6 Less Known Kosher Facts About Israel

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1. Israel has 137 official beaches, 10 times more than the number of cities. (Israel has 14 cities with populations over 100,000)

This is nature’s compensation for a troubled nation. This is where I and all Israelis find peace

This is nature’s compensation for a troubled nation. This is where I and all Israelis find peace

2. In regards to its population, Israel has the highest ratio of startups companies: GetTaxi, Waze, Viber, Fiverr, Wix, all of them are from Israel. Now you understand why Israel calls itself “The Startup Nation”.

3. The Dead Sea is the lowest place on Earth. People can easily float in the Dead Sea due to its unusually high salt concentration. It’s almost impossible to dive into it. But you can totally read your morning newspaper in the sea.

Perfect for swimmers and non-swimmers. This water will always hold you to the surface. Not the ideal set up for the perfect crime, as one can’t drown in the Dead Sea 

Perfect for swimmers and non-swimmers. This water will always hold you to the surface. Not the ideal set up for the perfect crime, as one can’t drown in the Dead Sea 🙂

4. Israeli cows produce more milk per cow than almost any country in the world, competing only with South Korea.

5. The kosher food (“Kosher” is a Hebrew word that literally means “fit” or “proper.” When used in relation to food products, “kosher” means that the item in question meets the dietary requirements of Jewish law)

  • There are more than 40 kosher McDonald’s in Israel. The only one outside the Jewish state is in Buenos Aires.
  • Even the glue on Israeli stamps is kosher.
  • Israeli scientists have ruled that giraffe milk is kosher.

6. More than nine out of 10 Israeli homes use solar power to heat water.



Luca Firanescu

Luca is the founder of XPATGirls.com. No, it’s not a he, but a she and she’s not Italian but Romanian. She’s currently based in sunny Tel Aviv and in her past life she was a world traveling fashion model jumping from one exotic location to the next. Her motto in life is that the world is a book – the more you see the better the story. While she has a great love for fashion and travel, her enthusiasm for social media and for advertising is greater. She began to pursue her passion when she joined the Blonde 2.0 team where she is currently working as a strategic planner. Luca loves cats, dogs and basically anything furry and she follows social media news religiously and has more apps on her iPhone than she can count.

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