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“Great with kids and families”

Rabbi Eitan is a very knowledgeable and attentive tour guide. He was very patient with our kids ages 3 to 12. We really appreciated that his stories were age-appropriate and were the highlight for the trip for the kids. Yasher koach!

-Alex Polotsky

“A Truly Memorable Day”

Rabbi Eitan took our family, including four kids ( teen to adult) my sister and brother-in-law and my 72-year-old uncle on a wonderful day trip to Masada, Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea. He provided us with a comfortable van, which he drove, pointing out interesting sites along the way. His pleasant, easy-going personality was perfect for our diverse group. He was a wealth of fascinating information which he had right at his fingertips. I was thrilled to not have to worry about the arrangements and scheduling. Once he picked us up at my uncle’s hotel, we were able to leave everything in his capable hands and just enjoy a memorable day spent together as a family.

-Karen N

“Well-planned, well-executed tour of the old city.”

Rabbi Eitan Day Tours took the time in advance of our meeting to learn more about our areas of interest, preferred pace, and background knowledge. Our guide met us prepared with scriptural passages providing biblical and/or historical context that enhanced our walk-throughs, helping them come to life. Clearly well-educated, he managed to present a non-partisan survey of the modern political climate that sits at the top layer of thousands of years of history, and this help draw the whole day together very nicely. Highly recommended.

-Jesse Rubenfeld

Gush Etzion Day Tour

Eitan and Ted on overlook

What is Gush Etzion Gush Etzion is an area, a mere 10 minute drive south of Jerusalem with a rich history. It’s far enough off the beaten path that most tourists don’t get there. But it’s so close to Jerusalem, so beautiful and fascinating that it makes for a perfect day tour. As the heartland of Judea as far back ... Read More »

Western Wall Tunnel Tour

Western Wall Tunnel Tour

History At the Western Wall tunnel tour you can explore the full depth and breadth (literally!) of the most visited site in Israel. The Western wall is part of the giant platform Herod the Great built in the 1st century BCE (CE). The original purpose of the platform was to create a giant plaza for the rebuilt second Temple. However, after ... Read More »

Jerusalem Day Tour of Jewish Heritage

Beautiful temple mount Jerusalm

Jerusalem Day Tour: Explore Your Jewish Heritage Finding Yourself in the Old City For two thousand years our ancestors said, ‘Next year in Jerusalem!’ Today this dream is a reality. The center of Jewish history is open and waiting for you. Here you will see the roots of the Jewish past come alive. The day starts with a scenic overlook of the city. ... Read More »

What to do in Jerusalem

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Jerusalem is holy to three faiths and houses the holy sites and history of thousands of years. It serves as the capital of Israel, the seat of government, and is a modern, vibrant city. But if you find yourself wondering what to do in Jerusalem with so many options, it might be best to break it down into themes. What ... Read More »

Hebron Old and New

Hebron Tour

The city of Hebron means something different to almost everyone who’s aware of it. Its many meanings are deep, sometimes painful, sometimes joyous, and always complicated. For a Jew steeped in traditional texts, there is a clear connection between the Jewish people and Hebron from the time of Abraham 4,000 years ago, when the patriarch bought a field outside the ... Read More »

Hassidic Israel Story: Jewels of the Land of Israel

Old religious Jews in Israel 1895

Reb Menachem Mendel of Vitebsk was one of the early Hassidic rebbes, back in the seventeen-hundreds. He came to live in the Land of Israel (Eretz Yisrael). When he got to Safed (Tzfat) he fasted for forty days, then he had a celebratory feast. At the feast someone asked what it was all about. He explained: “Before I left Europe ... Read More »

Kipa Meaning What’s in a Head Covering

kipa meaning chart, yarmulke meaning

Kipa Meaning What’s in a Head Covering In Israel one sees religious Jewish men with little discs of all different sizes and color on their heads, made of many different materials. One of the most common questions I get from tourists is about the significance of these different kipas (yarmulkes) Jewish men wear. The yarmulke, in Hebrew kipa, is like any piece of ... Read More »

City of David Ir David

City of David Harp entrance

The City of David (Ir David) is an archeological site situated just outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. This small area, today largely covered with modern homes, speeding taxis and tourists, was the entire city of Jerusalem in the time of King David. Here Jerusalem first became a Jewish city and the First and Second Temples stood. ... Read More »

Gush Etzion, Southern Gateway to Jerusalem

The Lone Oak Tree of Gush Etzion (Refael Yaniger)

Gush Etzion is a large collection of settlements in the Judean Hills, 15 minutes south of Jerusalem. Despite being ‘over the green line,’ there is almost universal consensus among Israelis that it is part of Israel and will remain as such under any possible future political arrangement. Why such a near-universal agreement on one group of settlements? It comes from ... Read More »

Day Tour of Israeli Beer

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Explore the Growing World of Israeli Micro Breweries You know about Israeli wines, but what about Israeli beers? The micro-breweries in Israel make some of the best brews in the world winning awards in European taste tests, and growing quickly. The breweries are often in places of astonishing natural beauty accompanied by fine food and music. On this day you will visit several ... Read More »