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Haredi Family’s Secrets Revealed

Rama Burshtein is a product of the haredi Tel Aviv world she depicts warmly in 'Fill the Void,' opening in theaters.
05/23/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

When it played last fall’s New York Film Festival, Rama Burshtein’s debut feature, “Fill the Void,” was one of the great surprises of the autumn, a stunningly poised and mature first film that heralded the first major talent to emerge from the haredi film community in Israel. Now that the film has opened theatrically in New York, it looks — if anything — even better.

The film explores, but doesn't exploit, a family's secrets.

Road Rave

Don’t believe the hype about Israeli drivers; traveling by car can be a pleasure.
Assistant Managing Editor
05/13/2013 - 20:00

If you asked friends to complete the sentence “Driving in Israel is …,” chances are a few would come up with “taking your life in your hands.”

Palm trees line the road alongside the Ayalon highway from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Photo by Adam Dickter

More Locusts Swarm Israel

03/05/2013 - 19:00

A third swarm of thousands of locusts crossed into Israel from Egypt.

Four crop-dusting planes on Monday sprayed the area of the Ramat HaNegev Regional Council, home to many farming communities, where the insects have invaded.

The swarm of about 30 million locusts first appeared near Cairo on March 2 and caused millions of dollars worth of crop damage in Egypt.

The locust attack comes in the weeks before the start of Passover, which recalls a destructive plague of locusts that the Bible says was sent by God to help free the Jewish slaves.

Israelis drive through a swarm of locusts near the Egyptian border. Getty Images

Flooding From Heavy Rain Shuts Down Tel Aviv

01/07/2013 - 19:00

Traffic stood at a standstill for several hours in Tel Aviv after flooding closed a major highway.

The Ayalon Highway closed early Tuesday morning and remained closed throughout the day, as the Ayalon and Yarkon rivers overflowed in the city. The Ayalon is usually a dry riverbed.

Trains running in the Tel Aviv area also were disrupted by flooding and the city's train stations shut down.

Israelis were asked to avoid traveling to Tel Aviv except in emergency situations.

How Tal Met Chen

01/06/2013 - 19:00

An Israeli woman doesn’t have to frequent bars around an army base to meet a soldier. Instead, they meet naturally, since both men and women are drafted into army service.  Just ask Chen.

Tal and Chen Tutnauer, married on May 10, 2012.

Israeli Arab Indicted For Nov. Bus Bombing In Tel Aviv

12/18/2012 - 19:00

An indictment has been filed in the Tel Aviv District Court against the Israeli Arab man suspected of planting a bomb on a Tel Aviv bus on Nov. 21, in the middle of Israel's air offensive against Gaza missile strikes, Israel Hayom reported.

Google Opens Innovation Campus In Tel Aviv

12/10/2012 - 19:00

Google launched its Campus Tel Aviv, a center for Israeli entrepreneurs and start ups.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut a virtual ribbon at the inauguration ceremony Monday.

 

The campus occupies an entire 16,000-square-foot floor of the Electra Tower in Tel Aviv. The space includes an area for meetings and workshop space for startup companies. 

Using the campus and participating in its activities are free for entrepreneurs and startups.

Prime Minister Netanyahu with Meir Brand, regional managing director of Google and Yossi Matias, head of the Israel R&D Center.

Palestinians, Arab Israeli Arrested For Tel Aviv Bus Bombing

11/25/2012 - 19:00

 

Israel’s Shin Bet domestic security agency arrested several Palestinians and an Arab Israeli for allegedly blowing up a bus in Tel Aviv.

The Shin Bet revealed that its agents had arrested the suspects, including an Arab Israeli, for the attack last week on a bus, Israeli media reported. The security service did not say how many suspects were arrested.

The Arab-Israeli suspect, a resident of Taibeh near Kfar Saba, placed the explosive device on the bus and notified his commander by phone, who set it off, the Shin Bet said.

Bus Explodes In Tel Aviv In Apparent Terror Attack

11/20/2012 - 19:00

A bus exploded in Tel Aviv in what police are describing as a terrorist attack.

At least 21 people were injured in Wednesday's blast, according to a spokesman at Sourasky Medical Center - Ichilov Hospital.

The bus exploded at noon in the heart of Tel Aviv, near the central army base called the Kirya. The the injured were taken to Ichilov hospital.

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