Weekend Edition

How much would you pay NOT to make Aliyah?

The “Aliyah premium” refers to the financial benefits foreign Jews based in Israel forgo just NOT to become official citizens.

Rising through the fire: David Blatt and his first NBA season

After enduring months of scrutiny, David Blatt is only a few games from an NBA championship. Can his rookie season be considered a success?

Meet the Israelis surfing for peace

Surfing 4 Peace is an organization that finds ways to get surfing paraphernalia into Gaza and into the hands of its surfers.

Not your parents’ record shop

Matt Jevotovsky stopped by Chompi Records to talk about bringing a unique blend of rock and roll to the Tel Aviv vinyl record scene.

Application denied: The futility of seeking asylum in Israel

Over 5,500 Africans have applied for asylum in Israel and only four of them have been granted refugee status – most are rejected within 24 hours.

A Full Trunk of blues

Full Trunk is an Israeli blues-rock quartet. We attended Monday’s album release show and spoke with the band about their new all-English record.