5 Ways to Celebrate Sukkot in Israel

Sukkot is a weeklong Jewish holiday that celebrates the gathering of the harvest. But most importantly, it reminds us of the Exodus from Egypt. During the Exodus, GOD took care of the Israelites and provided them shelter while walking in the desert. In the Bible, it clearly says: “You shall live in booths seven days; … Read more

5 Ways to Celebrate Rosh Hashanah in Israel

Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the Jewish Year. According to Jewish tradition, it is the day GOD created Adam and Eve. It is also the day GOD determines the fate of every one of us for the upcoming year. Will we become rich? Will we stay strong and healthy? Or is our fate doomed … Read more

Christmas in Israel: The Top Places to Celebrate

We are getting closer and closer to Christmas, which will be celebrated like every year on the 25th of December. If you’re planning to be in Israel this Christmas, here are the top places to celebrate Christmas and what you can do in each: Notice: This year we’re celebrating Christmas during the COVID-19 pandemic, so … Read more

Top Annual Events in Israel – July to December

Israel is a very festive country, full of festivals, events and holidays all year round. In this post I want to tell you about the top annual festivals and events in Israel from July to December (I’ve also written about the top annual festivals and events in Israel from January to June). Even if you … Read more

5 Ways to Celebrate Purim in Israel

Purim is one of the most colorful and happy holidays on the Hebrew calendar, commemorating the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, who was planning to kill all the Jews of the Persian empire according to the Book of Esther. It is celebrated every year during March, on the 14th day of the Hebrew … Read more

The Ultimate Summer Guide to Israel

Disclaimer: This page contains affiliate links, meaning I get commission if you decide to make a purchase through my links, at no extra cost to you. All the recommendations are my own. The Israeli Summer is already here! Summer in Israel takes place from June to September. I would recommend traveling to Israel in the … Read more

Celebrating Anemones in the North-Western Negev

February is the month of the anemones in Israel. Tens of thousands of anemones bloom in bright red colors and paint many parts of Israel in red, especially the north-western part of the Negev region. During whole February, there is a festival dedicated to those beautiful flowers, a festival called “Darom Adom” or in translation … Read more

Top Annual Events in Israel – January to June

Israel is a festive country, full of festivals, events and holidays all year round. In one of my recent posts I’ve given you a list of the main holidays in Israel and tips on how to spend them. Now, just before the new year arrives, here are the top annual festivals and events in Israel … Read more

Best December Festivals in Israel

There are two major holidays celebrated in December: the Jewish Chanukah and the Christian Christmas. So, before I tell you about the other festivals and events, let me tell you a few words about celebrating Chanukah and Christmas in Israel: Celebrating Chanukah in Israel: Chanukah is celebrated for eight nights and days, this year during … Read more

What is Shabbat?

Shabbat is the seventh day of the Jewish week. In Hebrew, “Shabbat” comes from the verb “Lishbot,” which means “to stop working.” According to the Bible, GOD created the world in six days and then stopped working and rested on the seventh day. So on Shabbat, Jewish people rest from their everyday work and remember … Read more

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