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

Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art

tikotin museum of japanese art, haifa

If you’re “turning Japanese” but can’t go to Japan for the time being, not to worry. Even if you’re in Israel, you still have the chance to see, learn, experience, and even study Japanese arts and culture. On the crest of Mount Carmel in Haifa, you can see a small, unassuming gray … Read more

Fishing in the Sea of Galilee

Sunrise over the lake. Boat floating on the calm water under amazing sunset.

The Sea of Galilee (Kinneret), the lowest freshwater lake in the world, is famously mentioned in the Bible. It is the site where Jesus said, “I will make you fishers of men.” According to the Bible, four of the Apostles – Andrew, James, John, and Peter – worked as fishermen on the … Read more

Israel’s Druze Villages

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Israel may be known as the world’s only Jewish state. But a closer look at the country will surprise you with its melting pot of diverse cultures and religions. One of the most interesting is Druze, a unique ethnoreligious group descended from Islam that has elements from other religions like Christianity and … Read more

Arik Einstein Profile

arik einstein

For the many generations of Israelis, Arik Einstein is a legend. Even almost a decade after his death in 2013, people still play his songs and sing along with them, keeping his legacy alive. At times, his songs were tender and full of pain, at times humorous, and sometimes frenzied. Yet, somehow, … Read more

Sweets from the Land of Milk and Honey

chocolates

Israel isn’t called the Land of Milk and Honey for nothing. Apart from the biblical reference, Israel has loads of good-quality chocolate and candy products to satisfy those with a sweet tooth. And no, it’s not just Hanukkah gelt chocolate coins. While Israeli candies – chocolates in particular – have yet to … Read more

Beautiful Parks in Tel Aviv (Other Than Park HaYarkon)

Cityscape of Tel Aviv viewed from TLV Balloon flying over Hayarkon park, Israel

It’s a fact that Park HaYarkon (Yarkon Park) is the king of Israeli urban parks. With its vast green space nestled in the heart of Tel Aviv, Park HaYarkon is often compared to Central Park in New York City, United States. The park is named after the Yarkon River, which flows through … Read more

Petah Tikva – What to See and Do

Petah Tikva square 2010

Tel Aviv seems to have everything – gorgeous beaches, beautiful parks and green spaces, dizzying skyscrapers, and exciting nightlife. Tel Aviv is also a culinary paradise. In the nearby south of Tel Aviv is the ancient walled city of Jaffa, which offers visitors a step back in time, a chance to relive … Read more

Masada Street – Haifa’s Little-Known Bohemian Enclave

haifa street art

Haifa has less religious and historical significance than Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and many other cities around Israel. But it is definitely worth visiting, especially when you have the time and want to discover different aspects of Israeli life and culture. Haifa is one of Israel’s most picturesque cities, thanks mainly to its … Read more

Top Fun Things to Do in Nazareth

panoramic view of Nazareth, north of Israel

The city of Nazareth, which lies on the southern edge of the Lower Galilee, is popularly known as the childhood home of Jesus Christ and revered as the site of the Annunciation. It is also the largest Arab city in Israel; thus, it is known as the “Arab capital of Israel.” It … Read more