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City of David Jerusalem Walls National Park

| August 25, 2013 | 1 Comment
City of David Jerusalem Walls National Park

City of David Jerusalem Walls National Park – Historical Goldmine   Jerusalem! Just hearing this name stirs up all kinds of emotions and spiritual feelings. There is no better place to experience life as it was throughout Jerusalem’s long and often stormy history than by visiting the City of David, Ir David in Hebrew. This […]

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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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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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Synagogues in Netanya

| December 26, 2012 | 2 Comments
Synagogues in Netanya

Shabbat in Netanya Netanya starts to wind down on Friday afternoon in order to get ready for the Sabbath. Many shops close and public transportation (buses and trains) stop shortly before Shabbat begins and will only start again about an hour after sundown when Shabbat finishes. Until then, the only means of transportation available is taxis. Although known primarily […]

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Tomb of the Patriarchs Hebron

| October 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
Tomb of the Patriarchs Hebron

Hebron Eighth Wonder of the World The Herodian edifice built over the Tomb of the Patriarchs is the eighth wonder of the world. It is one of the largest and oldest Jewish places of prayer on earth, and today, 2,000 years after its construction, the Jewish People make full use of the edifice, for both […]

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Shabbat in Tel Aviv

| July 30, 2012 | 0 Comments
Shabbat in Tel Aviv

Spending Shabbat in Tel Aviv Tel Aviv is known as a secular city, especially when compared to Jerusalem. Nevertheless, if you are planning a Shabbat during your stay, it’s worth knowing a few things to help you enjoy your Shabbat in Tel Aviv. Friday is a very busy and crowded day at the beach, restaurants and […]

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Kever Rachel

| July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments
Kever Rachel

Tomb of Rachel -Visit Your Jewish Matriarch For Jewish visitors to Jerusalem, the Western Wall or Kotel, is a magnet, pulling observant and non-observant alike into the center of the world. Yet, just five miles from the Kotel there’s another fascinating Jewish holy site, Kever Rachel or the Tomb of Rachel. Rachel’s Tomb Kever Rachel—Rachel’s Tomb is […]

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