June 14, 2020

While you may not be able to travel to Israel right now there are many ways to experience it right from your own couch.

Here are some of my top suggestions:

1) Coming up over the next few days you can go on a virtual wine tour! Experience the diversity and depth of the w...

April 26, 2020

A famous Jewish Sage (learned teacher) once taught " Even if one were to walk but four cubits in the Land, he merits The World To Come". There is something particularly special about walking in the Land of Israel that is hard to describe unless experienced and there is...

April 17, 2020

The life of solitude and piety may seem outdated to us in the modern day, an ancient tradition dating back to the 4th cent AD, it is fascinating to see how it is still being practised today.

Christian desert monasticism appears to have started with Saint Anthony way dow...

April 11, 2020

Most tourists when they come to Nazareth only have the chance to visit the Basilica of Annunciation, which marks the important place where Mary received the news from the Angel Gabriel that she would birth Jesus. It is the largest Church in the Middle East and is an im...

March 3, 2019

The new Peres Centre for Peace and Innovation provides an amazing look into the history and future of Israel as a "Start Up Nation". This interactive centre provides the visitor in the first section to meet with some of the people who have made amazing creations that h...

February 27, 2019

When wandering around Hatikva Market (Shuk Hatikva) it is amazing that you start to take on a degustation tasting menu of the history of the waves of immigration to Israel through the years.

Hatikva means hope (also the name of the national anthem), and it was on this s...

February 13, 2019

Israel is fast becoming a beacon for wine lovers with over 250 different boutique wineries all over the country from the desert to the mountains the variety of soil provides winemakers with various challenges but also to consumers a variety of different of different pa...

February 6, 2019

 The Madaba Map is the oldest existing graphic representation of Jerusalem that exists. It is found on the floor of the Church of St George in Madaba Jordan. The modern day Church sits on top of the remains of a Byzantine Church dating to around the mid 6th cent AD. Fo...

October 28, 2018

We learn from geography and history that Andalusia was the territory in the Iberian Peninsula ruled by Muslims between 711 and 1492, famous today for the Islamic architecture of the Mezquita in Cordoba and the Alhambra in Granada.  The influence of Al-Andalus can...

November 11, 2017

Olives, the Olive Tree and Olive Oil have a large presence in the culture and traditions of the Land of Israel. The olive branch was first mentioned in the Biblical story of Noah after the flood a dove returned with an Olive branch as a sign that there is dry land. Oli...

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