Category Archives: History

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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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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