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The Spies of Eretz Yisroel

Posted on February 10, 2014

By Robin Jacobson.  On our first day in Israel seven years ago, my family spent an all-too-brief hour in Zikhron Ya’akov, a picturesque hilltop village near Haifa. So jet-lagged were we that we only remember dimly stopping before the famous Aaronsohn house, the hub of a Jewish spy ring during World War I.  This year […] Continue Reading »

A Stimulating Brew: Coffee and Jews

Posted on January 10, 2014

By Robin Jacobson. When you linger over a cup of aromatic, freshly brewed coffee on a wintry day, you may think you are simply savoring a favorite beverage. In truth, as you sip that familiar, bittersweet concoction, you are tapping in to a rich vein of Jewish culture. For centuries, coffee has infused Jewish economic, […] Continue Reading »