Jerusalem v. Tel Aviv: Torn Between Two Loves

A tale of competing Israeli cities.

Jerusalem’s iconic Dome of the Rock, the centerpiece of Israel’s sprawling capital (All photos by the author)
Tel Aviv’s Ben Yehuda Street, from the balcony of my rental apartment

The best things in life aren’t free. Trust me. You get what you pay for, and in Israel, one of the most expensive countries I’ve ever visited, I paid a lot and…



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Jeremy Helligar

Jeremy Helligar


Brother Son Husband Friend Loner Minimalist World Traveler. Author of “Is It True What They Say About Black Men?” and “Storms in Africa”