Chanukah in Safed

lighting candles

Things to do in Zefat (Safed) this Chanukah If you’re looking for a fun yet meaningful Chanukah (Hanukkah) experience, head to Zefat – The Mystical City, and take your pick of any of the engaging and interactive options Zefat – Public Candle-Lighting Ceremonies Shabbat candles are candles lit on Friday evening before … Read more

Zefat – The Mystical City

Zefat – The Mystical City

Zefat (also known as Safed, Safad, or Zfat) in the Upper Galilee is Israel’s highest city (at an altitude of 2,790 feet or 850 meters) and probably its coldest. The hilltop city of Zefat embodies great charm and quirkiness. Steeped in Jewish heritage, Safed is the home of venerable ancient synagogues and a thriving … 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

Zefat Artists’ Colony

Safed is an ancient city in the Northern District of Israel. It is also called “Tsfat,” “Tzfas,” “Safad,” “Zfat” or “Zefat”. Sefad’s “Old City” is split into two sections: the Old Jewish Quarter and the Artist Quarter (or Artist’s Colony). The Zefat Artists’ Colony is located just south of the Old Jewish … Read more