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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 […]

Rainy Day Activities

Israeli winters are admittedly short if you compare them to, well, anywhere else in the world. For a few months every year, however, we have our fair share of storms. As I write this, I am sitting at the Aroma Coffee Shop at the Tel Aviv Port, watching the ferocious winds throw waves onto the […]

The Jezreel Valley

The Bible, geography and ancient and modern history in the Jezreel Valley are perhaps more closely entwined and visible than anywhere else in the country. The central Jezreel Valley, roughly 380 square kilometers in size, is bounded on the north by the Nazareth mountains and Mount Tabor, on the east and south by Mount Gilboa and […]

The Druze

The Druze, a religious minority that lives in harmony in Israel, is an ethnic group known for their hospitality and warm welcome of visitors. If you have the opportunity, a traditional Druze meal is one of the most delicious experiences known to man! The 118,000-strong Druze community in Israel represents a rich, ancient culture and faith […]

Breaking the Yom Kippur Fast

Yom Kippur is a solemn day. A day spent asking for atonement, asking forgiveness for our sins and forgiving those we have mistreated. While I could take this time to elaborate on all this, I’ve decided to take a slightly different route. As important as it is to atone, after a 25 hour fast, my […]

Monkies and History

It was a Friday afternoon, late into the Israeli summer and, unlike every other Friday, we were free of obligations. No work, groceries already in the fridge and food prepared for shabbat in advance. So we opted for spontaneity. We packed a cooler with cold water, melon and delicious nectarines and piled into the car, […]

The Trip of a Lifetime

Our trip to Israel was an amazing and meaningful one. It was complete with riveting experiences and wonderful memories. We used all our senses to experience Israel. As soon as the black wheels of our shiny 777 El Al plane touched the hard ground of the runway at  Ben Gurion Airport I immediately knew that […]