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Not by Bread Alone Do We Live

January 2nd 2011

Not by Bread Alone Do We Live; Being a Part of the Deaf/Blind Community in Israel The only theatre troupe of its kind in existence, the Nalaga’at Theater (“Don’t Touch” Theatre) in Jaffa aims to illustrate to the audience the complexity and beauty of the lives of the seeing and hearing disabled. The show opens […]

Running the streets of Jerusalem…

December 29th 2010

In my childhood home was an iconic picture of my father crossing the finish line at the New York City Marathon. New York has it, Spain’s got it, and Jerusalem’s now on the map. Israel is about to join the ranks of major cities around the world in hosting their first international full length marathon, […]

Pomegranate Wine – a wonderful stop in the Galilee

November 10th 2010

Rimon Winery is owned and operated by the Nachmias family, a third generation farming family who were among the founding fathers of Moshav Kerem Ben Zimra in Israel’s Upper Galilee. Experienced farmers, the family dedicated themselves to growing the highest quality pomegranate fruit in the world. These special pomegranates, famous for their very high juice […]

Shalom Israel Tours – in the News!

November 8th 2010

Shalom Israel Tours, a story to be told!

Israel Football League

November 8th 2010

For an exciting evening with your family or group, attend an American full-contact football game in Israel! To tourists coming from the US this might sound a little hokey, but I assume you it is high quality athletics and highly entertaining! It has now been four years since the dream of tackle football in Israel […]

Carmel Wine: Not Just for Kiddush Anymore

October 31st 2010

Remember when Carmel wine was only known for its grape juice and Kiddush wine?  Well, not anymore.  In the last 10 years, the Carmel Winery has become a powerhouse in the global wine market, with four facilities processing wine from over 3,000 acres of vineyards spanning the length of Israel, bottling over 15 million bottles […]

Jerusalem – Spa-ing in Style!

October 31st 2010

Jerusalem Hotel Spas – Spa-ing in Style! It should come as no surprise that five of the best spas in Jerusalem are located at five of the best hotels in the city. The hotels boast luxurious settings, nice swimming pools, fitness centers, and to-die-for spa facilities. Many of the hotels offer free access to the […]

Israel Tidbits

October 26th 2010

A Round Up of Recent Tourism News Renting a car during your next visit to Israel? Yisrael Katz, Israel’s Transportation Minister, agreed earlier this month to raise the speed limit on several major Israeli highways. On Highway 1 between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, on Highway 4 between Rishon L’Tzion and Ashdod, and on Highway 431 […]

CPR in Jerusalem

October 21st 2010

This morning 12 individuals from central Jerusalem came together for a basic CPR and first aid class taught by United Hatzalah, Israel’s volunteer emergency response organization. We covered adult, child, and Infant CPR, and practiced on a training “dummy” – a very interesting morning! Fill out form.

Cute Vid and Super Accurate!

October 19th 2010

From this moment onward I will forever picture Israel in this way: Fill out form.

Challah Baking on Masada!

October 18th 2010

This is a seriously cool event for families and community groups alike.  Designed for Bat Mitzvah girls, we shlep an oven to the top of Masada via cable car. The Challah baking ceremony goes back thousands of years to the times of the first and second temple and has a special blessing for the occasion […]

Surf’s Up in Israel!

October 18th 2010

Surf’s Up! Top 10 Places to Go Surfing in Israel Since summer just doesn’t want to seem to end this year, I suppose it’s not too late to post summer-themed info. After all, with weather still reaching high into the 90s, why not pick up that surfboard and head to the beach? Israel’s beaches are […]

New (ancient) Developments at The Kotel Tunnels

October 14th 2010

On Tuesday of this week Shalom Israel Tours was invited, along with a host of tour operators and non-profits, to check out the latest developments and excavations at the Kotel Tunnels. This event was incredible, we climbed through tunnels still being dug which may take years to be ready for public viewing. The Western Wall […]

View Israel by Foot, Top to Bottom

October 14th 2010

Interested in taking a walk through the land of Israel? How about a nearly 600 kilometer walk across the country, from Kibbutz Dan near the Lebanese border to the north all the way down to the Red Sea to the south? Known as one of the world’s great long long-distance trek, the Israel National Trail […]

Shalom Group Tours- aka- Guaranteed Departures

October 11th 2010

We’re working on several different types of tour packages here at Shalom Israel Tours, with lots of different options for you to choose from. Here’s a tour style we’re planning on introducing in 2011: Shalom Israel Group Tours- aka- Guaranteed Departures. This basically means that we’re going to arrange a tour in advance, book everything, […]

World’s Largest Ferris Wheel!

October 11th 2010

Jerusalem to Erect the World’s Largest Ferris Wheel! What better way to view some of the holiest, most important sites in the world than from the top of what will be the largest Ferris wheel in the world? That’s right – this summer the Jerusalem City Council approved the construction of a new Ferris wheel […]

National Maritime Museum

October 10th 2010

If the lure of the sea has any kind of hold on you at all, you’ll want to make a special stop at the National Maritime Museum in Haifa, located on the northern end of Mount Carmel. Five thousand years of the maritime history of the Mediterranean basin, the Red Sea and the Nile are […]

4 Fun Things To Do During Sukkot

September 20th 2010

4 Fun Things To Do During Sukkot- in truth there are hundreds of fabulous events country-wide! Visit the City Sukkah – This free event is open all week long, with each night offering live music and art displays in the Jerusalem’s largest sukkah. The mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, will be in the municipal sukkah […]

Night Spectacular in Jerusalem

September 18th 2010

Here is an opportunity for you to combine your passion for Jewish history and archaeology with music, art, and lights, all at the Tower of David Night Spectacular.Located in the Tower of David’s courtyard, you’ll experience a breathtaking sound and light show – complete with pulsing music, the story of Jerusalem, and some really cool […]

The Best Places to Buy Your Lulav and Etrog in Jerusalem

September 18th 2010

Shavua tov – we hope you had a good Yom Kippur fast and that your new year is off to a splendid start! Sukkot is right around the corner, which means you better act quick if you want to score the nicest lulav and etrog on the block! There are a number of places to […]