Brazilians know how to party. Nowhere is that more obvious than at Carnival, Brazil’s most popular celebration festively combining its rich and multi-ethnic melting pot. It’s also one of the world’s largest multi-day celebrations, when ecstatic crowds enjoy fabulous samba parades and enormous street parties.
At first glance, Mardi Gras seems anything but Jewish. But Seth Rogovoy says the holiday and its ‘krewes’ owe a big debt to Purim.
Finding authentic Israeli hummus in the U.S. can sometimes resemble a small-time drug deal. Devra Ferst shows how far expat sabras go to get their fix.
500000 spectators turned out on August 25th to watch the Asakusa Samba Carnival in Tokyo, Japan, which featured 27 teams and 4000 participants. The show lasted for four and a half hours causing some spectators to suffer heat stroke, according to the organisers. The carnival started over 30 years ago.
Ten of the world’s wealthiest people are Israeli, according to this year’s Forbes’ Rich List. The ten billionaires join the company of the prince of Saudia Arabia, Itlay’s Prime Minister, Oprah and Mark Zuckerberg, and about 1,000 other people around the globe who have 10 digits in the bank. (Yeah you heard us right.)