Israeli Passover

Passover is the celebration that  commemorates the story of the Exodus, in which the ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt.

The story behind the festival is that God helped the ancient Israelites escape from slavery in Egypt by inflicting ten plagues upon the Egyptians that caused the Pharaoh to release Israelite slaves.

When Pharaoh freed the Jews, the story is that they left in such a hurry that they could not wait for bread dough to rise (leaven). As a result, for the duration of Passover no leavened bread is eaisraelten, and Matzo (a flat unleavened bread) is a symbol of the holiday.

Observe the cartoon and tell your teachers (after reading the post) why you think the birds are complaining.

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See the video posted in the Global Calendar.

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About Food in Israel

It is said that Israel is heaven for “street food “. Anywhere you go in the country, the streets are lined with countless cheap eateries of all kinds.

In Israel, “street food” is a kind of fast food that is literally eaten while standing in the street, while in some cases there are places to sit down.

One of the typical foods, as we could see in the video is Falafel.

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Falafel is most often served in a pita, with pickles, tahina, hummus, cut vegetable salad and often, harif, a hot sauce.

How about your country?

Is “street food” popular in your country?
Is it funny to eat standing in the street?
Is there any food in your country similar to pita?

Ms Gali and her class from Israel

Ms Gali and her students who are in 5th grade  live in Israel, This country is a kind of bridge to three continents. Europe, Asia and Africa. Do you know why?

Pay attention to the map and think of a possible answer!

Ms Gali and her class have sent us this great video where we can find lots of facts about their country. Read and See about Israel

Click on  ISRAEL

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Did you know about the Dead Sea? Read some facts about it!

  • The lowest point on earth. For millions of tourists across the globe, the Dead Sea is home to one of the most extraordinary experiences of nature.dead sea
  • Sea or lake? In Israel and throughout the world, this unique body of water is called a ‘sea’, however, the Dead Sea is actually a huge lake
  • lots of people who go to the Dead Sea for various health treatments and benefits.
  • You really do float. The waters of the Dead Sea are extremely dense, which allows you to float on the surface of the sea. The floating experience is an attraction.

If you want to read more and meet the kids in Ms Gali´s class read their blogs.

Read the kid´s blogs!

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