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Touring Tzfat: The Mystical Capital of the World

September 6th 2016

Tzfat is one of the four holy cities in Israel, but after just a moment or two in this mystical place, you will already feel the spirituality that pulses through its very air. From ancient burial sites to some invigorating nature spots, here’s the low down on what’s what up in Tzfat. The Artists’ Quarter […]

L’Chaim! Exploring Israel’s Finest Wineries & Breweries

September 2nd 2016

Judaism holds alcohol in high prominence, using it to elevate an ordinary event into a spiritual occasion. The Sabbath commences with a cup of wine, the holiday of Purim is marked by getting inebriated, and the marriage and brit ceremonies are celebrated over cups overflowing. Jews just enjoy a good drink. You don’t need a […]

Rosh Hanikra Grottos & Cable Car

January 13th 2015

Next to the Western Galilee kibbutz of Rosh Hanikra, and close to the Lebanese border, a rare geological phenomenon has formed cavernous tunnels which open into natural caves in the Mediterranean Sea. At these famed grottoes of Rosh Hanikra, waves crash against the rocks and spray in the air in a majestic display of the […]

Banias Falls Nature Reserve

January 1st 2015

A tour of Israel’s picturesque Golan Heights would be incomplete without a stop to admire the thundering waters of the Banias Waterfall. The most impressive waterfall in Israel is located within the Banias Nature Reserve in the Upper Golan, between the Hula Valley and Mount Hermon. The waterfall here is, by far, the most popular […]

Golan Heights Jeeping

December 20th 2014

A jeep ride is an ideal way to really get up close and personal with the luscious green hills of the Golan Heights while touring the north of Israel. There are a number of licensed jeep tours offering different vehicles and different trails. What they have in common is great adventure and an opportunity to […]

Mount Hermon

November 30th 2014

When you close your eyes and picture yourself in Israel, among other things, you probably see images of sand dunes and camels. It’s unlikely that you think of Israel as a ski resort destination. But did you know there actually is skiing in Israel? It’s found on Mount Hermon, the highest mountain in the country, […]


October 21st 2014

Did you know there’s an ice skating rink in Israel? Beit Canada, an indoor sports complex in Metula, houses Israel’s one-and-only ice skating rink. The sports complex also houses fitness rooms, gyms, bowling, basketball and swimming pools. It’s quite an impressive facility for a town of just 3000 people. Metula is the northern most community […]

Peki’in Village

October 19th 2014

What do an old synagogue, a famous cave and a Jewish woman from a family that lived in the same village for 2,000 years have in common? They can all be found in the village of Peki’in in the Galilee. In the center of the village of Peki’in, you’ll find an ancient synagogue that was […]

Tel Chai Court

November 2nd 2013

For those interested in the history of the British Palestine Mandate era, which spanned from the end of World War I until the founding of Israel in 1948, the Tel Chai Court and Museum is a must-see. Located in Kibbutz Kfar Giladi in the Upper Galilee, the museum tells the story of the famous battle […]

Beit Shean Ruins

November 1st 2013

Located in Northern Israel where the Jordan River Valley and the Jezreel Valley meet, Beit She’an is one of Israel’s most ancient cities – no small feat in a nation known for its antiquities. Scholars believe that the history of Beit She’an goes back 5,000 years. After many centuries of conquest, earthquakes and rebuilding, today, […]

The Golan Heights

June 2nd 2011

Literally a wondrous breath of fresh air on your Israel vacation for those craving to get off the bus and onto a rough terrain vehicle, feeling the wind racing through their hair as they adventure through the beautiful and varied lands of the Golan.  Note for the more quirky amongst you: dune buggies are also available for usage. […]

She’an Nights

March 22nd 2011

The She’an Nights is a unique night tour performance at the Bet She’an National Park. The three-dimensional audiovisual presentation is a one-of-a-kind show that allows you to experience history as it comes alive through your senses. Through dazzling visual images you’ll get a glimpse of thousands of years worth of historical events in Bet She’an. […]

Beit She’an & Masada Night Light Shows – Awesome!

February 24th 2011

History is coming alive with bright lights and fantastic special effects.  With the advance of technology, be prepared to be dazzled (and educated) with the various night- time light shows being displayed across Israel. Starting with the Beit She ‘an National Park Light Show. The story of Beit She’an- Strategically located between the Jordan and Jezreel […]

Ancient Katzrin Park

December 2nd 2010

Ancient Katzrin Park features a third century Jewish village modeled after Talmudic times, including a dwelling with domestic artifacts that were used during the year, as well as a reconstructed early synagogue. The synagogue is made of basalt and was used for hundreds of years until it was destroyed by an earthquake. It is said […]

Rosh Pina

December 2nd 2010

More than a mere stopover on the way to Tzfat, Rosh Pina, located in the Upper Galilee, is worthy of your full attention. Founded in the late 19th century under the aegis of Baron Edmund de Rothschild, Rosh Pina was originally an agricultural settlement (moshav) for approximately 30 religious Jewish families from Romania. Its name […]

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 […]

The Golan Heights – Paradise

September 13th 2010

GOLAN HEIGHTS TOUR SITES Agamon Ha-Hula Manara Cliff Jordan River Rafting Mount Hermon Tel Hazor National Park Tel Dan National Park City of Katzrin Golan Magic Welcome Center Gamla Mount Bental The Valley of Tears Tel Facher

City of Katzrin

September 13th 2010

The City of Katzrin was established in 1977 and is the largest Israeli settlement located in the Golan Heights. Individuals can visit the Katzrin Ancient Village which displays the archeological findings of a Jewish agricultural village around during the Mishnaic period that was destroyed in the Golan earthquake of 749, including an ancient synagogue and […]