Flora Tsapovsky is a San Francisco-based food and culture writer.
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The War of the Curls

In Israel, female politicians, models, and celebrities are pressured to straighten their hair. But a curly haired rebellion is taking root.

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The Tide Turns for Tel Aviv’s Beach Promenade

A new look and string of trendy businesses draw locals and tourists alike

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Pastrami on Rye—Hold the Meat

Vegan delis are rethinking everything from cold cuts to bagels and lox. And along the way, they’ve created a kosher Reuben.

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A New Kibbutz Vacation

Israel’s kibbutzim are drawing a new generation of tourists, by offering everything from eco retreats to coworking spaces

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Tel Aviv’s Restaurant Scene Goes Kosher

Israel’s leading chefs are taking the city’s food in a new direction

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Let Them Eat Cake—Again

The rebirth of Kapulski, Israel’s once-famous chain of coffee shops

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Denver Expands Its Menu

Delis and Israeli restaurants have changed the city’s culinary scene, as the Jewish community grows

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The Belgian Falafel Waffle

An edible miracle of modern science takes off in Rishon LeZion

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Finally a Place Serving All Babka All the Time

An Israeli chef’s new Palo Alto coffee shop is serving nothing but the Cadillac of pastries—sweet and savory babka

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Coworking Spaces With a Jewish Bent

They still have shared conference rooms, free Wi-Fi, and after-work parties. But they’ve also got kosher kitchens, sukkahs, and a commitment to Jewish values.

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Going Gaga for Gazoz

Once a staple of street kiosks in Tel Aviv, the sparkling, fruity soft drink is gaining new popularity in Israel and around the world

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Let’s Talk About Death

Through podcasts, books, and even dinner parties, millennials are exploring their feelings about the end of life. Now, please pass the potatoes.

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Vegans Give Shavuot a New Taste

In Israel, growing numbers of people are avoiding dairy—the basis for many of the holiday’s famous recipes. So chefs are creating new recipes that everyone can enjoy.

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Making Serious Dough in Tel Aviv

Israeli celebrity chef Omer Miller shifted from upscale restaurants to hamburgers and pizza—and became a sensation on Instagram

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Breads That Turn Heads

Gluten-free? Marzipan? Tomato and basil? Rainbow? Challah bakers are taking the Friday-night staple to new places.

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Israel Grows a Beard

They’re not just for Hasidim and scruffy kibbutzniks anymore

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Go Ahead, Bite Into That Bacon Cheeseburger. It’s Kosher.

A Jerusalem eatery uses innovations like lamb bacon and vegan cheese to serve up kosher and delicious versions of sinful delights

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Faith in Fashion, a Conference For Chic and Modest Jewish Women, Convenes in New York

Designers, stylists, and bloggers meet to talk style and spirituality

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A New Cake for a New Year

Long a dull staple of Rosh Hashanah tables, honey cake is having a renaissance, with a wide range of new variations

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Divided by a Common Language

For me, learning Hebrew was a way to fit in as a Russian immigrant growing up in Israel. For the kids in my Hebrew school class in California, the language meant something entirely different.

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Meet Melech Zilbershlag, the Israeli Millennial Who’s Becoming a YouTube Sensation

Got assumptions about the Orthodox community in Israel? ‘King’ Zilbershlag is here to debunk them.

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Schnitzel Conquers the World

The Israeli version of the dish is popping up on menus across the U.S.

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