A view of Old Jaffa and its beach from the self guided jaffa walking tour

Self Guided Jaffa Walking Tour

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Here is a free, complete self guided Jaffa walking tour. In the following map I’ve charted my usual route when guiding in Old Jaffa, so that anyone can follow these instructions and get a pretty comprehensive experience. (...)

Light entering a sea grotto at Rosh Hanikra

Rosh Hanikra

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There is a secret hiding away in the cliffs of Rosh Hanikra, on the western edge of the border between Israel and Lebanon. There, under the "Ladder Ridge" - named for the ancient stairs carved into it in times past - the sea has been inching away at the soft chalk for millennia, creating natural caverns. (...)

Mosaic of a white pelican feeding its young on Calvary Hill, 11th Station of the Cross

Calvary Hill Mosaics

Posted on August 17, 2015, by shiraelazary

The church of the Holy Sepulcher is one of the most unique and impressive sites in Israel, whose appeal transcends any religious definitions. Most Christian denominations denote this place as the site of Jesus' crucifixion, burial and resurrection, but even non-Christians find themselves marveling at the Escher-esque architecture and colorful stories from its long history. (...)

Magdala Center

Magdala Center

Posted on January 18, 2015, by shiraelazary

One cold winter morning I drove over to Magdala Center by the Sea of Galilee, to finally learn about the exciting findings that were excavated there. I've been hearing about the place for years, but since it only opened for visitors on May 2014, I was itching to find out what the fuss was about. (...)

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