Mount Hermon in the Summertime

We took a trip in July up to Mount Hermon (pronounced “Chermon”). Most people visit the mountain in the winter during snow skiing season. The Ski season is very short in Israel and the place is packed in the winter. It’s a whole different experience in the summertime. The weather is stunning. It’s easy

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Tel Faher - Six Day War

Tel Faher – Golani Lookout on the Golan Heights

The fiercest and decisive battle in the Six Day War to take the Golan Heights was at Tel Faher. It was a Syrian Army stronghold. A network of bunkers were built into the side of the mountain making it almost impossible to breach. The Barak Division of the Golani Brigade attacked the site and

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De Karina Chocolate Factory – Ein Zivan, Golan Heights

After visiting the waterfalls on the Golan Heights, or the Talmudic Village  in Katsrin,  this is a great stop for the whole family. De Karina makes delicious chocolate and liquers and they offer a fun tour and workshop, and you’ll take home your very own hand made chocolates. If you are a chocolate lover

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Family Hike to Eshkol Forest in the Galilee

Between Yavneel and Menachemia is one of the Galilee’s best kept secrets … Levi Eshkol Forest Park. On the way you’ll see stunning vistas of the Kinneret, Jordan River, the Golan Heights and the Jordan Valley. Watch out for the cows at the natural oasis and avoid a natural landslide due to a recent

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Hike to Ein Yavne’el – Natural Spring

Just a few minutes from Villa Rimona is a hiking path that leads to a natural cave with a fresh water spring. The cave serves as a natural mikvah. On Chol Hamoed or summer Bein HaZmanim you may find some other hikers, otherwise you can often have the place to yourselves. Along the way

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HIKING: Switzerland Forest – Poriya to Tiberias

The Switzerland Forest provides beautiful hiking opportunities and breathtaking views of Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee. It’s a park that was created by Keren Kayemet through donations from the Jewish community in Switzerland beginning in 1927 to prevent soil erosion and landslides on the steep slopes above the city. You can park you

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