The Saar Waterfall

The Saar Waterfall

The Saar Waterfall or Saar Falls (also spelled as Sa’ar Falls) is a waterfall located in the Golan Heights. It is part of the Hermon Nature Reserve. Its size, beauty and accessibility make the Saar Waterfall one of the most beloved waterfalls in Israel. The “making” of the falls Like many waterfalls, … Read more

Akko – Charm and History in a Walled City by the Sea

Akko – Charm and History in a Walled City by the Sea

Akko (or variously Acre or Acco) While Akko’s history spans over 5,000 years, it is mainly the Crusader and Ottoman periods that stand out because of  the way that they molded the city, both above and below ground. Acre’s rich history has meant that several cultures have played an important role – … Read more

Hula Lake Bird Sanctuary

Hula Lake Bird Sanctuary

Israel is located on one of the main bird migration routes and is a paradise for bird watchers with several observatories along the migration route along the Great Syrian African Rift Valley (Road 90 in modern language) in the Upper Galilee. The main observatory is on the Hula Lake (Agmon HaHula Reserve), … Read more

The Jewel of the Galilee – Safed

The Jewel of the Galilee – Safed

Historic Safed For travelers who are interested in exploring some of the history and cultural sites of Northern Israel, Safed — also known as “Tzfat,” “Tz’fat”, “Tsfat,” “Tzefat,” “Zfat” or “Zefat” — is a fascinating city. Safed’s history dates back to the times of the First Temple and Safed was mentioned by … Read more

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