Many people all over the world want to emigrate to Israel to begin a new life in the land of our ancestors. Thousands come to Israel every year to become citizens, pay taxes (unless they live in Eilat), learn Hebrew, and be an active part of Israeli society. As most of you know, Israel is a country that has been built up through numerous waves of immigration; Israel’s richness, when it comes to its people, comes from the many different cultures within it, their interaction and coexistence.
But, what happens when a born and raised Israeli wants to explore the world and leave behind a family, childhood friends, a language, and an entire country? How big is the Israeli presence around the globe? Are there any Israelis in your city, neighborhood or country?
Today, we decided to flip the question and talk about the Israeli presence around the world, by showing some great (and delicious) examples of how these people bring a piece of Israel to their new homes, cities and locations. Are you ready?
The taste of Israel in Paris, Melbourne, New York, Barcelona, and Santiago
The Miznon is conquering the world
There are several Israeli restaurants around the world, but one of the best is the well-known “Miznon”. Remember we talked about this restaurant when we mentioned what to do in Tel Aviv when you only have 48 hours to walk around? Well, Eyal Shani’s (a recognized Israeli chef) “Miznon” is a total success not only in Tel Aviv, but also in Paris, Vienna, New York and even Melbourne. This allows Israelis who live in these locations to enjoy the taste of their homeland.
Can you imagine? Next time you visit the Eiffel tower, or the Eureka Skydeck, you can end your day at the local Miznon and – at least for a few minutes – feel like you are back in Tel Aviv.
The fresh juices from the shuk, in the heart of Barcelona
Another great example is the cold freshly squeezed juices you can get in almost every corner of both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. These fruity, healthy, delicious juices are very typical of Israel and can now be found in Barcelona. The juice bar Adamah, located in the heart of the Gracia neighborhood offers all tourists a phenomenal Israeli experience, while in the Catalunya area. The owner is a kind and friendly Israeli who decided to move to the city of Gaudí a few years ago, and bring Israeli flavors to its citizens and tourists.
Don’t you miss this spot! Try out their numerous flavors and bring your friends and family with you. Sharing is caring, and letting them know about a place like this will only get you compliments.
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Hummus with a view of the Andes!
Finding an amazing hummus place in Israel isn’t hard, we even showed you a ranking with the top rated hummus restaurants in the country. But, how do you find a genuine Israeli hummus place in Santiago de Chile? Well, it is not that hard actually. The falafel Asly, located in the heart of the Las Condes neighborhood, was founded by a couple of Israelis who decided to start a life in South America many years ago. They offer spectacular Israeli hummus and some delicious falafel with a unique view you cannot get in Israel: the Andes mountains! So, if you are ever in Chile either for vacation or for work, don’t you miss good falafel and hummus… you’ll feel like you are back in Israel for a moment, and you will not regret your visit for a second.
Learn Hebrew. Become an Israeli. Open a restaurant in your city.
One of the best ways to get to someone’s heart is through their stomach; if you know how to cook well or how to make a delicious sauce or juice, everything is going to be just fine. The Israelis we mentioned above are just a few of the hundreds of examples of people who are doing this around the world. They are becoming ambassadors of our country and conquering hearts through flavor and traditions.
But what’s the first step? Learning Hebrew! If you live in any of the locations mentioned above, learning Hebrew will allow you to have deeper conversations with the owners of the places we discussed… and if you don’t live anywhere near these spots, learning Hebrew it is also a great thing to do.
Is there anything better than speaking and writing a language that is both ancient and modern at the same time? Come on! Give it a try and be amazed by the outstanding results you will get. The online Hebrew courses offered by Rosen Hebrew School are engaging, useful, and fun. Start your adventure with Hebrew today… you won’t regret it! Behatzlacha!