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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 Jewish Purim holiday is an Israeli annual dress-up and costumes’ party for children of all ages. This year -2017- the holiday is being celebrated on March 18-19. All ages literally thrive on this holiday….    The Purim holiday is also being celebrated with a variety of Parades in various cities throughout the...

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...

Mount Hermon is also known as “the Snow mountain of Israel”.  The Hermon Mountain is located at the most northern point of the state of Israel. It rises to nearly 3,000 meters,  The snow at the mountain is season-based; in winter the entire mountain is covered with snow, not only its top. Geographically, the mountain is...

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...

Sea of Galilee, also known as “Lake Kinneret” in Hebrew, is a small lake of some 13 miles X 7 miles, in the north of Israel; one that had been one of the most well-known lakes in the entire world. The lake is Israel’s largest pool of fresh reservoir and offers the country’s largest source of drinking waters. It is...

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...

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