A meditation group

Jacob Raz, head of East Asian Studies at University of Tel Aviv – refers tantalizingly in this article to a café in Tel Aviv that functions as a Zen monastery –

In his new book, entitled “Kakh Shamati” ‏(“So I’ve Heard,” Modan Press; in Hebrew‏), Raz details the daily schedule of the monastery. There is teeth brushing and also meditation and also sitting opposite Moshe the clerk at the National Insurance Institute office.

The anti-missionary organization Yad L’Achim has issued a warning against a new Buddhist center which is set to open in Israel’s Arava region.

Not really a temple, more like a sacred space inaugurated in a high-rise building.