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Jerusalem’s Oldest, Most Unusual Synagogue

Jerusalem’s Oldest, Most Unusual Synagogue February 17, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of synagogues in Jerusalem. From the tiny neighborhood shtiebels to the palatial Belz Synagogue that stands out on the northern Jerusalem skyline.  But the oldest, and most unusual synagogue in the city is the Karaite Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City. Karaite...

Three Best Observation Points in Jerusalem’s Old City

Three Best Observation Points in Jerusalem’s Old City February 13, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
On the ground, Jerusalem’s Old City is a maze of winding, narrow alleyways, crowded with churches, mosques and synagogues, all held together by the shuk–the exotic market streets tightly packed with stalls filled with trinkets, food, pottery and spices. To make sense of it all, it pays to...

Jerusalem Active Adventure–Hike Wadi Kelt

Jerusalem Active Adventure–Hike Wadi Kelt January 29, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Jerusalem is surrounded on all sides by astoundingly beautiful, and very different terrain, depending on which direction you choose to travel from the holy city. Many visitors choose to head eastward toward the Dead Sea to experience some of the most astonishing scenery and hikes in the Middle East....

Restaurants in Jerusalem hotels: Who has the best food?

Restaurants in Jerusalem hotels: Who has the best food? January 22, 2012 | Food, Hotels | Read More
A surprising number of Jerusalem hotels have restaurants worth visiting, even if you’re not a guest there. One or two, like the Kohinoor Indian restaurant at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, or Scala across town at the David Citadel Hotel are specialty destination restaurants worthy of attention. The Kohinoor...

Take a drive from Jerusalem

Take a drive from Jerusalem January 15, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
You don’t have to drive too far out of Jerusalem to get a completely different view of Israel.  Many Israelis view Jerusalem as a separate entity from the rest of the country, so it’s worth descending from the hilltop city to get a different perspective. One of the most dramatic directions...

Jerusalem: A Day Trip for Wine, Cheese…and Humous

Jerusalem: A Day Trip for Wine, Cheese…and Humous January 11, 2012 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
Everyone knows all about Jerusalem’s multitude of holy sites; historical places and interesting museums, but few people know that less than an hour’s drive away, visitors can enjoy a relaxing day touring boutique wineries and goat cheese farms set in scenery that rivals that of Provence or...

Jerusalem: Winter Weekend Getaways

Jerusalem: Winter Weekend Getaways December 30, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
The first thing visitors notice about weekends in Israel is that the weekend starts on Thursday night.  Friday and Saturday are weekend days; Sunday is a regular work day. Weekend rates for getaways are for Friday and Saturday. A favorite weekend getaway for Jerusalemites is the Dead Sea.  The resort...

Five Romantic Restaurants in Jerusalem

Five Romantic Restaurants in Jerusalem December 28, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Jerusalem has a number of restaurants scattered throughout the city that fit the ‘romantic’ category.  That means they’re small; quiet with discreet service; have a to-die-for view or a secluded, exotic location and a menu that includes some luscious foods and heady wine that will...

Jerusalem’s Best Dessert Spots

Jerusalem’s Best Dessert Spots December 18, 2011 | Food | Read More
Dessert in Israel at this time of year means sufganiyot--loosely translated as donuts, but in fact the fried goodies that come packed with all manner of yummy fillings bear little resemblance to American donuts. The delicious balls of calories are prepared in honor of Chanukah, when it’s traditional...

Jerusalem,Israel: Five Great Places to Propose

Jerusalem,Israel: Five Great Places to Propose November 28, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
While Jerusalem may not be thought of as the most romantic city in the world, there’s no denying that it’s one of the most historic and meaningful places on the planet, so why not plan on making one of the most meaningful declarations of your life and propose there? There are some astoundingly...
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