Want to Explore Eilat? Travel Israel this Summer!

The Eilat Skyline. Photo courtesy of touristisrael.com

Want to Explore Eilat? Travel Israel this Summer!

At the southern tip of Israel and the northern tip of the Sea of Aqaba lies a well known paradise for Israelis that is beginning to show up on the international radar as a destination that is devoted to sun, fun, diving, partying and desert-based activities.   The town in question is Eilat.  For Israelis, Eilat a … Continued

How do you discover the Spirit to travel? Lisa Niver picks six spiritual spots

How do you discover the Spirit to travel?

After traveling to over 100 countries I am often asked, “Where is your favorite place to travel?” My answer depends on what you searching for.  I have favorite places to go SCUBA diving, skiing, to get away from technology and places I cannot wait to explore. I want to share six places that when I … Continued

Explore Tel Aviv with me!

This article first appeared on Sheknows with the title: “Studying in Israel as a teen gave me a lifelong love of travel:” As a teenager, I was allowed to travel for nine weeks with 150 friends from Los Angeles on a summer Ulpan in Israel. We studied, we laughed and we learned about ourselves. That … Continued

Finding Freedom: Why is God Laughing?

Where do you find freedom? For me, traveling and reading books have been ways to find the experiences of freedom. In Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey’s recent 21 day meditation experience, I listened to Deepak talk about the ways to experience freedom. In my new Travel Writing Award, I invite you to share where you … Continued

68 years old! Israeli Independence Day

By Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback in Israel this week with his sixth grade students When the Eternal returned us to Zion, we were like dreamers! – בְּשׁוּב ה׳, אֶת-שִׁיבַת צִיּוֹן–הָיִינוּ, כְּחֹלְמִים Psalm 126:1 The State of Israel turns 68 years old this week, and you can feel the joy in the streets of Tel Aviv, where … Continued

Tradition meets Innovation: Israel’s art scene

Israel has the highest number of museums and galleries per capita of any country in the world. Three of the largest establishments can be found in Tel Aviv, among them are Eretz Israel and the Tel Aviv museum of art. While exploring Israel’s art scene you’ll quickly realize the importance its people place on preserving past traditions as … Continued

Falafels and foodie culture: Dining out in Jerusalem

You may not know, but Israel is a wonderland when it comes to casual and fine dining. Jerusalem, the cultural capital of the country, offers an array of tastes to suit even the most selective of eaters. Step into a blend of innovative and contemporary with Armenian, Kurdish, Arabic and Jewish influences. If dining out … Continued

Baklava by the beach: Israel’s seaside

There’s so much to see, taste and experience in Israel but one of the definite highlights is the country’s abundant beaches and seaside towns; it is blessed to be surrounded by three different bodies of water: The Mediterranean, Dead sea and Red sea. During her 2015 journey, Lisa Niver discovered some of the best places to stay … Continued

The Iran Nuclear Agreement: What should Congress do?

Growing up an American Jew in Los Angeles, I was always told if you ask three Jews a question, you will get four opinions. Last Friday night, I went to shabbat services at Stephen Wise Temple. I began by reading the words below from Rabbi Joshua Knobel about Pioneers and the weekly parsha. Then, I … Continued

Who Are We? The Three Lessons of the Grasshopper

The Three Lessons of the Grasshopper Parashat Shelach-L’cha Shabbat sermon at Stephen S Wise Temple by Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback        Shabbat shalom. Some of you might remember the old 1970s television show, Kung Fu which aired from 1972-1975 on ABC. I remember it from re-runs. The main character of the series, Kwai Chang … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel