out between […]






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