Seventeenth of Tammuz

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The Seventeenth of Tammuz (17th of Tammuz) may be a minor Jewish holiday, but it has a major history behind it. In Hebrew, it is translated as Shivah Asar b’Tammuz. It falls on the 17th day of Tammuz, the tenth month of the civil year and the fourth month of the ecclesiastical … Read more

Benjamin Netanyahu Profile

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Benjamin Netanyahu is the former Prime Minister of Israel. He is currently the Leader of the Opposition in Israel’s 36th government and chairman of the right-wing Likud party. He served in office twice, from 1996 to 1999 and from 2009 to 2021, making him the longest-serving Prime Minister of Israel. He is … Read more

Tu BiShvat – The New Year of the Trees

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Many countries in the world observe the holiday of planting trees, which is great because it teaches and reminds people of the vital role that trees play in our lives and the environment. In this way, it promotes and celebrates ecological awareness. This type of observance is usually called “Arbor Day,” where … Read more

The Best Mountain Climbing Spots in Israel

Mount Meron

Mountain climbing in Israel is on the rise (pardon the pun), especially in the last few years. Even though Israel is a small country, it will stun you with its diverse landscape that will inspire you to go outside and hike. Indeed, Israel is a hiker’s paradise! If you want to go … Read more

Tu B’Av — A Celebration of Love

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Tu B’Av is a minor Jewish holiday. The term “Tu B’Av” means the “fifteenth of Av.” Av is the eleventh month of the civil year and the fifth month of the ecclesiastical year of the Jewish calendar. Av is approximately equivalent to July-August of the more familiar Gregorian calendar. Tu B’Av occurs … Read more

Tisha B’Av — The Saddest Day in the Jewish Calendar

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Tisha B’Av literally means “the ninth of Av,” as it falls on the 9th day of Av, which is the eleventh month of the civil year and the fifth month of the ecclesiastical year of the Jewish calendar (approximately July or August in the Gregorian calendar). In Judaism, Tisha B’Av is an … Read more

What Is All about Eco-Tourism in Israel?

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Most people visiting Israel mainly focus on exploring the many biblical, historical and cultural sites. And rightfully so! Israel comprises a major part of the Holy Land where it has been the hub for Jewish, Christian, and Islamic history for centuries. There are also substantial populations of other religions (such as Baha’i … Read more

Muslim Holidays in Israel

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As with other Muslim communities around the globe, Israeli Muslims celebrate their own religious holidays. But since Israel is a predominantly Jewish country, Muslim holidays are not national holidays. As these holidays are not officially part of the Israeli calendar, observant Muslims can take personal days off work and Muslim-owned establishments can … Read more

Christian Holidays in Israel

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As with other Christian communities in other countries around the world, Israeli Christians celebrate their own religious holidays. But because Israel is a predominantly Jewish country, Christian holidays are not considered national holidays, despite the fact that it is also the birthplace of Jesus Christ. If you want to best experience and … Read more