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Rubin Museum

December 2nd 2010

Visit the Rubin Museum in the center of historic Tel Aviv. The museum is the former home of famous Israeli painter, Reuven Rubin. Rubin worked here from 1946 until his death in 1974. In 1983, this quaint house on Bialik street was opened to the public to showcase his work. Inside the museum is a […]

Ha-Palmach Cave

December 2nd 2010

The Palmach (an acronym for the Hebrew words plugot macḥatz, meaning strike forces) was part of the Haganah, the underground Jewish army of pre-State Israel that later became part of the Israel Defense Forces. Establish in May 1941, the Palmach was the most prestigious fighting corps of the Haganah. Well-hidden in the midst of a […]

Technion Visitor’s Center

December 2nd 2010

The Technion, also known as the Israel Institute of Technology, is often compared to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A Visitor’s Center was created after an influx of individuals wanted to visit this prestigious university. Once visitors walk through the center’s doors, they will be greeted by a working robot who will guide them inside. […]

Rockefeller Archaeological Museum

October 10th 2010

The Rockefeller Archaeological Museum, located by Herod’s Gate contains an extraordinary number of archaeological finds that date back from ancient times to the 19th century. Financed by John D. Rockefeller, this museum mixes numerous elements in its design, including Byzantine and art deco, and is surrounded by a cloister garden and reflecting pool. Excavations for […]

The Generations Center

October 10th 2010

The Generations Center is located within close proximity of the Western Wall and recounts the plight of the Jewish people through 3,500 years of rich history, from their exile up until the creation of the State of Israel. The center uses multiple mediums to exhibit the message of hope including light effects, music, archaeology, and […]

The Isaac Kaplan Old Yishuv Court Museum

October 10th 2010

The Isaac Kaplan Old Yishuv Court Museum is located in the center of the Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem’s Old City. This 16th century building houses the complete story of the daily lives of the Jewish community during the Ottoman rule of the region until the end of the British Mandate period and formation of the […]

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 […]

The Diaspora Museum

September 13th 2010

Beit Hatfutsot: The Museum of the Jewish People’s mission is to tell the 4,000 year-old, worldwide story of the Jewish people. In 2005, the Israeli government passed a law defining Beit Hatfutsot as The National Center for Jewish Communities in Israel and Around the World. Every visit to Israel is, by definition, an encounter with […]

Tel Aviv Museum of Arts

September 13th 2010

The Tel Aviv Museum of Arts is Tel Aviv’s largest museum. Established in 1932, this museum contains an inclusive collection of contemporary and classical art, a youth wing, and a sculpture garden. The museum houses both permanent and temporary collections. Tel Aviv Museum of Arts’ permanent collection contains some of the most popular artists and […]

Mini Israel Park

September 13th 2010

Your upcoming trip to Israel is unlikely to include enough time to see the whole country, from Metulla in the north to Eilat in the south, so we recommend a visit to Mini Israel! Located near Latrun, just off the main Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway, Mini Israel Park offers opportunities to see all of Israel in […]

Katros House – The Burnt House

September 13th 2010

Katros House – The Burnt House The Burnt House belonged to the priestly Katros family which was burnt to the ground by the Romans in 70 CE during the destruction of the Second Temple, and excavated in the 1970’s. The museum consists of rooms unearthed beneath the streets of the Jewish Quarter and houses many […]

City of David

September 13th 2010

City of David The City of David Archaeological Park holds some of the earliest artifacts in Jerusalem’s history. There are exhibits dating back to the fourth millennium BCE, all the way to the Byzantine era during the Middle Ages. Visitors to the City of David will first notice large city walls, a 13-meter stone building […]

Wohl Archaeological Museum

September 13th 2010

Wohl Archaeological Museum – The Herodian Quarter The Wohl Archaeological Museum explores six magnificent homes that have maintained preservation since the Herodian period, during the rule of Herod the Great, ruler of Jerusalem and architect of the Second Temple. Located 3-7 meter below the streets of the Jewish Quarter, on display in the museum there […]

The Hurva Synagogue

September 13th 2010

The Hurva Synagogue The Hurva Synagogue is today known as a center for World Jewry. First built in the early eighteenth century, it was destroyed only a few years later and laid in ruins for over a century. In 1864, the synagogue was rebuilt and was known as the primary Ashkenazi synagogue in Jerusalem. However, […]

The Jerusalem Archaeological Park and Davidson Center

September 13th 2010

The Archeology Gardens and the Davidson Center A visit to the Jerusalem Archaeological Park in the Old City provides opportunities to walk in the footsteps of ancient ancestors. With ancient picturesque plazas, the Southern Wall’s holy excavations and the Davidson Center’s virtual displays, the Jerusalem Archaeological Park certainly qualifies as a must-see.  Stroll through the […]

Zoological Garden

September 13th 2010

Jerusalem’s Tisch Zoological Gardens, also known as the Biblical Zoo, offers animal lovers of all ages an up-close and personal look at the animals mentioned in the Bible, as well as other popular zoo animals. This modern zoo showcases animals in their natural habitats — wide open spaces where the animals can roam freely, rather […]

Jerusalem Time Elevator

September 13th 2010

Jerusalem Time Elevator The Jerusalem Time Elevator packs 3000 years of history into a fun, exciting, multimedia presentation. This historical show, geared towards children, is 35 minutes long, and keeps their attention through film, special effects, and a motion platform.  Jerusalem’s most dramatic moments come to life through this enjoyable and educational experience. The screenplay […]

Mount Herzl National Cemetery

September 13th 2010

Israel’s national cemetery, Mt. Herzl is named for Theodor Herzl, the father of modern political Zionism, who is also buried there. Mt. Herzl is located in western Jerusalem, not far from Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. These two memorials make the area a poignant destination for all visitors to […]

Haas Promenade (Tayelet)

September 13th 2010

Haas Promenade (Tayelet) The Haas Promenade (Tayelet) is located in Talpiyot, and from the apex, visitors are able to get a breathtaking look of the Old City of Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. Biblical tradition holds that at the site of the promenade, Abraham was shown the site of Mount Moriah for the binding of […]

Luzit Caves

September 13th 2010

The Luzit Caves are a large system of caves connected by many tunnels enabling individuals to hike out to the beautiful Mitzpe Masua. The Luzit Caves are made up of bell caves which were former quarries. A majority of the caves found in this location were created throughout the Roman, Byzantine, and Muslim periods dating […]

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