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Eastern Gush Etzion Day Tour

THE ‘OTHER’ GUSH ETZION Beauty, history and adventure come together in the little known eastern half of Gush Etzion. Just a ten minute drive from Jerusalem, one drives to the edge of the desert and finds a starkly enchanting view. Here is what one can expect to see on a day tour of Eastern Gush Etzion. HERODION: BURIAL SITE OF HEROD ... Read More »

Hanukkah in Israel

Magic in the Streets Every year during Hanukkah people come from all over the country to tour certain neighborhoods where the hanukkiah (Hanukkah menorah) is lit in little glass boxes outside the doors of the homes. This creates a magical atmosphere of light and warmth on the the otherwise cold and dark wintry streets. Why Outside? The original text in ... Read More »

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 »

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

dead sea tour

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 »

Judean Desert Day Tour

Nissim, Niflaot, u’Nevuah B’midbar Why was the Torah given in the midbar? Why is the desert associated with prophecy? In less than an hour’s drive from Jerusalem you will see where Yirmiyahu prophecied. You’ll see where Am Yisrael crossed the Yarden and where the walls of Yericho crumbled by the strength of Yad Hashem. This day will take you on a journey: from the home of ... Read More »

Tzfat and Surroundings B’darchei Ha-Tzaddikim

blue door, tzfat, safed, day tour

Tzaddikim, Kevarot and Living Legacy The spirit of the Ari and the Baalei Kabbalah hovers over Tzfat like the cloud of glory. Walking it’s alleys between blue painted doors you can’t help but be caught up in it. On this day you will visit the graves of the Ari, Rav Cordovero, and others in Tzfat as well as Rashbi in Meron, and you’ll be able to use ... Read More »

Jewish History Video Part 1: Abraham

Jewish History Video

Why Watch this Series? A trip to Israel is about connecting to history, heritage, roots. One of the best ways to make your trip meaningful is to learn the history. This series will explain where the Jewish people came from, how we and our religion, Judaism, got to be what they are today. Jewish History Part 1: Abraham Read More »

Gush Etzion Day Tour

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 »