Daily Archives: July 22, 2021

How coffee revolutionized Jerusalem social life in the 16th century

By | 2021-07-22T21:14:00+00:00 July 22nd, 2021|Israel|

Rabbis were uncertain whether it was permitted to drink it, and places that served it were accused of encouraging homosexuality. A new exhibition examines the origins of the coffee scene in Jerusalem, which caused scandals and prompted investigations e...

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How medieval Jewish sages felt about push-up bras

By | 2021-07-22T20:16:22+00:00 July 22nd, 2021|Israel|

Historian Merav Schnitzer talks about the medieval clothing revolution, a bra described by 11th-century scholar Rashi and how Jewish women managed to take their house keys with them to synagogue on Shabbat

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