Abra Cohen


Lost Lovers Reconnect 70 Years Later After Letters Found on Tel Aviv Street

By Abra Cohen

Lost Lovers Reconnect 70 Years Later After Letters Found on Tel Aviv Street
When Yosef Halper discovered a suitcase full of love letters on a Tel Aviv street, he knew he had to reunite the writers. But after 70 years, how could he find them?Read More


Kosher Traveler: Inside the West Bank

By Abra Cohen

Kosher Traveler: Inside the West Bank
The West Bank is often in the limelight making political headlines, not gastronomic ones. But hidden beneath political and religious agendas, are a small group of artisans turning out various boutique edibles.Read More


How Playboy Came to Israel

By Abra Cohen

How Playboy Came to Israel
Images of Israel usually conjure up holy monuments, the Mediterranean Sea and a land steeped in political turmoil. Now you can add Playboy bunnies to that list.Read More


When Bob Marley's Drowned Out by Sirens

By Abra Cohen

When Bob Marley's Drowned Out by Sirens
There had been a relative calm in my small part of the world — a gentrified area of south Tel Aviv where the tree-lined narrow streets are scattered with bustling restaurants and coffee shops — where my biggest concern was finding a working Telo-Fun bike machine.Read More


Shabbat Meals: Israeli Potluck

By Abra Cohen

Shabbat Meals: Israeli Potluck
Growing up in a small Jewish community in the Northwest, Shabbat in my family was celebrated with Kiddush, an occasional family dinner and a loaf of challah if we were not too late stopping by a local bakery that knew what this braided treat was. My experience bared little resemblance to the Shabbats of my counterparts in larger Jewish centers in the States.Read More






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