Eitan Levy – Israel Guide, Storyteller, Educator, Rabbi

Eitan Levy – Israel Guide, Storyteller, Educator, Rabbi
Eitan Levy, Guide, "crushing grapes" in ancient wine press.

Headshot guide Eitan Levy Israel GuideYour Trip to Israel

The model for your visit to Israel is a love story, not a text-book. I’m here to lead you by the heart through the story of the Jewish people in the Land of Israel.

With me as your Israel guide, you will leave different than you arrived, it’ll be something you’ll remember, not from pictures but because it touched and transformed you.

But who is this guy, anyway?

I grew up in Denver, Colorado and did a BA in Philosophy at Sarah Larwence College. I made aliyah (becoming a citizen of Israel) to Israel in 2006 with nothing but a suitcase and a love for this wonderful country. I spent years delving into the depths of Jewish tradition and spirituality before receiving rabbinic ordination.

Now I live near Jerusalem with my wife and three little boys. My love for Israel brought me here and I want to share that love with you.

My areas of particular expertise include:
Jerusalem, Gush Etzion, Hebron, Herodium, Dead Sea,
Massada, Judea, Samaria, Shilo, Emek Ha’ela

Posts from my Blog

Shilo: Jewish Center Before Jerusalem

mishkan model, tabernacle model, timna, israel

Shilo: Home of the Mishkan (Tabernacle) Before the ark of the covenant was lost to the Philistines and recovered, before the Jewish people were united in the Land of Israel under a single kingship, before the eternal heart and center of the Jewish people met it’s fulfillment in the building of the Temple in Jerusalem, Shilo stood for over 400 ... Read More »

Israeli National Flower the Anemone Kalanit

national flower, Israel, kalanit, anemone, red flower

Israeli National Flower the Anemone Kalanit Israelis love their wild-flowers. In preschool the children learn the names of the most common flowers, with stories and songs about them. A number of wildflowers have been protected by law for many years. Yet until recently Israel had no ‘national flower.’ In 2013 the Kalanit (Anemone) was chosen. The name ‘Kalanit’ comes from ... Read More »

Spring, Wild Barley and Counting the Omer in Israel

Wild Barley stalks growing in a field in Israel

Spring in Israel Every year between the holidays of Passover and Shavuot religious Jews do a strange ritual of counting every night. The ‘counting of the Omer’ starts the night after Passover and ends the night before Shavuot. But what is an ‘Omer’ and why do we count them? Why this time of year? And what is the connection to ... Read More »