Israel National Trail

Israel National Trail

The Israel National Trail is a hiking path that was inaugurated in 1995. In fact, the trail crosses the entire country of Israel. So its northern end is at Dan; near the Lebanese border in the far north of the country; and it extends to Eilat at the southernmost tip of the Holy Land. Right […]

The Fauna of Israel

The Fauna of Israel - Eurasian Hoopoe

The Fauna of Israel is extremely diverse in spite of Israel being a very small country in Size. There are a couple of reasons for that: First, the location of the Land of Israel is located between the temperate region to its north and the tropical and desert region to its south; and the land […]

Pontius Pilate

Pontius Pilate

Pontius Pilate was the fifth governor of the Roman province of Judaea, serving under Emperor Tiberius from the year 26/27 to 36/37. He is best known today for being the official who presided over the trial of Jesus and ordered his crucifixion. Pilate’s importance in modern Christianity is underscored by his prominent place in both […]

HaBasta Restaurant

Ha Basta Restaurant Tel Aviv

HaBasta Restaurant is a hidden gem within the Carmel Food Market. But once you found your way; you have this seemingly simple place serving heavenly food – fresh from the sea or from the market itself – the menu (scribbled on a piece of torn paper…). Now don’t expect waiters bowing when you enter because […]

Theodor Herzl

Theodor Herzl

Benjamin Zeev Theodor Herzl (1860 – 1904) was a Jewish journalist; jurist, writer, and statesman. He was born in Budapest and was the developer of the idea of ​​political Zionism and founder of Zionism as an institutionalized national-political movement. In the Zionist movement, and later among the Jewish population in the Land of Israel and […]

Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem - Museum

So it is without question that a country so deeply intertwined with the Jewish faith would create a magnificent memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Yad Vashem, known as the Holocaust Museum; is the official memorial honoring the memory of the dead; the Jews who fought against their Nazi oppressors; and the non-Jews who […]

Shiloh Excavations In The City Of David

Shiloh Excavations In The City Of David

Yigal Shiloh Excavations in the City of David left a huge mark on the archaeological tel. Professor Yigal Shiloh (1937-1987) from the Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem conducted a lot of important research on the Iron Age. He was one of the firsts to conduct a comprehensive archaeological excavation in the […]

Lachish Archaeological Tour

Lachish Archaeological Tour

Today, on our Lachish archaeological tour we will dedicate some more time to learning about the Assyrian military campaign through the Kingdom of Judah. But before diving into the subject we would need some initial background. Lachish Archaeological Tour: The Assyrian Conquest of Israel So in 721 BCE, the Assyrian army captured the Israelite capital […]

The Creation of the Nabataean Kingdom

The Creation of the Nabataean Kingdom

The Creation of the Nabataean Kingdom is an amazing story in the chronicles of the Land of Israel. The Nabataean Arabs did not emerge as a political power suddenly. In fact, their rise instead went through two main phases. The first was the Nabataean taking control over trade routes and various tribes and towns. Also, Antigonus’ […]