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The Uniqueness of Israel

Nachlaot

Nachlaot

The Uniqueness of Israel   An Introduction to the Neighbourhood of NachlaotNachlaot is one of Jerusalem’s oldest and most interesting neighbourhoods and if you are spending your gap year in Jerusalem then you will certainly get to know the area as it is also home to...

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Blending In On Israeli Beaches

Blending In On Israeli Beaches

The Uniqueness of Israel   Blending In On Israeli Beaches If you are going to spend a gap year in Israel then there is a good chance that you will be looking forward to spending some time on the beach. You will soon realise that Israel has its very own beach culture,...

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Surviving The Israeli Summer Heat

Surviving The Israeli Summer Heat

The Uniqueness of Israel   Surviving The Israeli Summer HeatIf you are coming to Israel from a colder climate then you may find the weather quite a shock. In the summer, it is a hot country, and some areas are of course hotter than others. Tel Aviv is incredibly...

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Inspiring Israeli Women

Inspiring Israeli Women

The Uniqueness of Israel   Inspiring Israeli WomenThere have been many inspiring Israelis during the country’s relatively short history, and of course, many of them have been women. The first name that probably springs to mind is Golda Meir, and she was certainly a...

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Easy Day Trips For Your Gap Year

Easy Day Trips For Your Gap Year

The Uniqueness of Israel   Easy Day Trips For Your Gap YearWhile you will be enjoying a busy programme during your gap year in Israel, you will also have plenty of free time in which you can continue exploring the country. One of the great things about Israel is that...

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Israel’s Caves

Israel’s Caves

The Uniqueness of Israel   Easy Day Trips For Your Gap YearWhile you will be enjoying a busy programme during your gap year in Israel, you will also have plenty of free time in which you can continue exploring the country. One of the great things about Israel is that...

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Eurovision 2019 – Transforming Tel Aviv

Eurovision 2019 – Transforming Tel Aviv

The Uniqueness of Israel   Visit Israel’s Caves to Escape the Summer HeatThere is no escaping the fact that summer in Israel is hot. While some areas are hotter than others, you should be prepared for temperatures of at least 30°C (86F). Of course, most places have...

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What Makes the Israeli Diet So Healthy?

What Makes the Israeli Diet So Healthy?

The Uniqueness of Israel Eurovision 2019 – Transforming Tel AvivThis week Israel is host to the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest! The festivities kicked off on Sunday evening with the grand opening in Tel Aviv. All 41 contestants made their way down a special orange...

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A Quick Guide to Israel’s 2019 Elections

A Quick Guide to Israel’s 2019 Elections

The Uniqueness of Israel   What Makes the Israeli Diet So Healthy? Israel is ranked as one of the healthiest countries in the world and one of the main reasons for this is the country’s diet. A recent ranking of countries with the lowest rate of diet-related deaths...

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Israeli TV Shows to Prepare You for Your Gap Year

Israeli TV Shows to Prepare You for Your Gap Year

The Uniqueness of Israel   A Quick Guide to Israel’s 2019 ElectionsThis month sees elections taking place in Israel. Israeli politics are incredibly hard to follow; the fact that there are 41 parties standing in the elections tells you all that you need to know....

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Birdwatching in Israel

Birdwatching in Israel

The Uniqueness of Israel   Israeli TV Shows to Prepare You for Your Gap YearIf you are considering a gap year in Israel but are not sure how best to prepare for it, then one thing that you can do with minimum effort is watch some fantastic Israeli television shows....

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Israeli International Humanitarian Aid

Israeli International Humanitarian Aid

The Uniqueness of Israel   Birdwatching in IsraelSomething you may not know about Israel is that it is one of the best places in the world to go birdwatching. Each year more than one billion birds fly over Israel during spring and autumn, and there is an amazing...

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Exciting Israeli Innovations at CES 2019

Exciting Israeli Innovations at CES 2019

The Uniqueness of Israel   Israeli International Humanitarian AidIsrael can often be found on the front lines helping out in areas that are in urgent need of aid following a disaster. The country has a proud tradition of sending help, just ten years after it was...

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The Israeli Lunar Mission

The Israeli Lunar Mission

The Uniqueness of Israel   A Quick Guide to Israel’s 2019 ElectionsThis month sees elections taking place in Israel. Israeli politics are incredibly hard to follow; the fact that there are 41 parties standing in the elections tells you all that you need to know....

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Israel at the Oscars

Israel at the Oscars

The Uniqueness of Israel   The Israeli Lunar MissionIn yet another display of Israeli innovation, an Israeli company has sent the world’s first privately funded mission to the moon, with the unmanned robotic capsule, named Bereshit, due to land on the moon in...

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Israel’s Development of the Tomato

Israel’s Development of the Tomato

The Uniqueness of Israel   Israel at the OscarsIn February 2019 the Israeli director Guy Nattiv won an Academy Award for best live-action short for his film ‘Skin’. Nattiv is one of very few Israelis to have won an Oscar, the last time an Israeli director won an Oscar...

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The Biggest Acquisitions of Israeli Companies in 2018

The Biggest Acquisitions of Israeli Companies in 2018

The Uniqueness of Israel   Israel’s Development of the TomatoYou have probably eaten a huge number of tomatoes, or tomato based products in your life. Tomatoes can be found a huge range of foods, the most obvious being salads, pizza, and ketchup. However, you probably...

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Jerusalem’s Ghost Stories

Jerusalem’s Ghost Stories

The Uniqueness of Israel   Easy Day Trips For Your Gap YearWhile you will be enjoying a busy programme during your gap year in Israel, you will also have plenty of free time in which you can continue exploring the country. One of the great things about Israel is that...

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Things To Do For Free in Jerusalem

Things To Do For Free in Jerusalem

The Uniqueness of Israel   Visit Israel’s Caves to Escape the Summer HeatThere is no escaping the fact that summer in Israel is hot. While some areas are hotter than others, you should be prepared for temperatures of at least 30°C (86F). Of course, most places have...

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Israeli Cosmetics

Israeli Cosmetics

The Uniqueness of Israel   Inspiring Israeli WomenThere have been many inspiring Israelis during the country’s relatively short history, and of course, many of them have been women. The first name that probably springs to mind is Golda Meir, and she was certainly a...

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Things To Do For Free in Tel Aviv

Things To Do For Free in Tel Aviv

The Uniqueness of Israel   Blending In On Israeli Beaches If you are going to spend a gap year in Israel then there is a good chance that you will be looking forward to spending some time on the beach. You will soon realise that Israel has its very own beach culture,...

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Israel’s Hidden Architectural Delights

Israel’s Hidden Architectural Delights

The Uniqueness of Israel   Birdwatching in IsraelSomething you may not know about Israel is that it is one of the best places in the world to go birdwatching. Each year more than one billion birds fly over Israel during spring and autumn, and there is an amazing...

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The Theatres of Tel Aviv

The Theatres of Tel Aviv

The Uniqueness of Israel   Visit Israel’s Caves to Escape the Summer HeatThere is no escaping the fact that summer in Israel is hot. While some areas are hotter than others, you should be prepared for temperatures of at least 30°C (86F). Of course, most places have...

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Go Hiking and Explore Israel’s Nature

Go Hiking and Explore Israel’s Nature

The Uniqueness of Israel   Things To Do For Free in JerusalemDuring your gap year in Jerusalem there will be many exciting activities to enjoy organised by Aardvark, but you will also have plenty of free time. You will discover that there are many great things to do...

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How Israel Is Tackling the World’s Sugar Consumption

How Israel Is Tackling the World’s Sugar Consumption

  The Uniqueness of Israel Go Hiking and Explore Israel's Nature Most folks that want to explore Israel are drawn to its historical and cultural sites. Others to the beaches and night life of Tel-Aviv or Eilat. But on top of these known attractions, Israel also...

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Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

The Uniqueness of Israel How Israel Is Tackling the World’s Sugar Consumption In recent years, it has been widely reported that the world’s sugar consumption is far too high and could have serious health consequences in the near future. Luckily, an Israeli company has...

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Israel’s Astonishing Contributions to Food Technology

Israel’s Astonishing Contributions to Food Technology

  The Uniqueness of Israel Go Hiking and Explore Israel's Nature Most folks that want to explore Israel are drawn to its historical and cultural sites. Others to the beaches and night life of Tel-Aviv or Eilat. But on top of these known attractions, Israel also...

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Beersheva – The South’s Hidden Gem

Beersheva – The South’s Hidden Gem

The Uniqueness of Israel How Israel Is Tackling the World’s Sugar Consumption In recent years, it has been widely reported that the world’s sugar consumption is far too high and could have serious health consequences in the near future. Luckily, an Israeli company has...

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The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

The Uniqueness of Israel Beersheva – The South’s Hidden Gem You don’t hear as much about Beersheva as you do Israel’s other cities, such as Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa. However, it is a thriving place that deserves far more attention than it gets. The city is packed...

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Five of the Top Israeli Technological Innovations

Five of the Top Israeli Technological Innovations

The Uniqueness of Israel The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Classical music is not something that most people would immediately associate with Israel, but the country is in fact home to one of the world’s best orchestras, and a vibrant classical music scene. The...

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Hummus

Hummus

The Uniqueness of Israel Beersheva – The South’s Hidden Gem You don’t hear as much about Beersheva as you do Israel’s other cities, such as Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa. However, it is a thriving place that deserves far more attention than it gets. The city is packed...

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Internationally Award Winning Israeli Authors

Internationally Award Winning Israeli Authors

The Uniqueness of Israel The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Classical music is not something that most people would immediately associate with Israel, but the country is in fact home to one of the world’s best orchestras, and a vibrant classical music scene. The...

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Eurovision 2019 – Transforming Tel Aviv

Israel and the Eurovision Song Contest

The Uniqueness of Israel Israel’s Changing Demographics and the Challenges they Pose Part of the aim of your gap year in Israel is to help you understand the country’s demographics. It is a small country but has a population of over 8.7 million making it roughly the...

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Israel’s Twelve Noble Prize Laureates

Israel’s Twelve Noble Prize Laureates

The Uniqueness of Israel Internationally Award Winning Israeli Authors Over the last decade or so Israeli authors have been growing in popularity around the world. At present, there are two names that stand out from the crowd, David Grossman and Amos Oz. The two...

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Unusual Weather in Israel

Unusual Weather in Israel

The Uniqueness of Israel Israel’s Changing Demographics and the Challenges they Pose Part of the aim of your gap year in Israel is to help you understand the country’s demographics. It is a small country but has a population of over 8.7 million making it roughly the...

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Israel’s Endangered Species

Israel’s Endangered Species

The Uniqueness of Israel Unusual Weather in Israel When you think about Israel’s weather you probably think of nice warm, or very hot, days in the sun. Those who have been in winter, particularly to Jerusalem, will know that the country is in fact often cold and snow...

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How Tel Aviv Became the White City

How Tel Aviv Became the White City

The Uniqueness of Israel Israel’s Endangered Species Israel is home to an amazing array of wildlife, from the coral reef in Eilat to the plants and animals of the desert and the Galilee. Unfortunately, like everywhere else in the world, there are a number of species...

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Israel’s Flag – A Brief History

Israel’s Flag – A Brief History

The Uniqueness of Israel Unusual Weather in Israel When you think about Israel’s weather you probably think of nice warm, or very hot, days in the sun. Those who have been in winter, particularly to Jerusalem, will know that the country is in fact often cold and snow...

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Cats in Israel

Cats in Israel

The Uniqueness of Israel Israel’s Endangered Species Israel is home to an amazing array of wildlife, from the coral reef in Eilat to the plants and animals of the desert and the Galilee. Unfortunately, like everywhere else in the world, there are a number of species...

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Israel’s Desert Animals

Israel’s Desert Animals

The Uniqueness of Israel Cats in Israel When you first arrive in Israel for your gap year you are sure to marvel at a huge variety of sites, feel the difference in culture to your home country and generally discover lots of new and exciting things. However, one thing...

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Television – Israel’s Surprising Export

Television – Israel’s Surprising Export

The Uniqueness of Israel Israel’s Desert Animals When you hear the word ‘desert’ you probably think of endless sand and rocks rather than animals. However, Israel’s deserts are home to a wide range of wildlife that has adapted to survive in the often-harsh conditions....

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The Reforestation of Israel

The Reforestation of Israel

The Uniqueness of Israel Cats in Israel When you first arrive in Israel for your gap year you are sure to marvel at a huge variety of sites, feel the difference in culture to your home country and generally discover lots of new and exciting things. However, one thing...

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Israel – The Vegan Capital of the World

Israel – The Vegan Capital of the World

The Uniqueness of Israel Israel’s Desert Animals When you hear the word ‘desert’ you probably think of endless sand and rocks rather than animals. However, Israel’s deserts are home to a wide range of wildlife that has adapted to survive in the often-harsh conditions....

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Theatre In Israel

Theatre In Israel

The Uniqueness of Israel Israel – The Vegan Capital of the World Across the world veganism is rapidly gaining in popularity and Israel is no exception. In fact, Israel is home to the world’s highest number of vegans per capita and around 5% of the population are...

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Haifa’s Baha’i Gardens

Haifa’s Baha’i Gardens

The Uniqueness of Israel Israel’s Endangered Species Israel is home to an amazing array of wildlife, from the coral reef in Eilat to the plants and animals of the desert and the Galilee. Unfortunately, like everywhere else in the world, there are a number of species...

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The Nativ Military Program

The Nativ Military Program

The Uniqueness of Israel Internationally Award Winning Israeli Authors Over the last decade or so Israeli authors have been growing in popularity around the world. At present, there are two names that stand out from the crowd, David Grossman and Amos Oz. The two...

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A Brief History of Israel’s Railways

A Brief History of Israel’s Railways

The Uniqueness of Israel The Nativ Military Program In Israel the question of who is Jewish is a very delicate and sensitive area. The criteria needed for citizenship and the criteria applied by the Rabbinate are not the same, and this can lead to some very difficult...

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Israel’s Ancient Tombs

Israel’s Ancient Tombs

The Uniqueness of Israel Israel – The Vegan Capital of the World Across the world veganism is rapidly gaining in popularity and Israel is no exception. In fact, Israel is home to the world’s highest number of vegans per capita and around 5% of the population are...

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Israel’s Ancient Ports

Israel’s Ancient Ports

The Uniqueness of Israel Israel’s Ancient Tombs Israel is a small country with a massive amount of history packed into it. While visiting cemeteries and tombs is not normally something we’d look forward to, in Israel there are a number of historically important tombs...

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Ben Gurion Airport

Ben Gurion Airport

The Uniqueness of Israel Israel’s Ancient Ports Today in Israel there are a number of major shipping ports where goods are received and sent across the world. However, Israel’s ports are not just essential to modern Israel, in ancient times the country’s ports were...

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Running Marathons in Israel

Running Marathons in Israel

The Uniqueness of Israel The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Classical music is not something that most people would immediately associate with Israel, but the country is in fact home to one of the world’s best orchestras, and a vibrant classical music scene. The...

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Israel’s Thriving Startup Industry

Israel’s Thriving Startup Industry

The Uniqueness of Israel Israel – The Vegan Capital of the World Across the world veganism is rapidly gaining in popularity and Israel is no exception. In fact, Israel is home to the world’s highest number of vegans per capita and around 5% of the population are...

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Israel’s Biggest Shopping Malls

Israel’s Biggest Shopping Malls

The Uniqueness of Israel Ben Gurion Airport When you arrive in Israel the chances are that you will have landed at Ben Gurion Airport, Israel’s main international airport. The airport is just 15 kilometres from Tel Aviv and about 70 kilometres from Jerusalem, making...

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Israel’s Escape Rooms

Israel’s Escape Rooms

The Uniqueness of Israel Israel’s Biggest Shopping Malls While you are on your gap year in Israel you are bound to want to go shopping at some point or another. Both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are home to famous markets, but there are also a large number of huge shopping...

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Israel’s Blossoming Tourism Industry

Israel’s Blossoming Tourism Industry

The Uniqueness of Israel   Things To Do For Free in JerusalemDuring your gap year in Jerusalem there will be many exciting activities to enjoy organised by Aardvark, but you will also have plenty of free time. You will discover that there are many great things to do...

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The Benefits of Doing an Internship Abroad

The Benefits of Doing an Internship Abroad

The Uniqueness of Israel Israel’s Blossoming Tourism Industry One of the amazing things about Israel is that it attracts a huge amount of incredibly diverse tourists. People from across the world come to see Israel’s historical sites and learn more about the country’s...

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Israel’s Ancient Tombs

From the Desert to the Snow in Israel

The Uniqueness of Israel The Benefits of Doing an Internship Abroad Internships can be brilliant things, they offer an insight in to the world of work, give you some experience in areas that you may be interested in and can generally help you to make some decisions...

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Israel and the Olympic Games

Israel and the Olympic Games

The Uniqueness of Israel Israel – The Vegan Capital of the World Across the world veganism is rapidly gaining in popularity and Israel is no exception. In fact, Israel is home to the world’s highest number of vegans per capita and around 5% of the population are...

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Life on a Kibbutz

Life on a Kibbutz

The Uniqueness of Israel   Things To Do For Free in JerusalemDuring your gap year in Jerusalem there will be many exciting activities to enjoy organised by Aardvark, but you will also have plenty of free time. You will discover that there are many great things to do...

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Israelis Who Made it Big in Hollywood

Israelis Who Made it Big in Hollywood

The Uniqueness of Israel Life on a Kibbutz The kibbutz movement is one of the things that made Israel so unique in its younger days and, while the movement has changed quite a lot in the last few decades, it is still a huge draw for people from all over the world and...

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The Advantages of a Gap Year in Tel Aviv

The Advantages of a Gap Year in Tel Aviv

The Uniqueness of Israel Israel’s Thriving Startup Industry Israel is well known as a centre of technological innovation, a fact that has earned it the title of ‘Startup Nation’. Over the last few years that have been a number of hugely successful companies that began...

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The Uniqueness of a Gap Year in Jerusalem

The Uniqueness of a Gap Year in Jerusalem

The Uniqueness of Israel   Surviving The Israeli Summer HeatIf you are coming to Israel from a colder climate then you may find the weather quite a shock. In the summer, it is a hot country, and some areas are of course hotter than others. Tel Aviv is incredibly...

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Enjoying Your Gap Year On a Budget

Enjoying Your Gap Year On a Budget

The Uniqueness of Israel The Uniqueness of a Gap Year in Jerusalem When choosing your gap year program you will be faced with the choice between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. In both cities you will have the same range of options, you can take different study programs, sign...

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Exploring Jerusalem’s Rehavia Neighbourhood

Exploring Jerusalem’s Rehavia Neighbourhood

The Uniqueness of Israel Israel – The Vegan Capital of the World Across the world veganism is rapidly gaining in popularity and Israel is no exception. In fact, Israel is home to the world’s highest number of vegans per capita and around 5% of the population are...

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Israel’s Flag – A Brief History

The Breadth and Depth of a Jewish Gap Year

The Uniqueness of Israel   Things To Do For Free in JerusalemDuring your gap year in Jerusalem there will be many exciting activities to enjoy organised by Aardvark, but you will also have plenty of free time. You will discover that there are many great things to do...

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The Breadth and Depth of a Jewish Gap Year

The Breadth and Depth of a Jewish Gap Year

The Uniqueness of Israel Life on a Kibbutz The kibbutz movement is one of the things that made Israel so unique in its younger days and, while the movement has changed quite a lot in the last few decades, it is still a huge draw for people from all over the world and...

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Studying Abroad in Israel

Studying Abroad in Israel

The Uniqueness of Israel Israel’s Thriving Startup Industry Israel is well known as a centre of technological innovation, a fact that has earned it the title of ‘Startup Nation’. Over the last few years that have been a number of hugely successful companies that began...

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Luxurious Breakfast Options in Tel Aviv

Luxurious Breakfast Options in Tel Aviv

The Uniqueness of Israel Studying Abroad in Israel The great thing about a gap year in Israel is that it presents so many varied opportunities. Of course, there are the core elements of fun, exploring the country, living independently with friends, and generally...

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Where To Find Live Music in Tel Aviv

Where To Find Live Music in Tel Aviv

The Uniqueness of Israel Luxurious Breakfast Options in Tel Aviv There will almost certainly be a day or two on your gap year where you wake up a little late and feel like pampering yourself with a truly luxurious breakfast. Luckily, Tel Aviv is packed full of...

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Israel National Library

Israel National Library

The Uniqueness of Israel Life on a Kibbutz The kibbutz movement is one of the things that made Israel so unique in its younger days and, while the movement has changed quite a lot in the last few decades, it is still a huge draw for people from all over the world and...

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Tel Aviv Neighbourhoods

Tel Aviv Neighbourhoods

The Uniqueness of Israel Exploring Jerusalem’s Rehavia Neighbourhood If you have chosen to spend your gap year in Jerusalem it won’t be long before you come across the neighbourhood of Rehavia. Located just by the centre of town, this is one of Jerusalem’s most...

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Jerusalem – The Centre of Israel’s Vivid Art Scene

Jerusalem – The Centre of Israel’s Vivid Art Scene

The Uniqueness of Israel The Breadth and Depth of a Jewish Gap Year If you are considering a gap year in Israel the chances are you already have a fairly strong sense of Jewish identity in one way or another. Taking a gap year with Aardvark Israel will allow you to...

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Israel’s Lesser Known Heritage Sites

Israel’s Lesser Known Heritage Sites

The Uniqueness of Israel The Breadth and Depth of a Jewish Gap Year If you are considering a gap year in Israel the chances are you already have a fairly strong sense of Jewish identity in one way or another. Taking a gap year with Aardvark Israel will allow you to...

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The Best Spots for Surfing in Israel

The Best Spots for Surfing in Israel

The Uniqueness of Israel Israel – The Vegan Capital of the World Across the world veganism is rapidly gaining in popularity and Israel is no exception. In fact, Israel is home to the world’s highest number of vegans per capita and around 5% of the population are...

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How Cofix Revolutionised The Israeli Coffee Scene

How Cofix Revolutionised The Israeli Coffee Scene

The Uniqueness of Israel Luxurious Breakfast Options in Tel Aviv There will almost certainly be a day or two on your gap year where you wake up a little late and feel like pampering yourself with a truly luxurious breakfast. Luckily, Tel Aviv is packed full of...

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Exploring the Treasures of Nachalat Binyamin

Exploring the Treasures of Nachalat Binyamin

The Uniqueness of Israel How Cofix Revolutionised The Israeli Coffee Scene For many people coffee is an essential part of everyday life. We buy it on the way out in the mornings, as a pick-me-up in the afternoon and often socialise over it with friends. However, until...

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Living Like a Local In Tel Aviv

Living Like a Local In Tel Aviv

The Uniqueness of Israel Exploring the Treasures of Nachlat Binyamin If you spend any time in Tel Aviv you will most likely come across the street Nachalat Binyamin. While it is just a single street you will find loads to do there as the street is home to some of Tel...

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Hidden Delights of the Machane Yehuda Market

Hidden Delights of the Machane Yehuda Market

The Uniqueness of Israel   Israeli TV Shows to Prepare You for Your Gap YearIf you are considering a gap year in Israel but are not sure how best to prepare for it, then one thing that you can do with minimum effort is watch some fantastic Israeli television shows....

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How Jerusalem Got Its Own Skate Park

How Jerusalem Got Its Own Skate Park

The Uniqueness of Israel Hidden Delights of the Machane Yehuda Market While the Machane Yehuda Market for many years was the cheapest and most convenient place for locals to shop, in recent years it has maintained these qualities and grown to offer far more. Together...

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Israeli Start-Ups That Reflect the Culture of Israel

Israeli Start-Ups That Reflect the Culture of Israel

The Uniqueness of Israel How Jerusalem Got Its Own Skate Park There are probably many things that come to mind when you think of Israel and Jerusalem, such as the Old City, the market, hummus or just the general Middle East vibe. However, to the surprise of many...

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Israel’s Thriving Startup Industry

Why Israel Really is The Start-Up Nation

The Uniqueness of Israel The Breadth and Depth of a Jewish Gap Year If you are considering a gap year in Israel the chances are you already have a fairly strong sense of Jewish identity in one way or another. Taking a gap year with Aardvark Israel will allow you to...

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Facts About Israel You May Not Know

Facts About Israel You May Not Know

The Uniqueness of Israel Israel – The Vegan Capital of the World Across the world veganism is rapidly gaining in popularity and Israel is no exception. In fact, Israel is home to the world’s highest number of vegans per capita and around 5% of the population are...

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Habima Square – Tel Aviv’s Cultural Hotspur

Habima Square – Tel Aviv’s Cultural Hotspur

The Uniqueness of Israel Israel’s Thriving Startup Industry Israel is well known as a centre of technological innovation, a fact that has earned it the title of ‘Startup Nation’. Over the last few years that have been a number of hugely successful companies that began...

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Hidden Delights of the Machane Yehuda Market

The People of Tel Aviv’s Artists’ Market

The Uniqueness of Israel   The Israeli Lunar MissionIn yet another display of Israeli innovation, an Israeli company has sent the world’s first privately funded mission to the moon, with the unmanned robotic capsule, named Bereshit, due to land on the moon in...

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Experiencing Israel’s Natural Hot Springs

Experiencing Israel’s Natural Hot Springs

The Uniqueness of Israel Israeli Start-Ups That Reflect the Culture of Israel Israel is well known for its culture of start-ups and a number of hugely successful companies have emerged over the last decade or so. There are new start-ups appearing all of the time and...

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Exploring the Treasures of Nachalat Binyamin

World Cuisine On Your Doorstep in Tel Aviv

The Uniqueness of Israel Experiencing Israel’s Natural Hot Springs Israeli is known for many diverse things from hi-tech to falafel, but one thing many people are not aware of is that the country is home to numerous hot springs which are well worth a visit at least...

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Exploring Old Jaffa

Exploring Old Jaffa

The Uniqueness of Israel The Best Spots for Surfing in Israel If you enjoy surfing then you’ll be pleased to hear that Israel has had an active surfing community since the 1950s and while on your gap year there will be plenty of opportunities for you to take to the...

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Jerusalem’s Top Festivals

Jerusalem’s Top Festivals

The Uniqueness of Israel Israel – The Vegan Capital of the World Across the world veganism is rapidly gaining in popularity and Israel is no exception. In fact, Israel is home to the world’s highest number of vegans per capita and around 5% of the population are...

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Israel’s Biggest Shopping Malls

Finding the Latest Fashion in Tel Aviv

The Uniqueness of Israel Luxurious Breakfast Options in Tel Aviv There will almost certainly be a day or two on your gap year where you wake up a little late and feel like pampering yourself with a truly luxurious breakfast. Luckily, Tel Aviv is packed full of...

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The Top Spots for Bookworms in Tel Aviv

The Top Spots for Bookworms in Tel Aviv

The Uniqueness of Israel   Israeli TV Shows to Prepare You for Your Gap YearIf you are considering a gap year in Israel but are not sure how best to prepare for it, then one thing that you can do with minimum effort is watch some fantastic Israeli television shows....

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Seeing Jerusalem from the Rooftops

Seeing Jerusalem from the Rooftops

The Uniqueness of Israel The Top Spots for Bookworms in Tel Aviv While Tel Aviv is mainly known for its vibrant nightlife, its café and bar culture and its bustling beaches and streets, sometimes you may want to escape the crowds and settle down with a good book....

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Yemin Moshe – One of Jerusalem’s Hidden Treasures

Yemin Moshe – One of Jerusalem’s Hidden Treasures

The Uniqueness of Israel   Israeli TV Shows to Prepare You for Your Gap YearIf you are considering a gap year in Israel but are not sure how best to prepare for it, then one thing that you can do with minimum effort is watch some fantastic Israeli television shows....

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Israel’s Escape Rooms

Jerusalem’s First Train Station

The Uniqueness of Israel World Cuisine On Your Doorstep in Tel Aviv One of the great things about spending your gap year with Aardvark in Israel is that you will get to meet people from across the world. Part of the fun is that you can learn about each other’s...

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Tasting Experiences At Israel’s Kibbutzim

Tasting Experiences At Israel’s Kibbutzim

The Uniqueness of Israel   Israeli TV Shows to Prepare You for Your Gap YearIf you are considering a gap year in Israel but are not sure how best to prepare for it, then one thing that you can do with minimum effort is watch some fantastic Israeli television shows....

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The Levinsky Spice Market

The Levinsky Spice Market

The Uniqueness of Israel World Cuisine On Your Doorstep in Tel Aviv One of the great things about spending your gap year with Aardvark in Israel is that you will get to meet people from across the world. Part of the fun is that you can learn about each other’s...

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The Unique Street Art of Machane Yehuda

The Unique Street Art of Machane Yehuda

The Uniqueness of Israel The Levinsky Spice Market While the most famous market in Israel is in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv still has its fair share of markets and they are certainly worth a visit. One of these is the Levinsky Market, which some have described as a Pandora’s...

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Hidden Delights of the Machane Yehuda Market

Machne Yehuda Market – By Night

The Uniqueness of Israel The Unique Street Art of Machane Yehuda   While during the week the streets of the Machane Yehuda market are packed with shoppers and sellers by day and restaurants and bars by night, on Saturdays the place is empty and silent with the...

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Hidden Delights of the Machane Yehuda Market

Machne Yehuda Market – By Day

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The Best Museums to Visit in Israel

The Best Museums to Visit in Israel

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Lag B’omer on Mount Meron

Lag B’omer on Mount Meron

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Water Hikes in Israel

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Living Like a Local In Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv’s Best Beaches

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Tekhelet – Have They Found The Real Thing?

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Jerusalem’s Nightlife

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The Nativ Military Program

The Israeli Army’s Code of Ethics

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Israel and the Olympic Games

Israeli sporting triumphs

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Avoiding Freshman 15 – Staying Fit in Israel

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Israeli Slang

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How Israel helped Nepal after the earthquake

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The Top Restaurants to Visit in Israel

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The Best Bakeries in Israel

The Best Bakeries in Israel

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The Best Places to Spend Shabbat

The Best Places to Spend Shabbat

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The Best Places to Drink Coffee in Tel Aviv

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Israel’s Blossoming Tourism Industry

Top 5 Israeli Expressions

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Katamonim – Jerusalem’s Up and Coming Neighbourhood

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Israel – The Start-up Nation

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The Top Restaurants to Visit in Israel

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Why Does China Look Up to Israel?

Why Does China Look Up to Israel?

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5 Classic Israeli Dishes to Make in Your Apartment

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How to Dress for Your Internship

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Meetings The Last Jews of Ethiopia

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Why Should I Take a Gap Year in Israel?

Why Should I Take a Gap Year in Israel?

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