Collected by Steve Podolsky
Ze'ev Jabotinsky St 2, Jerusalem, Israel
My trip to Israel coincided with both the Christian Easter holiday and the week of Passover. Visiting non-Jewish friends who had stocked up at home on bread and other wheat based products that the stores cannot sell during the week of "unleavened...
Jerusalem, 9195000, Israel
Very interesting tours are available of the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) building, including the spectacular Chagall windows. Check the schedule for specific times of tours in English (or any other language you may know). Alas, no pictures allowed...
Mahane Yehuda, Jerusalem, Israel
I went to Israel for two weeks and I came back at least 10 pounds heavier. My downfall began with a trip to Mahane Yehuda (the “Shuk”), Jerusalem’s oldest and largest market where I discovered Israeli cheese, halva, pastries, cookies, olives,...
Beit Ya'akov St 11, Jerusalem, 9106402, Israel
Yudale is the tapas bar little sister of the famous Machneyuda. With the same high quality fresh ingredients, this is the perfect location to try their delicious and creative food in a funky environment. The menu features some of the Machneyuda...
ד.נ עמק המעיינות, Nir David, 10803, Israel
Some might say that archeology is Israel's national hobby, as Israel is rich with archeological sites, more than 20,000 recognized sites in Israel, dating back to 150,000 BC. In 2005 UNESCO declared 3 sites in Israel as World Heritage sites...
Ma'alot Ir David St, Jerusalem
Jerusalem at Night and Jerusalem during day time can feel completely different. The walls around the old city and the Tower of David are illuminated when it's getting darker, and it creates a holy, at-awe and a romantic experience. Take a stroll...
Old City, Jerusalem
The Old City is an intimidating maze comprised of of four quarters: the Muslim, Christian, Armenian and Jewish Quarters. I wander aimlessly, in awe. I don’t believe there’s another place on earth so dense with this much historical, archeological...
Derech Ruppin, Jerusalem, Israel
It hardly rains in Israel so there is no use saving this museum for a rainy day. The vast collection of art, archeology, sculptures and antiques can easily keep one entertained for hours. I definitely recommend beginning with the Model of...
Ma'ale Shazkh St, Jerusalem, 9411107, Israel
Beside the popular Yad Vashem, there’s a much smaller Holocaust museum in Jerusalem near David’s tomb & the Room of the Last Supper (one of them), which has a donations-based admission. What’s different about this museum is that all the items in...
דרך בראשית 1, מצפה רמון, 80600, Israel
Guests often describe their stay at The Beresheet as “otherworldly,” most likely because of the property’s unique setting atop a cliff that slopes into the 120-million-year-old Ramon Crater. The 111-room hotel spreads out over...