Arbel

Arbel

Arbel, a moshav and also a mountain in Northern Israel, offers stunning views over the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) from this sheer cliff face. It offers views of Mount Hernon in the Golan Heights and trails to a cave-fortress. It is also the site of ruins of an ancient synagogue. The majestic … Read more

Zichron Yaakov

Zichron Yaakov

Zichron Yaakov was one of the first new settlements founded by Romanian immigrants to Israel and is now a pretty town, with great views and a prestigious historical past. The First Aliya & the founding of Zichron Yaakov The first wave of modern Zionist immigration to the Land of Israel, known as … Read more

Rafting on the Jordan

Rafting on the Jordan

Rafting on the River Jordan is one of the classics of an Israeli summer, known in the local vernacular as “kayaking”. There are several places to rent equipment along the Jordan. You get all the gear needed including life vests. So the first thing that you need to know is that the … Read more

Don’t Miss in the Golan

Don’t Miss in the Golan

The Golan is a very different place when compared to some  parts of Israel – some very imposing landscape when viewed from the Kinneret; lush and verdant from the very northern parts of the Kinneret, yet on top a fairly flat plain (with some deep wadis and valleys). There is a feeling … Read more

Fruit Picking in the Golan Heights with Eyal

Fruit Picking in the Golan Heights with Eyal

If picking fruits and other produce is your thing, you can enjoy picking various types of fruits in the fields of Shahal (or Sha’al), a village in the Golan Heights. The site is open from May until the end of October (closed on Saturday). The area has a cool and pleasant climate … Read more

Grave of the Rashbi – Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai

Grave of the Rashbi – Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai

Who Was the Rashbi – Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai The Rashbi, or Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, was one of the important pupils of Rabbi Akiva and was a legendary figure at the time of the Roman occupation. The Rashbi wrote the Zohar – the main text of the Kabbalah and was an … Read more

Kvutzat Kinneret Eucalyptus Groves

Kvutzat Kinneret Eucalyptus Groves

Kvutzat Kinneret is a kibbutz on the south western shores of the Sea of Galilee a few minutes south of Tiberias and north of Bet Gabriel and next to the first Kibbutz Degania Bet. The settlement group — “kvutza” — was established in 1913. In 1929, they moved out from the Kinneret … Read more

The Mukhraqa – Elijah vs. the Priests of Baal and a Stunning View

The Mukhraqa – Elijah vs. the Priests of Baal and a Stunning View

Perched high on the eastern wooded peak of Mount Carmel, the Carmelite Monastery of the Mukhraqa (or Mukhraka or Muhraka) offers stunning views of northern Israel and beyond from its roof top lookout.  Located southeast of Haifa on the same mountain range, the monastery was built in 1868 and belongs to the … Read more

Yehudiya & Zavitan

Yehudiya & Zavitan

Hiking is one of the best ways to discover the beauty of Israel. The Holy Land is home to several wonderful nature parks and spots for hiking and other outdoor adventures. The Yehudiya Forest Nature Reserve is located above the Sea of Galilee in the central Golan Heights. It is one of … Read more

Bental

Bental

Towards the northern part of the Golan there are two quite dramatic hills – not incredibly high but very prominent and standing out in the terrain. Mount Avital is closed to the public, but Mount Bental is accessible. The site of one of the most dramatic battles in Israel’s history Mount Bental … Read more