iHerb | 12% Off Site-Wide for Orders to Israel! Super Fast Shipping + Great Product Selection {Great for Readers in Israel}

I'm bumping this post back up to the top because I just received a brand new coupon code good for 12% off your purchase site-wide  when shipped to Israel. Just use the coupon code OCTOBER12 at checkout. The code is valid on all your purchases until … [Read more...]

The Perfect Taste of Israel! “Shuk” Surprise Pack of 6 Spices — $35 Shipped (from Israel!)

Wow! I love this! If you are missing Israel these days, here is a perfect way to bring a beautiful taste of Israel to your table! Eating Around Israel sells a wide range of organic, kosher, handcrafted spices, carefully curated from the best of … [Read more...]

How to Buy a Home in Israel (Free Webinar this Sunday)

Are you making aliyah soon and interested in a buying a house for your family? Do you live outside of Israel, but want to purchase a home in Israel as an investment for your future? Have you recently (or not so recently) made aliyah, and find … [Read more...]

Amazon Resumes Shipping to Israel at Discounted Rates

Good news for my Israeli friends! Amazon has announced that it is returning to the Israel marked without discounted shipping (sadly, it is not free, as we enjoyed for a few months this winter). Small, light-weight items, including books, will … [Read more...]

Amazon Ends FREE Shipping to Israel Promotion

Update 3/22/20 I am sure by now you've heard the disappointing news that Amazon has discontinued its free shipping to Israel. While you can still order from Amazon to Israel, you will have to pay for shipping (typically $50+ per order). Plus, due to … [Read more...]

Rental Cars in Israel | Best Rates & Customer Service

Disclosure: This is a paid advertisement. More information about ads can be found in my Disclosure Policy. Are you coming to Israel soon? Maybe for Pesach – or the summer?  One of the biggest costs (and stressors) is finding a rental car in … [Read more...]

Are You Making Aliyah? Here are 13 Products You Should Definitely Pack On Your Lift! (& 5 More to Consider!)

Do you remember this post about products to stockpile before making Aliyah? I can’t believe it's been seven years since I wrote that! Now that my family is eighteen months into our “re”-aliyah, I’ve been asked by a KOAB reader who is making aliyah … [Read more...]

Bar Mitzvah in Israel vs. America | How Do the Costs Compare

After sharing with you the story of our recent Bar Mitzvah in Israel, as well as all the details from my first son's Bar Mitzvah in Cleveland two years ago, I've heard from a number of you who really want to know: How do the costs compare? Which … [Read more...]

The Best Way to Transfer Money to Israel [My Unsolicited Review of TransferWise]

This is a post for my friends in Israel (or those who are just curious about the practical side of our life here)! If you live in Israel, but earn money -- or just have savings -- in the United States (or elsewhere), then you no doubt have … [Read more...]

Yom HaZikaron

I share this story each year, because of all the tens of thousands of lives that are remembered today, on Israel's Memorial Day, this is the story that I know best. *** My husband moved to Israel from New Jersey the day after his 18th birthday. … [Read more...]