Are warmly invited to the third Playback Theater Festival “The Quiet Voices Receive Stage 3” to be held at the Central Bus Station in Tel Aviv.
This is a social festival that yearns to give a stage and a voice to voices and to silent, restrained and silent populations.
The playback community is a diverse and complex community from all sectors of the population: secular, religious, Arab, ultra-Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox, right-wing and left-wing, women and men.
Every story has a place with us, without judgment and without criticism.
We do not ignore the difficult reality we live in. We want to raise the quality of listening and discourse to everything that is difficult.
The Playback Theater community in Israel seeks to find the spark alive within the difficulty.
The festival will take place on February 14 between 15: 30-23: 30 at the new Central Bus Station in Tel Aviv in the Karov Theater, Fresco House and Performance Malls.
In total, there will be four time bands for performances that will take place simultaneously in four areas, ie a total of 16 performances on various social issues.
List of occurrences and groups that appear:
1. Stories from the belly – “an old man – what does he have in his life”
2.Danstory – my addictions and me
3. The Playback Group of the Nazareth Fringe Theater Ensemble: Playback Dahar of Nazareth – Identity and Diversity (Arabic and Hebrew performance)
4. A game from life – my suitcase – identity and belonging
5. Playboy – The Monster of Jealousy
6. The company from Ichilov – non-politically correct – children is joy? Things you should not say
7 Stage Treasures – ImprovisArts – Life glows in Pace
8. Playback – Come on Racism!
9. Combinations in the Galilee – Believe that you can fix it
10. Pointe – Women’s Exclusion (Women’s Show Only)
11. Drawers – to be in water (p
12. Mirrors – Playback in the Dark
13. Addis – a group of women, a great rabbi – Michal Nasi
14. Tokens – madness on the normal sequence
15. The moment – about life and death
16. Respondents of Spirit – Respondents in the Secret Service
17. A transparent ensemble and a clear ensemble – performance – awareness monologues – a performance at a break throughout the station
18. Supervised by Amalia Hadar – Talking Tables – an active performance during a break that will take place in the foyer of the Karov theater
During breaks you can enjoy a cup of coffee, a conversation with friends and two exhibits.
The number of tickets for each show is limited according to the size of the hall.
This tour was the tour from hell … for me. For the group absolutely not, because they had loads of fun, costing me my hair of course. We are talking about a tour, which shows what Israel actually is, a mixture of culture, adventure, exploration and Israeli sights in all the major touristic centers of Israel. This article is part of the Tour Guide Diaries September 2016.
I’m working on whole range of new tours, like the so called low-budget tours and the tours, which mixes several things together in a more exciting tour then currently exists, and this tour is one of them (for example, we go on concert in the evening, visit festivals, workshops, join even a work camp to dig into the ground with the archeologists, visit the sights, do a little gem-touring, etc.). We were out for 12 days, our group was 50 (originally 30) strong from all over the United States, ages were between 17 and 63, and the group arrived at the airport 13 days ago (from the date of publishing)(so I’m recovering already for three days).
We went to the airport in a very good mood, I had my junior guides with me (Igor and Lena or together “the Juniors”), our new bus and the driver with the nickname “the Beast” (he’s small and overly polite and never shows any emotion, so his nickname is “the Beast” and his real name is Eddie) to pickup our new group for our new mixture tours.
One thing about nicknames! I really didn’t gave them their nicknames. I’ve no nickname … except ‘the Sheik’, because of some small misunderstanding last August, where some Bedouin men on the goat market of Be’er Sheba were advising me to take ten women as wives to drink coffee with me, but nobody remembers that, thank goodness for that.
I double checked my nice, sign-board (so people know it’s us) I was holding with our names on it to welcome our group. I really don’t want to repeat that prank from the last time where the driver changed the text into “Here’s the Idiot” or something like that. The board covered our names nicely.
When the people started to stream out of the checkout I held up my board and voila! People noticed and streamed to us with smiles on their faces. I spoke before their flight with them in a conference call over the Internet and I’m happy they were in such a good mood.
“Hi Sheik! How are you?!” one yelled cheekily with a big grin on his face (someone has been talking)! And soon we were almost overwhelmed with the thirty people … and some … more? We moved our group from the hall to let them drink something and have maybe a bite to eat, but I realized that the group was much larger then 30! I was already upset about the Sheik thing and now this. Maybe some people they met during their flight? The Juniors were already suspiciously grinning.
It turned out that at the last moment they found more people who wanted to join this tour, but ‘forgot’ to tell me. So, suddenly instead of 30 people, we have now 45 people! And not to forget the payments. And the reservations. And the bus! And my heart! And what’s left of my hair! And not to forget my blood pressure.
You know, I’m just 56 years old and I’m old man and it’s really in those times that I’m thinking about going on pension. Maybe a pension on an island somewhere with nobody else then my wife. Well … when my wife comes with me, then she wants her cats also to come with us. And her aquarium with those bl**dy fish too. And the kids too and they have dogs.
I suddenly realize that we have a problem. The hotel reservation with our hotel is in Jerusalem and I know that they have no additional place; they are booked full (they had place for us of course, but with 30 people, not 45). One of my Juniors grabbed my hand, which was busy to pull out my hair (not joking). While the group was amusing themselves, five more people came in to join the group (they said ‘sorry, we’re late’, carrying large boxes with toys they bought at Duty Free). That’s 50!
I called a colleague, who must find us a hotel in or near Jerusalem, who can place a group of 53 people that same day. In high season! I quickly broke the connection with the swearing colleague (he’s called ‘The Pipe’, because he smokes … guess what? Correct, large cigars).
Feeling better, I processed the extra people, gave a pep talk to the Juniors and moved the army … eh … group to the Beast (to our bus). The poor man’s face lit up when he saw us coming. When the people started to enter his bus, slowly his expression turned from happy into confused … then shocked and was trying to find me … only I was at a safe distance looking at the scene and waiting for the expected eruption of ‘the beast’ soon to be … erupting.
‘The Beast’ came out of his bus and walked straight at me. I pointed at the Juniors with my thumb and blamed them for the problem of overcrowding his new and shiny bus. Before the juniors could react and recover from the shock, I was already moving quickly into the bus to tackle the next problem. That’s called strategical thinking. I don’t remember who advised something like that, but what I do remember was the advise “… never admit you’re wrong, always blame the one next to you …”. It never works with my wife though.
So in the bus, I started to bring the problem in front of our group. They came up right before they left to Israel with an additional 20 people for the group without telling us and we have only reservations for 30 people and the hotel is booked full. There will be no chance in hell that we would find another hotel for 50 people within a couple of hours, then maybe a beach … but no beach in Jerusalem. And not to forget the damage for the hotel if we cancel at the last moment, the money would not be returned and the tour would be more expensive for all of us.
So the group decided that they would room together for this night. Not that they cared, because it was a rowdy group, who would be visiting a pop-concert that night after dinner in the old city and I saw already several girls checking out several gents. I felt my blood pressure going up when I also saw the expression of several of the people of this group who were already grinning mischievously.
During our talk, my disgruntled Juniors were already in the bus and my driver in his place. When he started the motor, I could hear how upset he was. The bus is exactly for 53 people and we always have a golden rule to have a larger bus then we there are people in the group. Well, technically we still have (three reserve places), but it was not ideal. They will suffer during the tour.
While we were on our way to Jerusalem, I got a phone call with a swearing Pipe (the guide my age checking out hotels) and he said he moved the reservations to another hotel the days after for 52 people and claimed that I could sleep outside and hung up. Funny boy. Oof. Two things down. Now a bigger bus and that would be even perfect. So instead of chatting with ‘the Beast’ myself, I sent him a SMS. Much more manly, not? I could have sent the Juniors, but they were angry at me for some reason.
All went well during our trip to our hotel in Jerusalem. We only had four bathroom stops, so nothing more then normal in such situation (never happened like that, but who cares at that point). We arrived at last at the American Colony Hotel.
We all got out of our bus and we moved into our hotel, with a smiling hotel manager who was looking at us happily and welcomed us in Israel with open arms. That continued – smiling and all – until he realized that there were not 30 of us, but the whole “g&^^%^$^%$%#$%d” US army! Suddenly he was not smiling anymore and I saw him already looking for me. The cowards of a Juniors ran already in the hotel, so I was forced to confront the manager myself.
After calming the manager down (and pay a fortune to do that), he clearly didn’t care anymore to welcome us to his hotel, he disappeared posthaste. After everyone was checked in, and disappeared into the hotel, I could sit in one of those easy sofas at last.
That evening I discovered that I forgot to check myself in. “Well, sorry, no place!” But I arranged a bigger bus (the bus was called Fat Bertha, like that super gun), the Beast was happy again. The Juniors were alright after they found out I slept on the sofa. What else? Oh yes. One woman hurt her foot during wild dancing (is the Polkas a dance?), another one discovered that she’s pregnant, one man thought he lost his way and was in the wrong hotel, while he was wandering around at the back of our hotel and we experienced yesterday evening an example what Israeli rock sounded.
The concert hall was a cafe and the rock turned out to be House Music, but that was really great and everyone danced and had fun. They didn’t want to go back to the hotel at the end, but the bouncers almost kicked us out. We took Fat Bertha and went back to our hotel, still singing and dancing.
I had pain in my head and my back was hurting because of sleeping on the sofa. The Juniors had fun and were in a good mood, the Beast was still polishing Fat Bertha and our group was in a super good mood after a great breakfast (I ate chips). At the end we moved into Fat Bertha and drove to the Jerusalem markets and shopping streets. Why? We rented off a restaurant for the day, where everyone could demonstrate that they wanted to cook and we suppose to eat what the volunteers would prepare for us. The Chef of the restaurant refused to allow us ‘barbarians‘ in his kitchen alone, so he would stand guard (in the middle of his kitchen).
I skip a couple days of the tour and move to the 5th day, the day that we go to Be’er Sheba. But one more remark about the cooking in the restaurant. It was so much fun and we ate so well that evening after loads of shopping (we went back three times to the market and it was a fortune what they bought). The group didn’t burn down his kitchen nor the restaurant! And the cook hid the large knifes for some reason.
We arrived at our usual hotel in Be’er Sheba. Be’er Sheba is a very nice place, but the choice in hotels is limited and they can’t be compared with the hotels in Eilat, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. But this Be’er Sheba hotel would do. And who was there waiting for us while we were checking in the hotel? Right, the same worried looking manager from last August, who was confronted with the fact that there were two small goats running rampage in his hotel in the middle of the night in August and one totally destroyed (or better eaten) room.
The manager didn’t look pleased. He asked me though if we plan to go to the goat market today. Of course we would go to the goat market and not to forget the chicken market too. And this time I arranged also a small tour on camels and we would maybe see a small auction of buying and selling camels (and we have also chicken speed running organized). I told him that, and he really didn’t look pleased. I guaranteed him that we this time inspect everyone coming in and out of the bus for hidden goats, chickens and camels. The only thing he said was that he would do the same when we would come back to the hotel.
I was happy at that time, because we would only stay one night at his hotel, before we would spent two days in the desert with carts and camels. I really didn’t look forward to meet Fred the Camel again, so I could avoid having a camel tour in Eilat.
We indeed went to the markets in Be’er Sheba (the normal one, and the goat and chicken markets). Nothing exciting happened, except that our group was very hard to keep together (50 rowdy people in a very good mood with loads of energy) with three guides (the Juniors and I). We didn’t pickup any other group, they didn’t buy any goats or chickens, nobody got upset, but there were some people who bought some strange Bedouin dresses for women for some reason. We also tried the camels. That was so much fun that others have problems climbing on camels like I usual have. But no auction of camels, otherwise I could change my Juniors for a camel or three goats maybe, damn that manager.
We met those same Bedouin men who were asking about my 10 women and again explained to the group that I’ve a harem and 20 children, but I got my coffee. That reminded me about ordering the evening amusement and this time we had real Bedouin musicians not such phony flop of a so called d^&&*^*%&^$%^ magician and his sexy belly dancer like back in August during the goat disaster. The Juniors were giggling! I was highly suspicious seeing that, but at that moment my attention was drawn to my camel, who was trying to bite me. All camels in the world only try to bite me and nobody else.
In the evening back to the hotel, we met the manager, who was indeed inspecting everyone (I forgot to check anyone for hidden goats, chickens and camels), but he obviously not. After that, he insisted in inspecting Fat Bertha and when The Beast finally understood what the manager wanted, they together almost tore the bus apart for their ridiculous quest for goats, chickens and camels! Honestly, who do they think we are?
That evening there was no original Bedouin music, but that belly dancer and her bl**dy so called magician who was loudly calling me “The Sheik” again. I will get my revenge on my Juniors for that!
But thank goodness, I slept wonderful (even when the Beast was snoring loudly), no goats on the rampage, but I heard in the morning that the manager couldn’t sleep all night.
The next day we visited the Ramon Crater and met our Bedouins. Guess who? My old Bedouin man and his many children and camels and … Fred the Camel. Fred the Camel was the camel only for me, according the Bedouin. Damn him and his camel. The same for the Juniors. I will cook them and feed them to Fred the camel. Never met something so smelly and with such awful sounds he makes when he sees me. Always in a bad mood too. And he bites. And tries to throw me off when I finally manage to climb on his back.
We moved to the desert with the group on the back of the camels. I knew that the Bedouin with his many children were waiting somewhere with jeeps. They suppose to pick us up tomorrow evening for a big party with the Bedouins. That evening we finally could sleep at 3 am, after I translated again the campfire stories of the old Bedouin. Instead of his usual horror theme, he was telling about the old caravans of ancient times, who were stranded in the middle of the desert and were forced to eat their own camels … and scorpions and other insects to survive.
I changed the story and translation somewhat (the man speaks only Arabic) and told the group that camel meat tasted just like what we all ate that evening (we ate lamb). The woman who discovered (at the beginning of the tour) that she was pregnant started to puke and the Bedouin who didn’t understand English was looking at me and pointed threatening at Fred the camel and shook slowly his head, frowning and all that jazz.
So he was telling another story about the young Bedouin woman, who fell in love with a boy her age from another tribe, while her father promised her to someone else (three times her age). He translated dutifully, but every time I wanted to make his story sound more … juicy (?), the old Bedouin man (who didn’t understand English?) was pausing and frowning at me. No fun like that.
Under the stars of the desert, it would quiet anyone, so impressive it was. The old Bedouin suddenly had deep knowledge of the stars and demonstrated it. He was trying to explain to us how you could navigate in the desert and with only the stars.
The next morning was a disaster. Fred the camel managed to bite me straight in my behind and couldn’t sit very well any more after that. According Junior, Fred’s teeth were visible for days after that. It seems to be funny for the group though.
When we finally arrived at our hotel in Eilat, I could find relieve there. For whatever reason, the group tipped the Bedouin man extra! Not fair. They can’t handle some teasing? Especially when everyone was calling me Sheik.
I skip the tour here to the tenth day and we are in Jericho. Until then we survived, we didn’t pick additional guests up in our group, we didn’t loose anyone, neither additional goats or any other animals, my behind was alright again and could sit (tenderly). We still were using Fat Bertha the bus and the Beast our driver was still happy. I couldn’t exchange my juniors for camels or goats, so they were still there, looking wearily at me when I could prank them back.
But now we arrived in Jericho and that’s a special place in Israel. Not only it’s the oldest place you can find anywhere in Israel and surroundings, but also very mysterious. There were so many cultures and civilizations arriving and disappearing in Jericho over the many thousands of years, nobody really could even count them. There are hundreds of layers of different buildings built once in Jericho and the archeologists are still counting.
The Canaan were a bunch of wild people, who believed in all kind of gods, who are now classified as demons or devils. So everyone was interested in my horror stories and that I did. So they were already in the proper mood for the Mount of Temptation!
Then we came to the Mount of Temptation near Jericho, where everyone was highly impressed about my strange stories. They wanted to see proof and so we did. We didn’t take the cable cars but walked and climbed the mountain.
Half way some people were murmuring something bad of course, until we reached the promised caves and showed them the scratches the devil once had made thousands of years ago, when Jesus was tempted by the same devil to make bread from stone. I showed them the caves of the hermits of old, who dedicated their lives to live there and to pray, never talked to anyone else anymore for more then 40 years.
Or the Hermit who became mad after seven years in a narrow cave and who received food from people from Jericho. He became too fat to exit his cave and he died there. His spirit still haunts the cave, some believe.
When we finally arrived at the Monastery, everyone was looking a bit sketchy, especially my two Juniors. The Monastery is amazing where you can see the personal cells of the Monks still working there. It’s still not too late to allow the Juniors to dump them there for some month or so, I was joking of course, but one Junior thought I meant it. Ha!
At day 12 we said good bye to everyone. All went well after the disasters at the beginning when suddenly our group grew from 30 till 50. Nobody bought or smuggled any goat or camel, nobody destroyed or ate a room, I got finally my revenge on my Juniors and I had one happy large group of people who felt bad that they needed to go home.
I still have my hair (mostly), I will not see Fred the camel for at least one week and I’m dead on my feet. Now I go back home to see if my wife is still there.
I also discovered that Eddie (‘The Beast’) decided to sleep in Fat Bertha his new bus when I finally came home. My wife hid my phone after that, so I could not help him out. I discovered the day after that he changed our old new bus with Fat Bertha and the bus company was not happy.
In northern Tel Aviv, the Ramat Gan Safari Zoo makes a good outing for children. You can drive through and observe the wildlife in its natural habitat. The Children’s Museum in Holon, a short drive from Tel Aviv, has lots of fun, interactive exhibits. Mini Israel, which is just off the main highway that runs between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, has over 350 miniature models of the Holy Land’s most important landmarks.
On the shores of the Dead Sea, just south of Jericho.
But there is so much more for children and their entertainment.
120 Minute Walk around West Jerusalem(9/14/2016)-The heart of West Jerusalem, centered on Jaffa Road, was largely developed during the years of the British Mandate (1917–1948). So, while it is nowhere near as ancient as the Old City, it does carry a weight of recent history related to the founding of the Jewish state of Israel. Aside from the scattering of historic buildings and monuments, this is also the heart of the modern city, with pedestrianized streets of cafés, restaurants and shops, cultural centers and busy markets. It is a highly rewarding area to explore.
120-Minute Walk around the Old City Walls(9/14/2016)-The Old City of Jerusalem may occupy a relatively small area geographically, but its compactness and uneven topography make it a frequently confusing place to explore. One good way to gain an overview is to take to the ramparts and view the crush of alleys, domes and towers from the top of the walls that enclose them. Visitors can walk along two sections of wall: from Jaffa Gate clockwise to St Stephen’s Gate, and from Jaffa Gate anti-clockwise to the Dung Gate. The section between St Stephen’s Gate and the Dung Gate is closed to the public. Many steep flights of steps mean that this is not a walk for the elderly or infirm.
18 Zoos in Israel(8/22/2016)-Here you can find a collection of 18 zoos in Israel. Behind each zoo you see a telephone number you must use before you are going to visit the zoo.
24 Clean Beaches In Israel(8/22/2016)-If you’re out there wondering if any of Israel’s gorgeous beaches are environmentally friendly, wonder no more! 21 beaches – and 3 marinas – in Israel have recently been awarded the Blue Flag by the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education) for environmental excellence! So, yes, you can swim, surf, and frolic knowing you’re in safe, environmentally clean hands!
27 Amusement Parks(8/20/2016)-Twenty seven amusement parks for the family, from the north to the south of Israel.
52 Churches in Jerusalem(9/1/2016)-A post about churches mainly in Jerusalem, Israel. Here we talk about the well known and the unknown churches and monasteries in Jerusalem and direct surrounding of this ancient city.
9 Farm Tours For Families(8/20/2016)-We have nine farm tours for people with families, but it's more then okay to come without children too. This collection of farm tours is special, because it covers a variety of farm types. Please consider the farm tours in the south (desert).
Abandoned Historical Elizabeth Hotel in Tiberias(9/5/2016)-In 1929, Hotel Feingold (later named Elizabeth Hotel) was officially opened with 80 guest rooms and a theater and a cinema. The inauguration party of the Elizabeth Theater was the colorful event of the decade in Tiberias, and maybe throughout the duration of the British mandate that time. Jews and Arabs, religious leaders and the senior leadership of the mandatory power came to see this beautiful and luxurious hotel. Today the building is almost a wreck.
Abu Gosh Vocal Music Festival Oct 2016(9/5/2016)-The Abu-Gosh Festival is the leading and most important festival in the Israeli vocal music scene. The Festival has existed in its present layout since 1992, and it takes place twice a year – on Succoth and Shavuoth – lasting between three to five days each time.
Al-Aqsa Mosque(9/2/2016)-The Al-Aqsa Mosque, constructed 20 years after the nearby Dome of the Rock, has a spacious interior, divided by columns into seven aisles, allows room for more than 4000 Muslims to worship. According the Muslims, the whole area of the Temple Mount, including all its minor domes, chapels and colonnades, is regarded as a mosque. For Muslims, it's Islam’s third holiest site (after Mecca and Medina).
Allenby street, Tel Aviv(8/21/2016)-Allenby Street stretches from the Mediterranean sea in the northwest to HaAliya Street in the southeast. It was first paved with concrete in 1914. During the day, it is a commercial street with many small businesses and clothing stores. At night it becomes a hub of nightlife, known for its cafes, pubs and restaurants.
Amirim near Mountain Meron – The Battle between Fruit and Wine(10/7/2016)-West of Tsfat, antenna-topped Mt Meron (1204m), Israel’s second-tallest peak (after Mt Hermon), looms over the Dalton Plateau and scattered Jewish, Druze and Arab villages. Until recently, the area was planted with deciduous fruit trees such as pear and apple, but more and more land is being given over to grapevines for the thriving wineries of Ramat Dalton, sometimes called (with some exaggeration) the ‘Israeli Napa Valley’ or ‘Israel’s Tuscany’. Oh, one word of warning! This is the 'land of the not-meat eating communities'.
Ancient Sebastiya, rooted from Canaanite, Israelite, Hellenistic, Herodian, Roman and Byzantine Cultures(9/21/2016)-The ancient city Sebastiya is rooted from Canaanite, Israelite, Hellenistic, Herodian, Roman and Byzantine Cultures. Currently, Sebastiya is falling under Palestinian rule, located about 12 kilometers northwest of Nablus, to the east of the road to Jenin. Currently, only two religions are making claims: the Christians and Muslims alike honor a connection to John the Baptist. The Romans used this site to worship the Roman empire! And earlier then all of them, this site was being used for the worship of Phoenician gods by the Canaanites (Baal and Astarte).
Arad, the Town where there is nothing to do, except …(10/7/2016)-A popular base for those visiting nearby Masada, Arad sits on a high plateau between Be’er Sheva and the Dead Sea. There are no sights worthy of mention in the town. With other words, when you're looking for a place to eat or sleep when you're visiting the Dead Sea, this is the town for you.
Arava Antelope Ranch(8/22/2016)-They imported 140 antelopes from four species: Kudu, Blesbok, Impala and Springbok. Besides the above mentioned antelope species, we keep also eland gemsbok, addax, wildebeest, Nubian ibex, barbary sheep, mouflon (Cameroon sheep), pygmy goat, red deer and Sika deer, and the highly endangered African wild ass.
Archaeology Museums in Israel(8/23/2016)-Israel is a country with a rich history. That's an understatement. It's a country built and grown of an unbelievable unique and exotic history, which made Israel as it is today and influences civilizations today
Avdat National Park(8/21/2016)-Avdat, also known as Abdah and Ovdat and Obodat, is a site of a ruined Nabataean city in the Negev desert in southern Israel. It was the most important city on the Incense Route after Petra, between the 1st century BCE and the 7th century CE
Avraham’s Well(8/22/2016)-The well is 12 feet across and 50 feet deep. Its top 28 feet are lined with stones, set, probably, at the time of the Byzantine settlement. After that it is hewn in bedrock. In 19th-century representations, one sees grooves in the stones, made by the ropes of the water haulers.
Baila Brazil – November 2016(9/7/2016)-The dance company that was founded by three friends from the slums and favelas is wowing audiences all over the world in a show pulsatingwith Brazilian soul. Baila Brazil (Bal’e de Rua) that began in the neighborhoods and favelas of Uberlandia, a smallish town in the center of Brazil, is making its Israeli debut with a show that’s a fascinating journey to the heart and soul of Afro-Brazil.
Banias Spring(8/17/2016)-A peaceful spot for prayer and reflection, Caesarea Philipi is home to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Israel. See where Jesus cured the woman from Paneas and asked the disciples who they thought he was. Visit the Crusader tower and a still-active water mill.
Battles through time at the Valley of Ayalon(8/22/2016)-Historically and archeologically, this 40 sq km. (15 sq.mi.) valley is a very important area. A tour in the valley is a succession of stories about biblical, historical and modern events and battles over the two traditional roads to Jerusalem.
Be’erotayim(8/22/2016)-Two Wells, Ezuz - A desert Oasis named after Moses and Aaron. Remains from the Bronze and Iron Age periods, Nabatean period, and Ottoman railway. An oasis south of Nitzana, where its two wells (named after Moses and Aaron) gave the name of the place as "two wells".
Beaches of Eilat(10/26/2016)-Beaches and water sport are the dominating swimming activities in Eilat and in this article you will see what you can do here and what beaches we are talking about. In Eilat, there are two types of beach/water-tourists; those who love to swim in the Red Sea and those who prefer the water pools of their hotel.
Be’er Sheba(8/21/2016)-The capital of the Negev, the Old City, the university, the Turkish railway station, and the Bedouin market represent only a part of the colorful mosaic offered by the city of Be’er Sheba, a city full of life and proud of itself, as you will be told by any of its 185,000 inhabitants.
Bedouin Chicken Market(8/21/2016)-This is the gallery about the Bedouin Chicken Market in Be-er Sheva. They call it the Bedouin trade market, like the Bedouin Goat Market. and the 'normal' Bedouin market. And it's not only chickens they 'trade'! When you as tourist visit the market and you're female, please dress appropriate to avoid problems (cover your head, elbows and knees).
Beit Alpha Synagogue(10/20/2016)-No one was more surprised than the members of Kibbutz Heftzibah when they went out to dig an irrigation channel in 1928 and uncovered a stunning, Byzantine-era (6th-century) mosaic floor. Further excavation revealed the rest of the Beit Alpha Synagogue, whose extraordinarily mosaics are among the most evocative of ages past ever found in Israel. The three mosaic panels depict traditional Jewish symbols such as a Torah ark, two menorahs (seven-branched candelabras) and a shofar (ram’s horn) alongside a spectacular, 12-panel zodiac circle, a pagan element if there ever was one. At the bottom, above inscriptions in Aramaic and Hebrew, Jacob (holding a knife) is shown about to sacrifice his son Isaac, alongside the ram that God (represented by a hand from heaven) sent to be sacrificed in the boy's stead; each character is labelled in Hebrew. A 14-minute film (in six languages), projected above and onto the mosaic, provides an excellent introduction. Wheelchair accessible.
Bejart Ballet Lausanne – October 2016(9/6/2016)-Two programs presented by one of the best dance companies around the world. The Bolero is one of Bejart’s all time masterpieces and Ballet for Life was created to commemorate the untimely death of Freddie Mercury, Jorge Donn (a dancer in the Bejart company) and designer Gianni Versace, all of whom died too young for love.
Ben-Gurion House in Tel Aviv(8/21/2016)-One of the smallest museums and likely the most overlooked is Ben-Gurion House, a historic house museum at 17 Ben-Gurion Boulevard that served as an additional residence for Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion. Visitors can see Ben-Gurion’s library, his family’s sleeping quarters and the study where he worked. Take a free guided tour of the house and learn about Ben-Gurion’s life work.
Ben-Gurion’s Grave(8/21/2016)-David Ben-Gurion (1886-1973), Israel’s first prime minister, dreamed of settling the Negev and making the desert bloom. Practicing what he preached, after he retired he moved to the Negev and became a member of Kibbutz Sde Boker and a shepherd. The state of Israel fulfilled Ben-Gurion’s wish to be buried in the Negev he loved, rather than in Jerusalem like Israel’s other leaders. The tomb of David and Paula Ben Gurion, surrounded by a beautiful arid-land park, offers a breathtaking view of the Tsin Valley.
Bet Yerah, House of the Moon(8/21/2016)-The archaeological site of Bet Yarah ('house of the moon', also known as Khirbet Kerak) is not mentioned in either Biblical or Egyptian records, but excavations here have uncovered evidence of a settlement dating from the Bronze Age right through to the period of Arab rule. There are well-preserved remains of fourth- and fifth-century AD baths, and also the remains of a Roman fort from the third century AD. There is also a fifth-century three-aisled synagogue and a Byzantine church.
Bethany(9/21/2016)-This was the city where Jesus found friendship with Martha, Mary and Lazarus. It's also the place where Jesus resurrected Lazarus from death and finally, it's the place where we can find the Tomb of Lazarus.
Bethlehem(9/2/2016)-Bethlehem, is located at about 9km south of Jerusalem and is celebrated by billions of Christians all over the world as the birthplace of Jesus Christ. In Bethlehem, Mary gave birth to Jesus in a cave normally used for animals. Here the local shepherds came to worship the baby, and here the Three Wise Men from the east came to pay homage and present their gifts
Bethlehem’s Manger Square(8/20/2016)-The site of Christ's birth may well have been a cave, much like the cave in which his body was buried, or a stable, among the animals. In either case, it was a place provided by others. He entered the world as he left it, without wealth or status.
Biblical Zoo(8/20/2016)-A family destination and Israel’s biggest tourist attraction, the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo covers over 62 acres of stunning terrain in the south of Jerusalem. The park centers on a vast man-made lake complete with waterfalls and side pools, surrounded by spacious lawns and shaded beauty spots with 2,200 animals and different 271 species.
Capernaum(8/21/2016)-At Capernaum – known as Jesus’ “own town” (Matt. 9:1) – “walking where Jesus walked” takes on a thrilling new meaning. As you sit on the stone benches of Capernaum’s ancient synagogue, you’ll be reminded that right here, Jesus taught (Mark 1:21; John 6:59) and healed a man possessed by an evil spirit (Mark 1:23-27).
Carmel Market(8/21/2016)-The Carmel Market in Tel Aviv is one of the must-sees in Tel Aviv. If you want a taste of the real Israel, this is the place to go. It’s also an amazing place to visit, and the sights, sounds and smells make it a place you won’t forget in a hurry.
Catholic Church of St. Catherine(8/20/2016)-The Church of St. Catherine is a Catholic church and Franciscan monastery connected to the mostly Orthodox Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. The church is said to be built on the site of Christ's appearance to St. Catherine of Alexandria and his prediction of her martyrdom (c.310 AD).
Catholic Pilgrimage, 8 days(8/29/2016)-A fascinating 8-day Catholic Pilgrimage tour for individuals and groups, combining visits to sacred Christian sites with other historical attractions. For options and other relevant information, ask Wim and see his rates.
Catholic Tour Israel – 3 days(8/23/2016)-This tour is for Catholic visitors to the Holy Land. It will bring you to the Sea of Galilee in the footsteps of Jesus, followed by Nazareth, Haifa and Jerusalem. The tour is designed for the individual, as for groups, with or without a professional guide.
Catholic Tour Israel – 5 days(8/23/2016)-This tour is for Catholic visitors to the Holy Land. It will bring you to the Sea of Galilee in the footsteps of Jesus, followed by Nazareth, Haifa, Acre and Jerusalem, where we stay for two days. The tour is designed for the individual, as for groups, with or without a professional guide.
Chai Negev(8/23/2016)-Chai Negev is an educational activity center located in Kibbutz Revivim – one of the first settlements in Ramat Negev. At Chai Negev the goal is to bring children closer to the natural world around them in a way that is direct and enjoyable in order to raise their awareness of their environment and heighten their sensitivity to what goes on in it.
Children’s Memorial(8/20/2016)-This unique memorial, hollowed out from an underground cavern, is a tribute to the approximately 1.5 million Jewish children who were murdered during the Holocaust. Memorial candles, a customary Jewish tradition to remember the dead, are reflected infinitely in a dark and somber space, creating the impression of millions of stars shining in the firmament. The names of murdered children, their ages and countries of origin can be heard in the background.
Chorazin – the Cursed City(9/2/2016)-People of the city Chorazin lived within sight of Bethsaida and Capernaum, two of the other cities in what has become known as the “evangelical triangle”, because most of Jesus teachings and miracles occurred there.
Church of St Catherine of Alexandria(8/30/2016)-The midnight Mass beamed from Bethlehem to television viewers worldwide on Christmas Eve is celebrated in the Church of St Catherine of Alexandria. This 19th-century church adjoins the 6th-century Church of the Nativity, built over the cave where Jesus was born.
Church of the Nativity(10/3/2016)-The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is a major Christian holy site, as it marks the traditional place of Christ's birth. It is also one of the oldest surviving Christian churches.
Church of the Twelve Apostles(8/21/2016)-Well worth a visit, this beautiful red-domed church is a major landmark along the Sea of Galilee. It was built in 1925 by the Greek Orthodox Church and has an interior of beautiful icons. The garden here is a shady spot to escape the heat of the midday sun.
Cinema City Jerusalem(8/20/2016)-Cinema City Jerusalem, which opened the end of February 2014, is the largest entertainment and cultural center in Jerusalem measuring in at 20,000 square meters and including eight floors, 19 movie theaters, including themed theaters, an indoor mall with dozens of restaurants, cafes and stores, a theater for plays, a hall for conferences, a cinema museum and many other attractions.
Circolombia – August 2017(9/7/2016)-Circolombia give us a peak into authentic Colombia. A circus of senses, combining song and dance throughout the show . The company presents us with the life-style of the streets of Colombia, where for many young people, music, dance and in recent years circus, are a substitute for dangerous street life.
Cirque Éloize – November 2016(9/7/2016)-A young, energetic, breathtaking, sinister and dream like show in which the circus meets the hustle and bustle of city life replete with young people full with love and hate and street battles.
Clair, the Red Headed Ghost of Jerusalem(9/26/2016)-Or the sick who became a ghost? The change of title depends on your perspective of a very funny and mysterious (at first) story I've to tell you about a recent so called low-budget tour in September 2016.
Classical Israeli-Gems Tour, 10 Days – from $767 per person all in.(10/4/2016)-This tour is for visitors to the Israel. It will bring you to Jerusalem, followed by Jericho, Bethlehem, Masada, Dead Sea, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Caesarea, Haifa, Acre and Tel Aviv and visit 65 sights. The tour is designed for the individual, as for groups, with or without a professional guide. The guide can speak English, German and Dutch. This is an Israeli Gem tour and that means that the guide will show you the special side for each sight of the tour. This is now the normal tourist tour.
Classical Israeli-Gems Tour, 7 Days – from $537 per person all in.(10/4/2016)-This tour is for visitors to the Israel. It will bring you to Jerusalem, followed by Masada, Dead Sea, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Caesarea, Haifa, Acre and Tel Aviv and visit 44 sights. The tour is designed for the individual, as for groups, with or without a professional guide. The guide can speak English, German and Dutch. This is an Israeli Gem tour and that means that the guide will show you the special side for each sight of the tour. This is now the normal tourist tour.
Classical Music in Israel(9/28/2016)-The Israel Philharmonic, one of the world’s most prestigious orchestras, is based in Tel Aviv at the Performing Arts Center. The neighboring Tel Aviv Museum of Art also hosts regular chamber music concerts and other classical events in its Recanati Hall. Smaller venues include the Felicia Blumenthal Center and Einav Cultural Center, both of which host local and international classical musicians. In the village of Ein Kerem near Jerusalem, young musicians give free recitals of chamber music every Friday at noon from October to May at the Fountain of the Virgin in the Targ Center.
Coral Beach Nature Reserve(8/15/2016)-Coral Beach Nature Reserve, south of Eilat, borders on a 1200-meter coral long reef, which both divers and snorkelers enjoy (equipment rental on-site). Behind the 3-4 meter deep primary reef, with its colorful garden-like formations and fish, is a sand bar and then the magnificent 35-meter deep coral wall. There are over 270 species of coral in this underwater jungle and over 2,500 species of underwater life – some unique to the Red Sea
Crocodiles at Hamat Gader(8/22/2016)-The crocodile farm is the only one of its kind in the Middle East. Nearly 200 alligators, crocodiles, caimans and the endangered Indian gharial live in the various enclosures in the farm. The large, mature adults are housed in an open pond area where floating bridges crisscross to allow visitors to see the toothy predators up close. In addition, alligator feeding in shown during the summer months.
Crocoloco Crocodile Farm(8/15/2016)-The Crocoloco Crocodile Farm at the Ein Hatzeva Junction in the Arava is a unique desert farm for growing African Nile crocodiles, which combines both agriculture and tourism. The farm was established in 2006, and raises crocodiles which will be exported to Europe.
Crossing the borders with Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Israel(10/8/2016)-The borders between Israel and the two countries with which it has signed peace treaties, Egypt and Jordan, are open to both tourists and locals. The borders between Israel and the two counties which it didn't sign any peace treaties, Syria and Lebanon, are not open to anyone. This article tells about all the relevant and detailed information you need to access Egypt and/or Jordan for tourists.
Culture Square(8/21/2016)-Tel Aviv is Israel’s culture city. Most of the museums, orchestras, theaters, art galleries, dance venues and music halls come with an entry fee, however. To get a taste of the city’s arts scene, head over to Culture Square at the end of Rothschild Boulevard.
Curtain Up Modern Dance Festival – November 2016(9/6/2016)-For independent choreographers not working with a company, Curtain Up Festival is the event they can get out there and be discovered by more people. The Curtain Up Festival is a celebration of all onstage arts: performers, producers, costume designers and more.
Custom Tours specially made for you(8/24/2016)-The listed tours in this page is only a set of samples or templates for you to choose and/or mix with. Using those templates, you can easily create a itinerary, which will suit you, you family and/or group. Ask Wim to help you out.
Cycle Kinneret 2016 – November 2016(9/6/2016)-If you want to participate in the a race around the beautiful Kinneret but you are not one to jog Sovev Kinneret is the one race to attend. With 5 different routes to choose from, this event is truly suitable for anyone who likes to ride their bicycle.
Available routes are: 65 Km (Full race around the Kinneret), 31 Km, 10 Km (Short lanes, meant for families and easy cyclers), 16 Km Mountain bike basic and the 30 Km Mountain bike challenge.
Cycle Tel Aviv 2016 – October 2016(9/6/2016)-Cycle Tel Aviv is an annual event, happening around the holiday of Sukkot, where the weather is perfect for a ride. As the biggest cycling event in our country, Cycle Tel Aviv presents 3 different routes for you to choose from: The 8Km route for beginners or families, the 21Km route for bicyclers in good shape, the 40km route for experienced riders, and the master cycling route of 60Km. For cycling lovers this is the festival of the year!
Damascus Gate(8/26/2016)-This most imposing of Jerusalem’s gateways also faces north and is named for the grand city from which Jerusalem’s rulers once came. It is always a busy thoroughfare, thanks to the bustling markets within. Below the 16th-century gate, archaeologists have uncovered part of the entryway built by Emperor Hadrian in the second century CE.
Dance in Israel(9/28/2016)-The internationally-known Bat Sheva company is the mainstay of modern Israeli dance. There are no classical ballet companies in Israel, but contemporary dance is very much alive here. The focal point of dance activity is the Suzanne Dellal Center, a superb, old Ottoman building at the heart of the historic, southern Tel Aviv district of Neve Tzedek, which has benefited from extensive architectural renewal. In Jerusalem, dance can be seen at the Center for Performing Arts in the Jerusalem Sherover Theater complex, while Jewish and Arabic folk dancing performances take place on Monday, Thursday and Saturday evenings in the YMCA auditorium.
Davidson Center(8/19/2016)-The center was built into the basement of an eighth-century building, scrupulously preserving and enhancing it. As you follow the winding ramp downward, artwork and archaeological finds take you back through the ages, and you’ll meet colorful figures of Jerusalem’s exploration in days gone by. A ten-minute, high-definition digital video ingeniously interchanges the experience of Second Temple pilgrims with that of present-day visitors.
Day Tour Jerusalem(4/14/2019)-This tour is for any visitors to Jerusalem (or locals). This tour will bring you to all the important and well-known touristic sights the Jerusalem has to offer. The tour is designed for the individual, as for groups, with or without a professional guide.
Day Tour Sea of Galilee(8/23/2016)-This tour is for any visitors to Sea of Galilee (or locals). This tour will bring you to all the important and well-known touristic sights the Sea of Galilee and suroundings has to offer. The tour is designed for the individual, as for groups, with or without a professional guide.
Dead Sea(8/20/2016)-Known in the Bible as the “Salt Sea” or the “Sea of the Arabah,” this inland body of water is appropriately named because its high mineral content allows nothing to live in its waters.
Deir Rafat Monastery(8/30/2016)-Deir Rafat also known as the Shrine of Our Lady Queen of Palestine and of the Holy Land, is a Catholic monastery in central Israel. Located to the north-west of Beit Shemesh, between Givat Shemesh and kibbutz Tzora to the south and Kfar Uria to the north, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council.
Dig For A Day(8/20/2016)-Great Family Activity – Participate in an actual excavation in underground caves from the time of the Maccabees and tour through the ancient subterranean city of Maresha. Excavations are done at the Hellenistic or Second Temple Period.
Dizengoff Center(8/20/2016)-Dizengoff Center is a shopping mall at the intersection of Dizengoff Street and King George Street in Tel Aviv. The mall is named for Meir Dizengoff, the first mayor of Tel Aviv. Dizengoff Center, designed by Israeli architect Yitzhak Yashar, was Israel's first mall. The center was built on the site of the Nordiya neighborhood.
Dizengoff square(8/21/2016)-Dizengoff Square or Dizengoff Circus is an iconic public square in Tel Aviv, on the corner of Dizengoff Street, Reines Street and Pinsker Street. One of the city's main squares, it was built in 1934 and inaugurated in 1938. The square, built in 1934, was part of the original urban plan by Sir Patrick Geddes, and was designed by architect Genia Averbuch.
Dizengoff Street(8/21/2016)-It’s Tel Aviv’s most famous boulevard, and over the years its fortunes have risen and fallen. Today it’s once again in the top spot as one of the city’s best streets to visit
Dom Polski(9/1/2016)-Polish Catholic Monastery Albatiah Aqbat St. The name means: Polish Home. The monastery is subordinate to the Head of the Polish church in Warsaw, and a hostel for pilgrims is operated on site. The monastery is a large structure on Third Wall Street and an orphanage on the slopes of the Mount of Olives. The nuns commemorate Elizabeth, a Christian saint from the beginning of the 13th century who, after she was widowed at age 20, donated her capital to the poor and hospitals, and after her death became a symbol of Christian charity.
Drinking & Nightlife in the Holy City Jerusalem(10/1/2016)-Jerusalem’s city center has loads of bars. The best are in the Mahane Yehuda Market area and in the vicinity of Zion Sq, on Rivlin, Ben Shatah, Helene HaMalka and Dorot Rishonim streets. East Jerusalem bars tend to be inside hotels, while the Old City is almost as dry as the Negev. You need some kind of manual in order to know what you can and can't do in the old city of Jerusalem, but when you know, nobody can't stop you having fun in a safe way.
Dung Gate(8/26/2016)-Jerusalem’s Old City walls, built in the early 16th century by the Turkish Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, have eight gates. All but one (the Gate of Mercy) still serve Jerusalemites and visitors streaming to its markets, and sacred and historic sites.
Eating in Tel Aviv(9/13/2016)-Tel Aviv’s eating scene is both varied and exciting. Coinciding with the boutique makeover that the city is undergoing, there is a rising crop of ‘chef restaurants’ (i.e. those run by celebrity chefs), as well as an ever-growing number of swanky brasseries. But don’t worry if you're on a budget – there are still plenty of cheap street-food eateries and kiosks to choose from.
Ecce Homo(9/2/2016)-The Ecce Homo Arch has a connection to St Paul. After Paul was seized by Jews while visiting the Temple, it was from the Antonia fortress that soldiers ran to rescue him and prevent a riot. And it was on the steps leading to the fortress that Paul addressed the crowd and avoided being flogged by announcing to a surprised tribune that he was a Roman citizen. Map.
Eco-Tourism Tour, 12 days(11/6/2018)-Passionate about the environment? Tour Israel’s nature reserves, learn about farming in harsh conditions and visit sustainable-agriculture communities. This tour is focusing on Israel as an introduction tour. Nothing specialized, we try to make an attempt to show you as much as possible. I refer to the more specialized ecotours of Israel to see a specific aspect of the beauty of Israel in the other tours.
Eifman Ballet – October 2016(9/6/2016)-Boris Eifman and his exceptional dancers return once again to the Opera House with two programs that have won accolades and acclaim in Israel and abroad: Red Giselle, Eifman’s own modern version of the classic Giselle ballet and Tender is the Night , which was enthusiastically received here in the company’s most recent visit.
Eilat Botanical Garden and Organic Farm(8/20/2016)-A botanical garden in a city that gets virtually no rain? Yes, right near the entrance to Eilat, spread over wild desert hills, the Eilat Botanical Garden grows in the midst of the first organic farm in Israel. Filled with 1,000 species of fruit trees, ornamental trees, herbs, shrubs and flowers from around the world, with viewpoints overlooking the Red Sea and the Edom mountains, the garden has sign-posted paths, a reconstructed stream, lakes, waterfalls and stone and wood buildings to explore.
Eilat, the Pearl of the Red Sea(9/9/2016)-Eilat is a very popular tourist destination for local and international tourists from all over the world. It's home to 48,946 people, has in average 360 sunny days a year. Temperatures often exceed 40 °C (104 °F) in summer, and 21 °C (70 °F) in winter, while water temperatures range between 20 and 26 °C (68 and 79 °F). That and the beaches, coral reef, nightlife and desert landscapes make it a popular destination for all tourists.
Eilat’s Camel Ranch(8/26/2016)-Camel Treks. Cart trips (donkey) in the Eilat Mountains. Rope Park Eilat. Between heaven and earth high above the ground with about 700 meters of routes and 3 degrees of difficulty is our rope park.
Eilat’s Isrotel Theater(8/15/2016)-Eilat's Isrotel Theater is a magnificent theater that hosts performances every evening. The Isrotel Theater hosts the famous and spectacular show - WOW that combines acrobatics, dancers and artists from around the world. WOW created by the famous Israeli artist Hanoch Rosen, and is one of the most popular attractions in the city of Eilat, you simply should not miss it.
Ein Bokek Day Tour(9/13/2016)-This day tour is about Ein Bokek, which is sandwiched between the turquoise waters of the southern Dead Sea and a dramatic tan bluff, the strip of luxury hotels is the region’s main tourist zone and a 'secret' canyon. Ein Bokek has the area's nicest free beaches, and is the Dead Sea’s main center for treating ailments such as psoriasis, arthritis and respiratory conditions with naturally occurring minerals and compounds.
Ein Feshkha (Einot Tsukim)(10/9/2016)-These spring-fed freshwater ponds and the lush greenery around them were a favorite holiday spot of Jordan’s King Hussein in the 1950s and 1960s. Today, the oasis and its veritable forest of salt-resistant plants, including tamarisks and reeds, are an agreeable place to spot birds and take a cooling dip, though the pools (open Friday and Saturday late March to November) can be crowded.
Ein Gedi Reserve(8/20/2016)-The oasis of Ein Gedi on the shore of the Dead Sea combines a wild, natural setting, history and archaeology. Nakhal David and Nakhal Arugot flow year-round through deep canyons surrounded by lush vegetation – a sharp contrast to the surrounding desert.
Ein Karem(8/23/2016)-In a peaceful valley between mountains and hills, surrounded by the beauty of natural groves, nestles one of Jerusalem’s most picturesque neighborhoods - Like an island in a sea of green forest in southwest Jerusalem, Ein Kerem has charming stone houses adorned with arches, churches whose bells chime in the clear air and lovely paths paved with stone.
Ein Prat Nature Reserve(8/20/2016)-Ein Prat Nature Reserve The spring of En Prat emerges into a natural rock pool and creates a welcoming oasis in the upper Prat Stream. Antiquity sites dot the stream banks, including monasteries and a second-century BCE aqueduct. Mediterranean, arid-land and water-loving vegetation fill the reserve, and among the animals is a herd of gazelles.
Ein Tzukim Nature Reserve(8/20/2016)-Ein Feshkha, also known as Einot Tzukim, is the lowest nature reserve in the world, located in the Judean Desert alongside the shores of the Dead Sea, in the Megilot Region. The reserve, due to its location at the lowest point on earth, and on the shores of the mineral rich and saline Dead Sea set on much of the land that has been reclaimed since the Dead Sea shrunk, is relatively unique. It also features some archaeological gems.
Ein Yael(8/20/2016)-Spring in Nakhal Refa'im, with adjoining Ein Yael Museum, an active museum that holds instructional-experiential workshops for schoolchildren and youth on material culture in ancient times.
Ein-Carmel(8/18/2016)-The site and workshops are always open but on the first Saturday of every month an art fair takes place at the site. Metal, wood and glass are just some of the materials used by the artists. The site is "kids-friendly" and while the adults wander around the workshops and sculpture garden, kids can chase the peacocks and enjoy nature. The beach is only a few minutes away by car so you can make a whole day out of it. Ein-Carmel offers something that most museums and art centers lost- simplicity, uniqueness, and pure art!! Highly recommended!!!!
Entertainment for Children in Israel(9/28/2016)-In northern Tel Aviv, the Ramat Gan Safari Zoo makes a good outing for children. You can drive through and observe the wildlife in its natural habitat. The Children’s Museum in Holon, a short drive from Tel Aviv, has lots of fun, interactive exhibits.
Mini Israel, which is just off the main highway that runs between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, has over 350 miniature models of the Holy Land’s most important landmarks.
On the shores of the Dead Sea, just south of Jericho.
Entertainment in Israel(9/28/2016)-Many say that there is not enough entertainment in Israel. Is that so? Israel has its theaters, concert halls and cinematheque in Jerusalem (high culture), but in Tel Aviv are the bigger entertainment centers (popular culture). In Jerusalem they pray, in Haifa they work, in Tel Aviv they play. In this article I describe entertainment in Israel and where to find it.
Eretz Yisrael Museum(8/21/2016)-Eretz Yisrael (Land of Israel) Museum - This is a stunning museum spread across a beautiful campus in the Ramat Aviv district of the city, overlooking the center of Tel Aviv. The Eretz Israel Museum has an amazing array of displays relating to archaeology, judaica, ethnography, history and culture and arts and crafts, each housed in a pavilion, of which there are many spread across the museum site, centered around an archaeological site.
Ethiopian Patriarchy Deir Al Sultan(9/1/2016)-Ethiopian Patriarchy Deir Al Sultan St. The Ethiopian Church has about 25 million believers and they trace the origins of their faith to King Solomon and Queen Sheba. Despite being the oldest Christian church in Africa, the appointment of the Ethiopian was only in 1959, by Coptic Pope Kirill V and since the Ethiopians have been released from the auspices of the Coptic Church. There is a property dispute in Jerusalem between the communities. Head of the church in Jerusalem is an Archbishop, one of the ten Archbishops of the Ethiopian Church
Experience Eilat’s Mountains(8/26/2016)-Experience Eilat's Mountains wll take you on a fantastic journey through the mountains of Eilat. Experience in Eilat's Mountains will take you on jeep tours, hiking, or with an assortment of vehicles into the desert accompanied by stories from the Bible.
Sukkot, the Feast of Booths, was special in that historically, it was the holiday on which all nations pilgrimaged to Jerusalem, not just the Jewish people.
For the past 33 years, thousands of Christians from around the world come to Jerusalem every fall to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles, sponsored by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem.
Join fellow believers for a dynamic worship experience, including the amazing Jerusalem March, giving you a foretaste of times to come. In 2014, for the first time, the Feast took place in the new Pais Arena. With 11,600 seats on eight levels, along with special seating galleries and executive boxes plus a massive LED screen, this was the first major international gathering in the just-opened facility.
The Feast, which is a huge statement of solidarity with Israel, includes the traditional Israeli Guest Night on October 14, an event opened to thousands of Israelis to enjoy a musical program geared towards a Jewish audience. Israelis can enjoy their first experience in the new arena along with their Christian friends from around the world, featuring special performances by Israeli and foreign artists.