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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...

The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church has maintained a presence in Jerusalem for more than 1,500 years. There are claims that there has been representation of the Church in Jerusalem ever since the famed meeting of the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon some 3,000 years ago. The Church is the predominant Oriental...

The Sarona Market was created in order to serve as the newest culinary heart-beat of Tel-Aviv. It is located at the Sarona compound, a 140 year-old ex-Templer- settlement in the heart of Tel-Aviv. At the time, German Templer-settlers arrived in Tel-Aviv in aspiration of pious-missionary Christian activities. Sarona...

Like Judaism and Islam, Christianity shares a long history with Jerusalem, a city that is considered the holiest in the world. Jerusalem is important to Christians because it was where a very young Jesus impressed the sages at the Jewish Temple. It is also where he spent the last days of his ministry, and where the...

Lunada is an interactive Science museum in the southern city of Beer-Sheva. The museum was established a few years back in order to offer children, mainly up to the age of 12, to be introduced to the wonders of Science. It’s a super-friendly place, where one walks in socks or bear-foot, on special mattresses. The...

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