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Tania Shalom Michaelian
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Jun 21, 2023, 10:49 AM
Whispers of Exodus: Survivors’ Tales Unveil Clandestine Immigration Saga
How testimonies preserved in the Atlit Detention Camp Information Center tell the incredible story of the Ingathering of the Exiles and a Return to Zion through the voices of survivors. The clandestine immigration (ha'apalah) saga is story of a people...
May 22, 2023, 11:42 AM
Shavuot: First Fruits, Water and Heritage
In 1924, the Bikkurim Festival was first introduced in the Jezreel Valley. The kibbutzim saw their agricultural labor in Eretz Israel imbued with deep historical significance, restoring their bond between the Jewish nation and its ancestral home after being...
Apr 3, 2023, 3:38 PM
3 family-fun hol hamo’ed activities in the Center
You don't need to travel far or spend a fortune to give your family a good time over the vacation days in the middle of Passover, known as Hol HaMo'ed. SPIHS (Society for Preservation of Israel Heritage Sites) is...
Mar 23, 2023, 8:00 PM
Birth of Water Innovation in the Start Up Nation
Zalman Minkoff dreamed of growing oranges in the Land of Israel at the start of the 20th century. Little did he know just how much his method of irrigating his orchards would change the face of agriculture, contribute to...
Mar 17, 2023, 7:14 PM
I’m a writer. That’s what I do for a living. Even at times when I’m tongue-tied and speechless, I am never wordless. I will always find a way to put across what I feel on paper. But for the...
Feb 24, 2023, 10:45 AM
Breaking the walls of tradition in Motza
Nearly two centuries ago, Sephardic Ashkenazi families united to build a life for Jews outside the Old City walls
Jan 17, 2023, 3:02 PM
Acetone, Weizmann and a Secret Bullet Factory
We’re all familiar with the name Dr. Haim Weizmann and his significant contribution made to the State of Israel. He was a devout Zionist who went on to become Israel’s first President. He was also a brilliant biochemist and...
Sep 5, 2022, 6:29 AM
Yemenite Diva Sings to Jewish Refugees in Yiddish
Remembering Shoshana Damari’s legendary visit to clandestine immigration (ma'apilim) detention camps in Cyprus on the eve of independence. Passover 1948. Although Eretz Yisrael was just a heartbeat away from independence, there were thousands of Jews still imprisoned in camps. The...
Aug 4, 2022, 12:02 PM
Hot Summer Happenings at Israel Heritage Sites
With all that Israel has achieved in hi-tech, medical technology, agriculture, environment, and military might, it’s easy to forget that only a century ago, the country was almost unrecognizable compared to the vibrant, cosmopolitan land that we live in...
Jun 28, 2020, 3:44 PM
(S)Mothering soldiers in times of corona
I want to scream out the window: 'Put your bloody masks on! Stay away from that big group!' Then I remind myself that they’re old enough to carry guns, and they'll be OK
Grew up in South Africa. Found a home in Israel. Mom to three adult sabras. Writer on topics that inspire me - history, Israel and social justice. English tutor.