Ashdod – What to See and Do

Ashdod aerial view

Sandwiched between Tel Aviv in the north and Ashkelon (and the Palestinian enclave of Gaza) in the south, Ashdod is Israel’s largest port as it accounts for over 60% of the country’s imports.  This coastal city in Israel’s Southern District is more than just a place to do business. It has also … Read more

A Guide to Hammat Tiberias

hamat tiberias

Hammat Tiberias (also spelled Hamat Tiberias) is an ancient archeological site and national park in the city of Tiberias, located on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret) in Israel’s Northern District. The park is managed by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority. Tiberias is famous for its thermal springs … Read more

Shrine of Baháʼu’lláh and Baha’i Gardens in Akko

the mansion of bahji

The Baha’i faith, established by Baháʼu’lláh in the 19th century, is a unique religion with a unique history.  You may have read about the magnificent the Shrine of the Bab and its terraced gardens in Haifa on this website. However, this complex is only the second holiest and most important site for … Read more

ANU – Museum of the Jewish People

ANU building exterior

Knowing the story of the Jews should not consist of merely going through history books. It should also consist of seeing it, hearing it, and perhaps, even experiencing it. Doing so will serve as a bridge to understanding how the Jewish identity and culture have not only survived, but even thrived, for … Read more

Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space (Madatech)

madatech façade

Science and technology is one of the most developed sectors in Israel. Here are some interesting and amazing facts about it: Israel has 140 scientists and technicians per 10,000 employees, even besting the United States’s 85 to 10,000 and Japan’s 83 to 10,000 ratio. Israel allocates 4.3% of its gross domestic product … Read more

Popular Things to do in Ashkelon

Ashkelon view

Israel has so many beautiful cities on the Mediterranean coast that you may wish to visit all of them. One of them Ashkelon. This coastal city in Israel’s Southern District lies 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of Tel Aviv and 13 kilometers (8 miles) north of the border with the Palestinian enclave … Read more

The Origins of Matzo

matzo

If you happen to encounter Passover (Pesach) week in your visit to Israel, you may have seen those big, cracker-like bread on the Passover seder table or shelves in local stores, fully stocked with boxes of such bread. You may have also tried it at one point out of curiosity. Some well-known … Read more

Château Pèlerin – A Crusader-Era Fortress

chateau pelerin

Much has been talked about the past foreign invasions in the Holy Land – invasions by the Babylonians, Romans, Greeks, Ottomans, and British, among others. But apart from the Romans and the Muslims, European Christians also invaded and ruled the Holy Land. They were the Crusaders, who first captured Jerusalem in 1099 … Read more

The Arthur Rubinstein Memorial

arthur rubinstein lookout

Suppose you are an avid classical music listener and a lover of Frédéric Chopin’s piano works. In that case, you’ve likely heard of Arthur Rubinstein and enjoyed listening to his dazzling Chopin interpretations. You may have also heard of a memorial dedicated to the virtuoso pianist here in Israel. The Arthur Rubinstein … Read more

Shopping in Haifa

Govana on Herzl Street, Haifa

Shopping is a usual activity to do when visiting a city or town in any country. If you happen to be in Haifa right now, we’re pretty sure that shopping for souvenirs back home is one of the things in mind. Like many towns and cities and Israel, Haifa offers diverse shopping … Read more