Jonathan’s Favourite Places in Israel

Jonathan’s Favourite Places in Israel

Most tourists who have been to Israel would confess that it is nearly impossible to choose only a few favorite places, so expect that in the future there will be another list of more favorite places in the country. Meanwhile, this article lists the favorite places by categories. 1. Holy Place For … Read more

Jerusalem Voted as an International Travel Destination

Jerusalem Voted as an International Travel Destination

The travel site TripAdvisor has awarded its Travelers’ Choice 2011 Travelers’ Choice 2011 awards and placed Jerusalem in 13th place. Overall Cape Town was placed first and Jerusalem was placed higher than many famous cities such as Venice, Florence, Prague and San Francisco. This award for Jerusalem follows the recent Lonely Planet award … Read more

Nature Reserves

Nature Reserves

There are many nature reserves, national parks and historical sites located all over Israel. There are three principal management groups Israel Nature and Parks Authority  (good info on nature reserves) Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel – SPNI (Hebrew) Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael – KKL (Hebrew) or Jewish National Fund – … Read more

A Tourist’s Guide to Shabbat (the Sabbath)

A Tourist’s Guide to Shabbat (the Sabbath)

Some of the most frequently asked questions by first time visitors are: “How will the Sabbath or Shabbat or Saturday impact my trip to Israel?” “What happens?” “Can I move around?” “What will I be able to do?” This is a short guide to help and to put things in context about … Read more

Hiking In Israel – The Israel National Trail

Hiking In Israel – The Israel National Trail

The Israel National Trail is the main attraction for Hiking in Israel. The Israel National Trail crosses the State of Israel from North to South and stretching around 950 kilometers. It was inaugurated in 1955. It has been listed by the National Geographic as one of the 20 “most epic trails” and … Read more

Dead Sea Scrolls Online

Dead Sea Scrolls On Line

Dead Sea Scrolls now available online Even if you aren’t able to fly to Israel for the moment because of the ongoing pandemic (or any other reasons), you can explore the country’s historical treasures from the comfort of your own home. Through a partnership from Google, the Israel Museum launched its project … Read more

Do I Need a Hire Car

Do I Need a Hire Car

A question that tourists frequently ask is “do I need a hire car to see Israel?” The answer depends to a large extent on where you are going and what you plan to see. The Israeli bus system is a pretty reasonable mass transit system running frequently and being clean, safe and … Read more

A Tourist’s Guide to the Major Jewish Festivals in Israel

A Tourist’s Guide to the Major Jewish Festivals in Israel

Major Jewish Festivals in Israel Just like in many other countries, Israel has many different holidays scattered throughout the year. In Israel, these holidays (or Jewish Festivals or Chagim) are based on the Hebrew calendar. For many visitors, the holidays come as a surprise (as they are often not coordinated with holidays … Read more

Trains

Trains

Rail transport in Israel has been modernized and extensively developed over a decade or so. That means the Israel Railway System, the country’s main railway company, offers a great option for commuters for getting around. The Israel Railway System is still evolving. Government has put a lot of effort in improving the … Read more

Jerusalem Festival of Light

a dome of colorful lights

The Jerusalem Festival of Light was held for a week in June 2011 — from June 15 to June 22 in the Old City of Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Festival of Light began in 2009. It showcases the work of the foremost Israeli and international artists who use light as their creative medium. … Read more