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The Nabateans traversed the hilly desert by camel, but you can do it by car, jeep or bike and see some spectacular scenery along the way
Close your eyes and travel back in time 2,000 years. You’re riding the back of a camel laden with frankincense and myrrh from faraway Yemen, navigating 100 kilometers (62 miles) across the harsh, hilly Negev Desert to get your precious cargo to the Mediterranean ports.
For 700 years, from the third century BCE until the second century CE, this was the hazardous but hugely profitable task of the nomadic Nabatean people.
Today, the small Israeli portion of the 2,000-kilometer Incense Route – a UNESCO World Heritage Site — is a fascinating trail filled with beautiful desert vistas and archeological
The Tourism Ministry and Scandinavian carrier SAS announced last Thursday that SAS would resume flights to Israel later this year with direct service from Stockholm to Eilat for the winter season of 2017-2018. The airline discontinued flights to Israel in March 2016 citing “increasing costs and competition,” despite a steep increase in passenger traffic in 2015.
“I welcome SAS’s decision,” said Tourism Minister Yariv Levin. “We are indeed witnessing exceptional momentum, with airlines flying
Set to open in 2018, this extraordinary rail route will revolutionize travel between Israel’s two biggest cities
After donning a hardhat, safety vest and construction boots, I recently got a personal peek at the future high-speed railroad linking Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
This rail line will revolutionize travel between the country’s two biggest cities, bringing residents and visitors into the heart of Israel quickly for work or leisure.
Currently it takes about an hour to drive the
A popular tourist destination, especially for Israelis, gets a new Chabad center and restaurant
More than 150,000 Israelis travel every year to the Greek island of Rhodes, deep in the Aegean Sea, less than a two-hour plane ride away from home. While they have plenty of beautiful beaches and historic spots to check out, including a museum detailing more than 2,000 years of Jewish history on Rhodes, for those who keep kosher, there hasn’t been so much to eat.
For years, Rabbi Mendel Hendel
Next time you visit London why not take time to discover the sights and stories of London's colourful, prolific Jewish history.
The Jewish community officially returned to London in 1656 after their expulsion by Edward I in 1290. You can still see the site of the first synagogue established after their return which opened in December 1656. The community quickly outgrew this synagogue and it was replaced in 1701 by the beautiful Bevis Marks synagogue, the UK’s oldest synagogue which is