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Passover, the Jewish holiday, or “Pessach” in Hebrew; is the one most commonly observed, even by otherwise non-observant Jews. Pessach begins on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nissan. It is the first of the three major festivals with both historical and agricultural significance (the other two are Shavu’ot...

Purim is a celebration that symbolizes the liberation of the Judaic people of the old Persian Kingdom from Haman’s conspiracy to exterminate them, as noted in the Scriptural Volume of the book (scroll) of Esther. It is a holiday of costumes and dressing-up, and of many celebrations. The tale conforms to history, in...

The park is an archaeological site, dated back to the time periods of between 3rd century BC and 7th century AD. The site is located up on a hill, overlooking the valley and the Sea of Galilee, in the north-eastern part of Israel. The name Hippos means a horse in ancient Greek. It is believed that the site was built...

The Red Sea Jazz Festival is held every year, during the last week of August, in Israel’s most southern resort city of Eilat. It is a four-day-long international festival featuring 9-10 concerts per evening, workshops with guest artists, and nightly jam sessions. All performances are held outdoors at the Eilat port,...

The Jerusalem Andalusian Orchestra is an award-winning orchestra founded in 1994 in the city of Ashdod. However the orchestra’s home base recently moved to Jerusalem. Today, considered an Israeli musical and cultural icon, the orchestra tours extensively in Israel, Europe, and the US. The orchestra is composed of...

Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday, throughout the month of December, the city of Haifa hosts a variety of celebrations. 2016 is the 23rd time that this Holiday/Festival takes place. The city of Haifa welcomes the cultural religions, cuisines and scenery of its diversity. Come, join the fun! Link to Website   

The Jacob’s Ladder Folk Festival was founded in 1976 by Menachem and Yehudit Vinegrad and a few other folks who immigrated from the UK. Menachem & Yehudit still produce the festival which is held twice-yearly, in spring and in winter. It is listed as one to the 300 best festivals in the world. Jacob’s Ladder is a...

Members of the Kibbutz Movement established the Israel Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra, or the NKO, in 1970. Originally, the musicians, who lived in kibbutzim all over the country, would gather regularly to play chamber music together, and eventually the orchestra was established. Today the NKO is under the patronage of...

The Jewish holiday of Sukkot will be celebrated this year between October 16-24, 2016. Sukkot is one of the three Biblical traditional holidays of pilgrimage; an agricultural festival that originates from the Bible days and is considered a thank you tribute for the fruit harvest. Sukkot is the “Feast of...

The New Year in Jewish tradition is called Rosh-Hashanah- meaning the Head of the new Year. In synagogues and temples a shofar, ram’s horn is sounded to call the people to repent. At the beginning of the New Year, God decides the fate of the soul for the year. People wish each other good life. The date follows a...

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