Author Archives: Nili

Again Masada will not fall – The Abele's Story

Whenever I bring visitors to Masada I ask them: ‘What is Your Masada?’ What is most important to you in your life?  What will you never, under any circumstances, overlook or wave aside? The most common answer I get is: “my family, my children…” This week I once again had the opportunity to experience Masada with […]

Tzfat (Safed): A Community of Personalities

Touring a new place in Israel or revisiting a favorite site generally involves viewing and learning about an interesting religious, cultural or historical site. Visitors to Safed, however, have the opportunity to spend some time with some Safed personalities whose stories and work adds to the enjoyment of the visit. There are thousands of native English-speakers in Safed, […]

The Burma Road Saves Jerusalem

65 years ago, under the cover of night, 3 men drove a military jeep into the unknown. It was just days after they suffered great losses in an attempt to occupy the fortress of Latrun. The mighty police station built by the British was held by the Jordanian forces, effectively blocking the road to Jerusalem. […]

Shavuot? Cheese Please!

Shavuot, also known as the festival of Weeks, commemorates the anniversary of the day G-d gave the Torah to the people of Israel at Mount Sinai. It is the second of three major festivals with historical and agricultural significance, the other two being Passover and Sukkot. Agriculturally speaking, it commemorates the time when the first […]

From Culture to Country in Under an Hour

Israel is a small country. At it’s narrowest point, it’s a mere 9 miles wide and yet, it is a place of amazing variety, with globally unique contrasts. On a recent day trip to the north of the country, I had the distinct pleasure to enjoy the best of what this little country of ours […]

Park Timna Adventure Day

On a recent trip to Eilat, I had the pleasure of enjoying an adventure day in Park Timna, located a little less than 20 miles north of Eilat. This beautiful (and enormous) site offered more than enough activities for a full day of entertainment. This was ideal for a sunny escape during an otherwise cold […]