Tel Aviv

How Green Is My Landfill

05/19/2009 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Just southeast of Tel Aviv, a huge mountain peak looms over the highway below, harboring swarms of flies and wafting scents of decaying garbage down its sprouting hills. The manmade mound — called Hiriya — may contain a colossal pile of trash, but the landfill is quickly becoming Israel’s icon of environmentalism: a space to recycle waste, produce energy and cultivate greenery. 

Part of the state-of-the-recycling effort at the site

Jerusalem, The Mundane City

05/03/2010 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu received a standing ovation at the recent AIPAC conference when he declared, “Jerusalem is not a settlement. It’s our capital.” Pronouncements about Jerusalem as the united, eternal capital of Israel have long served as guaranteed applause lines in virtually every Jewish audience. Israel and world Jewry devote a great deal of attention to the city’s current and future political status.

Photo Editing Israel’s Online Image

On open-source sites like Google Maps and Flickr, the picture isn’t always pretty. Media Consul David Saranga hopes a blogger tour will help.
03/05/2009 - 19:00
Staff Writer

A simple search for “Israel” on Google Maps will give you more than just roadways and town names: photographed piles of Gazan rubble will pop out of the map, taking precedent over images of Israel’s popular landmarks and landscapes.
 

David Saranga hopes to replace images of destruction like this one with photos of everyday, "real" Israeli life.  Google images

Striking Out In Israel

04/26/2010 - 20:00

The history of Israel is rich with entrepreneurial spirit and outside-the-box innovation that helped transform the tiny desert country.

And then there was the 2007 effort to transplant baseball to the Jewish state.

Israel Baseball League, the film: Scene from “Holy Land Hardball.”

A Passion For Russian Art

04/19/2010 - 20:00

They were among the leading lights of Russian Post-Impressionism, a once highly acclaimed group of avant-garde Jewish painters based in Odessa in the years prior to the Russian Revolution.

Sotheby’s Sonya Bekkerman with one of highlights of the Peremen Collection, Amshei Nuremberg’s  Gaugin-esque “The Hunt.”

Crafting Israel's Image

07/28/2009 - 20:00
Staff Writer

With the appointment of a new Israeli tourism minister, a debate is taking shape about how best to market the Jewish state.

David Saranga: Branding’s a beach.

Pride of PLACE

05/19/2009 - 20:00
Staff Writer

In San Francisco, the Castro district teems with gay life — there are drag shows, gay-run boutiques and the signature of the gay rights movements — the rainbow flag — seems to be everywhere.

Etai Pinkas

‘The Great Neck Of Tel Aviv’

05/19/2009 - 20:00
Staff Writer

You can play the national pastime — the American national pastime, that is — on a baseball diamond in Ra’anana, one of the few fields of dreams in all of the country.

In this affluent Tel Aviv suburb, you can get Gatorade there, too, and American candies can be had on the grocery store shelves. And you can join the Penn Club and reminisce about the old college days in Philadelphia.

Ahuza Street, the main thoroughfare in Ra'anana.
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