Traditional dishes include falafel, hummus, sabich (aubergine, egg, hummus and pickles in a pitta), shawarma (thin layers of grilled meat) and labneh (a creamy, yogurty cheese).
The Israeli new shekel is used across the country, and gets its name from a biblical currency. The shekel is divided into 100 agorot. Tipping 10-15% is standard in restaurants.
Most shops, businesses and tourist sites close from Friday evening until after sunset on Saturday for the weekly sabbath. You can get out and about, but there may be limited services.