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Apr 2, 2020, 10:04 PM
My Dearest Daveed
A letter to my dear friend Daveed Ehrlich, visionary and co-owner of Tmol Shilshom Cafe in Jerusalem, who passed away last Sunday, March 22nd, 2020. Click here to help Tmol Shilshom keep their doors open. My Dearest Daveed, You’ve passed away....
Feb 15, 2017, 7:45 PM
Times of Israel Presents High-End Israeli Culture in English
"The City," a wildly successful Israeli hip hop opera by Incubator Theater, was performed in English in Jerusalem for the first time this past Tuesday. The stars seemed to be aligned at Masie Theatre; the auditorium filled up with English-speaking...
Mar 24, 2016, 2:26 PM
A Quick Guide to Purim in Jerusalem 2016
Tens of thousands of people take to the streets over the holiday of Purim in Jerusalem. I've shared around 70 events in my map of Purim parties in Jerusalem, but now that people know everything that's going on, the problem is...
Aug 3, 2015, 1:35 PM
The real problem with tolerance in Jerusalem
I think it's dangerous and destructive to talk about violence and tolerance in Jerusalem as though Yishai Schlissel's act is representative of something. What exactly might it represent? Charedim? I don't know about you, but I don't need charedim to say they...
Mar 31, 2015, 12:10 AM
Losing My Religions & Finding Myself in Jerusalem
"Are you religious?" I sat there frozen, with five sets of eyes turned towards me. I had an idea of what he wanted to hear but I didn't know what I wanted to say. I wasn't willing to feed into...
Feb 17, 2015, 10:08 AM
How to find things to do in Jerusalem
Even on nights when you think there's nothing to do in Jerusalem, there is! Here is a list of seven cultural institutions and venues in Jerusalem that offer events such as concerts, plays and lectures on an ongoing basis. I've...
Jan 18, 2015, 1:01 AM
The 36 Dating Questions Jewish Style
So... What work do you do? (And it better be interesting.) How do you like to spend your free time? (We all spend most of it on Facebook - just don't say it out loud.) Romantic comedy or action? (No, you can't...
Jul 26, 2014, 8:27 PM
In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist – a book review
In a time when many of Israel's complications are risen to the surface, it's a blessed distraction to read about other times in Jerusalem. Hence my decision to publish this book review despite the current hardships in Israel. Reading In...
Jul 13, 2014, 10:47 PM
When war is funny
You need to take a shower. But you just know what’s going to happen; you’re going to get into the bathroom, nervously yet bravely undress (it’s all part of being a true Zionist), step into the shower, lather up...
Jun 21, 2014, 9:00 PM
I keep hearing people enthuse over the fact that the nation of Israel and Jews around the world have been brought together as a result of the horrors of the three teenage boys being kidnapped around nine days ago. But I'm...
Deena is a new mother, a project manager and a writer living in Jaffa.