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Odem Mountain Winery Tour

June 20th 2014

The Mount Odem Winery was founded in 2003 by the Alfasi family with the goal of establishing a thriving family business in the Golan Heights. Given the Alfasi family’s love of wine, a boutique, family-owned winery was a natural business decision. Located on Odem Forest’s Moshav Odem, also home to the Alfasis, the Mount Odem […]

Gush Eztion Winery Tour

June 20th 2014

Are you an early riser, looking for a one-of-a-kind experience while visiting Israel? During the grape harvest season of July, August and September, the Gush Etzion Winery offers a program called Harvesting at Dawn. Visitors, including families with children, can participate in picking grapes from the winery’s nearby vineyards. Hands-on harvesting activities are coupled with […]

Golan Heights Winery Tour

June 20th 2014

As recently as the mid-1990s, there were just seven wineries in Israel. Today, the nation boasts nearly 300 wineries. Every winery has its distinctive qualities, but the Golan Heights Winery is one of the most well-known, exporting its celebrated bottles to over 25 different countries. If you’re only going to visit one winery on your […]

Galil Mountain Winery Tour

June 20th 2014

Established in the year 2000 in partnership with the well-established Golan Heights Winery, the Galil Mountain Winery was born from a marriage of tradition and contemporary winemaking technology. Its location, at the top of one of Israel’s most dramatic mountain ranges, represents the reestablishment of fertile ground where vineyards were cultivated 2,000 years ago. Unlike […]

The Carmel Winery Tour

June 20th 2014

A visit to the Carmel Winery in Zichron Yaakov combines extremes in history with extremes in scale, as the Carmel Winery is both the oldest and the largest winery in Israel. This facility produces an astounding 15 million bottles of wine each year. Among these 15 million bottles are wines sold under the Selected label, […]

Adir Winery Tour

June 20th 2014

The products of the Adir Winery are expressions of Avi Rosenberg’s passion for living and working in concert with nature. Rosenberg trained as a Cellar Master at the Galilee’s Tel Hai Academic College, and thanks to his touch and an amazing hilltop location, the family-owned and operated boutique winery is one of the most charming […]

Dalton Winery Tour

June 20th 2014

While visiting the Upper Galilee, stop in at the Dalton Winery in Merom Hagalil for a tour and wine tasting. You’ll find the Dalton Winery amidst the luscious greenery and mountains of the Upper Galilee, just three miles from Israel’s border with Lebanon. Cold winters near Mount Hermon, hot summer days and cool summer nights […]

Ghetto Fighter’s Museum

June 20th 2014

Jerusalem’s Yad VaShem is the official world center for Holocaust research, but the Western Galilee’s Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum (Beit Lohamei Haghetaot) provides visitors with an in-depth exploration of the heroic Jewish resistance to the Final Solution. In this sense, the Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum enables a new type of connection to the Holocaust story […]

New Israeli Archaeology Center Set to Welcome Visitors in April 2016

May 11th 2014

If archaeology is your thing, you’re going to be very excited to hear what Israel is planning for the spring of 2016! After years of operating in over-modest quarters, the Israel Antiquities Authority is scheduled to open the Schottenstein National Campus for the Archaeology of Israel in April 2016 in Jerusalem. The campus will be […]

Jerusalem First Station

May 8th 2014

Today, the commerce, culture and entertainment compound known as “Jerusalem First Station” is a thriving and welcoming hub, a place for eating, drinking, upscale shopping, tours, regular activities and special events. But it wasn’t until 2013 that preservationists began working in earnest to breathe new life into the first train station in Jerusalem. The first […]

Scroll of Fire Memorial

May 1st 2014

In the hills surrounding Jerusalem, amidst the Forest of the Martyrs in Moshav Kisalon, is a bronze monument that stands 26 feet high. Called the Scroll of Fire (Megilat ha-Esh in Hebrew), the monument is an epic sculpture created by Holocaust survivor and artist Nathan Rapoport. Inaugurated in 1971, the central monument is shaped like […]

Tomb of Jethro

April 24th 2014

In the Biblical Book of Exodus, Jethro is identified as the father-in-law of Moses, and as such, his burial place is a holy site to Jews, Christians and Muslims alike. But Druze tradition considers Jethro to be a prophet in his own right, ascribing major significance to the Bible passage where he advises Moses on […]

Tree Planting Nachshon Junction

April 24th 2014

Thanks to its iconic “blue boxes,” which have been used by Diaspora Zionists to raise funds for development of the homeland for many generations, Keren Kayemet Le’Israel – Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) has planted over 240 million trees in Israel since 1901. Indeed, forestation of the Holy Land is one of the endeavors that most […]

Caesarea Golf Course

April 24th 2014

Golf, anyone? If your idea of a great vacation in Israel includes 18 holes of golf on a professional-grade golf course, you’ll want to visit the Caesarea Golf Club. The only 18-hole golf course in Israel, the Caesarea Golf Club is located about 45 minutes north of Tel Aviv. The Caesarea Golf Club plays a […]

Schindler’s Grave

April 13th 2014

It might surprise you to know that one of the most frequently visited graves in Jerusalem belongs to a non-Jew. Oskar Schindler, the man who saved the lives of over 1,000 people during the Holocaust, is buried in the Catholic cemetery on Mount Zion in Jerusalem, a brief walk from the Zion Gate of the […]

Beit Hadassah Museum in Hebron

April 13th 2014

Originally built in 1893, Beit Hadassah (The Hadassah House) originally operated under the name Chesed L’Avraham, serving as a free medical clinic for the Jews and Arabs of Hebron. The clinic thrived until it was destroyed during the Arab riots of 1929, but today it serves as a residence for Zionist settlers and as a […]

Beit Alfa Synagogue

April 13th 2014

In Israel, national parks tend to be so much more than places to enjoy the scenery. They often also serve as repositories for centuries worth of history. With its ancient mosaics depicting timeless Jewish motifs, the Beit Alfa Synagogue National Park, located on Kibbutz Heftziba near Beit She’an in the Jezreel Valley, is a prime […]

Utopia Orchid Park

April 10th 2014

If you’ve been to Israel before and you’re looking for something a little different that will have you appreciating the wonders of Mother Nature, consider a visit to Utopia Orchid Park. The park, located in the heart of the Sharon region on Kibbutz Bahan, just east of the coastal city of Netanya, spans nearly 10 […]

Khan Museum in Hadera

April 10th 2014

If you’re interested in seeing how a community began as a farming settlement in the late 19th century and flourished into a thriving city in the modern State of Israel, the Khan Museum in Hadera has a story to tell you. When the city of Hadera was founded in 1891, the Ottoman Empire ruled the […]

Ralli Museum in Caesarea

April 10th 2014

There are five Ralli Museums in the world, each dedicated to the mission of promoting the work of Latin American artists. Two of these venues are located in the coastal city of Caesarea, halfway between Tel Aviv to the south and Haifa to the north. Why would such an institution build not one, but two […]