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Biblical Natural History Museum

Rabbi Slifkin Biblical Museum of Natural History, Hippo Skull

The Biblical Natural History Museum is the project of Rabbi Natan Slifkin. Rabbi Slifkin is affectionately known as ‘The Zoo Rabbi,’ for his great love and dedication to the animal kingdom from a Jewish perspective. It’s located in Beit Shemesh, halfway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, so it’s easy to work into many itineraries. A visit to the museum takes about ... Read More »

Your Bat Mitzvah Israel Trip

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Bat Mitzvah in Israel: Meaning, Growth, Belonging, Fun and Family What’s so Special about a Bat Mitzvah Israel Trip? A Bat Mitzvah in Israel is a fun, meaningful way for you or your daughter to celebrate being part of the Jewish people and to connect to your heritage. A Bat Mitzvah is the ideal time to discover your place in ... Read More »

Video: Gush Etzion Tour

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In this short video guide Elad Tzur tells you everything you need to know to plan your day in Gush Etzion, 10 minutes away from Jerusalem in the Judean hills. Read More »

Video Review of Eitan Levy by Rabbi Leban of Denver

I recently guided for a tour from my native city of Denver. It was organized by the amazing guide and trip organizer Patrick Amar. The leader of the trip was kind enough to share this review of my guiding. Read More »

The Dead Sea Tour You’ve been Looking For

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Our Dead Sea Tour The day will start with pickup at your hotel. We’ll drive all the way down to Massada, an ancient fortress high above the Dead Sea. Massada This was where the Jewish rebels against Rome made their last stand, choosing death over slavery. Massada is the most visited site in the country after the Western Wall, and it’s ... Read More »

Israel’s Mediterranean Coast Day Tour

The Coast Romans, Crusaders and Zionists in the Holy Land Driving up Israel’s coast from Tel Aviv you will see Caesaria, a man-made harbor and wonder of the ancient world, taste wine at one of Israel’s oldest and greatest wineries, see the castles and ruins of crusaders and the modern tomb of Edmund Rothschild, one of Israel’s great, early benefactors. There are also crusader castles, great ... Read More »

Roots of Tel Aviv Walking Tour

Walking the Roots of Tel Aviv Jaffa, Neve Tzedek, Rothschild Boulevard, Independence Hall On this walking tour you will see and understand the birthplace of modern Tel Aviv. You will walk the alleyways of ancient Jaffa and see the port where the prophet Jonah set sail. You’ll see the first neighborhood outside the wall, with the homes of many of Tel Aviv’s founders and it’s first chief ... Read More »

Tel Aviv Tour

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One Day or Two Day Tel Aviv Tour Tel Aviv Tel Aviv is the urban center of modern Israel. With an ancient heart at Jaffa going back millenia, Tel Aviv is now the center of Israel’s vibrant, international culture. It’s full of fun 24 hours a day, as well as history and high culture. No trip to Israel is complete without ... Read More »

The Israel Museum

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Endless Possibilities at the Israel Museum The Israel Museum is the largest cultural institution in Israel, and is in the top tier of museums in the entire world. The Museum houses many collections of archeology, art, as well as temporary exhibitions. The 500,000 objects housed at the museum date from prehistory to the present day. They include archaeological artifacts, fine art, Jewish themed art ... Read More »