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Big Matzah & Mini Israel

April 12th 2011

There is something so cute about things in the miniature. And as mesmerizing as the Western Wall is, the miniature replica of it, complete with praying, swaying, mechanically animated mini people all in exquisite fine detail, is just too precious to pass up. Luckily, this Passover, Mini Israel is having a special deal on all […]

Passover in Hebron

April 11th 2011

This Passover, while you’re traveling in Israel, you might as well visit some long-lost relatives. You know, the ones you lost touch with years ago, the ones your ma and pa told you stories about, and the ones who go waaaay back to the beginning of Jewish history. In other words, if you want to […]

Gush Katif Museum

April 7th 2011

An interesting situation: On the news, back home, all you hear about Israel is the conflict, the politics, the strife. When you’re here vacationing in Israel with your Israel group tour, all you experience are the amazing people you meet, their rich, deep personalities, the calm, breathtaking scenery, the fantastic cultural events, and the depth […]

Camel Land Israel

April 7th 2011

Camels are an Israeli tourist’s best friend. Unless the person wants to get somewhere really quickly, in which case, an Israeli cab driver with a heavy foot is his best friend. But otherwise, when trying to get back in touch with our forefathers who roamed the Middle East on the slow saddles of these funny […]

Druze Village Experience

April 3rd 2011

The best way to really get to know a person is to sit down and have a nice, long, luxurious meal with him. Which would be the perfect way to get to know, say, a totally different culture that totals about 100,000 residents of the Israeli population- the Druze. Except, of course, the technical difficulties- […]

Postcards have become hip again.

March 31st 2011

While the world has been smitten by the fast paced lifestyle of the internet in the last decade, people are beginning to crave those good old days when they could open up their mailbox and see a snail-mail postcard staring back at them. The FreshPaint Festival is tapping into those old fashioned, snail mail cravings, […]

Birthright Israel, like you didn’t know

March 30th 2011

Birthright Israel. The opportunity to travel FOR FREE in Israel. The latest news: February 15, 2011. Thousands of different sets of hands were poised above their keyboards, waiting for the exact moment in which registration would begin. In the first minute that it did, 1,000 of them signed up. In the next seven days, over […]

Bob Dylan in Israel

March 27th 2011

Could it be? Is it true? It is! After reports floating around the web for weeks, Bob Dylan’s promoter Marcel Avrahams has finally confirmed that Dylan is indeed stopping over in the Holy Land on a world tour that sweeps through Asia and ends in Denmark. The concert will be held on June 20 at […]

Rockefeller Jerusalem – Ice Skating

March 24th 2011

Grab your ice skates, roll onto the ice, and show us your moves in a beautiful ice arena in the middle of the city. No, you’re not at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Rather, you’re vacationing in Israel in the middle of the spring/summer. That’s right. Touring in Israel, ice skating in Jerusalem , […]

Gene Simmons Tours Israel

March 23rd 2011

Once an Israeli, always an Israeli, regardless of whatever costume you put on, be it ten inch platform shoes or sci-fi  makeup and huge black hair. Gene Simmons, known to the music world as the famous Kiss bassist who sold 100 million records and did outrageous stunts, was nine years old when he left Israel.  At the […]

The Dead Sea Scrolls

March 23rd 2011

Possibly the coolest archaeological experience you will have in Israel, in the most bizarre architectural structure. The Dead Sea Scrolls. During you travels in Israel, your group tour must journey to this fantastic exhibit located at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. In 1947, a young Bedouin shepherd hit the ultimate Biblical jackpot- 11 caves around […]

IDF Tactical (Tourist) Training

March 17th 2011

All Israelis at 18 are expected to enroll in the army, including women (the Israeli army is the only army in the world with mandatory army service for women). And their mission is a special one- to protect and guard the Jewish People and their homeland so that it will continue to remain a strong, Jewish […]

Mamilla Hotel, Mamilla Mall, Mamilla Shopping Center

March 16th 2011

Mamilla Hotel, Mamilla Mall, Mamilla shopping center. If you lived in Israel 100 years ago, you would be shocked at the dramatic shift in architecture and prestige of this section of town. If you lived in Israel 5 years ago, you would be surprised the project ever got done. Israeli tour guides will have a […]

Israel Museum 2011 Exhibits

March 15th 2011

To look inside the mind of artists is a fascinating journey into another world.  On your Israel vacation, journey into The Israel Museum. Besides housing the old and the traditional (including the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest Biblical manuscripts in the world, a must see for any Israel tour) the museum also houses very new, […]

Segway-ing Tel Aviv and the Grand Beach Hotel

March 14th 2011

Segwaying Through Tel Aviv and the Grand Beach Hotel Let’s talk about the Grand Beach Hotel in Tel Aviv. Directly across from the Mediterranean, it is a newly renovated hotel with a fabulous rooftop pool and gorgeous sundeck. It’s the north most hotel on the Tel Aviv strip, with the board walk beginning across the […]

Israel Sports Radio

March 9th 2011

Why should a dedicated sports fan forget all about their precious New York Knicks once they cross the ocean and leave the Big Apple behind them? Who will join or relate to them at 1:30 in the morning in Tel Aviv, when they are gearing up alone (with Israeli Bamba and Chocorificis of course) to […]

Bible Lands Bat Mitzvah

March 6th 2011

It’s your daughter’s bat mitzvah, so you and the whole family show up in your fanciest attire- take that camera man!- to the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem’s “Museum Row”. The girl of honor leads you around the exhibit; knowingly pointing out information about the Egyptian artifacts that came from Joseph (and the Technicolor Dreamcoat)’s […]

Volunteer in Israel

March 3rd 2011

There is no better way to experience Israel than to give back to it. While you tour in Israel, volunteer in Israel! Give to the people, meet the people. Uplift the people. Become a real partner in your relationship to the State. The unbelievable organization, Colel Chabad, is offering weekly opportunities to really interact with […]

Dan Hotels Israel

March 2nd 2011

Dan Hotels; a fantastic, Israeli luxury hotel chain. Established in 1947, the Dan chain was actually not, contrary to popular opinion, created by anyone named Dan. Rather, two brothers- Yekutiel and Shmuel Federmann- decided to invest in a small, quaint guesthouse on the shores of Tel Aviv. The name of the house they purchased: Kaete […]

Easy Aliyah, Dance Mobs, and Pilot Tours to Israel

February 28th 2011

So many people have moved to Israel in the past 63 years since its national birth. Every immigrant family to Israel has their own personal story and reason; some were airlifted to Israel in the miraculous Operation Solomon and Moses flights coming from Ethiopia. Others were able to arrive on Israeli soil after escaping communist […]

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