Top 10 Israeli Parks and Nature Reserves

May 05, 2014  |  By Arik Barel

Even though Israel is one of the smallest countries in the world, it is one of the most naturally diverse, home to natural landscapes that are usually separated by thousands of miles in other countries. From the snowy mountains of the north to the amazing coral reefs of the Red Sea in the south, while in between are expansive desert areas, sandy beaches, green forests and fertile plains. Interspersed throughout […]

Category  : Jewish History   
 

Top 10 Places to Visit in Israel

May 01, 2014  |  By Arik Barel

Dead Sea One of the most spectacular natural landscapes in the world, the Dead Sea is the world’s largest day spa, where people from all over the world throughout history have come to bask in its mineral rich mud and to float in its salty waters. In fact, the Dead Sea was actually recently nominated to be the 8th wonder of the World. Come take a dip and you’ll understand […]

Category  : Jewish Art, Jewish History   
 

The Meaning of the Israeli Flag

Apr 20, 2014  |  By Arik Barel

While a flag is merely a piece of cloth used to distinguish and identity regions, nations, organizations, etc., the choice of colors, designs and symbols often make it a work of art embedded with layers of deeper meaning. The Israeli flag depicts a blue hexagram (Star of David) on a white background, between two blue horizontal stripes. Originally designed for the Zionist movement by David Wolfsohn (1856-1914), a Zionist leader […]

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