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If you do.. …then you have got to visit Abu–Ashraf’s unique place in the city of Nazareth, where they make the best pancakes in the world! Abu-Ashraf prepares everything by himself and calls it “KATAIYF”. It is a dish that is usually being served during the Ramadan fasting period, but here you will find it on a daily...

Did you hear of an ancient Curse-plates? Recently, a small ancient plate was dug at the Archaeological digs in the city of David, in Jerusalem. This plate, 1,700 tears old, was a curse-plate that had been probably summoned by a woman by the name of Kirilla who wished to curse a man called Yanis. The curse-plate,...

Mount Sodom is located on the south-west side of the Dead Sea, rising some 200m above it. It is actually a series of mountains, 11KM long that are made of salt mixed with a variety of other minerals. The water, penetrating into the salt, is creating large cavities. The mountain is strongly connected with several...

One of Jerusalem’s unique attractions, aside its age-old ruins and monuments, is the marvelous marketplace called: “Machne-Yehuda”, or as referred to by Jerusalem inhabitants as simply the “SHUK”. The marketplace is situated in the heart of Jerusalem, in between Agripas and Jaffa streets, in the Machne-Yehuda...

The Tel – (a historical mound) of ancient Jaffa is visible from the entire sea-front of Tel Aviv, into which Jaffa was incorporated 60 years ago. Dating back over 4000 years, Jaffa was the main port serving Jerusalem from the days of Kings David and Solomon, until the end of the Ottoman era in 1917. Open-to-view...

The Dead Sea Scrolls are an extraordinary archaeological find, of 1947, discovered by a Bedouin shepherd, in a cave in the Judean desert, near Jerusalem. The scrolls are believed to have been either written or copied in the ancient land of Israel between 250 BCE and 68 CE. The scrolls are regarded today to be the...

Upon his last entry to Jerusalem, it is told that Jesus had gone directly to the Temple. He was appalled as the holiest place for Jews, the Temple, had been turned into a marketplace. There were money-changers making wrong-usage of the pilgrims; sacrifices, other merchants who had been selling goods but mainly it had...

There are many indications that Jewish life in Safed dates back several thousand years, but the city draws its fame from the development that it experienced in the 1600s. Following the Spanish Expulsion many of the great Kabbalistic rabbis of the era settled in Safed to live, learn and teach Kabbalah.  The city became...

Tzova, also known as “Tzuba”, is a kibbutz near Jerusalem situated in the Judean Hills. Ancient Tzova is named “Tel-Tsova”, nowadays an archaeological site of the Jewish settlement in the days of King David , based on the Bible (Samuel). In 1170 it had been built into a Crusader fortress, Belmont, built at this spotin...

The national Reserve, Kochav-Hayarden, is situated on the slopes of the Jordan Valley, in Eastern Israel; overlooking the marvelous view of the Jordan valley and of the far away Gilad-mountains. In ancient times it had been called “Belvoir” (beautiful view).  The site is a Crusaders’ castle, initially built in 1140...

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