Activities

A Sabra Christmas

It’s debatably the most important Christian holiday, yet in Israel — birthplace of Christendom but home to far fewer Christians than Jews — Christmas is something of an anomaly. No … More…

December 21st, 2011 Activities, Spiritual

Carmel Foliage

Fall is the time for a visit to the Carmel Mountains, when the early rains stimulate new growth to parched flora and fauna desperate for a bit of moisture. It’s … More…

October 27th, 2011 Activities, North, Places

All’s Fair at the Street Fair

Israelis love fairs, festivals, ‘festigals’ and the ever-popular ‘heppening.’ They happen frequently — given the months of warm weather, a plethora of gifted artisans and the Middle Eastern penchant for … More…

July 31st, 2011 Activities, Travel

IDF Ethics

For IDF Colonel (reserves) Bentzi Gruber, the defining moment in his long army career came after arriving home exhausted from Israel’s 2009 Cast Lead action in Gaza. “I fought for … More…

May 16th, 2011 Activities, Historical, People

Da’at Plans

For those of us who have been on a Da’at trip, we can only sense what goes into the planning and details of any given day of an itinerary. Here, … More…

May 16th, 2011 Activities, Historical

Learning at Bina

At Bina, the Center for Jewish Identity and Hebrew Culture, the brand of Judaism being practiced is Jewish social action. It is a formula that is meant to work specifically … More…

April 3rd, 2011 Activities, Places, Spiritual

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