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High & Dry in Tel Aviv: Rainy Day Activities to Keep You Entertained

February 8th 2017

Nobody likes to be caught out in the rain, particularly on vacation. But if you are going to have the weather rain on your parade, it might as well be in Tel Aviv where there is literally something to do indoors every minute of the day. From art galleries and exhibitions to a hopping and […]

3 Things You Need to Know & Do in Israel This Winter

December 6th 2016

Touring Israel in the winter is entirely different from other wintertime destinations. While most tourists are heading to sunny locales for their much-needed vitamin D, tens of thousands of sightseers flock to Israel even during the coldest months to get something more out of their vacations. If you’re visiting Israel this winter, here are some […]

Then & Now: Learning History Through the Eyes of Archeological Findings

September 16th 2016

As one of the oldest civilizations known to mankind, it’s not surprising that overturning nearly any rock in Israel will yield fascinating finds. From fresco fragments at the Tzipori National Park to the actual royal seal of King Hezekiah, Israel is a hot spot for archeological discoveries. If you marvel at the wonders of history […]

The Palmach Museum

March 3rd 2015

If members of your family balk at the idea of spending time in museums, the innovative Palmach Museum could completely change their minds. Along with the cutting-edge Herzl Museum and Menachem Begin Heritage Museum in Jerusalem, the Palmach Museum offers an immersive role play experience, designed to be experiential rather than passive. The Palmach Museum, […]

Bible Lands Museum

February 20th 2015

Have you heard of the Canaanites, Egyptians, Hittites, Persians and Philistines but have little grasp of who they actually were or what their cultures were like? The Bible Lands Museum explores how the various peoples mentioned in the Bible, including the ancient Hebrews, actually lived. This may be the best place in the world to […]

Independence Hall

January 13th 2015

To visit Tel Aviv’s Independence Hall is to touch the moment that the State of Israel was born.   Imagine that it’s Friday afternoon, May 14, 1948 at 4:00 PM. The hall is overflowing with dignitaries, journalists and leaders of the Jewish people in Palestine. In eight hours, the British government, which has controlled Palestine […]

Ben Yehuda Street

January 13th 2015

Ben Yehuda Street is named for the founder of Modern Hebrew, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda. This busy pedestrian mall runs from King George Street to Zion Square at the meeting point of Yoel Solomon Street and Jaffa Road in central Jerusalem. Also known as the “midrechov” (literally, “pedestrian street”) in Hebrew, Ben Yehuda Street is the heart […]

Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum

January 13th 2015

Established in 1953, less than a decade after the Holocaust ended, Yad Vashem is considered the world center for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust. For visitors to Israel, Yad Vashem’s engrossing Holocaust History Museum is the most significant of the institution’s vast Holocaust-related resources and is arguably Israel’s most important museum. This […]

Ancient City of Caesarea

January 13th 2015

The ancient city of Caesarea was built by Herod the Great during the period of Roman rule and served as a major port. Here we can visit lengths of aqueducts, a fortress, an ancient marina and a magnificent amphitheater – all alongside one of the Israeli coast’s most pristine beaches and upscale residential communities. Caesarea […]

The Jewish Quarter

January 10th 2015

The Jewish Quarter The amount of Jewish history concentrated into the 14,000 square yards of Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter is simply astonishing. There is so much to see in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City, often referred to as simply “the Rova,” that it can easily take a few days to get one’s fill. Here […]

IDF Air Force Museum

January 5th 2015

If you find airplanes and military history captivating, or if you’re touring Israel with children, you won’t want to miss a visit to the Israeli Air Force Museum, devoted to the history of Israeli aviation. Located on the Hatzerim Air Force Base, just west of the Negev city of Beersheva, the museum houses a vast […]

1967 War Ammunition Hill

January 2nd 2015

Ammunition Hill, called Givat HaTachmoshet in Hebrew, is located between two modern neighborhoods on the eastern side of Jerusalem. The site of fierce fighting during the 1967 Six Day War’s campaign to reunify Jerusalem, today Ammunition Hill serves as a memorial for all 181 Israeli soldiers who were killed during that conflict. Ammunition Hill itself […]

Tower of David Museum

January 1st 2015

An iconic structure and a must-visit Jerusalem attraction, the Tower of David Museum is located just inside the Jaffa Gate entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City. The museum aims to help its visitors better understand the 4,000 year-long history of Jerusalem and the significance of the Holy City to the world’s three major monotheistic religions. Located […]

Israel Museum & Dead Sea Scrolls

December 31st 2014

With ten separate exhibition areas and off-site installations, there is no larger, more comprehensive art and history museum in Israel than the Israel Museum. Jerusalem’s Israel Museum is so vast, it could take several days to explore its campuses and see its entire collections. The Israel Museum is perhaps best known for the Shrine of […]

Herodium National Park

December 30th 2014

Herodium National Park is home to the fortress of the ancient ruler Herod the Great. This fortress was constructed between 23 and 15 BCE. Located outside of Bethlehem, this park houses the tomb of Herod the Great. Visitors are able to take a tour of the park and view the ancient tomb, as well as […]

Famous Akko Prison

December 28th 2014

In the years of the British Mandate in pre-state Palestine, before the State of Israel was declared in 1948, the British government in Palestine did not take kindly to the Jewish underground resistance fighters. This is understandable, considering that the Jewish underground resistance fighters sought to rid Palestine of British rule and establish a homeland […]

Atlit Museum of Illegal Immigration

September 14th 2014

From 1923 until 1948, Palestine was ruled by the British who kept a tight limit on Jewish immigration. Exodus, the best-selling novel by Leon Uris, dramatizes the story of Aliyah Bet, the illegal Jewish immigration into Israel before the State of Israel was officially created in 1948. Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, there were Jews […]

Archaeological Museum at Kibbutz Ein Dor

September 12th 2014

You might expect an archaeological museum to have lots of pottery shards and other ancient artifacts. And  indeed, the Archaeological Museum at Kibbutz Ein Dor, located at the base of Mount Tabor in the Lower Galilee, 11 miles west of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee), does have permanent exhibits full of ancient artifacts. A primary […]

Herzliya Museum of Art

September 10th 2014

Some art museums are all about passively viewing great, classical works of art. The Herzliya Museum of Art has a different vision. Its aim is to use art to engage the community. The Herzliya Museum of Art uses Israeli and international artists to cultivate a love for art in the next generation. One of the […]

The National Museum of Science in Haifa

September 6th 2014

Science museums around the world share the goals of making science accessible to the general public and encouraging museum goers to get excited about discovering something new about how the physical world works. The Israeli National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space is no exception. In Hebrew, the museum is known as HaMuze’on HaLe’umi LeMada, […]