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Hotel Luxury On The Rise

Upgraded services on tap for tourists and business travelers.

06/07/2016 (All day)

When the Hilton Hotels Corp. unveiled its Waldorf Astoria brand two years ago in Jerusalem, it not only changed the dynamics of the luxury hotel business in the Israeli capital, it spurred all five-star hotel owners across the country to upgrade their facilities and services in order to cater to upscale foreign tourists and business travelers.

The lobby lounge at the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem. Courtesy of Hilton Hotels Corp.

Green Acres, Israeli Style

The upscale town of Savyon and the ambitious ParkEight project in Jerusalem revel in space and greenery.

06/07/2016 (All day)

The town of Savyon is a favorite of singers and politicians, and if you walk around you may well see the four-acre plot where diamond tycoon Lev Leviev is building a home of epic proportions.

A rendering of the ParkEight condominium community in Jerusalem. Courtesy of ParkEight

Welcome To The Synagogue-Condo

If you lived here, you could be praying by now: Where luxury New York real estate meets financially strapped congregations.

06/07/2016 (All day)

If there’s one story that sums up the changes afoot on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a once heavily Jewish neighborhood, it’s the saga surrounding the Anshei Meseritz synagogue.

The penthouse at 415 E. Sixth St., which will sit atop the historic Anshei Meseritz synagogue, inset.

Modi’in, Netanya Luring Luxury Projects

Demand for high-end apartments spurs Israeli property developers.

06/07/2016 (All day)

Compared to some of the astronomical asking prices on upscale properties in Manhattan, the outer boroughs and Northern New Jersey, luxury Israeli real estate projects are considered to be a relative bargain. According to a recent survey by Israel’s noted Geocartography Institute and the ONE Manhattan real estate firm, the average price of a luxury property in Tel Aviv, which is frequently referred to as the “Manhattan of Israel,” is currently one-third the price of a comparable apartment in the Big Apple.

The Briga Towers in Netanya, above. Below, an apartment in the Briga Towers. Courtesy of Briga Towers

Jaffa Rising

The ancient port city is now luring vacationers and second-home buyers with a 21st-century vibe.

06/07/2016 (All day)

Jaffa, the ancient port city, is witnessing an explosion in demand for luxury housing and hotel accommodations.

A rendering of the lobby area for The Residences at W Tel Aviv-Jaffa project. Alex Morris

At Home In The Homeland

For disapora homebuyers in Israel, design firm helps create personal touches beyond Jerusalem stone.

06/07/2016 (All day)

Almost a century ago, the British made a decision that would determine the look of Jerusalem until this day. Construction, said the officials from London who then controlled the city, must take place almost exclusively in Jerusalem stone.

The rule survived the shift in Jerusalem from British rule to Israeli rule, and now the pale stone is synonymous with the holy city, and often used in Judaica as a symbol of Jerusalem.

The offices at Jerusalem Design.


At Home in the Homeland. Jaffa Rising. Mod’in And Netanya. High-End Hotel Upgrades

06/07/2016 (All day)

The Three Waves Of Israeli Jazz Musicians

MiDor LeDor; Meet 12 Israeli jazz musicians who have washed ashore here, making a rhythmic and melodic mark in NYC.

06/01/2016 (All day)


Avishai Cohen



Meet the Israeli jazz musicians making a mark in the NYC Jazz scene. Courtesy

Israel’s Start-Up Island Taking Shape

New Roosevelt Island campus, partnership of Technion and Cornell University, will increase Israelis’ footprint here.

Staff Writer
06/01/2016 (All day)

A rendering of the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island. Courtesy of Technion

On the south side of Roosevelt Island, in the East River between Manhattan and Queens, a massive construction project is taking shape. The shells of three towering buildings are rising amid a forest of building cranes, muddy roads and a mound of dug-up dirt.

Are Two Jewish Identities Better Than One?

If it’s Tuesday, this must be…: The payoffs and perils of the really long-distance commuter.

Contributing Editor
06/01/2016 (All day)

Jerusalem — When Terri Kalker and her husband, Richie Kalker, go through security at Ben-Gurion Airport, they’re not quite sure what to say when the screener asks, “Where do you live?”

On a recent trip to New York, Barak Schecter paid a visit to his childhood home in West Orange, N.J. Courtesy of Barak Schecter
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