Israeli Culture

Israeli Culture

Architecture in Israel

Integrating the European and the Middle Eastern.

Modern Israeli Literature

Hebrew Literature in Translation: A Reader’s Guide

You don't have to know Hebrew to enjoy some of Israel's best books.

Israeli Food

The Evolution of Israeli Cuisine

Increasingly trendy worldwide, Israeli food mixes the flavors of the Middle East and the Jewish Diaspora.

How To Read the Hebrew Alphabet

Known as the Aleph Bet, the Hebrew alphabet contains 22 letters.

Baba Ganoush

An easy recipe for eggplant.

Israeli Food Quiz

Can you tell your hummus from your shakshuka?

Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and the Making of Modern Hebrew

The Lithuania-born visionary turned an ancient language into a spoken one.

Contemporary Israel Quiz

How much do you know about contemporary Israeli society, politics, and religious issues?

The History of Israel’s Most Famous Chocolate

Watch the fascinating story of Elite, Israel's answer to Hershey's.

The Kibbutz Movement

The proud and turbulent history of Israel's experiment in communal living.

Hannah Senesh

How this Hungarian Jew became a national heroine of Israel.

Hanukkah Songs from Israel

How Zionism influenced the Festival of Lights.

Contemporary Israeli Film

Filmmakers find a uniquely Israeli voice.

Yehuda Amichai

A profile of the Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000)

Israeli Art

Part of what makes the art scene in Israel so unique is that the country blends so many varying influences from all over the Jewish world.