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Introduction To Israeli Culture English Corner Traditionally Modern

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  • 1. Israeli Culture “Traditionally Modern” (Fili) -1-
  • 2. And you are… ? An International Business PhD Student -2- -2-
  • 3. Originally from Israel… 以色列 -3- -3-
  • 4. Jerusalem – Friday morning -4-
  • 5. Morning, wake up… -5- -5-
  • 6. My dog’s waiting for his walk -6- -6-
  • 7. He liked the 2000 years old grave… -7- -7-
  • 8. Especially the valley close by with an old monastery -8- -8-
  • 9. Passing by an old windmill (Chinese restaurant) -9- -9-
  • 10. Okay, getting hungry… - 10 -
  • 11. Get a Moroccan singing breakfast… - 11 - - 11 -
  • 12. Then relax at the coffee bar restaurant… - 12 - - 12 -
  • 13. Jerusalem - Traditional - 13 -
  • 14. A view of the old city - 14 - - 14 -
  • 15. The Crying Wall and The Golden Dome of Rock - 15 - - 15 -
  • 16. The Russian Square - 16 - - 16 -
  • 17. Ein Carem – where Jesus met John - 17 - - 17 -
  • 18. The German Colony – first west side settlers - 18 - - 18 -
  • 19. Newer German Colony - 19 - - 19 -
  • 20. Overlooking from the Hebrew University - 20 - - 20 -
  • 21. Jerusalem gets snow about a week a year - 21 - - 21 -
  • 22. Tel-Aviv : West side - Modern - 22 -
  • 23. Tel Aviv’s a bit different… - 23 - - 23 -
  • 24. Busier… modern... - 24 - - 24 -
  • 25. The best chillout – the beach! - 25 - - 25 -
  • 26. Tel Aviv’s seashore - 26 - - 26 -
  • 27. Tel Aviv – Neve Tsedek - 27 - - 2711 -
  • 28. Tel Aviv – Neve Tsedek - 28 - - 2811 -
  • 29. Israelis - 29 -
  • 30. Statistics ~7 million people. Ethnicity : Religious background : – 77% Jews, – 76% Jews, – 18.5% Arabs, – 16.2% Muslim, – 4.3% other. – 8.8% Christian, – 8.4% Druze. - 30 - - 30 -
  • 31. Language Official language – Hebrew (希伯來語) Minorities – Arabic. Tourists and international Jews – English. – We also have a Hebrew to English name translation problem. - 31 - - 31 -
  • 32. Young Israelis : Relaxing as a national hobby… - 32 - - 32 -
  • 33. The orthodox religious ‫מאה שערי‬ - 33 - Mea Shearim - 33 -
  • 34. The Druze and their secret religion - 34 - - 34 -
  • 35. Soldiers … like my sister (high-school tour-guide) ‫ככר ציו‬ - 35 - Kikar Tzion - 35 -
  • 36. Foreign workers… usually Filipino/Thai ‫רחוב יפו‬ - 36 - Jaffa-Street 36 -
  • 37. Food (Actually we have everything but good Asian food) - 37 -
  • 38. The most popular Israeli dish - Hummus Made from… In Tainan you can taste some Hummus at the Greek restaurant (80公園路, but, ours is better!) - 38 - - 38 -
  • 39. Actually … there are many kinds - 39 - - 39 -
  • 40. Another Israeli obsession - Falafel - 40 - - 40 -
  • 41. Falafel usually comes in a Pita or Lafa - 41 - - 41 -
  • 42. Something with meat? We LOVE Shwarma Usually Lamb, but young Chicken is okay too. Comes in a Pita or Lafa. Taiwanese version on 大 學路 in the evenings. Taiwanese prefer it to be Chicken in a sandwich. - 42 - - 42 -
  • 43. “Israeli” salad – we LOVE our salads 3 large tomatoes 3 medium cucumber 6-8 large lettuce leafs 1 red pepper (sweet) 4-5 small radishes (optional) 1/2 small onion 1/2 squeezed lemon 3-5 spoonful olive oil salt, pepper - 43 - - 43 -
  • 44. Visit the Israeli restaurant If you’re ever in Taipei… http://www.sababapita.com/ - 4 Branches and growing... Full Israeli menu. - 44 - - 44 -
  • 45. Two years ago, this is what an average weekend might look like… - 45 -
  • 46. First … things to know about the religious Saturday Getting together with family Can’t turn on electricity – No driving. – No TV – No computers Can’t work Can’t cook food Many of the shops, business and restaurants closed… But, anyways, you can’t buy anything - 46 - - 46 -
  • 47. Massive weekend shopping - 47 - - 47 -
  • 48. Some like the traditional markets… - 48 - - 48 -
  • 49. But most Israelis like “Canyons” giant malls - 49 - - 49 -
  • 50. With regular “western style” supermarkets - 50 - - 50 -
  • 51. Recent few years, my family does it all online Fax Mail Phone Internet - 51 - - 51 -
  • 52. Someone would usually cook… alot - 52 - - 52 -
  • 53. In the late Friday afternoon… and Saturday morning - 53 - - 53 -
  • 54. “Synagogue” – the Jewish temple - 54 - - 54 -
  • 55. Heading back home, for a traditional meal… - 55 - - 55 -
  • 56. Lots of traditions… - 56 - - 56 -
  • 57. Highlights from the dinner Singing. Stand up – Blessing the holy saturday. Drink wine. Go wash hands. Bless the bread, eat the bread. Eat – usually 3 courses. Singing. Final blessings. - 57 - - 57 -
  • 58. “Special” food - 58 - - 58 -
  • 59. Actually, it depends… My dad’s a cake fanatic - 59 - - 59 -
  • 60. During Saturdays… Relax, take things really really easy. Spend time with family & friends. Walk around the close by neighborhood, catch a walking tour of the city. Eat alot… Eat again… - 60 - - 60 -
  • 61. Non religious Israelis Relax, take things really really easy. Eat out in good restaurants. Travel across Israel. Camping… Go to the beach. Chill out all day… - 61 - - 61 -
  • 62. Still have time for more of Israel? - 62 -
  • 63. Going down south Negev - The desert - 63 -
  • 64. Ramon Crater – world’s biggest crater - 64 - - 64 -
  • 65. Desert Wildlife - 65 - - 65 -
  • 66. Eilat – Israel’s tourist resort southern city - 66 - - 66 -
  • 67. Eilat – Diving and sea-life - 67 - - 67 -
  • 68. Haifa up in the north - 68 -
  • 69. The Bahay Gardens - Haifa - 69 - - 69 -
  • 70. General overlook on Haifa - 70 - - 70 -
  • 71. Curious? Want to know more? - 71 -
  • 72. Want to know more? Watch the Taiwanese visit Israel on “World number 1”: http://www.filination.com/blog/2007/03/21/the-taiwanese-perspective-on-israel-taiwans-world-number-1-visits-israel/ - 72 - - 72 -
  • 73. Want to know more? If you’ve got any questions – email at: filination@gmail.com Read Taiwanese blogs in Chinese about Israel : http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/violetlmoonguang-0904 http://www.wretch.cc/blog/galandruby - 73 - - 73 -