Natural Health and Beauty Products in Israel

Again, so happy to be back to Modest Jerusalem. Today I want to share with you some of my favorite, natural and local health and beauty products that I have discovered over the past 6.5 years in Jerusalem. When it comes to health & beauty products, in recent years I have tried to go the …

“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 …

DIY: Natural, All-Purpose House Cleaner with Castile Soap and Essential Oils

There are many reasons to make your own All-Purpose House Cleaner. Financial reasons, wanting to green up your house,  limit your bleach usage, to protect your kids from being exposed regularly to chemicals in the house, and many others. I want to first mention that I am not against bleach and I do clean my …

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. …