2015 Maccabi Games Berlin: Keeping in Touch with Jewish Roots

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Jun 3, 2015 9:32:03 AM

A desire, a dream, a vision: those who have been in competitive sports can tell you what champions are made of. So there couldn’t be a better way than The Maccabi Games to allow athletes to attain this. It is also an opportunity to connect with each other, and their Jewish identity. These Games give the participants and observers a delightful mix of sports competition and cultural heritage. It’s a great feeling to cheer on an athlete going for the gold while at the same time, making memories for a lifetime.

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Topics: Arts and Culture in Israel, Custom Programs, Family Tours, Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage, Senior Travel, World Travel

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

Berlin to Host the 2015 European Maccabi Games

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

May 15, 2015 10:03:31 AM

U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!

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Topics: Arts and Culture in Israel, Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage

Highlights of Israel's Complicated yet Fascinating History

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Jan 23, 2015 10:22:42 AM

The history of Israel and its surrounding nations makes it a truly fascinating yet sometimes complicated travel destination. Throughout the history this territory of Judah has always been a place of miracles, events that changed a course of the humanity, and the wars that greatly influenced the world. At least a dozen kingdoms and nations have occupied this amazing and rich land in the past centuries and many of them had left their footprints in the deserts, forests, and on the hills of the Holy Land. But Israel is not only a perfect and exciting country for lovers of history and culture; a nature enthusiast would find a treasure trove of sites and locations throughout Israel as well.

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Topics: Arts and Culture in Israel, Israel Travel

Jerusalem’s Christian Quarter Main Attractions

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Jan 15, 2015 6:15:43 PM

No matter which religion you practice, chances are Israel holds a great deal of historical significance to you. Many people want to go on a pilgrimage to view the sites they’ve studied in person. Jerusalem, in particular, holds much religious significance and is a site of many relics worth exploring for any tourist. While we have written on the history of Jerusalem's Christian Quarter, we want to go into more detail about the great attractions found there.

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Topics: Christian Travel, Israel Travel, Romantic trips, Jerusalem

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

Thoughts of a Traveler: Kibbutz Life

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Dec 1, 2014 3:50:08 PM

This is part of our Travel Diary series where our travelers write about their experiences abroad and share it with our readers.

Thank you very much Stacey, for sharing and allowing us to share with all of our readers! 

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

Thoughts of a Traveler: Israel Vacation

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Dec 1, 2014 3:48:01 PM

This is part of our Travel Diary series where our travelers write about their experiences abroad and share it with our readers.

Thank you very much Stacey, for sharing and allowing us to share with all of our readers! 

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Topics: guest posting & travel experience, Israel Travel, Senior Travel

Thoughts of a Traveler: Kibbutz Life

Posted by Gil Travel

Nov 21, 2014 9:44:29 AM

This is part of our Travel Diary series where our travelers write about their experiences abroad and share it with our readers.

Thank you very much Stacey, for sharing and allowing us to share with all of our readers! 

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Topics: Culture and Heritage, Facts about Israel, guest posting & travel experience, Israel Travel

Christian History of Israel: Mount of Beatitudes

Posted by Iris Hami

Nov 20, 2014 12:59:19 PM

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Topics: Christian Travel, Israel Travel, Jerusalem