Articles by: Ryan Finch

An all-nighter in Rishon at the Coca-Cola Wow Festival

An all-nighter in Rishon at the Coca-Cola Wow Festival

If you managed to stay awake, there was something for you at the Coca-Cola Wow Festival 2019. Like a full day at work, the Tuesday night event lasted eight hours from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. and touted a range of musicians and genres from reggaeton to Israeli pop. The […]

by August 19, 2019
Music from the heavens

Music from the heavens

There is nothing more Jewish in the sonic department than klezmer music, right? That unmistakable, beguiling and most hypnotic of sounds insinuates itself into your ear and tugs gently, or feverishly, at your heartstrings until you don’t quite know whether to laugh or cry. Those sentiments, and more, having been […]

by August 19, 2019
Great burger, skip the fries

Great burger, skip the fries

Jerusalem has no shortage of burger restaurants. Most are casual places you might drop into on the way home from work, or to bring the kids on a hot summer day when you’re too sweaty to cook. You order, eat and are finished within a half-hour. Agadir is not that […]

by August 18, 2019
Dining downtown

Dining downtown

David & Yosef are two chefs whose loyal followers have enabled them to move their upscale, fine dining restaurant to a parcel of prime Tel Aviv real estate – Montefiore St. just off Allenby, right around the corner from the Great Synagogue – a location which the owners have even […]

by August 18, 2019
Datlashim: Can there be a second generation?

Datlashim: Can there be a second generation?

Last year, I wrote a column that asked the question: “How do datlashim – the Hebrew acronym for formerly religious Jews – want to raise their children?” The main response I received during the course of my research: “To be just like them”– that is, to also be datlashim. This […]

by August 14, 2019
Make the most of a long weekend in Salzburg

Make the most of a long weekend in Salzburg

The great thing about a long weekend in Salzburg is that you don’t have to spend the whole weekend in Salzburg. And by that I mean no disrespect to Austria’s fourth-largest city, perhaps best known as the birthplace of Mozart or the setting for The Sound of Music, depending on […]

by August 10, 2019
David Tower – a crown jewel in Netanya

David Tower – a crown jewel in Netanya

Staring at the pristine coastline and sea just across the balcony of our seventh floor room at the David Tower boutique hotel in Netanya, the infamous Park Hotel is clearly seen off to the side of the street. It’s a dichotomy not uncommon in Israel, where its often-bloody history is […]

by August 10, 2019
Ozuna brings Spanish flavor to Rishon

Ozuna brings Spanish flavor to Rishon

Following a lightning show on June 27th at LivePark in Rishon Lezion, YouTube singing sensation Juan Carlos Ozuna Rosado  – known onstage as Ozuna – headlined his first ever concert in Israel at the same venue on Wednesday night. The outdoor amphitheater sold out 15,000 seats, though no one actually […]

by August 10, 2019
Bennett-Shaked hold key meeting

Bennett-Shaked hold key meeting

New Right Party head Naftali Bennett and former justice minister Ayelet Shaked met on Saturday night to discuss their political future and the proper way for the right-wing bloc to run in the election. The meeting took place in Tel Aviv and was not open to media coverage. Shaked’s first […]

by August 3, 2019
Shaked to announce her future Sunday night

Shaked to announce her future Sunday night

Former justice minister Ayelet Shaked summoned thousands of her supporters for an announcement on her political furture at Ramat Gan‘s Kfar Hamaccabiah on Sunday night. Shaked and her political ally Naftali Bennett have agreed to run together again under the New Right banner in the September 17 election and will […]

by August 3, 2019