Jaffa oranges.
Jaffa oranges. Photo by David Bachar
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City of Oranges: Adam LeBor on Jaffa’s epic history

British author and journalist Adam LeBor, author of City of Oranges: Arabs and Jews in Jaffa, explores the history of Jaffa through its oranges and the families that cultivated them.

Jaffa’s Jamila restaurant serves desire, not hummus

Salah Kurdi didn’t want to serve hummus at his new restaurant, Jamila. Instead, he mined his family recipe books for high Jaffa cuisine.

Eating in Jaffa’s ‘Little Sofia’

Architect and urban planner Nicky Davidov was born in Jaffa to a Bulgarian family that immigrated to Israel after the 1948 war; he talks about what he ate growing up in “Little Sofia.”

Catch of the day: an old man, a young man, and the sea

Saado Zeinab is a seventh-generation fisherman; he and his five sons still ply the waters. A few years ago Saado’s neighbor Gil Sassover started helping him on the water, and he’s just published a book about it.

Shafa Bar and Jaffa’s burgeoning nightlife

The Jaffa fleamarket area is full of quirky night spots like Shafa Bar. Actor and part-owner Uri Gottlieb introduces us to his hair salon-turned-bar.

Food News: Jam Session brings together bereaved Israelis and Palestinians

Robi Damelin of the Parents Circle Family Forum tells us about her project Jam Session, a cookbook written by a group of Israeli and Palestinian women who’ve lost loved ones in the conflict.

Editor and Producer: Hadas Ribak/Amy Racs
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Music Editor: Tomer Gershenman
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Playlist:

Gidi Gov - Ein Kmo Yafo Ba’Leylot
Otis Redding – (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay