Posts by: Aaron Fin

​The Hanukkah Holiday holds a variety of names: the festival of light; The miracle holiday; the holiday of the oil or even the holiday of the approaching winter. Due to the fact that schools are closed for the holiday (for one week), it is a good time to travel thought the country. Many attractions are open during the...

Hanukkah is the Jewish holiday of lights, celebrated this year as of December 6, 2015, usually it is not far from Xmas. It is being celebrated for eight days from the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev (in December) and is commemorating the re-purification of the Jewish Temple in year 165 BC, by the Maccabees,...

The Ramon Crater, also called in Hebrew “the Makhtesh“; is a unique Geological Phenomenon that is rare in the Middle Eastern parts, which had been created due to the erosion of a Mountain that had been filled with soft stone.     The Phenomenon had started about 110 million years ago. The Hebrew term of...

The Golan Heights is an area that is located in the north-eastern part of Israel; a plateau overlooking the northern Valleys in Israel as well as the South western parts of Syria. Its history dates back to Biblical times; acting mostly as a buffer zone of the ancient Kingdom of Israel. During the following centuries,...

The Roman Catholic and Uniate churches are located in Jerusalem; adding to the city’s glory. The churches that are in communion with Rome and recognize the primacy and spiritual authority of the Pope (who as bishop of Rome holds the ancient patriarchy of the West). In matters of liturgy, the Eastern churches in...

Bet She‘arim is a ancient Jewish cemetery of the era that is called the “Mishna”, in Jewish history. It is situated at the lower Galilee (northern part of Israel). The uniqueness of the site stems from the fact that ancient people had carved into the hill and created tombs – deep inside the hills. Archaeological finds...

The Haifa Zoo is named after Louis Ariel Goldshmidt. It started off as a petting ground/corner in mid-1940, by Mr. Pinhas Cohen who was one of the fascinating Biology teachers of Haifa. Throughout the years it filled with animals and is nowadays known as the “Haifa Educational Zoo”. The zoo contains a variety of birds,...

Yom Kippur occurs this year on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. This very important fasting day begins at sunset on Tishri 9 and lasts until three stars appear after Tishri 10. Yom Kippur is the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. The observance is also known as the Day of Atonement since the events of Yom Kippur focus...

The time period between Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year and Yom Kippur– the holiest day in Judaism, a fasting day – these days are called: The (Jewish) High Holidays. The meaning of this time period stems from the fact that these are days of repentance; it is a time of reckoning, of request of pardon from those we...

The Armenian Orthodox Church dates from the year 301 and the conversion of Armenia, the first country to embrace Christianity. An Armenian religious community has been present in Jerusalem since the 5th century. The Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem was established in 1311. Throughout the 19th century and during and...

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