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Aliya and Taxes

Here’s the scenario. You have just made Aliya and you are trying to get yourself settled. The last thing you want to think about are taxes. However…I am now living in Israel and I want to be compliant with my new country’s tax rules. I know what I was required to...

Ten Tips on Tipping in Tel Aviv

We all know that moment of hesitation when you pay for something in a foreign country and you’re not sure whether to tip or not. You can’t ask the person because he or she will feel uncomfortable telling you how much to pay, or the person will tell you an amount...

Moving Amid a Pandemic

I had always planned to move to Herzliya and start school at the IDC Herzliya-- one of Israel’s top universities upon finishing my service in the Israeli Defense Forces. What I did not and could not know, along with the rest of the world, was that a global pandemic...

Getting Ahead in the Israeli Workplace

There are a number of differences in the workplace environment in Israel, part of which have led to it becoming an epicenter for start-ups and small businesses, and part of it leading to significant challenges in HR and personnel as well as a general ‘brain drain.’...

Mortgages & Banks

Even though Israel is a small country, many people around the world choose to invest here every year. Additionally, the percentage of foreign immigration to Israel is increasing. However, when a foreigner purchases real estate in Israel, the mortgage process is...

The Israel Insurance Sector

The insurance sector in Israel is well developed and thriving, this article reviews how it operates, and the main players in it, in 2019. The insurance companies: Currently, only 14 insurance companies operate in Israel, including five large insurance groups active...

A Long Journey To Tel Aviv

Marc and Judith Kornblatt, having filled out and submitted all the required forms and documents for the government, and met with their Jewish Agency shaliach, are now in the process of selling their home, packing up their belongings and arranging plane tickets for...

Getting around Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv, although a smaller city, is always super busy. There are things to do - everywhere! Getting around can be a bit daunting at first. The first thing I had to do when I landed in Tel Aviv was get to my hotel. I decided to take a taxi. Little did I know that...