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5 Great Tiberias Attractions

| August 6, 2013 | 2 Comments
5 Great Tiberias Attractions

5 Great Tiberias Attractions You May Not Know About! Modern Tiberias is Israel’s lowest city, situated 200 meters below sea level and, although it becomes very hot and humid in the summer, people flock there to cool off in the beautiful harp-shaped fresh water Lake Kinneret (The Sea of Galilee). Its mild climate also makes […]

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Akko Historical Sites

| August 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Akko Historical Sites

Akko (aka Acre) Historical Attractions The Hamam Al Basha The local hamam (bathhouse) was both a place of religious purification before prayers and a social gathering place in the Ottoman Empire. This hamam was originally built by Jazzar Pasha, who was the Turkish governor of Akko towards the end of the 18th century. Here gathered […]

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Acre (Akko)

| July 25, 2013
Acre (Akko)

Acre: A Place to Experience Multi-Cultural History Acre, perhaps one of the most multifaceted towns in Israel, is located on the northern Mediterranean coast. Today, Jews, Christians and Muslims live, study, work and relax side by side painting a picture of harmony for all to experience. Why the Name Acre? The origin of its name […]

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Touring Safed

| April 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
Touring Safed

Touring Safed (Tzfat) – Where to Start? Safed known as Tzfat in Hebrew is one of Israel’s four Jewish holy cities that also include Jerusalem, Tiberias and Hebron. Located in the northern Galilee region it is known for its fresh mountain air. It has a fascinating Old City and is famous for its Artists’ Quarter.  […]

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Safed

| April 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
Safed

Introduction to Safed (Tzfat) With 27,000 permanent residents, Safed, commonly known by its Hebrew name of Tzfat, is the highest and coldest city in Israel. Safed is perched at a 2,800 foot (850 m) altitude, and occasionally visitors can enjoy tramping through a snowy white wonderland. Summer nights are usually fresh and comfortable. The climb up […]

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Western Wall Tunnels

| April 21, 2013 | 1 Comment
Western Wall Tunnels

The Western Wall, the Kotel Almost every first-time visitor to Jerusalem visits the Western Wall – the piece of the retaining wall of the magnificent Second Jewish Temple built more than 2,000 years ago. But the section of the Western Wall where we pray today is only a small visible segment (about 200 feet, 60 […]

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Hebron

| April 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
Hebron

Cave of Machpela The Cave of Machpela, burial place of the ancestors of the Jewish People, is Judaism’s second most significant site, following the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. According to Rabbinic sources, the  Machpela Cave is the threshold of the Garden of Eden, and all prayers from the entire world pass through it on their […]

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Ashkelon Excavations

| April 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
Ashkelon Excavations

Ashkelon National Park: Tel Ashkelon Ashkelon is one of the world’s oldest cities and the remains of about 20 cities buried one on top of another have been found at Tel Ashkelon, dating from 3500 BCE to 1500 CE – about 5,000 years. The remains at Tel Ashkelon are within the boundaries of Ashkelon National Park, […]

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Haifa Holy Sites

| April 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Haifa Holy Sites

Haifa Holy Sites: Eliyahu’s Cave Haifa’s fascinating history and the Biblical events that took place on Mount Carmel (Har HaCarmel) with Eliyahu Hanavi (Elijah the Prophet) have left their mark on the city. Eliyahu’s Cave is a Jewish holy site located on Allenby Street in the Lower Town area, not far from the beach. Tradition claims that […]

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German Colony Haifa

| April 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
German Colony Haifa

Haifa Neighborhoods Haifa has some very old neighborhoods and sites of historical importance. The oldest neighborhoods are in the Lower Town area, including Haifa’s German Colony. German Colony The German Colony  was founded in 1869 by the German Templars who came to Haifa from Wuerttemberg during the time of the Turkish Mandate. Their desire to live […]

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