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Yad VaShem

Today we note Yom Ha-Shoah in Israel – Holocaust Memorial Day.  This is a somber, solemn day to remember the six million Jews, men, women and children who were slaughtered by the Nazis, simply because they were Jewish. It is … Continue reading

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Waiting for Snow in Jerusalem

Say Jerusalem and the pictures that pop into our minds are of religious and historical sites.  Everyone has their favorites but at the top of the list will be the Kotel – the Western Wall, major churches, the Golden Dome … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Light Rail

Jerusalem’s public transportation system has recently expanded by the long awaited inauguration of the Light Rail. After years of planning and design construction finally started on this project in 2002.  Implementation of the plan met many obstacles and surprises.  Considering … Continue reading

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Ein Gedi עין גדי

Only an hour’s drive from Jerusalem, in the Judean Desert there is a beautiful oasis just waiting for you.  Ein Gedi is a national park that offers various options for your enjoyment, right in the middle of the desert. More … Continue reading

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The Israel Museum

The Israel Museum has recently re-opened following a 3 year renovation and renewal project.  The museum is the premier institution of its kind in Israel.  It has an extensive Archaeology wing, a Judaica wing, Fine Arts and an outdoor sculpture … Continue reading

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Zichron Ya’akov זכרון יעקב

Zichron Ya’akov – one of the first towns established by the immigrants of the First Aliya was established in 1882 by immigrants from Romania. The main street of the town has found a way to combine the original houses that … Continue reading

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Touring Jerusalem

What a wonderful opportunity to spend two days in Jerusalem this week.  The weather was unusually warm and sunny for November.  Our tour included some of the special highlights of Jerusalem, a truly amazing city.  We visited the Tower of … Continue reading

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Welcome to SeeingIsrael

Welcome to SeeingIsrael.  My name is Oreet Segal. As a licensed Israel tour guide and  former American, now living in Israel with my family, I have the pleasure of sharing this beautiful, amazing country with visitors from around the world.  … Continue reading

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Susan G. Komen – Race for the Cure in Jerusalem

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure came to Jerusalem for the first time ever.  The global fight against breast cancer brought over 7,000 participants to Jerusalem for a walk that brought together all segments of Israeli and world … Continue reading

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