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

Exploring Druze Cuisine

Druze food

One of the best things about Druze life and culture is their cuisine.  The Druze is a unique Arabic-speaking ethnic and religious group that split from Islam approximately 1,000 years ago. Israel has the third-largest Druze population in the world after Syria and Lebanon. To date, there are about 143,000 Druze living … Read more

Top Things to Do in Netanya

netanya israel panoramic view

Israel’s east is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, so you’ll find plenty of gorgeous beaches there. Of course, Tel Aviv is the first coastal city that comes to mind. Haifa is another coastal city that, at the same time, is situated on the foot and slopes of Mount Carmel. Another Israeli coastal … Read more

Exploring Louis Promenade

louis promenade haifa

Whether you’re standing on the street level or on the slopes of Mount Carmel, Haifa always guarantees excellent vantage points, offering visitors some of the city’s best attractions. Enjoy the views of the Baha’i Shrine and gardens when standing from the German Colony or anywhere else in downtown Haifa. Go up the … Read more

Wine in the Desert

vineyard and olive grove in desert

Only some years ago, the idea of making wine in the dry, arid, sandy desert environment seemed impossible, even unimaginable. But Israel, known the world over for its trailblazing agricultural achievements, has made it a reality. One of the country’s most recent agricultural breakthroughs is a bourgeoning wine scene in Israel’s desert … Read more

Ehud Barak Profile

ehud barak

Ehud Barak is a general and politician who served as the tenth prime minister of Israel from 1999 to 2001. He is also the former Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and is one of the most decorated soldiers in Israel’s history. Early life and education Ehud Barak was … Read more

Best Ways to Experience Druze Life and Culture in Israel

A Druze town on the Golan Heights

The Druze people are a unique ethnoreligious group mainly living in Israel’s northern region. They may be a minority in Israel, but they are big on history, tradition, and culture (not to mention that Druze food is delicious). Now that you have learned about the best-known Druze villages in northern Israel, this … Read more