tel aviv

Liberman Pledges Response To Tel Aviv Terror Attack

06/09/2016 - 09:21

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli government’s security cabinet met to discuss the terror attack at a popular central Tel Aviv site that left four dead.

Earlier Thursday, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman visited the Sarona Market where the Wednesday night attack by two Palestinian assailants took place and asserted that Israel would respond.

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman drinking coffee at Sarona Market in Tel Aviv, a day after a deadly attack. JTA

Bauhaus And Beer Tours, Anyone?

04/12/2016 - 15:57
Travel Writer

This modernist apartment building in Tel Aviv is part of architectural tour of the city. Ross Belfer

Are you interested in the Tel Aviv art market, but unsure which galleries to explore? Heard about the city’s nightlife scene and wish you knew a local to take you somewhere cool? Find yourself in Israel on business or for the 14th time, wondering what could make this trip memorable?

Tel Aviv, a city with intoxicating energy and industry, plus incredible architecture. Ross Belfer

Vanderbilt U. Business Student Killed In Mass Stabbing In Tel Aviv

03/09/2016 - 11:24

A 29-year-old American business school student was killed in a stabbing attack in the Jaffa area of Tel Aviv.

Taylor Force. JTA

Art Scene Leads Renaissance

01/19/2016 - 10:57
Travel Writer

Tel Aviv — The grungy walls of South Tel Aviv are splashed with color and visual playfulness: two-story-high monsters, fantastical creatures smoking pipes, Technicolor clowns. Punctuating the imagery are lines and lines of scrawling Hebrew text, gashes of black on dingy concrete, arresting the eye at street level.

Street art in South Tel Aviv that has helped spark a cultural renaissance in this long-neglected district.  Ross Belfer

Israel Gets Passing Mention In GOP Debate

Israel was mentioned only three times, almost in passing, in Thursday night's sixth GOP presidential debate  -- there's one more, in Des Moines, before the February 1 Iowa Caucus. It was a matter of retracing old grounds with nothing new to add.

Limmud Taking Root In A Changing Tel Aviv

08/18/2015 - 20:00

Limmud is finding a home — in Tel Aviv, of all places.

Fresh off the city’s first-ever Limmud conference in the spring, and as the city sheds the stereotype of a fiercely secular, even anti-religious cultural hub, organizers are already planning next year’s event.

Jewish learning bar none: A Limmud TLV study session in a Tel Aviv watering hole.  Barak Brinker

Germany Giving $3.2M To Help Tel Aviv Preserve Bauhaus Buildings

07/12/2015 - 20:00

Berlin — Germany will invest $3.2 million in the next nine years to help save Bauhaus-style buildings in Tel Aviv.

The Braun House is seen on May 28, 2004, in Tel Aviv, Israel. JTA

After Tel Aviv, Snapchat Highlights West Bank

Checkpoints, separation wall featured in social media initiative.

07/08/2015 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

Two days after Snapchat received negative social media backlash for its “Tel Aviv Live” feed, it chose to feature The West Bank in its global “story” initiative.

Three images featured as part of "West Bank Live." Via Snapchat.

Tel Aviv: The Latest Snapsterpiece

Snapchat app gives users a look into Israeli city and causes backlash in anti-Israel community.

07/06/2015 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

Two young girls scream as the roller coaster they are seated on ascends into the clouds. A group of surfers clad in matching teal shirts hold their boards as they walk at the edge of the Mediterranean Sea. A toast of “lechaim” is made on freshly squeezed juices.

Three images from Snapchat's Tel Aviv live feed. Via

Finding Common Ground In A City Of Differences

Tel Aviv native Rabbi Aryeh Stern was elected the capital’s Ashkenazi chief rabbi last October

07/06/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Rabbi Aryeh Stern, a native of Tel Aviv who has served since 1982 on the staff of Jerusalem’s Mercaz Harav yeshiva, a leading religious Zionist institution, was elected the capital’s Ashkenazi chief rabbi last October. For political and bureaucratic reasons, the city’s two chief rabbi posts, chosen by religious and political figures, had not been filled for almost a dozen years. The rabbi, 70, who, unlike many charedi Israelis, has served in the Israeli Army in two wars, and his children and grandchildren have also done Army service. The Jewish Week interviewed him during a recent visit he made to New York for a Rabbinical Council of America conference. This is an edited transcript.

Rabbi Aryeh Stern: “Now there are people who actually answer to the public.”
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