A Talk with Shira Kaplan of Jerusalem’s Trumpeldor Vintage

A few weeks ago I got the opportunity to sit down with Shira Kaplan of Jerusalem's Trumpeldor Vintage, one of the best vintage clothing stores in Jerusalem. Trumpeldor is located on 18 Nissim Behar Street in Nachlaot (near the Jerusalem shouk). We spoke about how she started the store, the growing popularity of second hand clothes …

“My caterpillar to butterfly moment. My Jewish birth.”

Modest Jerusalem is launching a series of personal essays from friends and other women from Israel and around the world, who have inspirational stories covering a variety of topics. Kicking off this series is a dear friend and former colleague of mine, Juli Kristof, who was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary. She made Aliyah to Israel …

Jerusalem’s ModLi, Dubai’s The Modist, and the Rise of Modest Fashion

*Picture above taken from a Vogue Article about Chaya Chanin and Simi Polonsky, the  Orthodox Jewish designers behind The Frock NYC. This is such an overwhelming and perhaps controversial post to write, and I although I don't have a background in the fashion industry, my choices in what I choose to wear have changed in recent years when …

Prenatal Yoga in Jerusalem at Parparim Ba Beten (פרפרים בבטן)

I wish this post existed when I was pregnant with my first, Ovadia, who is now 3. I was searching online in English for prenatal yoga in Jerusalem, as it's common on the lifestyle/motherhood blogs I was reading from the U.S. to hear about the variety of benefits of prenatal yoga's relaxation, breathing, and birthing techniques. …