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Israel Independence Day Fly Overs: Yom Haatzmaut Air Displays

Israel Independence Day Fly Overs: Yom Haatzmaut Air Displays May 7, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Part of the hoopla associated with Yom Ha’atzmaut–Israel Independence Day is a series of air displays. Since Israel is a tiny country: Map drawn to scale: the entire State of Israel fits neatly inside Lake Michigan it doesn’t take too long for jets to fly over the entire area, so it...

Yom Hazikaron and Yom Haatzmaut in Jerusalem

Yom Hazikaron and Yom Haatzmaut in Jerusalem May 6, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Spring in Israel is filled with holy days, remembrance days, and holidays.  With Passover, Easter, and Holocaust Remembrance Day behind us, the country turns to Memorial Day and Independence Day — two days of intense emotion and unique local customs. Memorial Day — Yom Hazikaron (officially...

Avoid Post-Passover and Easter Blues in the Holy Land

Avoid Post-Passover and Easter Blues in the Holy Land April 25, 2011 | Events, Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
More than 50,000 Jews came to the Western Wall for the Blessing of the Priests last Thursday. Tens of thousands of Christians mobbed the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Via Dolorosa during Easter celebrations — but now the festivities are drawing to a close, as the Passover holiday ends on...

Last Minute Passover in Jerusalem Details

Last Minute Passover in Jerusalem Details April 18, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Stores and restaurants are closing down for the Passover holiday that begins Monday night with the Seder.  Most will stay closed and reopen on Wednesday. A few holiday events we missed in our last blog: Wednesday, April 20: In the plaza in front of Jaffa Gate an all day holiday happening that includes...

Passover and Holy Week in Jerusalem: What You Need to Know

Passover and Holy Week in Jerusalem: What You Need to Know April 15, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Passover and Holy Week are among the busiest and most exciting times of the year in Jerusalem. The convergence of pilgrims descending on the Holy City from every corner of the world and the multitude of Christian and Jewish rituals observed during the coming week can be overwhelming — but they...

Jerusalem Marathon: How to Keep Out of the Way!

Jerusalem Marathon: How to Keep Out of the Way! March 21, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Runners in the first Jerusalem International Marathon to be held on Friday, March 25 are getting in their final training miles–and the rest of us are gearing up for major disruptions as the marathon takes over the city. Take a breather at the Church of the Dormition Along with the full 26.2 mile...

What To Do on (Shushan) Purim in Jerusalem

What To Do on (Shushan) Purim in Jerusalem March 17, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
We won’t go into the whole Purim story here–suffice it to say, it’s a happy day when Jews around the world celebrate a victory over hatred in the usual manner: with food,a lot of remembering and retelling of the story  and, unique to Purim–lots of booze and mardi gras-style...

Jerusalem Marks International Women’s Day

Jerusalem Marks International Women’s Day March 7, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
March 8 is International Women’s Day--it’s a date that’s taken very seriously in Israel and in Jerusalem in particular there are lots of activities by and for women that visitors may want to take part in. Women Create Culture is a multi-faceted three-day festival of art and culture...

Chilean Miners Visit Jerusalem

Chilean Miners Visit Jerusalem February 23, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
It was one of the biggest stories of 2010–a group of 33 miners trapped for 68 days underground in Chile, rescued in a triumphant burst of ingenuity and fortitude.  Today, 31 of those Chilean miners along with their wives, girlfriends, Chilean officials and journalists, arrived in Israel for a...

Outdoor Ice Rink Coming to Jerusalem

Outdoor Ice Rink Coming to Jerusalem February 17, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
OK–so most of you weren’t planning on bringing your ice-skates on your visit to Jerusalem, but if you’ll be in the Holy City between March 10-April 14, you can take a twirl around the outdoor rink that will be set up in Safra Square near the Old City. The 500 square meter rink will...