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Jun 18, 2018, 11:14 PM
The 2,000-year-old synagogue at Gamla, the oldest yet found in Israel.
Under a burning sun, I climb a rocky basalt ridge on the Golan Heights, surrounded by deep gorges, high above the Sea of Galilee, eager to view the ruins of the ancient city of Gamla. There is a fantastic...
Jun 1, 2018, 11:13 AM
Blue Marina blues
Ashdod exemplifies everything that is problematic in architecture and urban design in Israel today. A compendium of many unintegrated large and extremely costly projects that have been built in recent years, the city is completely fragmented, cut off even...
May 31, 2018, 1:29 PM
The Sense of Place: Reconstructing the Jewish Life in Lithuania
People on the Field The landscape in the Central and Northern Lithuania is practically endlessly serene. Especially on a hot sunny day of a premature summer. The idyll of our journey has been suddenly interrupted by a short siren while...
May 24, 2018, 7:38 PM
Learning from Hong Kong — how to punch above your weight
I was never much of an international traveler before I made Aliyah. Back in the States, Hong Kong, for example, seemed so far away that I never seriously thought of going. But, even though the flight is actually only...
May 1, 2018, 3:16 AM
From Six Million to Seventy Years 2 – CUT
CUT Version Some of you may have watched the full version of "From Six Million to Seventy Years" - see TOI - Now you can watch here a CUT version (06:46) The short version is not "a trailer"...
Apr 19, 2018, 3:31 PM
From Six Million to 70 Years
Within a week difference, Jews around the world commemorate Yom HaShoah, commonly known as the Holocaust; Yom Hazikaron - Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism; and Yom Haatzmaut, Israel's Declaration of Independence in...
Apr 12, 2018, 1:33 AM
Kahlon's housing 'solutions' will be devastating
Future generations will pay a heavy social and environmental price for a mad -- and inept -- rush to build
Mar 22, 2018, 5:52 AM
Israel’s legitimate, malicious separation barrier
The theory is security, but the practice is to separate Israelis in the same city, based on ethnicity
Mar 20, 2018, 12:46 AM
Years to build, minutes to destroy. It has been a noisy week with construction workers and their toys tirelessly demolishing the apartments across from me. Hearing the loud smashes and crashes of wood, bricks, and metal was unpleasant and initially...
Mar 9, 2018, 10:06 AM
No simple matter: Planning and building at the large scale
Israel's fast expanding economy and developing technology have made it possible to build in large-scale operations. Urban land being a scarce commodity especially in the center of the country, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem municipalities have recently proposed gargantuan projects...