Gideon Archive

Israeli Folk Dance (ריקודי עם)

By Gideon This article is dedicate to Steve  Weissman the Israeli folk dance instructor of Boca Raton, Florida, who has so much patience and talent that even I, a person with almost no talent for dancing, learned …

The 2001 Dolphinarium Massacre in Tel Aviv

By Gideon Twenty-one teenagers were killed and 132 were wounded on June 1st, 2001, in what was one of the most gruesome terrorist attacks in the nation’s history after suicide bomber Said Khutari made his way …

Jerusalem: Ramot Forest

by Shem Tov Sasson The other week, on the Friday before Tu B’Shvat, I went on a nice guided tour of the Ramot Forest in northwest Jerusalem with my friend Adam Ota. Provided by Ramot for …

HOW TO MAKE JEWISH PHILANTHROPY GO FURTHER

by Adam Milstein Jewish leaders and philanthropists are currently engaged in an intense and crucial debate. There is growing concern that Jews, particularly the next generation, are disconnecting from their Jewish heritage and from the state of …

The history of grapes and their place in ancient religions

תהלים קד טו -וְיַיִן יְשַׂמַּח לְבַב אֱנוֹשׁ לְהַצְהִיל פָּנִים מִשָּׁמֶן וְלֶחֶם לְבַב אֱנוֹשׁ יִסְעָד Psalm 104:15  – wine that gladdens human hearts, oil to make their faces shine, and bread that sustains their hearts. The leader of the Second …