By Sharon Szmuc I encourage everyone to visit Jerusalem and by far the best place for travelers to stay is The Abraham Hostel, a hostel right in the center of Jerusalem just a block away from Machane Yehuda, which has been featured as one of the top ten best hostels in the world for four…

By Sharon Szmuc Yoga Balagan: There is no better way than to stay relaxed and in shape than going to yoga classes every Tuesday at Gan Sacher. Not only will you meet a large group of Jerusalem 20- and 30-somethings, you’ll also enjoy the breathtaking view of the surrounding neighborhoods as you let your mind…

By Sharon Szmuc First Station throughout the day is quite a spectacle. You see young people from different parts of the world shopping for handcrafted jewelry at the fair, locals enjoying a beer at the pub or shopping at the organic market, people walking their dogs on the old train tracks, and ice cream shops…

By Sharon Szmuc As an American, I am always craving good pizza and when I found the restaurant Bardaq Pizza, my craving was satisfied. A friend and I sat outside on a beautiful sunny day for a business lunch and for only fifty five shekels we had a pizza, a salad, and draft beer. Bardaq…

By Sharon Szmuc On a Tuesday night, I found myself at pub Sira, my friend and I entering not knowing what exactly we were getting ourselves into. The walls are graffiti–giving you that artsy hipster vibe–and sections of the bar are split into rooms where groups of friends from around the world gather together, drinking…

Good News Veggie Lovers, Nagila Restaurant in Jerusalem is the Place for You!   Being a vegetarian for five years now and coming to Israel one already has the assumption that the only thing he or she will be able to eat is Falafel. However, as I begin to become a Jerusalemite I’ve come to…

Check out this great article by Rachel Sharansky in the Times of Israel! http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/jerusalem-village-encounters-that-change-lives/

With Chanuka coming up and the cold weather on the way now is an ideal time to get some new books for yourself or your buddies. Here are a couple of unique Jerusalem bookstores for your browsing and buying pleasure. Sefer v’Sefel One of the first used bookstores in the city. Downtown off Ben Yehuda….

Forget your image of Jerusalem as a serious, religious, historical, or political city. Look forward to two hilarious events with world class comedians that are both for great causes. Comedy for Change – super new and creative – how comedy can bring social change, create memorable impact and improve society. Two days of laughter and…

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