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The Parah Adumah or “Red Heifer” has been in the news a lot lately due to the announcement by the Temple Institute that they have succeeded in breeding a kosher Parah Adumah. This week’s Torah portion of Chukat also begins with the Mitzvah of the Parah Adumah. Join me on Friday, June 27th 2014 for a fascinating walking tour focusing on the Parah Adumah and the Beit Hamikdash! Itinerary: Meet at 9:00 am at the Rehavam...

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Khirbet Qeiyafa – An important Biblical site which is rarely visited I love taking people to sites that bring the stories of the Bible to life for them. It’s one of the main reasons that I became a tour guide. One site that really accomplishes this is Khirbet Qeiyafa. It’s a site which brings to life what Israel was like in the time of King David. Furthermore, its discovery was revolutionary in the world of Biblical...

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A visit to the Tefillin factory in Meah Shearim is a really great experience that you shouldn’t pass up on your visit to Israel. It’s especially nice to do if you are visiting Israel as part of a Bar Mitzvah Tour! Many people put on Tefillin their entire life, yet have very little idea of how they are made. Touring the factory where they make Tefillin is something that you will remember your entire life! You may not know,...

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If you will be in Israel during Sukkot, I invite you to join me for an exciting, educational adventure! In honor of the holiday, I’ll be leading a tour in the footsteps of the Aliya L’Regel (holiday pilgrimage to the Temple). This 4 hour walking tour will trace part of the route that would have been taken by a typical pilgrim coming to visit the Beit Hamikdash (Holy Temple) and will take us through some some sites in...

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The Talmud describes how the Sanhedrin was exiled ten times starting with its exile to Yavne in the days leading up to the destruction of the Holy Temple and ending in Tiberias centuries later. The Sanhedrin was exiled from the Lishkat Hagazit (on the Temple Mount) to the Chanut. And from the Chanut to Jerusalem. And from Jerusalem to Yavne. And from Yavne to Usha. And from Usha (back) to Yavneh. And from Yavneh (back) to Usha. And...

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De Karina contact info and coupon at the end of this post Looking for something fun, and kid friendly to do in the Golan Heights? How about a visit to the De Karina chocolate factory, where you can tour the factory and then try your hand at making your own handmade truffles? A chocolate wonderland Last week I was touring the Golan Heights with a family from the USA that came to celebrate two Bar Mitzvahs. We visited some of the usual...

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