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10 Unforgettable Bedouin Tourism Experiences in Israel

10 Unforgettable Bedouin Tourism Experiences in Israel

Get to know the Bedouin way of life in the Negev and Galilee through these culture- and hospitality-based tourist spots. If experience-based travel is your thing, you may want to book some time with real people of the settled nomadic tribes of Israel’s North and South. The Bedouin claim to fame is extraordinary hospitality, so […]

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Secrets of a lost village of ancient Israel come to light

Secrets of a lost village of ancient Israel come to light

Technology such as LiDAR and a drone-mounted 4K camera have led to significant finds among layers of settlement spanning about 2,600 years. A vanished village, buried for centuries under the sands of time, is beginning to emerge in the cave-dotted lowlands southwest of Jerusalem. In typical old-new Israeli fashion, the work of revealing Beit Lehi-Beit […]

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Fez Jewish Heritage Sites Through The Lens of Marc Hazan

Fez Jewish Heritage Sites Through The Lens of Marc Hazan

Morocco’s Jewish heritage offers visitors an encounter with ancient traditions, customs, architecture, monuments, and sites that have permeated Moroccan society for centuries. Morocco’s history of Jewry and the co-mingling of Jews with Berbers and Arabs are key factors in why Morocco is safe for Jewish travelers today and has one of the oldest Jewish communities […]

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9 serene spas for rest and relaxation in Israel

9 serene spas for rest and relaxation in Israel

Spanning from Eilat to the Carmel Forest, these peaceful spas can be counted on when you need a break from a busy work or tour schedule. Despite its small size, Israel can be exhausting for tourists because there are so many must-see sites to explore from the North to the Negev. Whether you’re hiking, hopping […]

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7 huge new tourism projects planned in Israel

7 huge new tourism projects planned in Israel

With tourism on the rise, Israel is investing in significant infrastructure that will revolutionize its travel industry. Check out what’s in store. Several exciting infrastructure projects are in the works to make touring Israel more convenient, memorable and accessible. The time is right, as tourism stats are spiking ever higher. During 2017, a record 3.6 […]

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Chabad Opens Its Doors in Barbados, 11th Center in Caribbean

Chabad Opens Its Doors in Barbados, 11th Center in Caribbean

Locals and tourists find kosher food, Jewish resources and a personal touch Famous for pristine white beaches, temperate weather and friendly locals, Barbados has long been a favorite tourist magnet. Now the eastern Caribbean island nation has another attraction: its own Chabad-Lubavitch center, headed by Rabbi Eli and Sterna Chaikin, who moved to the island last […]

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5 super-tall skyscrapers coming soon to Tel Aviv

5 super-tall skyscrapers coming soon to Tel Aviv

Reaching from 28 stories to 100 stories, these Tel Aviv towers will create a new look for the skyline of the Nonstop City. The skyline of Tel Aviv is punctuated by many gleaming high-rises offering a view of the sea. If you gaze across the horizon, you’ll also see the cranes of construction crews working […]

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10 stunning photographs of Israel’s beautiful desert

10 stunning photographs of Israel’s beautiful desert

From the Judean desert to the Negev and Arava, there is much to discover within Israel’s desert landscapes. Did you know more than half of Israel’s total land area is desert? Despite much of the land being unpopulated, the rugged mountains and serene landscapes are brimming with natural beauty. From the Ramon Crater in the […]

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11 smart alternatives to crowded tourist spots of Israel

11 smart alternatives to crowded tourist spots of Israel

Avoid the lines at places like Masada, Caesarea and the Shrine of the Book this Passover, and visit lesser-known, but just as beautiful authentic sites instead. Been to the usual tourist sites a hundred times, and looking for some new spots to explore? You’re in luck, because Israel is simply bursting with attractive tourist spots […]

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Portugal’s Uncommon History

Portugal’s Uncommon History

On our recent Viking River Cruise on Portugal’s Douro River, we visited one of the historical mountain villages called Castelo Rodrigo. Much to my surprise, it had been a sanctuary city for Jews during the Spanish expulsion. Many of the houses in Synagogue Street still carry markings from the 15th century and the still standing […]

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