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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ramon Crater Lookout

December 16th 2014

Ramon Crater, called Makhtesh Ramon in Hebrew, is Israel’s answer the Grand Canyon, although strictly speaking, it isn’t a proper canyon or even a crater! It’s a makhtesh, a geological landform exclusive to the Negev that scientists believe was created through erosion. The Ramon Crater is the largest makhtesh in Israel. Located 53 miles south of […]

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, […]

The Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve

October 10th 2010

Near the town of Beit Shemesh in Central Israel lies the Soreq Stalactite Cave, Israel’s answer to the Luray Caverns. In May 1968, the cave was discovered accidentally when workers were detonating explosives to open a nearby quarry. The cave measures 200 feet wide, 260 feet long, and 50 feet high. A tour of the […]

Jerusalem’s Old City

September 14th 2010

Jerusalem’s Old City contains the Jewish Quarter, HaRova HaYehudi, as one of the four quarters making up the Old City. The Jewish Quarter is home to many synagogues and yeshivas, and is rich in history, dating back to the 8th century BCE. Though taken away from Jewish control in 1948, during the 1967 war, the […]

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 […]