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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

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

Israel's Culinary Hotspots For Every Gourmand

Posted by Gil Travel on February 4, 2020

Here’s a tour option for those who want to ‘taste’ the culture! All across Israel, you’ll find a myriad of cuisines, each with a great number of tasty dishes that speak of the country’s culture and history. It’s really easy finding popular spots with hearty meals that you simply must try, as they’re on every turn in every city, town, and village in Israel, but here are some of our recommendations for culinary hotspots to visit.

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Topics: Facts about Israel, Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage

Israel's Past Rulers and Where to Find Them

Posted by Gil Travel on January 2, 2020

The area of Israel has a millennia-old history and has been called home by numerous civilizations. Today, we can see their legacy and the remnants of their intricate cultures. How amazing is that? As we’re talking about many centuries of history, we won’t be able to discuss each period in detail, but we’ll still be able to see what immense impact these cultures had on the creation of the country as we know it today.

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Topics: Arts and Culture in Israel, Facts about Israel, Israel Travel

Volunteering in Israel

Posted by Gil Travel on April 16, 2019

If you are that awesome type of a person who likes to travel to other countries and donate their time, effort, and knowledge, then Israel is a perfect place for you. The country offers numerous brilliant volunteering opportunities, which are truly beneficial, enjoyable, and educational. Each program has an age restriction due to project conditions, but that’s not a reason to worry as there is a program for all age groups. Throughout your stay, you’d have constant support from an experienced local field team, and on your days off, you can go on day trips around the country. If you are sensitive to high temperatures, then perhaps it’s best to join an indoor program or come in spring or autumn. Whichever rewarding program you choose, you’re bound to make a powerful personal and social impact.

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Topics: Facts about Israel

Thoughts of a Traveler: Kibbutz Life

Posted by Gil Travel on November 21, 2014

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

Thoughts of a Traveler: Israel Vacation

Posted by Gil Travel on November 14, 2014

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, Fun stuff, group travel, guest posting & travel experience, Israel Travel

Moroccan Trivia and Facts for Your Next Trip

Posted by Iris Hami on November 13, 2014

 

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Topics: Culture and Heritage, Facts about Israel, group travel, Jewish Heritage, World Travel

Underrated Food from Israel

Posted by Iris Hami on July 12, 2014

More than Hummus and Rugelach: Israel’s Culinary Heritage

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.

Seven underrated Israeli dishes

 

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[box title="Cholent" style="soft" box_color="#b35500" title_color="#ffffff" radius="6"]In Israel, cholent, otherwise known as Jewish stew, is a slow-cooked meal that is extremely popular during Shabbat. In fact, the recipe was developed over the centuries to align with Jewish laws that prohibit cooking on the Sabbath. According to multiple sources, the dish boils on Friday before the Sabbath, and then is placed into a slow cooker or oven on low heat until the next day. Cholent typically includes meat, potatoes, beans and barley. However, Sephardic Jews often substitute rice for the beans and barley and chicken for the beef. They may also add whole eggs, shell included! Ashkenazi Jews often include a sausage casing or chicken neck skin stuffed with flour.[/box] Read More

Topics: Culture and Heritage, Facts about Israel, Israel Travel

Fun Facts for your next Jewish Heritage Morocco Tour

Posted by Lauren Yagoda on June 13, 2014

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Although the region was made famous by “Casablanca,” the 1942 classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, there’s so much to know about Morocco than the name of the largest city within the kingdom. Read More

Topics: Facts about Israel, Jewish Heritage, World Travel