Because of the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Bridge blog is suspending activity through January 15. We’ll be back on Tuesday, January 16, for more updates from the Holy Land. As we pause to remember the legacy of Dr. King, Rabbi Eckstein shares the way he was inspired by the life of this man of faith and principle.
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Writers at The Times of Israel tell us more about the history behind the Old City Walls and the daily life that flourishes there.
Israeli author Aharon Appelfeld - who survived the Holocaust, won multiple literary awards, and published a book just three months ago - has passed away at the age of 85.
This is the traditional cake of Israel - and it is exceedingly popular. This cake appears in many shades and is covered in a variety of ways. A typical method involves cutting the cake horizontally in two and covering it with fresh strawberries (for which Israel is famous), jelly and whipped cream.
Esfir survived the Holocaust because a Christian family hid her family in a shack in their backyard. Today she is surviving poverty thanks, once again, to the kindness of Christians.