A Culinary Experience of Israel

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Aug 19, 2015 3:29:26 PM

by Jackie Sayet

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Topics: guest posting & travel experience, Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage, Tel Aviv

A Taste of Israel: MachneYuda and Chef Assaf Granit

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

May 23, 2015 11:57:54 AM

[su_quote]For starters, I will take a sashimi passion fruit with pickled kohlrabi and tobiko; I will have the fillet mignon with yogurt pesto, and beet mashed potatoes as my entrée. For dessert, you might as well add in the tiramisu with pistachio cookies & cream.[/su_quote]The featured image above is just a glimpse of the mouthwatering items offered by the iconic MachneYuda restaurant in Jerusalem.  At MachneYuda, Chef Assaf Granit has taken the restaurant scene in Jerusalem to another level. Assaf Granit was born and raised in Jerusalem and is notable for being the winner of Israel’s Iron Chef. Internationally versed in his art, Chef Granit has become unstoppable.  He combines his culinary innovation with the heart of Jerusalem cuisine making it almost impossible to get a reservation at MachneYuda unless made weeks prior.

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Topics: Arts and Culture in Israel, guest posting & travel experience, Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage

Favorite Underrated and Authentic Foods of Israel

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Mar 13, 2015 10:40:40 AM

When people think of Israel’s food, it’s likely they think of hummus, rugelach or falafel. But there’s a wide range of Israeli dishes that celebrate the country’s culture and heritage.  If you’re looking for a way to create memories that will last and to expand your palate as well, consider immersing yourself in the foods of the region, like the ones described below.

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Topics: guest posting & travel experience

Travel Insurance Helps Thousands Of People Every Week

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Feb 23, 2015 10:47:54 AM

Travel insurance pays out over $6.7 million a week to cushion the blow when there is a medical emergency abroad, according to a recent report from the Association of British Insurers.Medical and car insurance are so important in most places in the United States that it's illegal not to own it. Shouldn't that at least be enough to prompt you to consider the value of a good travel insurance policy?

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Topics: FAQ, guest posting & travel experience

Top Reasons to Purchase Travel Insurance

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Feb 16, 2015 9:26:19 AM

Not sure you need travel insurance?

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Topics: FAQ, guest posting & travel experience

Making the Covenant Connection: How Israel Advocacy is changing the way a Generation relates to their Faith

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Feb 13, 2015 10:32:18 AM

By Guest Blogger Michael Onifer

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Topics: Christian Travel, guest posting & travel experience

New Israeli Opera brings Arts to Masada

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Feb 11, 2015 10:06:36 AM

The incredible site of Masada in Israel’s Negev desert is a must-see on essentially every tour around the country. This historical gem is an iconic site of Jewish resilience, strength, and emotional integrity in the face of ongoing hardship. Today visitors from around the world pay tribute to the ancient people of Masada who took their own lives instead of submitting to the impending slavery the would have faced had they surrendered to foreign armies. A highlight of many tours to Israel is ascending Masada in time to view the breathtaking sunrise over the expansive Negev below.

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Topics: Arts and Culture in Israel, guest posting & travel experience

What (Really) Motivates Evangelicals to Love Israel | Guest Post by Eagles' Wings's Robert Stearns

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Feb 6, 2015 9:02:51 AM

By Robert Stearns

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Topics: Christian Travel, guest posting & travel experience

Moroccan Jewish Heritage Tour Highlights

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Jan 21, 2015 11:02:39 AM

There’s more to Morocco than a movie made in 1942 – and at Gil Travel, we want you to see all of the best sights. We offer a custom Jewish Heritage tour  to Morocco with two departures, March and November 2015, that will take you to the heart of Morocco's rich history. You’ll see Casablanca, Rabat, Fes (or Fez, but we’re not talking about the hat here). During our heritage tour, you’ll trace the history of the Jewish people in the Northern African nation of Morocco and visit synagogues, historic cemeteries and other locations that will bring history to life. We’ll spend time exploring multiple cities and their Moroccan Jewish heritage.

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Topics: guest posting & travel experience, Jewish Heritage, World Travel

Exploring Jewish Portugal through the Community’s Culinary Traditions

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Jan 14, 2015 3:41:29 AM

Jewish residents of various backgrounds embrace different cooking methods and use different ingredients while remaining true to the roots and rules of traditional Jewish cuisine. This is true of Portugal’s Jewish community, who are part of a larger group called the Sephardic Jews.  This group is from the Iberian Peninsula, which includes Portugal and other areas, like North Africa.  The culinary traditions of the people of  Jewish Portugal vary, depending on location within the area- though no matter where you go the food is supurb!

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Topics: guest posting & travel experience, Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage