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Israeli Culture

“Traditionally Modern”

         (Fili)


            -1-
And you are… ?

      An International Business PhD Student




                        -2-                   -2-
Originally from Israel… 以色列




                      -3-     -3-
Jerusalem – Friday morning




            -4-
Morning, wake up…




                    -5-   -5-
My dog’s waiting for his walk




                          -6-   -6-
He liked the 2000 years old grave…




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Especially the valley close by with an old monastery




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Passing by an old windmill (Chinese restaurant)




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Okay, getting hungry…




          - 10 -
Get a Moroccan singing breakfast…




                        - 11 -      - 11 -
Then relax at the coffee bar restaurant…




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Jerusalem
    -
Traditional




     - 13 -
A view of the old city




                         - 14 -   - 14 -
The Crying Wall and The Golden Dome of Rock




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The Russian Square




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Ein Carem – where Jesus met John




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The German Colony – first west side settlers




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Newer German Colony




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Overlooking from the Hebrew University




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Jerusalem gets snow about a week a year




                         - 21 -           - 21 -
Tel-Aviv : West side
          -
     Modern




         - 22 -
Tel Aviv’s a bit different…




                              - 23 -   - 23 -
Busier… modern...




                    - 24 -   - 24 -
The best chillout – the beach!




                           - 25 -   - 25 -
Tel Aviv’s seashore




                      - 26 -   - 26 -
Tel Aviv – Neve Tsedek




                         - 27 -   - 2711
                                       -
Tel Aviv – Neve Tsedek




                         - 28 -   - 2811
                                       -
Israelis




   - 29 -
Statistics

 ~7 million people.

    Ethnicity :                Religious background :
    – 77% Jews,                –   ...
Language

  Official language –
  Hebrew (希伯來語)

  Minorities – Arabic.
  Tourists and international
  Jews – English.
   ...
Young Israelis : Relaxing as a national hobby…




                          - 32 -                 - 32 -
The orthodox religious




                                     ‫מאה שערי‬
                         - 33 -   Mea Shearim
 ...
The Druze and their secret religion




                           - 34 -     - 34 -
Soldiers … like my sister (high-school tour-guide)




                                                      ‫ככר ציו‬
   ...
Foreign workers… usually Filipino/Thai




                                              ‫רחוב יפו‬
                      ...
Food


(Actually we have everything but
        good Asian food)


                - 37 -
The most popular Israeli dish - Hummus




                                          Made
                                ...
Actually … there are many kinds




                         - 39 -   - 39 -
Another Israeli obsession - Falafel




                           - 40 -     - 40 -
Falafel usually comes in a Pita or Lafa




                           - 41 -         - 41 -
Something with meat? We LOVE Shwarma

  Usually Lamb, but young
  Chicken is okay too.
  Comes in a Pita or Lafa.




    ...
“Israeli” salad – we LOVE our salads

                                   3 large tomatoes
                                ...
Visit the Israeli restaurant

   If you’re ever in Taipei…

   http://www.sababapita.com/ - 4 Branches and
   growing...
 ...
Two years ago, this is what an
 average weekend might look
           like…




              - 45 -
First … things to know about the religious Saturday

   Getting together with family
   Can’t turn on electricity
    – No...
Massive weekend shopping




                       - 47 -   - 47 -
Some like the traditional markets…




                         - 48 -      - 48 -
But most Israelis like “Canyons” giant malls




                           - 49 -              - 49 -
With regular “western style” supermarkets




                          - 50 -            - 50 -
Recent few years, my family does it all online




     Fax
              Mail                  Phone   Internet


       ...
Someone would usually cook… alot




                       - 52 -      - 52 -
In the late Friday afternoon… and Saturday morning




                         - 53 -                  - 53 -
“Synagogue” – the Jewish temple




                         - 54 -   - 54 -
Heading back home, for a traditional meal…




                         - 55 -              - 55 -
Lots of traditions…




                      - 56 -   - 56 -
Highlights from the dinner

   Singing.
   Stand up – Blessing the holy saturday.
   Drink wine.
   Go wash hands.
   Bles...
“Special” food




                 - 58 -   - 58 -
Actually, it depends… My dad’s a cake fanatic




                          - 59 -                - 59 -
During Saturdays…

   Relax, take things really really easy.

   Spend time with family & friends.
   Walk around the clos...
Non religious Israelis

   Relax, take things really really easy.

   Eat out in good restaurants.
   Travel across Israel...
Still have time
for more of Israel?




         - 62 -
Going down south

Negev - The desert




        - 63 -
Ramon Crater – world’s biggest crater




                          - 64 -        - 64 -
Desert Wildlife




                  - 65 -   - 65 -
Eilat – Israel’s tourist resort southern city




                             - 66 -             - 66 -
Eilat – Diving and sea-life




                              - 67 -   - 67 -
Haifa up in the north




          - 68 -
The Bahay Gardens - Haifa




                        - 69 -   - 69 -
General overlook on Haifa




                            - 70 -   - 70 -
Curious?
Want to know more?




        - 71 -
Want to know more?
    Watch the Taiwanese visit Israel on “World
    number 1”:




 http://www.filination.com/blog/2007/...
Want to know more?

   If you’ve got any questions – email at:
   filination@gmail.com

 Read Taiwanese blogs in Chinese a...
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  1. 1. Israeli Culture “Traditionally Modern” (Fili) -1-
  2. 2. And you are… ? An International Business PhD Student -2- -2-
  3. 3. Originally from Israel… 以色列 -3- -3-
  4. 4. Jerusalem – Friday morning -4-
  5. 5. Morning, wake up… -5- -5-
  6. 6. My dog’s waiting for his walk -6- -6-
  7. 7. He liked the 2000 years old grave… -7- -7-
  8. 8. Especially the valley close by with an old monastery -8- -8-
  9. 9. Passing by an old windmill (Chinese restaurant) -9- -9-
  10. 10. Okay, getting hungry… - 10 -
  11. 11. Get a Moroccan singing breakfast… - 11 - - 11 -
  12. 12. Then relax at the coffee bar restaurant… - 12 - - 12 -
  13. 13. Jerusalem - Traditional - 13 -
  14. 14. A view of the old city - 14 - - 14 -
  15. 15. The Crying Wall and The Golden Dome of Rock - 15 - - 15 -
  16. 16. The Russian Square - 16 - - 16 -
  17. 17. Ein Carem – where Jesus met John - 17 - - 17 -
  18. 18. The German Colony – first west side settlers - 18 - - 18 -
  19. 19. Newer German Colony - 19 - - 19 -
  20. 20. Overlooking from the Hebrew University - 20 - - 20 -
  21. 21. Jerusalem gets snow about a week a year - 21 - - 21 -
  22. 22. Tel-Aviv : West side - Modern - 22 -
  23. 23. Tel Aviv’s a bit different… - 23 - - 23 -
  24. 24. Busier… modern... - 24 - - 24 -
  25. 25. The best chillout – the beach! - 25 - - 25 -
  26. 26. Tel Aviv’s seashore - 26 - - 26 -
  27. 27. Tel Aviv – Neve Tsedek - 27 - - 2711 -
  28. 28. Tel Aviv – Neve Tsedek - 28 - - 2811 -
  29. 29. Israelis - 29 -
  30. 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. 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. 32. Young Israelis : Relaxing as a national hobby… - 32 - - 32 -
  33. 33. The orthodox religious ‫מאה שערי‬ - 33 - Mea Shearim - 33 -
  34. 34. The Druze and their secret religion - 34 - - 34 -
  35. 35. Soldiers … like my sister (high-school tour-guide) ‫ככר ציו‬ - 35 - Kikar Tzion - 35 -
  36. 36. Foreign workers… usually Filipino/Thai ‫רחוב יפו‬ - 36 - Jaffa-Street 36 -
  37. 37. Food (Actually we have everything but good Asian food) - 37 -
  38. 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. 39. Actually … there are many kinds - 39 - - 39 -
  40. 40. Another Israeli obsession - Falafel - 40 - - 40 -
  41. 41. Falafel usually comes in a Pita or Lafa - 41 - - 41 -
  42. 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. 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. 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. 45. Two years ago, this is what an average weekend might look like… - 45 -
  46. 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. 47. Massive weekend shopping - 47 - - 47 -
  48. 48. Some like the traditional markets… - 48 - - 48 -
  49. 49. But most Israelis like “Canyons” giant malls - 49 - - 49 -
  50. 50. With regular “western style” supermarkets - 50 - - 50 -
  51. 51. Recent few years, my family does it all online Fax Mail Phone Internet - 51 - - 51 -
  52. 52. Someone would usually cook… alot - 52 - - 52 -
  53. 53. In the late Friday afternoon… and Saturday morning - 53 - - 53 -
  54. 54. “Synagogue” – the Jewish temple - 54 - - 54 -
  55. 55. Heading back home, for a traditional meal… - 55 - - 55 -
  56. 56. Lots of traditions… - 56 - - 56 -
  57. 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. 58. “Special” food - 58 - - 58 -
  59. 59. Actually, it depends… My dad’s a cake fanatic - 59 - - 59 -
  60. 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. 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. 62. Still have time for more of Israel? - 62 -
  63. 63. Going down south Negev - The desert - 63 -
  64. 64. Ramon Crater – world’s biggest crater - 64 - - 64 -
  65. 65. Desert Wildlife - 65 - - 65 -
  66. 66. Eilat – Israel’s tourist resort southern city - 66 - - 66 -
  67. 67. Eilat – Diving and sea-life - 67 - - 67 -
  68. 68. Haifa up in the north - 68 -
  69. 69. The Bahay Gardens - Haifa - 69 - - 69 -
  70. 70. General overlook on Haifa - 70 - - 70 -
  71. 71. Curious? Want to know more? - 71 -
  72. 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. 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 -

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