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A Mission destination that hasn’t been done before

Posted by Gil Travel on March 30, 2020

Delight your members with a Women’s mission to Amsterdam

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Topics: Jewish Heritage, World Travel

Easter in Israel

Posted by Gil Travel on March 24, 2020

Have you ever thought about visiting Israel for Easter in April? For numerous Christian pilgrims across the globe, there is no better place on the entire planet to observe Easter than Israel. Thousands of believers walk the footsteps of Jesus, relive his last days, and join together to remember his resurrection in this country, particularly in one of its most special cities – Jerusalem. What’s more, at the same time Christians celebrate Holy Week, Jews celebrate Passover, so this is a very exciting and special time for countless people who live and who come here.

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

Fine Dining in Budapest

Posted by Gil Travel on March 23, 2020

Budapest. The city of many wonders. One of the things it’s been known for is the delicious and hearty traditional cuisine.  In recent years it has also become more popular for its fine dining. There are many particularly interesting fusion, local-meet-international, experimental, themed, Michelin-starred, and numerous other types of restaurants, with talented chefs creating wonderful dishes for the locals and visitors alike. These meals are not only pretty to look at, but are absolutely delicious. Let’s check out some of the places that serve these mouthwatering foods.

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Topics: World Travel

The Musical Prague

Posted by Gil Travel on March 12, 2020

The Czech Republic is a country famous for a great number of arts and artists, writers, architectures, but also – and maybe most of all – for its brilliant musicians. This country and its capital are one of the most significant contributors to the world's library of the most renowned music.

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Topics: World Travel

Celebrating Easter in Russia: Things You Should Know

Posted by Gil Travel on March 9, 2020

Spring is finally here. And with Spring, comes Easter - a time to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus, as well as play traditional games and have a lot of fun painting eggs. However, celebrating Easter is not the same all across the globe. As you know, there are two Easters in the world, observed at different times: the Eastern Church Easter and the Western Church Easter. Countries are like families, and each brings something of their own to the feast.

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Topics: World Travel

The Tale of the Biblical Tels

Posted by Gil Travel on March 4, 2020

For all of you who love history and archeology, here's a perfect Israeli treat. Tels house centuries of fascinating history in each of its stone and ruin, each discovered object that somebody used ages ago, in each grain of sand that covered these cities in layers upon layers with each passing epoch, creating these settlement mounds. Now, let's all gather around and learn about these remarkable sites.

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Topics: Culture and Heritage, Facts about Israel

LGBTQ Tour in Israel

Posted by Gil Travel on February 26, 2020

Israel is certainly the best country in the Middle East for LGBTQ individuals to live, be it alone or with their families. People in this country are largely accepting and welcoming, while the government has been actively promoting social equality for LGBTQ people for more than a decade. What’s more, Tel Aviv has become one of the gay capitals of the world. Therefore, there are many types of tours available specifically for non-heterosexual individuals.

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Topics: Arts and Culture in Israel, Israel Travel, World Travel

If You Could Visit Only One Synagogue per Eastern European Country...

Posted by Gil Travel on February 17, 2020

There are many countries in Eastern Europe and each boasts their own Jewish history and amazing architectural wonders that are their synagogues. So it’s overwhelmingly difficult to choose just one synagogue in each country as the most important one for the visitors to see. But we looked at five super-popular countries of Eastern Europe, and we wondered which ones we’d choose if it only had to be one in each capital. It’s impossible to define any of them as the most important one or the best one, but here are some of the many historically central synagogues in Eastern Europe.

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Topics: World Travel

3 Ideas For an Unforgettable Bat/Bar Mitzvah Tour

Posted by Gil Travel on February 12, 2020

How wonderful would it be to spend one of the most memorable moments in a young Jewish person’s life in the country of Jewish history and tradition? How amazing would it be to have a bat or bar mitzvah tour in the land where so many have gone through this important ceremony, and in some of the most special places for Jews all around the world? Israel has such massive significance for generations upon generations of youth who’ve had their Bar/Bat Mitzvah here, surrounded by the people they love, together creating the most special of memories.

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Topics: Arts and Culture in Israel, Bar Mitzvah / Bat Mitzvah, Jewish Heritage

Herod's Israel: An Architectural Genius

Posted by Gil Travel on February 7, 2020

Herod the Great is a king known for many things, good and bad, but he had a great gift for architecture. 

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Topics: Facts about Israel, Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage