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“Everywhere I go, I go to Israel.”
And when you arrive to Israel you will get to see the forests,  to touch the historical projects and to take part in social projects that the KKL-JNF operates all over our beutifull land.

The Overseas Education Department's Kits

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Ways to Jerusalem Activity Kits

Ways to Jerusalem Activity Kits

Ways to Jerusalem is an educational and value-laden program comprised of eight original activity kits that engage participants with different aspects of Jerusalem. Created by the KKL-JNF for youth within a

The Many Faces of Jerusalem: A Poster Set of Jerusalem Sites

The Many Faces of Jerusalem: A Poster Set of Jerusalem Sites

Created by the Education Division of the KKL-JNF Overseas Department , this poster set presents the many faces of Jerusalem through photographs that highlight the historical and socio-cultural story of the city

My Jerusalem Activity Kit

My Jerusalem Activity Kit

Created by KKL-JNF for students from 1st – 9th grade, this 48 page long booklet includes ten interactive activities that explore various topics related to the city of Jerusalem and the

Israchute: A Parachute Adventure In Israel Activity Kit

Israchute: A Parachute Adventure In Israel Activity Kit

Created by KKL-JNF for children of all ages, this activity kit introduces participants to various sites in Israel through dynamic games that use a parachute designed with 12 carefully chosen landmarks

iMap Israel Activity Kit

iMap Israel Activity Kit

Created by KKL-JNF, this kit contains 13 different activities designed for teenagers and young adults that explore Israel through its geographic map. The activities, each one which takes between 45-120

The Jerusalem Story Told By Its Gardens

The Jerusalem Story Told By Its Gardens

Created by KKL-JNF in 2017, in celebration of 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem in the Six Day War, this photography exhibition tells the unique stories of the city

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The Overseas Education Depatment's Activities

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KKL-JNF Doing

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Agriculture in the Negev Desert

Agriculture in the Negev Desert

A visit to the Ramat Negev Research and Development Station in the Negev, which has become a worldwide expert in greenhouse farming in the desert sands.

Planting Trees: Pushing Back the Desert

Planting Trees: Pushing Back the Desert

How do you push back centuries of desertification? Through planting trees in the desert, of course! Learn how KKL-JNF helps trees survive in the desert. Find out more about ‘Green

Recycling Water in the Negev Desert

Recycling Water in the Negev Desert

JNF Australia Major Campaign 2013 – A water reclamation facility for three kibbutzim in the Shaar HaNegev Region: Nahal Oz, Kfar Aza and Mefalsim.

115 Years of KKL-JNF from A-Z

115 Years of KKL-JNF from A-Z

Fly around Israel with KKL-JNF and see how it has impacted the country, from ‘Accessibility for all’ to ‘Zionism’!  

KKL-JNF Houses for Youth in Israel’s Periphery

KKL-JNF Houses for Youth in Israel’s Periphery

Learn about a unique KKL-JNF project (2:40) that serves to empower Israeli youth in Nazareth. The House for Excellence is an inviting, informal education center which will serve as the prototype

KKL-JNF Helps Young Israelis Fulfill Their Dreams

KKL-JNF Helps Young Israelis Fulfill Their Dreams

In this short clip (0:42), students at the KKL-JNF House for Excellence in Upper Nazareth share their ambitions for their future. The House for Excellence is an inviting, informal education

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E-learning

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The Nes Harim Education Center in Action

The Nes Harim Education Center in Action

In this clip from KKL-JNF Worldwide (2:19), see one of the KKL-JNF’s most popular field and forest education centers in action as a site for a day of fun and

SWITCH: Employment Opportunities for Bedouins in the Negev

SWITCH: Employment Opportunities for Bedouins in the Negev

In the Idan Hanegev Industrial Park near Rahat, the most populated Bedouin community in Israel, KKL-JNF and its partners have built a vocational training centre to empower the Negev’s Bedouin

The Ashalim Solar Energy Plant in the Negev

The Ashalim Solar Energy Plant in the Negev

This video clip [01:28] from the YouTube Channel NoCamels, which reports on cutting edge Israeli innovations, shows Israel’s “Solar Valley” a massive clean energy “farm” in the Negev Desert. In 2018,

האנדרטה במצפה גדות The Monument at Gadot Lookout

האנדרטה במצפה גדות The Monument at Gadot Lookout

This article, from the social media platform, Steemit, discusses the historical background of the monument at Kibbutz Gadot. Through the initiative of KKL-JNF, this monument was erected in 1972, in memory

Brothers in War- The Anzacs Who Fought for The Jewish People

Brothers in War- The Anzacs Who Fought for The Jewish People

This video [04:01], from the YouTube channel anzacconnection, is the first in a series of documentary films covering the untold story of the Australian and New Zealander army corps (Anzac) in

פסטיבל הסרטים הבנילאומי בצוקים- חלוציות מודרנית בערבה שחולמת בגדול! The International Film Festival in Tzukim –Modern Pioneers Dream Big

פסטיבל הסרטים הבנילאומי בצוקים- חלוציות מודרנית בערבה שחולמת בגדול! The International Film Festival in Tzukim –Modern Pioneers Dream Big

Tzukim was established in the Arava in 1996, as a pioneering yishuv. It wasn’t just any agricultural community, as its members had a deep yearning to connect to the land

The “Derech HaShalom” Hiking Trail in the Arava

The “Derech HaShalom” Hiking Trail in the Arava

This slideshow [00:48] from the Arava Tichona Regional Council provides a peek of the beautiful hiking trail, “Derech HaShalom,” opened in the 1990’s with the help of  KKL-JNF Australia, Canada, and

The Arava – From Agricultural Innovation to Educational Innovation

The Arava – From Agricultural Innovation to Educational Innovation

This video, [03:16] from the KKL-JNF YouTube channel, relates the story behind the Environmental Science Education Center, which was established with the support of KKL-JNF Australia. This learning center offers

Renewing the Days of Old in the Arava

Renewing the Days of Old in the Arava

This video [02:30], published by the YouTube channel “Israel,” illustrates how an entire history can be found inside of one small seed. The archaeologist,Yigal Yadin, known for leading the excavation

The Pioneering Movement in the Arava is Alive and Kicking

The Pioneering Movement in the Arava is Alive and Kicking

This video, [03:18] from the KKL-JNF’s YouTube channel, offers a glimpse into the “Vidor Center: A Window for Arava Agriculture,” which celebrates the Arava as a global leader in agricultural

תיירות אקולוגית בישראל- יש דבר כזה? Ecological Tourism in Israel– Is There Such a Thing?

תיירות אקולוגית בישראל- יש דבר כזה? Ecological Tourism in Israel– Is There Such a Thing?

הסרטון המצורף, מספק לנו הצצה למרכז לתיירות אקולוגית בלוטן. תיירות אקו- מה? תיירות אקולוגית! כיום כבר ידוע לכולם כי להיות תייר משמעותו לקחת חלק בתרבות הצריכה ההרסנית כל כך לסביבה.

Is the Red Sea-Dead Sea Canal project still happening?

Is the Red Sea-Dead Sea Canal project still happening?

This Jordan Times article by Hussam Hussein investigates the relevance of the Red Sea-Dead Sea Canal project. The canal draws water from the Dead Sea into the Red Sea, aiding agriculture in

Agriculture Without Boundaries in the Arava

Agriculture Without Boundaries in the Arava

This video [02:36] shows the Arava International Center for Agricultural Training (AICAT), which brings together more than 1,200 students from 18 different countries around the world, every year. The participants learn

The Demise of the Dead Sea and its Effects on the Surrounding Residents

The Demise of the Dead Sea and its Effects on the Surrounding Residents

This article, authored by Elisa Oddone  and published on the PBS science news site, Nova, discusses the  environmental problems connected to the quickly shrinking Dead Sea, and how its demise will

Ein Tzukim: The Secret of the Dead Sea

Ein Tzukim: The Secret of the Dead Sea

This clip (7:50) from popular YouTube channel Sergio & Rhoda in Israel introduces a side of the Dead Sea that is unfamiliar to most. While most of us associate the Dead Sea

Can the Disappearing Dead Sea Come Back to Life?

Can the Disappearing Dead Sea Come Back to Life?

This clip (6:18) from i24NEWS introduces the virtues of the Dead Sea — its uniqueness as the lowest point on Earth, its coveted mineral-enriched mud, and its staggeringly beautiful rock and salt

עם הסוחרים העתיק- הנבטיםThe Nabateans: The Ancient Merchants

עם הסוחרים העתיק- הנבטיםThe Nabateans: The Ancient Merchants

Erick Stakelbeck of The Watchman brings us this informative clip (4:48) explaining that in the times of Jesus, there existed an ethnic group called the Nabateans. They had a unique economic

David Ben-Gurion’s ‘One Million Plan’

David Ben-Gurion’s ‘One Million Plan’

This clip of David Ben-Gurion (6:23) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem explores the risk and opportunities of Ben-Gurion’s famed One Million Plan. Even before the establishment of the State of

David Ben-Gurion — The ‘Old Pioneer’

David Ben-Gurion — The ‘Old Pioneer’

This clip (1:16), taken from the British Pathé, shows one of our nation’s fathers shoulder to shoulder with young boys in the Kibbutz of Sde Boker — working with them, dining

The Blaustein-Ben-Gurion Agreement

The Blaustein-Ben-Gurion Agreement

This is what’s known as the Blaustein-Ben-Gurion Agreement — a most significant document in the development of Israel-Diaspora relations. Between the years of 1948 and 1952, when the image of

Ben-Gurion’s Life in the Negev

Ben-Gurion’s Life in the Negev

Taken from the YouTube channel ‘Look’, this video (7:07) introduces a humble side of Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion. There is much talk of Ben-Gurion’s modesty and his choice

Exploring the Historic Tunnels of Tzfat — A Kabbalistic Experience

Exploring the Historic Tunnels of Tzfat — A Kabbalistic Experience

This video, produced by the non-profit educational organization, Livnot U’lehibanot, gives a brief tour of the 16th century tunnels in Tzfat. This excavation site offers visitors the chance to delve

Tzfat’s Top Eight Historical Synagogues

Tzfat’s Top Eight Historical Synagogues

This list, comprised by Ascent, a hostel which also offers educational Jewish enrichment programs for visitors from Israel and around the world, highlights the eight major historical synagogues in Tzfat.

Northern Israel’s Misgav Region: Progressing Towards Sustainable Living

Northern Israel’s Misgav Region: Progressing Towards Sustainable Living

The Misgav Regional Council is home to 22,000 people, and comprises 35 small towns. The region is noted for the way that Jewish and non-Jewish communities live side-by-side. Environmental awareness permeates

The Multisensory Science Park for Special-Needs Children at the Jordan River Village

The Multisensory Science Park for Special-Needs Children at the Jordan River Village

This video [02:21] shows the newly-built multisensory science park at Jordan River Village (Kfar Nahal Yarden), a unique project funded by JNF-KKL Australia, and the actors Chaim Topol  (Tevye in

KKL-JNF Restores Tzfat’s Blue Valley Park

KKL-JNF Restores Tzfat’s Blue Valley Park

Thanks to the generous funding of KKL-JNF Australia and Canada, the Tzfat municipality has been able to  restore Blue Valley Park, located a stone’s throw from the entrance of Tzfat.

The Annual Tzfat Klezmer Festival Brings this Historical City to Life

The Annual Tzfat Klezmer Festival Brings this Historical City to Life

Check out the Tzfat Klezmer Festival with this video concert [02:42], performed by the eclectic “Israel Klezmer Orchestra” in August, 2019. Klezmer musicians from Israel and around the world bring the ancient

A Glimpse at David Friedman’s Kabbalistic Art Gallery

A Glimpse at David Friedman’s Kabbalistic Art Gallery

This drawing, “The Seed Of Creation,” from David Friedman’s Kosmic Kabbalah Art Gallery, depicts “Ein Sof” — the Infiniteness and Eternal Light of God. Friedman integrates complex Kabbalistic ideas into his art,

Shuni Then and Now

Shuni Then and Now

The Shuni Fortress and the land surrounding it bear major historical significance. Once a Jewish Talmudic village, the Romans built an amphitheater where they gathered for water celebrations. The Crusaders

Ancient Amphitheater Rocks as Shalit Returns Home

Ancient Amphitheater Rocks as Shalit Returns Home

On the night that Gilad Shalit returned home from 5 long years in captivity at the hands of Hamas, a massive concert was held in the Shuni Amphitheater. The amphitheatre

From Shuni to Caesarea — The Roman Aqueducts

From Shuni to Caesarea — The Roman Aqueducts

Between Haifa and Tel Aviv lies the ancient city of Caesarea, built by King Herod in 10 BCE. Even in medieval times, the city had an abundant supply of water that came

Staged Naval War Games at Shuni

Staged Naval War Games at Shuni

This video (1:52) shows a reenactment of Naumachia, staged naval battles which were very popular in the Coliseum in Rome. Archaeologists have found marks at the bottom of the ancient Shuni

Etzel and the Shuni Region Nowadays

Etzel and the Shuni Region Nowadays

Back in the pre-State era, the Shuni fortress used to serve as the headquarters for the Etzel (Irgun Tzva’i Le’umi), a movement of freedom fighters dedicated to the liberation of

Underground Headquarters in Pre-State Israel

Underground Headquarters in Pre-State Israel

In the pre-State years, the medieval Shuni fortress served as the headquarters for the Irgun, the right-wing underground movement for freeing the State of Israel. Shuni played an important role

Malcolm Gladwell: The Unheard story of David & Goliath

Malcolm Gladwell: The Unheard story of David & Goliath

In this fascinating TED talk (15:40), world-renowned journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell offers an original perspective of the classic biblical underdog tale of young David defeating the mighty Goliath with

The Ancient Cemetery of Tzfat

The Ancient Cemetery of Tzfat

This informative, yet basic, slideshow (01:25) presents the history of the ancient cemetery in Tzfat, a pilgrimage site due to the many righteous sages buried here. It provides basic information about

The Artist Colony of Tzfat

The Artist Colony of Tzfat

This wordless video (01:12) captures the energy and creativity of the Artist Colony in Tzfat, where a wide range of local artists feature and sell their work, including paintings, jewelry,

History, Nature & Spirituality in the Biriya Forest

History, Nature & Spirituality in the Biriya Forest

This i24NEWS segment (05:20) explores how the Galilee became the economic and spiritual center of the Jewish people following the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, with a focus

The History & Essence of the Mystical City of Tzfat

The History & Essence of the Mystical City of Tzfat

This i24NEWS segment (03:36) introduces the Holy City of Tzfat, including its history as a center of Jewish mysticism and Kabbalah, the economic and spiritual Golden Age of Tzfat in

Jewish History in Tzfat: From Ancient Times Until Today

Jewish History in Tzfat: From Ancient Times Until Today

Citing ancient historical and Jewish sources, this informative, yet basic, slideshow (05:51) presents the more than 2,000 year long history of Tzfat. It traces the Jewish community in Tzfat from

The Legacy of Tel Hai: To Live or Die for our Country?

The Legacy of Tel Hai: To Live or Die for our Country?

Created by The Kibbutz Institute for Festivals and Holidays, an educational organization committed to the formation of a Jewish-Zionist-humanist culture in Israel based on the Jewish festivals, this video (02:00) explores the

The History and Battle of Tel Hai

The History and Battle of Tel Hai

From the website of the Gems in Israel Tour Company, this article tells the story of Tel Hai, one of the first four Jewish settlements in the Galilee and site of

The History of Rosh Pina: From the Mid-19th Century Until Today

The History of Rosh Pina: From the Mid-19th Century Until Today

From the website of the Pina Balev tourist suites in Rosh Pina, this article summarizes the history and geography of the “mother of the Galilee settlements,” located on the slopes

The Life & Death of Joseph Trumpeldor

The Life & Death of Joseph Trumpeldor

Produced by Rabbi Oran Zweiter as part of his “This Week in Jewish History” YouTube series, this informative video (03:22) tells the story of the life and death of Joseph

Shlomo Ben Yosef: A Betar Youth Hung by the British

Shlomo Ben Yosef: A Betar Youth Hung by the British

From the website of the Betar Revisionist Zionist Youth Movement, this article tells the story of Shlomo Ben Yosef, a Betar youth member who was hung by the British in

The Roaring Lion Monument

The Roaring Lion Monument

This photograph below depicts the Roaring Lion Monument erected in memory of the eight defenders who fell in the iconic Battle of Tel Hai on March 1, 1920. Located in the

Tree Planting in Rosh Pina Commemorating the Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre

Tree Planting in Rosh Pina Commemorating the Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre

From the website of KKL-JNF, this article describes the moving ceremony in which eleven olive trees were planted in the Rosh Pina community forest in commemoration of the eleven victims of

From Gei Oni to Rosh Pina: A Story of Trial & Error

From Gei Oni to Rosh Pina: A Story of Trial & Error

From the website of the World Zionist Organization’s Zionist Quiz venture, this article tells the story of Rosh Pina from the late 19th century through the early 20th century. Originally established

The Settlement of Rosh Pina During the First Aliyah

The Settlement of Rosh Pina During the First Aliyah

Featuring tour guide David Wexler, this informative video (01:50) tells the story of Israel’s early pioneers who settled Rosh Pina, the first Jewish agricultural village in Israel, during the First

Har Shaul Scenic Lookout & the Biblical Story of the Downfall of King Saul

Har Shaul Scenic Lookout & the Biblical Story of the Downfall of King Saul

This dramatized video (04:49) from the History Channel tells the biblical story of the death of King Saul and his son, Jonathan, in the battle with the Philistines on Mount

Best Attractions in and Around the Galilee

Best Attractions in and Around the Galilee

Explore Israel’s beautiful and historically-rich North with veteran tour guide Marty Friedlander in a Haaretz article called ‘From the Sea of Galilee to the Bahai: Where to Go in the North

Historical Overview of Akko’s Old City

Historical Overview of Akko’s Old City

Put out by ISRAEL21c, this historical overview (3:24) of the Old City of Akko brings 5,000 years of history to life. Learn about the ancient crusader city that was literally

JNF Builds Akko and the Western Galilee

JNF Builds Akko and the Western Galilee

Get acquainted with KKL-JNF‘s ‘Go North’ campaign in this clip (4:42). In an effort to build the north and attract 300,000 newcomers, KKL-JNF suppots and promotes local tourism and infrastructure

Alexander River/Italy Park: Rehabilitation for Coexistence

Alexander River/Italy Park: Rehabilitation for Coexistence

From the website of KKL-JNF, this article introduces the history and attractions of the Alexander River, a 32 km long river running through the mountains of Samaria from city of Nablus

Pushing Back the Desert in Be’er Sheva

Pushing Back the Desert in Be’er Sheva

In this clip (5:54), learn how KKL-JNF is literally turning back time and pushing back the deserts of the Be’er Sheva region. Pairing ancient water harvesting and soil conservation techniques

Akko: Ancient History Meets a Vibrant Culinary Scene

Akko: Ancient History Meets a Vibrant Culinary Scene

This quick vignette (2:22) introduces the unique city of Akko which is as ancient and historical as it is hip and modern. Known for both its historical sites and modern

Sderot Indoor Recreation Center

Sderot Indoor Recreation Center

Produced by JNF, this video (02:22) introduces the Secure Indoor Recreation Center, a uniquely designed protected indoor playground built in Sderot through generous donations from the Jewish National Fund in

Walking Through the Old City of Akko

Walking Through the Old City of Akko

Take a quick tour of Akko‘s Old City in this clip (3:01) from The Watchman with Erick Stakelbeck. Akko is a unique city rich in Jewish, Muslim, and Christian history.

JNF Western Galilee Tourist Information Center

JNF Western Galilee Tourist Information Center

Produced by Western Galilee Now, this video (04:20) introduces the Western Galilee Tourist Information center in Old Akko, established by JNF-USA in 2016 to promote tourism and  strengthen the economy

Memorial Ceremony at the 9/11 Living Memorial in Jerusalem

Memorial Ceremony at the 9/11 Living Memorial in Jerusalem

From KKL-JNF Worldwide, this video (03:35) presents highlights from the 2018 annual 9/11 memorial ceremony held at the Living Memorial in the Arazim Valley in Jerusalem. Featuring the US Ambassador,

The Design & Significance of the 9/11 Living Memorial

The Design & Significance of the 9/11 Living Memorial

Featuring JNF leadership and donors, this video (03:04) presents the 9/11 Twin Towers Living Memorial in the Jerusalem Forest, the first memorial constructed outside of the United States and the

9/11 Twin Towers Living Memorial Lookout

9/11 Twin Towers Living Memorial Lookout

From the website of KKL-JNF, this article describes the 9/11 Twin Towers Living memorial established by KKL-JNF in memory of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in

The Dedication of the 9/11 Twin Towers Living Memorial in Jerusalem

The Dedication of the 9/11 Twin Towers Living Memorial in Jerusalem

Produced by the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, this video (04:26) presents highlights from the dedication ceremony of the 9/11 Living Memorial in the Jerusalem Forest on November 12, 2009. Designed

Visits of VIP Individuals to Yad Vashem

Visits of VIP Individuals to Yad Vashem

It is common for political and religious leaders and celebrities visiting Israel to include a visit to Yad Vashem on their itineraries. This post includes short videos documenting the 2018

The Landscape Architecture of Yad Vashem

The Landscape Architecture of Yad Vashem

Featuring Shlomo Aronson, the landscape architect who designed the grounds for the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial & Museum in Jerusalem, this video (03:22) explains the careful thought and symbolism behind

The Annual Yom HaShoah Ceremony at Yad Vashem

The Annual Yom HaShoah Ceremony at Yad Vashem

The 27th of Nissan, Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day), is the national day in Israel dedicated to commemorating the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, held

Yad Vashem’s Activities in Israel & Around the World

Yad Vashem’s Activities in Israel & Around the World

Featuring Avner Shalev, the Chairman of Yad Vashem, this video (04:33) presents an overview of the World Holocaust Remeberance Center’s diverse activities in Israel around around the world, including running

The Children’s Memorial: A Place of Memory & Contemplation

The Children’s Memorial: A Place of Memory & Contemplation

Featuring Architech Moshe Safdie and Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev, this video (03:02) highlights the unique and moving experience of Yad Vashem’s Children’s Memorial, which pays tribute to the 1.5

Yad Vashem: Remembering the Past, Shaping the Future

Yad Vashem: Remembering the Past, Shaping the Future

Produced by Yad Vashem, this video (06:58) describes the goals and projects of the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, the global source for Holocaust education, documentation, commemoration and research in Jerusalem.

A Virtual Tour of The Architecture & Exhibits of Yad Vashem

A Virtual Tour of The Architecture & Exhibits of Yad Vashem

Produced by ILTV Israel Daily, this video (06:52) takes viewers on a virtual tour of some of the most unique monuments and exhibits of Yad Vashem. The World Holocaust Remembrance

The Aliyah of Bnei Menashe From India

The Aliyah of Bnei Menashe From India

From i24NEWS, this video (02:40) tells the fascinating story of the Bnei Menashe community from northeast India, believed to be descendants of  the Tribe of Menashe, one of the Ten

The History & Development of Upper Nazareth

The History & Development of Upper Nazareth

This article tells the story behind the city of Upper Nazareth, officially established in 1962 as part of David Ben Gurion’s efforts to create a Jewish majority in the predominantly

Upper Nazareth Changes Name to Nof Hagalil

Upper Nazareth Changes Name to Nof Hagalil

This news segement (01:06) shares how and why the Jewish city of Upper Nazareth officially changed its name to Nof Hagalil (“View of the Galilee|), following years of confusion with

Nazareth: A Hub of Tech & Coexistence

Nazareth: A Hub of Tech & Coexistence

Produced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this video (02:24) highlights some tech startups that have emerged from Nazareth, a leading high-tech hub that serves as a model for diversity

Nazareth: History, Culture & Coexistence

Nazareth: History, Culture & Coexistence

Produced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this video (01:43) highlights the history and culture of the Nazareth, the largest Arab city in Israel and a model of coexistence. 

The Old City of Nazareth

The Old City of Nazareth

Produced by the Christian Media Center, this video (02:55) takes viewers on a virtual tour of the Old City of Nazareth, including the Arab Market, the Synagogue Church, and the

The Church of the Annunciation

The Church of the Annunciation

A slideshow of photographs with onscreen explanations, this video (04:35) introduces the history, architecture and significance of the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth, the site where Mary was told

The Christian History of Nazareth

The Christian History of Nazareth

Produced by Pastor Dr. Todd Michael Fink, this video (10:53) provides a virtual tour of Nazareth, the village where Mary learned she would be the mother of the messiah and

KKL-JNF Houses for Excellence: A Unique Informal Education Project

KKL-JNF Houses for Excellence: A Unique Informal Education Project

Produced by KKL-JNF, this video (02:52) introduces the KKL-JNF House for Excellence in Upper Nazareth, an informal educational initiative that aims to empower the youth of Israel’s periphery. The House in Upper Nazareth

Rediscovering the Ancient Golan at The Golan Archaeological Museum

Rediscovering the Ancient Golan at The Golan Archaeological Museum

From the Biblical Archaeology Review Journal, this article highlights some of the important archaeological finds on display at the Golan Archaeological Museum in Katzrin. With artifacts dating back to the

Lavi Forest

Lavi Forest

This post introduces the Lavi Forest in the Galilee, initially planted by KKL-JNF in the 1950s, including a video (01:05) showing highlights of the area and a thorough article outlining

Katzrin: The Ancient Talmudic Village & Synagogue

Katzrin: The Ancient Talmudic Village & Synagogue

Filmed by a tour guide, this video (02:48) shows tourists walking through the ancient Jewish village and synagogue at the archaeological site of Katzrin in the Golan Heights. With onscreen

Har Adir Observation Point: In Memory of Fallen Soldiers from the Second Lebanon War

Har Adir Observation Point: In Memory of Fallen Soldiers from the Second Lebanon War

From the website of KKL-JNF, this article introduces the Har Adir observation point in the Galilee commemorating the 121 IDF soldiers who lost their lives during the Second Lebanon War

Mikulov Park in Katzrin

Mikulov Park in Katzrin

From the website of KKL-JNF, this article describes Mikulov Park in Katzrin, the capital city of the Golan Heights. A recreational green space developed with the support of friends of

A Brief History of Kibbutz Nir Am

A Brief History of Kibbutz Nir Am

This short article from the Jewish Virtual Library provides historical background on Kibbutz Nir Am, an agricultural community located close to the Gaza border. The article tells of the founding

Moshe Smilansky: A Zionist Pioneer & Author

Moshe Smilansky: A Zionist Pioneer & Author

From the website of the Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature, this short article provides basic biographical information about Moshe Smilansky (1874-1953), a pioneer of the First Aliyah and

Kibbutz Nir Am: Life Under Threat

Kibbutz Nir Am: Life Under Threat

In this i24NEWS segment (02:23), Dana Bar-On from Kibbutz Nir Am describes how residents attempt to go on living a normal life in the pastoral community, despite the constant threat of

Living with Terror Rockets, Tunnels, Balloons & Kites in Kibbutz Nir Am

Living with Terror Rockets, Tunnels, Balloons & Kites in Kibbutz Nir Am

This heartbreaking video (03:01) reveals the reality of living under the constant threat of terror attacks in Kibbutz Nir Am, which has suffered from years of rocket attacks, underground terrorist

KKL-JNF’s Acquisition of Land in the Negev Desert (1941-1950)

KKL-JNF’s Acquisition of Land in the Negev Desert (1941-1950)

From the website of KKL-JNF, this article details the organization’s activities from 1941-1950, focusing on the the establishment and support of new settlements in the Negev Desert, formally establishing the

KKL-JNF: Making the Desert Bloom

KKL-JNF: Making the Desert Bloom

Produced by KKL-JNF, this video (04:40) shows how JNF’s Australia’s contributions to innovative water solutions in the Negev Desert have supported the growth of agriculture, economy and community in Southern

Supporting Israel’s Innovative Water Solutions

Supporting Israel’s Innovative Water Solutions

Produced by the JNF, this video (05:54) looks at the organization’s contributions to innovative solutions to Israel’s water crisis, including the treatment, recycling, and collection of waste and runoff water, aquifer

JNF Projects: Environment, Nature, Education

JNF Projects: Environment, Nature, Education

Produced by KKL-JNF Worldwide, this video (03:19) introduces three JNF Australia projects in Israel: a playground and landscaping proejcts in the agricultural community of Merhav Am in the Negev, a

Tzippori: The Ancient Capital of the Galilee

Tzippori: The Ancient Capital of the Galilee

Produced by the Israel Antiquities Authority in Hebrew with English subtitles, this video (02:03) explores the archaeological site of Tzippori, the political and religious capital of the Galilee following the

The Sanhedrin Train: An Interactive Hiking Trail Across the Galilee

The Sanhedrin Train: An Interactive Hiking Trail Across the Galilee

This video (07:17) introduces The Sanhedrin Trail, an interactive 70 km long path dedicated in honor of the State of Israel’s 70th birthday, celebrating the cultural heritage, nature, archaeology and

Usha: The First Seat of the Sanhedrin in the Galilee

Usha: The First Seat of the Sanhedrin in the Galilee

Produced by the Israel Antiquities Authority in Hebrew with English subtitles, this video (01:52) shares the significance of the archaeological remains of Usha, a Galilean village that became the first

Tzippori Forest: Israel during the Talmudic Period

Tzippori Forest: Israel during the Talmudic Period

From the website of KKL-JNF, this article introduces the history and features of the Tzippori Forest Scenic Trail, a 16 km path which runs along the Tziporri River in the

The Battle of the Valley of Tears

The Battle of the Valley of Tears

In this dramatic video (06:10), Messianic Minister Ron Cantor, retells the miraculous story of how Israel defeated Syria in one of the greatest tank battles in history: the Battle of

Golan Trail: From the Ein Zivan Recreation Area to Bab al-Hawa

Golan Trail: From the Ein Zivan Recreation Area to Bab al-Hawa

From the website of KKL-JNF, this thorough article describes Section Five of the Golan Trail, which begins at the Ein Zivan recreation area, ascends to the summit of Mount Bental,

LOTEM & KKL-JNF: Making Nature Accessible to All

LOTEM & KKL-JNF: Making Nature Accessible to All

This moving video (06:03) describes the activities of LOTEM, an Israeli non-profit organization that works to make nature accessible to those with special needs. Together with KKL-JNF, the organization built

Nahal HaShofet

Nahal HaShofet

From the website of JNF-KKL, this article introduces the unique nature and attractions of Nahal HaShofet, a stream in the Mount Carmel region in Northern Israel, operated by KKL-JNF. With a

JABOTINSKY SHUNI PARK: HISTORY, CULTURE & NATURE

JABOTINSKY SHUNI PARK: HISTORY, CULTURE & NATURE

Written by Sarina Roffé, JNF Director of Communications, this informative article shares the history and attractions of the Jabotinsky Shuni Park, excavated and renovated by KKL-JNF. Located between Binyamina and Zichron Yaakov,

The Ideology & Activities of the Irgun/Etzel

The Ideology & Activities of the Irgun/Etzel

Including interviews with a former Irgun member and global terrorism experts, this video (09:28) introduces the ideology and actions of the Irgun, a Zionist paramilitary organization that operated in the

The Akko Prison Break (1947)

The Akko Prison Break (1947)

Produced by i24NEWS, this video (02:06) tells the dramatic story of the Akko Prison Break, an operation carried out by the Irgun on May 4, 1947, when 27 Irgun and

Neve Tzedek: Hip & Historical

Neve Tzedek: Hip & Historical

This video (03:44) tells the story of Neve Tzedek, the first Jewish neighborhood built outside of the old port city of Jaffa. A bohemian artist colony in the 1900s, the

The Baha’i Gardens in Haifa

The Baha’i Gardens in Haifa

Produced by Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this video (03:47) introduces the Baha’i Gardens in Haifa, a UN World Heritage Site located on the slopes of Mount Carmel. The Baha’i

Coexistence in Haifa: The Holiday of Holidays Festival

Coexistence in Haifa: The Holiday of Holidays Festival

Produced by Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this video (02:42) highlights the diverse city of Haifa as a symbol of religious coexistence through the annual “Holiday of Holidays” festival, where

The Story of Ein Karem: Birthplace of John the Baptist

The Story of Ein Karem: Birthplace of John the Baptist

Produced by Christians United for Israel and Trinity Broadcasting Network, this episode of The Watchman (05:23) takes viewers on a guided virtual tour through some of the sacred Christian sites

Ein Kerem: Jerusalem’s Village Within a City

Ein Kerem: Jerusalem’s Village Within a City

Produced by Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this video (02:13) introduces Ein Kerem, a quaint, picturesque neighbourhood on the southwest  border of Jerusalem with beautiful views and many sacred Christian sites. 

Welcome to Akko: From Ancient Sites to Modern Marketplaces

Welcome to Akko: From Ancient Sites to Modern Marketplaces

This video (02:31) briefly introduces the city of Akko, highlighting its ancient history, archaeological sites, diverse population, and the historic outdoor market, famous for its produce, spices, pastries and fresh fish

The Baha’i Gardens in Akko

The Baha’i Gardens in Akko

This video (02:30) shows aerial footage of the beautiful Baha’i Gardens in Akko, which surround the mansion where Bahá’u’lláh, the prophet and founder of the Bahá’í faith, lived during the final

The Secrets of the Old City of Akko

The Secrets of the Old City of Akko

Produced by the Old Acre Development Company and the Ministry of Tourism, this creative video (08:35) blends video footage and animation to take viewers on a journey through the Old

Sataf: Ancient Agriculture in Action

Sataf: Ancient Agriculture in Action

From the website of JNF-KKL, this article describes the history, nature and unique features of the Sataf site, located on the western edge of Jerusalem. With ancient agricultural terraces, two

Masada: Breathtaking Views & A Dramatic Tale

Masada: Breathtaking Views & A Dramatic Tale

This video (02:03) shows excellent aerial footage of the ancient mountaintop fortress of Masada, along with an brief onscreen retelling of the story behind this archaeological site. 

How Do We Tell the Story of Masada? A Window into Modern Israel

How Do We Tell the Story of Masada? A Window into Modern Israel

This fascinating, animated video (04:04) briefly describes the history of Masada, with an emphasis on the role the alleged mass suicide of Jewish rebels on this desert mountaintop fortress has played

The Siege of Masada: What Really Happened?

The Siege of Masada: What Really Happened?

Produced by Andrew Henry, a Ph.D student in Religious Studies and creator of the Religion for Breakfast YouTube channel, this informative video (08:32) tells the story of Masada, one of the most

Biblical Archaeology in the Ella Valley

Biblical Archaeology in the Ella Valley

Produced by the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem in Hebrew with English subtitles, this video (08:52) highlights the significance of the archaeological findings from Khirbet Qeiyafa in the Elah Valley.

Supporting Communities Living Near the Gaza Border

Supporting Communities Living Near the Gaza Border

This clip (4:16) gives an overview of just a handful of the many ways that KKL-JNF supports Gaza border communities that are most vulnerable to Hamas rocket fire. In times

Life for Israelis Near the Gaza Border

Life for Israelis Near the Gaza Border

Life for Israelis near the Gaza border is no picnic to say the least, as this clip (4:31) from The Watchman so vividly describes. Fear of rocket barrage has become

Sderot Residents Live in Fear of Gaza Rockets

Sderot Residents Live in Fear of Gaza Rockets

Get a glimpse into what life is like for residents of the Gaza envelope in this clip (3:20) from VOA News. In times of conflict and unrest, residents of cities

Remaking Sderot: A Park in the Heart of the Community

Remaking Sderot: A Park in the Heart of the Community

This video clip (3:42) introduces the Park of Courage – a project developed by KKL-JNF with the mission of bringing joy and lightness back to the lives of the children

An IDF Soldier’s Account from Gaza

An IDF Soldier’s Account from Gaza

In this clip from the IDF (4:21), Lieutenant Adam Landau of the 188th Armored Brigade describes his firsthand experiences during Operation Protective Edge. The operation began in the wake of

Heroes of Operation Protective Edge

Heroes of Operation Protective Edge

Meet some of the heroes behind 2014’s Operation Protective Edge in this clip (5:35) from the Friends of the IDF. In June 2014, Hamas terrorists kidnapped and murdered three Israeli

The Restoration of the Writers’ House and the establishment of the Nahum Gutman Museum of Art

The Restoration of the Writers’ House and the establishment of the Nahum Gutman Museum of Art

This video [05:25], published by the National Portal of Museums in Israel, offers a brief overview of the life and art of the “Land of Israel” artist, Nahum Gutman (1898

Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance in Israel

Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance in Israel

Published by online Israeli news magazine, Israeli 21c, this video [03:36] spotlights the prestigious Suzanne Dellal cultural center, located in Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv. The Batsheva Dance company, recognized as

Neve Tzedek: Where Old Meets New in Tel Aviv

Neve Tzedek: Where Old Meets New in Tel Aviv

Check out Neve Tzedek, the trendy Tel Aviv neighborhood featured in this video [03:45], published by the online news magazine Israel 21c. Neve Tzedek was founded in 1887 by Jewish

Remembering Israeli War Hero Ariel Sharon

Remembering Israeli War Hero Ariel Sharon

This video [03:27], published by the CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network), recounts the dramatic life of Israeli war hero and former prime minister, Ariel Sharon. Sharon fought in all of Israels

JNF Blueprint Negev: Be’er Sheva

JNF Blueprint Negev: Be’er Sheva

This video (04:17) highlights JNF’s commitment to transform Be’ersheva through investment in the environment, culture, people and infrastructure of the city. From the biblical history of Abraham in the area through

The Jerusalem Light Rail:  A Microcosm of the City’s Diversity

The Jerusalem Light Rail:  A Microcosm of the City’s Diversity

Produced by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this video (02:01) introduces the Jerusalem Light Rail, the first  in Israel, constructed in 2011. Built along the line that once divided the

The Hurva Synagogue: A Symbol of Rebuilt Jerusalem

The Hurva Synagogue: A Symbol of Rebuilt Jerusalem

This post tells the story behind the historic Hurva Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. Originally built in the 18th century, the synagogue was destroyed

Cyclists Ride the Ben Shemen Forest’s Blue Trail

Cyclists Ride the Ben Shemen Forest’s Blue Trail

Come along for the ride as the two cyclists in this clip (2:16) tackle the Ben Shemen Forest’s single-track Herzl Trail, also known as the “Blue Trail.” Located near Modi’in,

Special Needs Children Planting Israel’s Future

Special Needs Children Planting Israel’s Future

This clip (4:14) depicts a moving event hosted in the Ben Shemen Forest each year: a Tu Bishvat tree-planting celebration for Israeli children with special needs. This joint initiative between

Top-Notch Bike Trails in Ben Shemen Forest

Top-Notch Bike Trails in Ben Shemen Forest

The inauguration of KKL-JNF’s Ben Shemen Forest bike trails in 2011 was an exciting moment for Israel, as this Jerusalem Post article explains. The forest, initially purchased by the KKL-JNF

Left for Dead in 1948: The Battle that Shaped Ariel Sharon

Left for Dead in 1948: The Battle that Shaped Ariel Sharon

This Times of Israel article tells the story of how a young Ariel Sharon led his battalion in one of the most important military missions of his career: the Battle

Drying the Hula Lake: A Firsthand Account

Drying the Hula Lake: A Firsthand Account

In this brief clip (1:14), Nahum Bendel, artist and former employee of one of Israel’s oldest construction companies, documents his firsthand experiences working in the Hula Valley swamps. In the

Rehab for a River

Rehab for a River

This informative article from non-profit news magazine ISRAEL21c walks us through what it took to transform Israel’s Yarkon River from an ecological disaster to a beautiful center for recreation and nature.

Restoring Tel Aviv’s Yarkon River / Rosh Tzipor Forest

Restoring Tel Aviv’s Yarkon River / Rosh Tzipor Forest

This clip (2:42) introduces the quiet oasis of greenery and serenity located in the heart of the urban metropolis of Gush Dan: the Yarkon River. Beginning in the 1950s, the

The Makings of a World-Renowned Bird-Watching Site

The Makings of a World-Renowned Bird-Watching Site

This brief clip (1:00) describes the amazing work that KKL-JNF has done to rehabilitate and revive the now world-renowned Hula Valley. What used to be a malaria-infested swamp region is

Hula Lake Valley: A Bird Oasis in the Galilee

Hula Lake Valley: A Bird Oasis in the Galilee

This clip (6:11) introduces KKL-JNF’s Hula Lake Park visitors center. With no fewer than 500 million birds passing through yearly on their migratory path, the Hula Valley is one of the

Israel’s Amazing Tank Museum

Israel’s Amazing Tank Museum

Check out Israel’s world-renowned tank collection and learn about the fascinating story of Latrun in this video tour (3:45) of the Yad LaShiryon Armoured Corps Museum and Memorial. Latrun was

Uri Avnery’s Battle of Latrun Story

Uri Avnery’s Battle of Latrun Story

In this clip (2:43), the late political activist Uri Avnery recounts part of his experience in the Battle for Latrun in 1948. Located on the main road from Tel Aviv

The Fundamental Role of Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael in Israel’s Existence

The Fundamental Role of Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael in Israel’s Existence

This video [07:45], narrated by Larry King and published by Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF), traces the organization’s history, from its establishment in 1901  at the fifth Zionist Congress,

Before Bauhaus: “White City, Black City” Remembers Tel Aviv-Jaffa’s Forgotten History

Before Bauhaus: “White City, Black City” Remembers Tel Aviv-Jaffa’s Forgotten History

Written by urban planner Jesse Fox in Haaretz, this article is a summary and review of Sharon Rotbard’s “White City, Black City: Architecture and War in Tel Aviv and Jaffa.” This

The Historical and Current Significance of the Knesset

The Historical and Current Significance of the Knesset

This film [10:03], produced by Lapam, Israel’s Government Advertising Agency, illustrates the importance of the Knesset, and the historical decisions and crucial moments which took place there.  After moving its

The White City: A UNESCO World Heritage Site

The White City: A UNESCO World Heritage Site

This article from the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality website explains why UNESCO proclaimed a historic area of Tel Aviv as a World Cultural Heritage site. It tells the story behind the world’s largest

White Night in Tel Aviv

White Night in Tel Aviv

From i24NEWS, this video (02:27) introduces “White Night,” an all-night cultural event in Tel Aviv celebrated each year since UNESCO named a neighborhood of the city a World Heritage Site

The White City of Tel Aviv

The White City of Tel Aviv

This informative video (01:35) introduces the unique architectural story of “The White City” of Tel Aviv, a UNESCO World Heritage site made up of more than 4000 Bauhaus-style buildings. Through

Jerusalem’s Changing Demographics

Jerusalem’s Changing Demographics

The above graphs are from the publication “Facts and Trends 2018.”  They present Jerusalem’s population in comparison to other major Israeli cities, the nature of Jerusalem’s Jewish religious identification, the geographical

1956- Rare Interviews with Ben-Gurion, Nasser, and King Hussein from 1956

1956- Rare Interviews with Ben-Gurion, Nasser, and King Hussein from 1956

This rare video from 1956 (6:57) taken from the YouTube channel SetFree68 was initially prepared as a television broadcast. Interviews with Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, and Jordanian

Tel Akko & The Mediterranean Botanical Garden

Tel Akko & The Mediterranean Botanical Garden

Produced by KKL, this wordless video (0:58) shows footage from the Lily Sharon Park, Tel Akko, and The Mediterranean Botanical Garden. Developed with the support of friends of JNF Canada as a

A Day in Be’er Sheva River Park

A Day in Be’er Sheva River Park

This video (01:11) presents some of the highlights of the restored Be’ersheva River Park, from a children’s park to historical sites to a giant outdoor amphitheatre. For more information about

How did the Tower of David Get its Name?

How did the Tower of David Get its Name?

This informative article [4 pgs.] from the official website of the Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem, offers a brief explanation of the history of this ancient

The Old City of Jerusalem: a Tour of the Ramparts

The Old City of Jerusalem: a Tour of the Ramparts

This video [03:46], produced for the Jerusalem Development Authority by the Israeli audio touring company, Tour-man, guides viewers through the Old City of Jerusalem’s Northern Ramparts. The tour starts at

An Overview of the Knesset

An Overview of the Knesset

This video [01:42], produced by the Israel Project, an American educational organization committed to informing global media about Israel, explains in brief how the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, functions. The

The Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem: an Architectural Gem

The Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem: an Architectural Gem

This video, published by the Jewish Learning Institute, an organization committed to making Jewish learning accessible and meaningful to Jews of all backgrounds, shows the unique architectural design of the

History of Jerusalem’s Tower of David

History of Jerusalem’s Tower of David

This video [05:43], published by i24NEWS, an Israel-based international news channel, briefly explains the multi-layered history of Jerusalem’s “Tower of David,” a medieval fortress  originally dating back to King Herod

The Walls Surrounding the Old City of Jerusalem

The Walls Surrounding the Old City of Jerusalem

In this video [10:36] produced by i24NEWS, an Israel-based international news channel, tour guide Asaf Salomon explains the history of the walls encompassing the Old City of Jerusalem, rebuilt by

Bursting the ‘Bubble’ as Tel Aviv Turns 100

Bursting the ‘Bubble’ as Tel Aviv Turns 100

In this article, Lisa Goldman explores how the vision of the “First Hebrew City” has been achieved in “one of Zionism’s greatest success stories.” Tracing the city’s development from its

A Brief History of Tel Aviv

A Brief History of Tel Aviv

From the Tel Aviv Municipality website, this article summarizes the history of the First Hebrew City, from its founding in 1909, through its development into a modern “garden city” in the 1920s,

Tel Aviv Celebrates 100 Years

Tel Aviv Celebrates 100 Years

Produced by ISRAEL21c in honor of Tel Aviv’s 100th birthday, this video (03:16) celebrates how far Israel has come since its founding in 1909. It tells the story of the

Tourist Attractions in the Haifa Region

Tourist Attractions in the Haifa Region

This article presents a roundup of the best attractions in Haifa and the surrounding areas, including holy shrines, museums, parks, beaches, archaeological sits and national landmarks, and interesting neighbourhoods to wander around. With

KKL-JNF: Moving Forward With the Galilee

KKL-JNF: Moving Forward With the Galilee

From the website of Karen Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund, Israel’s largest green organization, this site summarizes the organization’s activities in the Galilee, including projects in the fields of water management,

Golan Heights: History & Overview

Golan Heights: History & Overview

This article from the Jewish Virtual Library presents a historical overview of the Golan heights from biblical through modern times, a description of the local Druze and Jewish population groups, an

Shrinking Sea of Galilee Has Some Hoping for a Miracle

Shrinking Sea of Galilee Has Some Hoping for a Miracle

This article from i24NEWS warns readers of the shrinking of the Sea of Galilee (also known as the Kinneret), often seen as a symbol of Israel’s water challenges. Citing drought, irrigated

Startup Guide: Tel Aviv

Startup Guide: Tel Aviv

Startup Guide: Tel Aviv is a website dedicated to connecting entrepreneurs with Tel Aviv’s dynamic startup scene, providing an introduction to the city’s startup ecosystem and insider information, such as the

A Tale of Two Cities: Jerusalem & Tel Aviv in an Age of Globalization

A Tale of Two Cities: Jerusalem & Tel Aviv in an Age of Globalization

In this academic article (13 pages), Prof. Nurit Alfasi of Ben Gurion University and Prof. Tovi Fenster of Tel Aviv University compare the impact of globalization on “local Jerusalem” and “global Tel Aviv,”

Trees Rooted in Tel Aviv’s History

Trees Rooted in Tel Aviv’s History

An ode to Israel’s trees in honor of Tu B’shvat, this Times of Israel Blog post follows tree historian Yaacov Shkolnik of the Jewish National Fund to four of his favorite trees in

The Mythography of Tel Aviv

The Mythography of Tel Aviv

Produced by Leadel, a Jewish Media Hub that focuses on Jewish identity in the 21st century, this video (09:41) explores the vision, myths and culture which fueled Tel Aviv’s development from

The White City of Tel Aviv: The Modern Movement

The White City of Tel Aviv: The Modern Movement

From the UNESCO website, this video (01:58) and accompanying article explore the history, architectural vision and symbolism behind “The White City” of Tel Aviv, the world’s largest collection of International or

Jerusalem: Facts and Trends 2018

Jerusalem: Facts and Trends 2018

“Jerusalem: Facts and Trends 2018” is a 102 page long publication from the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research that presents the main trends occurring in the city in a wide

The Road to Jerusalem

The Road to Jerusalem

This article from the Jewish Virtual Library takes readers on a virtual tour of Jerusalem, introducing the important landmarks, architectural features, diverse population and unique atmosphere of Israel’s capital, which blends together the ancient

Jerusalem: Three Religions, One City

Jerusalem: Three Religions, One City

 From the PBS LearningMedia Sacred Journeys series, this engaging video (03:59) explores Jerusalem as a sacred city that holds some of the holiest sites for the three major monotheistic religions: Judaism,

The Bedouins of the Negev: A Population Transforming

The Bedouins of the Negev: A Population Transforming

This very short article presents a snapshot of Israel’s Bedouin population, including a summary of the complex cultural changes underway in their society. 

10 Reasons Why Hiking in the Negev Should Be on Your Bucket List

10 Reasons Why Hiking in the Negev Should Be on Your Bucket List

From the website of The Green Backpackers desert hostel and hikers base camp in Mitzpe Ramon, this blog post points out some of the unique cultural, geological, and technical factors that

Top 10 Things To Do In The Negev Desert

Top 10 Things To Do In The Negev Desert

This article from Culture Trip reveals some of the best attractions to visit in the Negev Desert, including archaeological sites, geological phenomenons, historical monuments, culinary and cultural experiences, nature reserves,

Sharing Sacred Space: Holy Places in Jerusalem Between Christianity, Judaism, and Islam

Sharing Sacred Space: Holy Places in Jerusalem Between Christianity, Judaism, and Islam

In this academic article (14 pages), Professor Ora Limor from the Department of History, Philosophy and Judaic Studies at the Open University explores how believers of different religions share sacred sites.

An Introduction to the Al-Aqsa Mosque

An Introduction to the Al-Aqsa Mosque

This informative article introduces the history and significance of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, located on the Haram al-Sharif, the third holiest site in Islam. (Photo credit: Richard Sevcik, Shutterstock)

An Introduction to the Dome of the Rock

An Introduction to the Dome of the Rock

Written by Dr. Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis, an archaeologist and architectural historian, this article explains the history, design and political and religious significance of the Dome of the Rock. A thorough introduction

The History & Significance of the Dome of the Rock in Islam & Judaism

The History & Significance of the Dome of the Rock in Islam & Judaism

Produced by Andrew Henry, a Ph.D student in Religious Studies and creator of the Religion for Breakfast YouTube channel, this informative video (09:40) explains the history of the Dome of the

Muhammad’s Night Journey to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Ascension from the Dome of the Rock

Muhammad’s Night Journey to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Ascension from the Dome of the Rock

This short video (01:17) briefly describes the physical and spiritual Night Journey described in the Quran and other Muslim teachings, in which the angel Gabriel led Muhammad to “the farthest

The Construction, Spiritual Significance & A 3D Virtual Tour of Solomon’s Temple

The Construction, Spiritual Significance & A 3D Virtual Tour of Solomon’s Temple

This lengthy video (16:30) is a dramatic, animated short film in which King Solomon describes to King Rehoboam, his son and successor, the construction, worship and significance of the First

The Second Temple & its Destruction: A Look into the Psyche of Ancient Judaism

The Second Temple & its Destruction: A Look into the Psyche of Ancient Judaism

An except from Rabbi Irving Greenberg’s “The Jewish Way: Living the Holidays,” this article describes the unimaginable shattering of the Jewish people and way of life that resulted from the destruction

An Introduction to the Sacred Jewish Temples

An Introduction to the Sacred Jewish Temples

Produced by Christian historian and author, Kelly Warman-Stallings, this video (08:11) provides an introduction to the history of the First and Second Temples based on the Hebrew and Christian Bibles

The Roman Siege of Jerusalem and the Destruction of the Second Temple

The Roman Siege of Jerusalem and the Destruction of the Second Temple

Created by HistoryPod a daily “on this day” YouTube history channel, this brief video (02:44) recalls the Roman attack on Jerusalem, as part of the First Jewish-Roman War. With a historical and

The Talmudic Tale of Kamtza & Bar Kamtza and the Destruction of the Second Temple

The Talmudic Tale of Kamtza & Bar Kamtza and the Destruction of the Second Temple

Created by Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence, this animated video (04:03) retells the famous Talmudic tale of Kamtza and Bar Kamtza as an example of the “baseless hatred” among the Jewish nation

The Babylonian Conquest and the Destruction of the First Temple

The Babylonian Conquest and the Destruction of the First Temple

Produced by Megalim, the City of David Institute for Jerusalem Studies, this informative video (07:32) recalls the history of the Babylonian conquest of the Kingdom of Judah and the eventual

Virtual Tour of the Second Temple

Virtual Tour of the Second Temple

This fascinating video (12:29) takes viewers on a virtual tour of an animated 3D reconstruction of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem following King Herod’s expansion project. Despite the poorly written onscreen

What Was the Holy Temple?

What Was the Holy Temple?

Written by Rabbi Mendy Hecht for AskMoses.com, this thorough article describes the physical structure of the First and Second Temples, as well as their spiritual significance and centrality to Jewish

Jewish History from the Building of the First Temple through the Destruction of the Second Temple

Jewish History from the Building of the First Temple through the Destruction of the Second Temple

This post presents four short, informative videos in which Jewish historian Rabbi Berel Wein explains the period of Jewish history from the building of the First Temple through the destruction of the Second

Photographs & Explanations of the Closed Sites of the Temple Mount

Photographs & Explanations of the Closed Sites of the Temple Mount

Compiled by Ron Peled of the All About Jerusalem city tour guide website, this 18-page document contains photographs and descriptions of some of the sites on the Temple Mount /

Solomon’s Stables

Solomon’s Stables

From the GoJerusalem City Guide website, this article describes the history and significance of Solomon’s Stables, a large underground space located beneath the southeastern corner of the Temple Mount. Widely

The Layout of the Temple Mount During the Crusader period

The Layout of the Temple Mount During the Crusader period

In this informal yet informative video (03:36), archaeologist Frankie Snyder draws a diagram and describes the the layout of the Temple Mount during the Crusader period and what happened afterward.

Interactive Virtual Tour of Haram al-Sharif

Interactive Virtual Tour of Haram al-Sharif

Produced by Al Jazeera, a state-funded Qatari news network, this interactive video (06:37) provides a detailed virtual tour of the Haram al-Sharif / Temple Mount Complex, including the Dome of the Rock,

Thorough Virtual Tour of Haram-Al Sharif

Thorough Virtual Tour of Haram-Al Sharif

Created for AramcoWorld Magazine, which aims to broaden knowledge of the Arab and Muslim worlds, this link opens up a detailed, interactive virtual tour of the Haram al-Sharif / Temple

IDF: The Military Story of the Six Day War

IDF: The Military Story of the Six Day War

Produced by the Israel Defense Forces in Hebrew with English subtitles, this video (09:04) describes Israel’s military victory against four enemy armies on three fronts during the Six Day War. With

BBC Archives: Tensions in Jerusalem Following the Six Day War

BBC Archives: Tensions in Jerusalem Following the Six Day War

From the archives of the BBC, this video (03:20) presents the tensions in Jerusalem immediately following the Six Day War. The video presents the psychological effect of Israel’s unification of Jerusalem and

Six Days of Miracles: The Religious Significance of the Six Day War

Six Days of Miracles: The Religious Significance of the Six Day War

Created by the World Mizrahi religious Zionist organization, this uplifting video (10:09) interprets Israel’s surprising and total victory in the Six Day War as a modern-day miracle. Employing biblical language, the

Mayor Nir Barkat: Jerusalem as the Eternal Capital

Mayor Nir Barkat: Jerusalem as the Eternal Capital

In this short video (0:53), Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat affirms that the city of Jerusalem is the spiritual, national, united capital of the Jewish people and the State of Israel.

President Reuven Rivlin’s Speech at Opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

President Reuven Rivlin’s Speech at Opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

This video (06:52) presents Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin’s speech at the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem in 2018. He speaks of the Jewish people’s eternal connection to Jerusalem, Jerusalem’s

Battles on the Road to Jerusalem During the War of Independence

Battles on the Road to Jerusalem During the War of Independence

Produced by i24News to mark 70 years since the establishment of the State of Israel, this video (05:26) looks back on some of the fiercest and most significant battles of the War

The Battles of the Paratroopers in the Six Day War

The Battles of the Paratroopers in the Six Day War

From the official website of Ammunition Hill, this link provides detailed information about the role of the Paratrooper Brigade during the Six Day War, including the conquest of Ammunition Hill

Soldiers Describe the Battle for Ammunition Hill & Jerusalem: 50 Years Later

Soldiers Describe the Battle for Ammunition Hill & Jerusalem: 50 Years Later

Written by journalist Paul Auster to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, this article from the Jerusalem Post describes a meeting of the surviving soldiers who fought

Israeli & Jordanian Veterans Meet On Ammunition Hill 50 Years Later

Israeli & Jordanian Veterans Meet On Ammunition Hill 50 Years Later

This article from the Times of Israel describes a unique encounter between Israeli and Jordanian veterans of the Six Day War on Ammunition Hill, 50 years after the war. The

The Significance of Ammunition Hill

The Significance of Ammunition Hill

This home video (02:50) takes viewers on a brief tour of the bunkers and trenches of Ammunition Hill, emphasizing the heroism of the soldiers and the importance of the battle and

The Battle for Ammunition Hill: An Interview with Abraham Rabinovitch

The Battle for Ammunition Hill: An Interview with Abraham Rabinovitch

In this video (05:12), Abraham Rabinovich, author of “”The Battle for Jerusalem,” describes the battle for Ammunition Hill, including the strategic importance of the site, the lack of preparedness of the

PM Ariel Sharon’s Address at the Jerusalem Day Ceremony at Ammunition Hill

PM Ariel Sharon’s Address at the Jerusalem Day Ceremony at Ammunition Hill

This post presents the text of then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s speech at the Jerusalem Day Ceremony at Ammunition Hill on 6 June 2005, in which he pays tribute to

Inspired by 1967: A Panel Discussion with Yossi Klein Halevi, Michael Oren & Nir Barkat

Inspired by 1967: A Panel Discussion with Yossi Klein Halevi, Michael Oren & Nir Barkat

Held in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, this video (17:30) presents a panel discussion about the impact of the war and the reunification of Jerusalem

Ammunition Hill Memorial Site: Telling the Story

Ammunition Hill Memorial Site: Telling the Story

Produced by the Jewish National Fund, this video (02:09) describes the Memorial Site of Ammunition Hill as a symbol of Jewish and Israeli heroism. With clips from the head tour guide of the

IDF Veteran Yaki Hetz Returns to Ammunition Hill: 50 Years Later

IDF Veteran Yaki Hetz Returns to Ammunition Hill: 50 Years Later

In this video (04:19), produced by i24News to mark 50 years since the Six Day War, Yaakov “Yaki” Hetz, a decorated IDF veteran returns to Ammunition Hill, recalling the fear, chaos and ultimate

The Wall of Honor at Ammunition Hill: A Tribute to Jewish Soldiers Around the World

The Wall of Honor at Ammunition Hill: A Tribute to Jewish Soldiers Around the World

Produced by the Jewish National Fund, this video (06:32) introduces the Wall of Honor at Ammunition Hill, a tribute to the courage, heroism and sacrifice of Jewish soldiers who have

Interviews with Soldiers from Ammunition Hill: 40 Years Later

Interviews with Soldiers from Ammunition Hill: 40 Years Later

In this video (04:02), three IDF veterans recall the bloody battle of Ammunition Hill during the Six Day War. With honesty, humor and pain, they describe the lack of preparation, the

The Strategic Importance of the Battle for Ammunition Hill

The Strategic Importance of the Battle for Ammunition Hill

This video (07:40) recalls the bloody battle of Ammunition Hill, explaining why this strategic site needed to be conquered in order to liberate the Old City of Jerusalem. With useful

An Interview with the Director of “In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem”

An Interview with the Director of “In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem”

Filmed at Ammunition Hill, this video (06:47) presents an interview with Erin Zimmerman, the director of the Christian Broadcasting Network’s documentary, “In Our Hands,” which tells the story of the

The Battle for Jerusalem in the Six Day War: Survival of a Nation

The Battle for Jerusalem in the Six Day War: Survival of a Nation

Produced by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, this moving video (08:29) tells the story of Israel’s 1967 battles for Jerusalem and the ensuing liberation of the Old City and the Western

Introducing the Holy City from the Armon Hanatziv Promenade

Introducing the Holy City from the Armon Hanatziv Promenade

This low quality video (0:54) presents tour guide Muki Jankelowitz introducing a group to the significance of Jerusalem from the Armon Hanatziv Promenade, with a backdrop of the panoramic views

A Virtual Guide of the Western Wall Tunnels

A Virtual Guide of the Western Wall Tunnels

Created by All About Jerusalem, this video (05:08) takes viewers on a virtual tour of the Western Wall Tunnels, the continuation of the exposed Western Wall which extends for almost half a

A Virtual Tour of the Southern Wall Excavations

A Virtual Tour of the Southern Wall Excavations

Created by All About Jerusalem, in this video (03:13), tour guide and archaeologist Danny Herman, takes viewers on a virtual tour of the archaeological excavations of the Southern Wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Stepping

A Brief Virtual Tour of the Old City of Jerusalem

A Brief Virtual Tour of the Old City of Jerusalem

Created by the Israeli branch of the Trinity Broadcasting Network, the world’s largest Christian television, network, this video (06:14) takes viewers on a virtual guide of the Old City of

The History of the Old City of Jerusalem

The History of the Old City of Jerusalem

From HaAtika, the official website of the Old City of Jerusalem, this post presents a concise history of the Old City, from King David’s conquest of the city in 1000

The Sounds of the Old City of Jerusalem

The Sounds of the Old City of Jerusalem

Written by Sarah Tuttle-Singer, the New Media editor at the Times of Israel, this blog post describes the atmosphere and sounds of the Old City of Jerusalem, including the unique and

The Legends of Zedekiah’s Cave

The Legends of Zedekiah’s Cave

Created by All About Jerusalem, this video (03:27) introduces the mysterious site of Zedekiah’s Cave (also known as King Solomon’s Quarries and the Cave of the Kings), a 5 acre underground quarry beneath the

Touring the Four Quarters of the Old City from the Rooftops

Touring the Four Quarters of the Old City from the Rooftops

This video (06:21) from Israeli tour guide, Itay Rotem, presents an excellent introduction to the four quarters of the Old City of Jerusalem. From the rooftops of the Old City,

20 Famous Quotes About Jerusalem

20 Famous Quotes About Jerusalem

This post presents a selection of famous quotes about the power and role of Jerusalem from a wide range of sources, including the Bible, politicians, authors, poets and religious leaders.

Quotes from the Sages About Jerusalem

Quotes from the Sages About Jerusalem

This post presents a collection of quotes from rabbinic liturgy describing the significance of Jerusalem in Jewish tradition.  Quotes from the Sages About Jerusalem “Whoever did not see Jerusalem in

Jaffa Gate

Jaffa Gate

This informative video (03:11) tells the story of the history and significance of Jaffa Gate, one of the main entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem in both ancient and

Liberating the Old City of Jerusalem: A Personal Story

Liberating the Old City of Jerusalem: A Personal Story

Created by the Israel Defense Forces, this moving video (01:04) recalls the liberation of the Old City of Jerusalem and the Western Wall in the Six Day War through the

The Walls & Gates of the Old City of Jerusalem

The Walls & Gates of the Old City of Jerusalem

In this informative video (03:30), local tour guide Jenni Menashe gives an entertaining introduction to the history and significance of the walls and gates of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Ancient Maps of Jerusalem

Ancient Maps of Jerusalem

Created by the the Jerusalem Municipality, this article presents images and explanations of a collection of ancient maps of Jerusalem, many of which convey more about the way in which

The Gates of the Old City

The Gates of the Old City

This post presents a map of the seven gates in the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, along with a brief explanation of the history of each one. This

12 Things You Need to Know About Moses Montefiore: Jewish Benefactor Extraordinaire

12 Things You Need to Know About Moses Montefiore: Jewish Benefactor Extraordinaire

This article provides both basic biographical information and lesser known facts and anecdotes about Sir Moses Montefiore, the British Jewish philanthropist that founded the first Jerusalem neighborhoods outside of the

Tranquil Dwellings: The Story of Mishkenot Sha’ananim

Tranquil Dwellings: The Story of Mishkenot Sha’ananim

Written by Israeli tour guides, Shmuel and Aviva Bar Am, this article tells the story of Mishkenot Sha’ananim and Yemin Moshe, the first neighborhoods built outside of the walls of the

The Story Behind Jerusalem’s Iconic Windmill

The Story Behind Jerusalem’s Iconic Windmill

In Hebrew with English subtitles, this fascinating video (12:58) tells the story behind the iconic windmill of Jerusalem, showing how the flour mill constructed by Sir Moses Montefiore at the end

The History of the Windmill: Official Brochure

The History of the Windmill: Official Brochure

Created by the Jerusalem Foundation, this 10-page brochure details the history of Jerusalem’s iconic windmill, from the initial construction by Sir Moses Montefiore, damage sustained during the War of Independence, renovation following

The Jewish Journey of Sir Moses Montefiore

The Jewish Journey of Sir Moses Montefiore

Created by Orthodox Rabbi, Netanel Friedman, this video (04:23) explores Sir Moses Montefiore’s personal connection to Judaism throughout his life. After describing some of the British Jewish philanthropist’s famous contributions to the

Sir Moses Montefiore: “A Great Jew Devoted to the Jewish People”

Sir Moses Montefiore: “A Great Jew Devoted to the Jewish People”

In this short video (03:12), Jewish historian Rabbi Berel Wein, introduces the life and legacy of Sir Moses Montefiore, the British Jewish philanthropist who founded the first Jerusalem neighborhood outside

How Did Moses Montiefiore Convince People to Move to Yemin Moshe?

How Did Moses Montiefiore Convince People to Move to Yemin Moshe?

This short video (02:53), provides a brief introduction to the history of the Yemin Moshe neighborhood in Jerusalem, focusing on how Moses Montefiore convinced poor Jews to move beyond the

Jerusalem: The Eternal Jewish Capital

Jerusalem: The Eternal Jewish Capital

Featuring Danny Ayalon, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Israeli Ambassador to the US, this animated video (04:00) presents the historical, religious, cultural and physical connection of the Jews to Jerusalem

Women of the Wall: Liberating the Western Wall Again

Women of the Wall: Liberating the Western Wall Again

Created by the Women of the Wall in 2013, this promotional video (05:03) introduces the goals and challenges faced by this multi-denominational feminist organization whose goal is to secure the rights of

The History of Yom Kippur

The History of Yom Kippur

This article from ReformJudaism.org presents the historical development of the focus and rituals of Yom Kippur, from its biblical origins as a day centered on the Temple services to a

Educational Resources for Exploring the Western Wall Controversies

Educational Resources for Exploring the Western Wall Controversies

This post provides three different resources designed to help guide discussions and programming concerning some of the religious and political controversies surrounding the Western Wall. Created in 2003, some of

Sacred Siteseeing: A Virtual Tour of the Western Wall

Sacred Siteseeing: A Virtual Tour of the Western Wall

In this video (5:15) from Chabad.org, tour guide, Rabbi Mordechai Weiss, takes viewers on a virtual tour of the Western Wall, the Southern Wall Excavations and the Western Wall tunnels,

Rabbi Tzvi Yehudah Kook: Behind Our Wall

Rabbi Tzvi Yehudah Kook: Behind Our Wall

An English translation of an excerpt from an article written by Rav Tzvi Yehudah Kook in 1937, this piece describes the Western Wall as a symbol of the eternal nature

Six Reasons Why The Western Wall Is Holy

Six Reasons Why The Western Wall Is Holy

This article from Aish.com provides historical and spiritual reasons for why the Western Wall is a holy site in Jewish tradition. Among the explanations provided, Rabbi Shraga Simmons says that the Western Wall is the site

What is the Western Wall?

What is the Western Wall?

This short introductory video briefly summarizes the historical and religious significance of the Western Wall, the holiest site in Jewish tradition, also mentioning its role in modern political and religious

An Archaeological Approach to the Significance of the Western Wall & The Temple Mount

An Archaeological Approach to the Significance of the Western Wall & The Temple Mount

In this informative video (4:50), Ze’ev Orenstein, the Director of International Affairs at the City of David, presents the historical and biblical significance of the Western Wall and the Temple Mount. Filmed

The Ancient Significance of Mount Moriah

The Ancient Significance of Mount Moriah

This article briefly lists some of the ancient biblical stories that allegedly took place on Mount Moriah (later known as the Temple Mount), according to Jewish tradition. Although the Torah

Rabbi Sacks on Jerusalem: The 50th Anniversary of Reunification

Rabbi Sacks on Jerusalem: The 50th Anniversary of Reunification

In this moving video (7:15), Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, the previous Chief Rabbi of Great Britain, tells the moving story of the Jewish love affair with Jerusalem. He describes how the

Mourning Rituals at the Western Wall

Mourning Rituals at the Western Wall

In this post from JewishAnswers.org, Rabbi David Stadley (Orthodox) answers the question of what prayers should be said at the Western Wall. While mentioning that it is a special place

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Jazz Masters Bobby McFerrin and Chick Corea Live

Jazz Masters Bobby McFerrin and Chick Corea Live

In this clip (3:53) watch two modern Jazz legends — Chick Corea and Bobby McFerrin — improvise on the piano at a live performance at the Shuni Amphitheater in Binyamina.

Eric Burdon’s Almost-Cancelled Israeli Performance

Eric Burdon’s Almost-Cancelled Israeli Performance

The Shuni Amphitheater has seen some memorable performances over the years, like Eric Burdon‘s 2013 performance shown in this clip (4:45).  The amphitheater was built as part of the KKL-JNF’s

Infected Mushroom with Mayumana Live at Shuni

Infected Mushroom with Mayumana Live at Shuni

This is a snippet (5:50) from Israeli psytrance duo Infected Mushroom‘s pair-up with the acclaimed dance/percussion troupe Mayumana at the Shuni Amphitheater in 2015. Haifa-based Infected Mushroom has been one of

Yishai Shefi: Golden Sky

Yishai Shefi: Golden Sky

Performed by the Chelsea Symphony Orchestra, this instrumental song was composed by Yishai Shefi in memory of his brother, Hagai Shefi, and the rest of the victims of the 9/11 terror

A Million Stars: A Song in Memory of the Fallen Soldiers of the Second Lebanon War

A Million Stars: A Song in Memory of the Fallen Soldiers of the Second Lebanon War

This video presents a slideshow of pictures from the Har Adir observation point along with the song “A Million Stars,” sung by Amit Farkash in memory of her brother, Captain

Chava Alberstein / Naomi Shemer: All We Pray For (Lu Yehi)

Chava Alberstein / Naomi Shemer: All We Pray For (Lu Yehi)

Written by Naomi Shemer at the beginning of the Yom Kippur War as a prayer that the soldiers would return home in peace, this song captured the emotions of an

Code Red Song – Helping Children Deal with Terror

Code Red Song – Helping Children Deal with Terror

In this clip (1:14), watch the amazing way children of Sderot respond to a Code Red siren in their school. As the various classes make their way to their safe

Prayer of the Mothers by Yael Deckelbaum and Women Wage Peace

Prayer of the Mothers by Yael Deckelbaum and Women Wage Peace

In Prayer of the Mothers (5:20), Israeli artist Yael Deckelbaum pairs with Jewish and Palestinian women of the Women Wage Peace movement, singing together their joint prayer for peace. The grassroots

Children of Sderot by Tim Davis and Sha-Ron

Children of Sderot by Tim Davis and Sha-Ron

Children of Sderot (4:13) is a heartfelt outpouring of sympathy for the children of Israel’s border communities who grow up under constant threat of rocket barrage. Sderot is hardly over

Give Us a Hand and We’ll Go: The Century Song of Tel Aviv

Give Us a Hand and We’ll Go: The Century Song of Tel Aviv

This nostalgic song about the early days of Tel Aviv was chosen to be “The Century Song of Tel Aviv” by the Tel Aviv Municipality in 2009. Originally written by Zvika

Legend in the Dunes

Legend in the Dunes

In Hebrew with English subtitles, this nostalgic song tells the story of a century of Tel Aviv’s evolution, from its founding on sand dunes to its development into a modern

Arik Einstein: White City

Arik Einstein: White City

This audio recording from 1984 presents Arik Einstein’s rendition of a song written and composed by Naomi Shemer in 1958. The lyrics, provided below in English, paint a picturesque image

Oh God, We Want to Pray at Al-Aqsa: Arabic Children’s Song

Oh God, We Want to Pray at Al-Aqsa: Arabic Children’s Song

In Arabic with English subtitles, this music video features Mohammed Bashar and Dema Bashar singing about the historical and religious significance of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem in Muslim tradition and the

Safam: Nachamu Ami (Comfort My People)

Safam: Nachamu Ami (Comfort My People)

This video presents Safam singing “Nachamu Ami” in both Hebrew and English with Hebrew, English and transliterated subtitles. The lyrics, taken from Isaiah 40:1-3, are words of comfort from God

Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Yibaneh Hamikdash (The Temple Will Be Rebuilt)

Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Yibaneh Hamikdash (The Temple Will Be Rebuilt)

This short audio recording features Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach singing his original upbeat melody for “Yibaneh Hamikdash,” a popular Jewish song about the rebuilding of the Temple. The lyrics, provided below,

Naomi Shemer: Father’s Song

Naomi Shemer: Father’s Song

Written by Naomi Shemer in 1966, this song expresses the eternal Jewish hope and faith in the rebuilding of the Temple since its destruction in 70 AD by the Roman

The Melodians: Rivers of Babylon

The Melodians: Rivers of Babylon

This post presents “Rivers of Babylon,” a Rastafari song written by the Jamaican reggae group The Melodians in 1970. The lyrics, provided below and based on Psalms 19 and 137,

IDF Central Command Variety Ensemble: Guard of the Walls

IDF Central Command Variety Ensemble: Guard of the Walls

Written in 1977, this classic Israeli folk song by the Central Command Variety Ensemble of the Israel Defense Forces (Pikud Hamercaz) is written through the eyes of IDF soldiers, expressing their

Yaffa Yarkoni: Bab el Wad

Yaffa Yarkoni: Bab el Wad

Written by Haim Gouri, composed by Shmuel Farshko and performed by Yaffa Yarkoni, this moving song commemorates the battles of Bab El Wad / Sha’ar Hagai during the War of

Yehoram Gaon: From the Summit of Mount Scopus

Yehoram Gaon: From the Summit of Mount Scopus

This song, performed by Israeli singer and cultural icon, Yehoram Gaon, expresses the eternal Jewish longing to return to and rebuild Jerusalem and for the coming of the Messiah. From

Paul Simon: Silent Eyes

Paul Simon: Silent Eyes

Written by American singer-songwriter Paul Simon, Silent Eyes is a moving song about Jerusalem.  Silent Eyes Silent eyes Watching Jerusalem Make her bed of stones Silent eyes No one will

Blue Fringe: City of Gold

Blue Fringe: City of Gold

A moving song to Jerusalem, City of Gold was written by Blue Fringe, an American Jewish band.  City Of Gold What have I become When all I feel is numb

Meir Ariel: Jerusalem of Iron

Meir Ariel: Jerusalem of Iron

“Jerusalem of Iron” was written by Israeli singer-songwriter Meir Ariel following the Six Day War to the melody of Naomi Shemer’s famous “Jerusalem of Gold.” After taking part in the costly

Ami Yares & Heartbeat: Jerusalem

Ami Yares & Heartbeat: Jerusalem

This video features songwriter, musician and educator Ami Yares performing his original song “Jerusalem” together with Heartbeat, a social change organization that unites Israeli and Palestinian youth musicians. The lyrics, provided

Avraham Fried: Yerushalayim SheBalev

Avraham Fried: Yerushalayim SheBalev

With Hebrew and English lyrics on the backdrop of pictures of Jerusalem, this video features Avraham Fried‘s song “Yerushalayim Shebalev,” which describes Jerusalem as the spiritual center of the universe and the focus

Glykeria: Shabechi Yerushalyim

Glykeria: Shabechi Yerushalyim

This video presents Greek singer Glykeria’s Hebrew performance of the Israeli folk song, Shabechi Yerushalayim, together with the Israeli Philarmonic Orchestra. While the original song was written by Avihu Medina, the lyrics,

Don Mclean: Jerusalem

Don Mclean: Jerusalem

This video presents American singer-songwriter Don McLean’s song “Jerusalem,” written at the request of then-Jerusalem mayor Teddy Kollek for a promotional film for the city. The lyrics, provided below, describe

Yonina: Jerusalem Mashup

Yonina: Jerusalem Mashup

In this video, husband-wife team, Yonina, perform a creative medley of traditional and modern songs about Jerusalem, including Yaakov Shwekey’s melody for “If I Forget Thee, Oh Jerusalem,” an Israeli folk song by

Daliah Lavi: Jerusalem

Daliah Lavi: Jerusalem

This video presents Israeli actress, singer and model Daliah Lavi performing her song, Jerusalem, released in 1970. The lyrics, provided below, express the eternal exploration of the significance of Jerusalem.

Hadag Nachash: Here I Come (Lyrics & Lesson Plan)

Hadag Nachash: Here I Come (Lyrics & Lesson Plan)

This post presents Hadag Nachash’s song “Here I Come,” which follows one man’s journey between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and all that these two polar opposite cities represent about Israeli

Lach Yerushalayim: An Israeli Folk Song

Lach Yerushalayim: An Israeli Folk Song

This video presents the Israeli folk song, Lach Yerushalayim, written by Amos Etinger, composed by A. Rubinstein, and performed by Ran Eliran. The lyrics, provided below in Hebrew, English and

Maureen Nehedar: Beautiful Heights

Maureen Nehedar: Beautiful Heights

This video features Persian Jewish singer, Maureen Nehedar, singing an emotive melody for a moving song about Jerusalem, with lyrics by Spanish Jewish physician, poet and philosopher, Rabbi Yehuda Halevi

Alpha Blondy: Jerusalem

Alpha Blondy: Jerusalem

A call for peace between Jews, Christians and Muslims, this video features the reggae singer Alpha Blondy singing in English, Hebrew and French about the holy city of Jerusalem. To

Sabaton: Counterstrike – A Heavy Metal Song About the Six Day War

Sabaton: Counterstrike – A Heavy Metal Song About the Six Day War

This video presents a song about the Six Day War by Sabaton, a Swedish heavy metal band who’s songs recount historical battles. The lyrics, provided below, tell the story of

The Shira Chadasha Boys Choir: Psalm 125:1-2

The Shira Chadasha Boys Choir: Psalm 125:1-2

This music video features the Shira Chadasha Boys Choir’s song about Jerusalem, an emotive melody for Psalm 125:1-2. These verses, presented below in Hebrew and English, compare God’s devotion to His people

Ammunition Hill Song

Ammunition Hill Song

Written by Yair Rosenblum and Yoram Taharlev, this famous song (in Hebrew with English subtitles) tells the story of the bloody battle on Ammunition Hill during the Six Day War.  Ammunition

Naomi Shemer: The Binding of Isaac (Hebrew)

Naomi Shemer: The Binding of Isaac (Hebrew)

This Hebrew song by iconic Israeli singer, Naomi Shemer, tells the biblical story of the Binding of Isaac, as told in Genesis Chapter 22. According to Jewish tradition, God commanded Abraham

City of David: The Place Where it all Began

City of David: The Place Where it all Began

Created by the City of David, this song (03:01) encourages tourists to come visit the fascinating archaeological site that tells the story of ancient Jerusalem. 

Tisha B’Av at the Tayelet

Tisha B’Av at the Tayelet

This low quality video (01:18) shows the Armon Hanatziv Promenade on Tisha B’av, where people gather together, overlooking the Old City and the Temple Mount, to read Kinot (Elegies), hear the reading of

Musical Light Show in Zedekiah’s Cave

Musical Light Show in Zedekiah’s Cave

This video (01:02) presents a short clip from a fascinating musical light show in Zedekiah’s Cave (also called Solomon’s Quarries and the Cave of the Kings), a 5 acre underground quarry

Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival

Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival

A promotional video for the annual Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival, this video (02:01) presents highlights from this unique celebration of music, culture and diversity, which takes places largely in the

A Performance of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” on the Old City Walls

A Performance of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” on the Old City Walls

A live recording from the light show on the walls of the Old City celebrating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, this video features a collaboration of some of Israel’s

Light Show on the Old City Walls: A Timeline of Jerusalem

Light Show on the Old City Walls: A Timeline of Jerusalem

This video (09:52) presents a beautiful light show on the walls of the Old City, created as part of the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem. To the backdrop

The Sounds of the Old City of Jerusalem

The Sounds of the Old City of Jerusalem

Produced by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this video shows clips from the world music festival in the Old City of Jerusalem, including brief interviews with artists describing the unique

Shabechi Yerushalayim: A Musical Performance at the Re-dedication of the Windmill

Shabechi Yerushalayim: A Musical Performance at the Re-dedication of the Windmill

This video presents a musical performance at the ceremony marking the re-dedication of Jerusalem’s iconic windmill in 2012, where the restored landmark spun again for the first time in almost 120

Sir Moshe Montefiore: A Wind Band’s Rendition of the Famous Hebrew Song

Sir Moshe Montefiore: A Wind Band’s Rendition of the Famous Hebrew Song

This video presents a lovely version of Sir Moshe Montefiore, a famous Israeli song dedicated to the life and contributions of the British Jewish philanthropist who advocated for Jews around the world

Sir Moshe Montefiore: A Hebrew Song by Yehoram Gaon

Sir Moshe Montefiore: A Hebrew Song by Yehoram Gaon

This famous Israeli song is a tribute to the life and contributions of Sir Moses Montefiore, a British Jewish philanthropist who advocated for Jews around the world and built the

City of David: An Indie-Gospel Cover Song About Jerusalem

City of David: An Indie-Gospel Cover Song About Jerusalem

Entitled “City of David,” this is the official music video of Feter Hendel’s cover of an old gospel song taught to the legendary Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, featuring footage from throughout

Women of the Wall: Can’t Keep Quiet

Women of the Wall: Can’t Keep Quiet

Created by the Women of the Wall, this music video puts footage from the organization’s controversial monthly Rosh Chodesh minyan at the Western Wall to the backdrop of “Quiet” by MILCK,

Koolulam: 1000 People Sing Bob Marley’s “One Love” in Jerusalem

Koolulam: 1000 People Sing Bob Marley’s “One Love” in Jerusalem

This inspirational video presents 1000 people of different backgrounds who gathered together to sing “One Love” by Bob Marley in English, Hebrew and Arabic at the Tower of David in the Old

Miri Israeli: HaKotel (The Western Wall)

Miri Israeli: HaKotel (The Western Wall)

Written by American-born Israeli artist, Miri Israeli, this emotive song describes the Western Wall as a place where one can come for sincere prayer that will raise to the heavens.

Yossi Gamzu: The Kotel (The Western Wall)

Yossi Gamzu: The Kotel (The Western Wall)

Written by Israeli lyricist Yossi Gamzu and performed by Israeli singer Ofra Haza, the song HaKotel conveys the significance of the Western Wall by the stories of three people who pray there:

Yaakov Shwekey at the Western Wall on Jerusalem Day

Yaakov Shwekey at the Western Wall on Jerusalem Day

This video presents snippets from the concert of the well-known Jewish musical entertainer, Yaakov Shwekey, at the Western Wall on Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) in 2017. The Jerusalem Flag Parade takes place

Naomi Shemer: Yerushalayim Shel Zahav / Jerusalem of Gold

Naomi Shemer: Yerushalayim Shel Zahav / Jerusalem of Gold

This popular Israeli song written by Naomi Shemer describes the Jewish people’s age-old yearning for and ultimate return to Jerusalem. Released just three weeks before the outbreak of the Six Day War

Singing Ani Ma’amin at the Western Wall on Tisha B’Av

Singing Ani Ma’amin at the Western Wall on Tisha B’Av

This video shows thousands of worshippers gathered together at the Western Wall on Tisha B’av singing Ani Ma’amin (I Believe), a song about the Jewish belief in the coming of the Messiah.

If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem: A Carlebach Chuppah Song

If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem: A Carlebach Chuppah Song

This audio recording features Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach singing his original melody for “If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem,” a Hebrew song often sung under the chuppah prior to the breaking of the glass, reminding

If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem: A Chuppah Song

If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem: A Chuppah Song

This emotive video features Elior Itzkovitz Cohen singing “If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem,” a Hebrew song often sung under the chuppah prior to the breaking of the glass, reminding us of the destruction of

L’Shana Haba’ah: Next Year in Jerusalem

L’Shana Haba’ah: Next Year in Jerusalem

This song captures the eternal Jewish hope and prayer for the return to Jerusalem. Even though the Jewish people have technically returned to the city of Jerusalem, this song is still

Mareh Kohen: A Song About the High Priest’s Yom Kippur Service

Mareh Kohen: A Song About the High Priest’s Yom Kippur Service

This post provides an audio recording of “Mareh Kohen,” a song from the Yom Kippur Mussaf prayer service that attempts to capture the immense joy, relief and gratitude of the

Orthodox Evening Prayer Service for Yom Ha’atzmaut

Orthodox Evening Prayer Service for Yom Ha’atzmaut

This PDF booklet contains an Orthodox evening service for Yom Ha’atzmaut in Hebrew and English. Although the basis for the Yom Ha’atzmaut liturgy was written by Israel’s Chief Rabbinate in 1949,

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Interactive Israel Tourism Map

Interactive Israel Tourism Map

This interactive map divides Israel into 19 regions, each of which can be zoomed in on to display major attractions, holy sites, national parks, wildlife and more. By clicking on the blue

KKL-JNF Builds and Preserves Jerusalem

KKL-JNF Builds and Preserves Jerusalem

A true celebration of Jerusalem, this clip (6:44) offers a glimpse of some of the major contributions KKL-JNF has made to building, developing, and sustaining Israel’s capital city. From preserving

Tel Azekah: A View From Above

Tel Azekah: A View From Above

This wordless video (01:30) presents a drone view of Tel Azekah, the site of the biblical battle between David and Goliath. The video helps one understand the strategic importance of

Single Combat Duels: From David & Goliath to “Troy”

Single Combat Duels: From David & Goliath to “Troy”

This video clip from the movie, “Troy” (2004) presents the battle in which Achilles unexpectedly defeats the enormous Boagrius, reminiscent of the classic biblical underdog tale of David and Goliath. This

Planning the Prison Break – Scene from Exodus (1960)

Planning the Prison Break – Scene from Exodus (1960)

In this scene (2:18) from classic MGM film Exodus (1960), we see members of the pre-State underground movements planning a massive, clandestine operation to free Jewish prisoners held in the Acre prison. This is

The Azekah Inscription: The Strategic Importance of Azekah

The Azekah Inscription: The Strategic Importance of Azekah

The Azekah Inscription, today found in the British Museum, is a an archaeological discovery that describes the military campaign of King Sennacherib of Assyria against King Hezekiah of Judah, including the conquest

KKL-JNF: Blessing the Fruit Trees on Ammunition Hill

KKL-JNF: Blessing the Fruit Trees on Ammunition Hill

From 2017, the fiftieth anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, this video (02:45) shows a KKL-JNF ceremony held at Ammunition Hill in honor of the annual blessing for the budding

Celebrating Christmas in Nazareth

Celebrating Christmas in Nazareth

Including interviews with Christian tourists and pilgrims from around the world, this video (03:49) describes the unique atmosphere and festivities of Christmas in Nazareth, the childhood home of Jesus and “the place

The Assaf Siboni Observatory

The Assaf Siboni Observatory

Produced by a tourist to the site, this video (01:23) presents the view from the Assaf Siboni lookout point, located near Kibbutz Nir Am, which provides an excellent vantage point over

Yanchik Hill Memorial & Lookout

Yanchik Hill Memorial & Lookout

This post presents two photographs of the Yanchik Hill memorial and lookout point located outside of Kibbutz Nir Am. The first photograph features a sculpture of Yaakov (Yanchik) Gavri (1916-1986),

Views of the Ella Valley

Views of the Ella Valley

Created as part of an effort to protect the Ella Valley from construction plans, this video (03:15) showcases the sweeping views, flowered landscapes and archaeological sites of this unique area. 

Highlights of Nahal Hashofet

Highlights of Nahal Hashofet

This wordless video (01:05) presents some of the attractions of Nahal Hashofet, including the stream, accessible walking path, swimming area, forest, and more. 

The Tzippori Synagogue Mosaic

The Tzippori Synagogue Mosaic

From the American PBS television broadcasting website, this article provides photographs and explanations of the detailed mosaic work discovered on the floor of the ancient synagogue in Tzippori, the political and

Map of the White City of Tel Aviv

Map of the White City of Tel Aviv

This map of Tel Aviv highlights the areas of the city that feature Bauhaus architecture. Unfortunately, the map does not include street names, so it must be compared with a

Promotional Video for Tel Aviv White Night

Promotional Video for Tel Aviv White Night

Produced by the Israel Ministry of Tourism, this promotional video (0:52) encourages tourists from around the world to visit Israel for the “White Night” festival in Tel Aviv, an annual

The Flavors of Mahane Yehuda Market

The Flavors of Mahane Yehuda Market

This video, [02:37], published by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, portrays the vibrant atmosphere of the outdoor Mahane Yehuda market, a colorful microcosm of the diverse population of Jerusalem.

10 Must-See Bauhaus Buildings in Tel Aviv’s White City

10 Must-See Bauhaus Buildings in Tel Aviv’s White City

This short video (01:02) features ten of Tel Aviv’s most impressive Bauhaus-style buildings, part of the unique architectural collection that led to UNESCO’s proclamation of “The White City” as a

Mayor Ron Huldai: Innovation in Tel Aviv’s Past, Present & Future

Mayor Ron Huldai: Innovation in Tel Aviv’s Past, Present & Future

This video (10:20) presents Tel Aviv Mayor, Ron Huldai, speaking at the 2015 Tel Aviv Cities Summit, a conference that brings together urban leaders from around the world. Mayor Huldai shows how

The Machane Yehuda Market: A Reflection of Jerusalem

The Machane Yehuda Market: A Reflection of Jerusalem

This video [01:30], published by the Official Youtube Channel of the State of Israel, offers a glimpse into the bustling Machane Yehuda market in Jerusalem. Shoppers can find everything they

Amos Oz: Jerusalem vs. Tel Aviv

Amos Oz: Jerusalem vs. Tel Aviv

This post presents an exert from Amos Oz’s “A Tale of Love and Darkness” that compares the culture, atmosphere and people of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in the early years

Hayim Nahman Bialik on the First Hebrew City

Hayim Nahman Bialik on the First Hebrew City

This writing by Hayim Nahman Bialik (1873-1934), the national poet of Israel, expresses the inspiration and wonder he felt being part of the creation of the First Hebrew City –

Tel Aviv: 100 Years in 15 Minutes

Tel Aviv: 100 Years in 15 Minutes

Comprised of photographs and video footage from the the Tel Aviv archives, this video spans the impressive century-long journey of Tel Aviv, from its modest founding through decades of development

PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s Statement Regarding the Temple Mount

PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s Statement Regarding the Temple Mount

Filmed in 2015, amid rising tensions and violence between Israelis and Palestinians regarding an alleged change to the security arrangements by the Israeli authorities in regards to the Temple Mount,

Second Temple Archaeology

Second Temple Archaeology

This link opens up Bible History Online’s page about significant archaeological discoveries related to the Second Temple, including photographs and descriptions of inscriptions and coins from the area where the

The Legend of Napoleon on Tisha B’Av

The Legend of Napoleon on Tisha B’Av

This post retells the legend of Napoleon Bonaparte’s impressions upon stumbling upon a group of Jews mourning the destruction of the Temple on Tisha B’Av in Paris. Although several different

Diagram of the Temple Mount Expansions

Diagram of the Temple Mount Expansions

This post presents two diagrams depicting the size and layout of the Temple Mount during the First and Second Temple Periods. Both images compare the size of Solomon’s 500 cubit square platform

The Story Behind the Six Day War’s Most Famous Photo

The Story Behind the Six Day War’s Most Famous Photo

Produced by the Christian Broadcasting Network, this short interview (04:26) with photographer David Rubinger reveals the story behind the iconic picture of the Six Day War of three paratroopers in front of

Letters from Jerusalem: 1947-1948

Letters from Jerusalem: 1947-1948

This link provides a sample of letters that capture the spirit of the new country from the book “Letters from Jerusalem, 1947-1948” by Zipporah Porath, a young American woman who came to

Trailer for “In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem”

Trailer for “In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem”

This video (1:31) is a trailer for the Christian Broadcasting Network’s documentary, “In Our Hands,” which tells the story of the battle for Jerusalem in the Six Day War. Combining dramatic

Ethiopian Jews Celebrate Sigd in Jerusalem

Ethiopian Jews Celebrate Sigd in Jerusalem

Produced by the Christian Broadcasting Network, this short news segment (02:26) introduces the ancient Ethiopian Jewish holiday of Sigd, which symbolizes the acceptance of the Torah and yearning for Jerusalem. Filmed

Rabbi Yehuda Halevi: Jerusalem

Rabbi Yehuda Halevi: Jerusalem

This post presents medieval Spanish Jewish physician poet and philosopher Rabbi Yehuda Halevi’s poem “Jerusalem,” translated to English by Robert Mezey. The poem expresses his deep desire to return to

Natan Yonatan: Everyone Has a Jerusalem

Natan Yonatan: Everyone Has a Jerusalem

This post presents an English translation of a Hebrew poem about Jerusalem written by celebrated Israeli poet, Natan Yonatan (1923-2004).  Everyone Has a Jerusalem For everyone there is a city

Genesis 22:1-18 – The Binding of Isaac

Genesis 22:1-18 – The Binding of Isaac

This post presents an English translation of the biblical text of the Binding of Isaac, as told in Genesis Chapter 22. According to Jewish tradition, God commanded Abraham to sacrifice

An Animated 3D Reconstruction of the City of David and the Temple

An Animated 3D Reconstruction of the City of David and the Temple

A short clip from the 3D movie from the City of David tour, this video (01:22) shows an animated recreation of what the City of David and the Temple might have

Assassin’s Creed Meets Parkour in the Old City

Assassin’s Creed Meets Parkour in the Old City

This entertaining video (03:39) features two talented daredevils flipping and jumping over the rooftops and alleyways of the Old City of Jerusalem. A cross between Assassin’s Creed, an action-adventure stealth video game,

The Old City, Now and Then: 1925 and 2012

The Old City, Now and Then: 1925 and 2012

This video (06:47) compares video footage from the holy sites of the Old City in 1925 and 2012, including Jaffa Gate, Damascus Gate, the Western Wall, the Temple Mount, the Mount of

Voices of Jerusalem: Celebrating 50 Years Since the Reunification

Voices of Jerusalem: Celebrating 50 Years Since the Reunification

Produced by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat in celebration of the 50th anniversary since the reunification of the city during the Six Day War, this video (02:48) conveys the uniqueness of Jerusalem

Maps of Each of the Four Quarters of the Old City

Maps of Each of the Four Quarters of the Old City

From HaAtika, the official website of the Old City of Jerusalem, this post presents a clear map of the gates, streets and some major attractions of the Old City of Jerusalem, plus a

The Old City of Jerusalem: A Magical City of Splendor

The Old City of Jerusalem: A Magical City of Splendor

Produced by the Israel Ministry of Tourism, this video (01:29) presents some of the highlights of the Old City of Jerusalem, as well as quotes from locals and tourists describing

Tourist Map of the Old City of Jerusalem

Tourist Map of the Old City of Jerusalem

Created by iTravelJerusalem, this comprehensive map highlights the main tourist attraction and historical sites in the Old City of Jerusalem, including the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa, believed

The Church Bells of the Holy Sepulchre

The Church Bells of the Holy Sepulchre

This video (01:58) presents the ringing of the bells of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Christian Quarter of the Old City, one of the most sacred sites to Christians,

The Jerusalem Festival of Light in the Old City

The Jerusalem Festival of Light in the Old City

This video (01:34) presents some highlights from the The 2017 Jerusalem Festival of Light in 2017, an annual event in which the ancient architecture of the Old City is brought

A Timeline of Mishkenot Sha’ananim: 1855-2013

A Timeline of Mishkenot Sha’ananim: 1855-2013

This link will open up an illustrated timeline of Mishekenot Sha’ananim, the first neighborhood established outside of the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, starting from the purchasing of the

Sir Moses Montefiore’s Coat of Arms

Sir Moses Montefiore’s Coat of Arms

This post presents a picture and basic explanation of Sir Moses Montefiore’s Coat of Arms, which features symbols of Judaism and the Land of Israel, including a Lion of Judah,

Jerusalem’s Restored Windmill Spins for the First Time

Jerusalem’s Restored Windmill Spins for the First Time

Shared by the Jerusalem Foundation, this very short video shows the exciting moment when the iconic windmill of Jerusalem spun for the first time in almost 120 years at a

Jerusalem: Not Quite What You Expected – Yemin Moshe

Jerusalem: Not Quite What You Expected – Yemin Moshe

This short animated video, featuring two imaginary creatures playing on Jerusalem’s iconic windmill, was part of a 50th anniversary project of the Jerusalem Foundation that aimed to bring a fresh perspective

Sir Moses Montefiore & The Windmill on the Old Shekel Note

Sir Moses Montefiore & The Windmill on the Old Shekel Note

This post features a picture of a one shekel note from 1980-1985, when the Old Israeli Shekel was the currency of the State of Israel. The Old Israeli Shekel banknotes commemorated

Upcoming Events & Attractions in Israel

Upcoming Events & Attractions in Israel

This post provides four different resources to find upcoming cultural events and attractions throughout the country, including festivals, concerts, lectures, comedy shows, art exhibits and more. With the option to

S.Y. Agnon on the Windmill

S.Y. Agnon on the Windmill

This post presents a short quote about the windmill built by Sir Moses Montefiore outside of the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem from S.Y. Agnon’s book “Only Yesterday.”

The Windmill in Yemin Moshe: Now & Then

The Windmill in Yemin Moshe: Now & Then

This short, artistic video (0:37) compares an old photograph of the famous windmill in Yemin Moshe in 1955 with a photograph of the same spot in 2016, highlighting how progress

Windmill of Yemin Moshe: A Poem by Yehuda Amichai

Windmill of Yemin Moshe: A Poem by Yehuda Amichai

The post presents “Windmill of Yemin Moshe,” a poem written by iconic Israeli poet, Yehuda Amichai, about the famous windmill build by Sir Moses Montefiore in Yemin Moshe, the Jerusalem neighbourhood in

Where To Eat Shabbat Meals in Israel

Where To Eat Shabbat Meals in Israel

This post offers information about how you can get set up for Shabbat meals in different locations throughout Israel. Please note that some are free events at private homes or

Transportation in Israel

Transportation in Israel

This article by Israeli tour guide, Oren Cahanovitc, explains everything you need to know to get around Israel by car or public transportation. He provides links and basic information regarding car rentals, trains,

13 Things to Know Before Travelling to Israel

13 Things to Know Before Travelling to Israel

From public transportation, tipping and language to unique aspects of Israeli culture, this article by Rebecca Gomby from Culture Trip, provides tourists with practical, humorous and interesting insights into Israeli

Grocery Shopping in Israel

Grocery Shopping in Israel

Aimed at new immigrants, this article from The Jerusalem Post provides a basic guide to the different ways to go grocery shopping in Israel, including at a major supermarket, a

Top 5 Foods You Have to Try in Israel

Top 5 Foods You Have to Try in Israel

Written by Ashley of  iGoogledIsrael, an online travel guide, restaurant reviewer and events calendar, this article provides a guide to the top five Israeli dishes – falafel, hummus, shwarma, jachnun, and shakshooka –

A Guide to Ordering Coffee in Israel

A Guide to Ordering Coffee in Israel

This post will help you navigate Israeli coffee culture and make sure you get the type of coffee you want. The video, created by Tamar Pross, the founder of Citizen Café

Ask Israelis: What Defines Israeli Culture?

Ask Israelis: What Defines Israeli Culture?

Created by Corey Gil-Shuster from The Ask Project, this video (07:44) asks local Jewish Israelis what defines Israeli culture. Their answers touch on everything from food and values to language, religion

A Practical & Educational Tour of the Israeli Wallet

A Practical & Educational Tour of the Israeli Wallet

This article by Israeli tour guide, Oren Cahanovitc, provides an introduction to the coins and bills used in Israel, including an explanation of the worth of each unit as well as

Tipping in Israel: When and How Much?

Tipping in Israel: When and How Much?

Written by Ashley of  iGoogledIsrael, an online travel guide, restaurant reviewer and events calendar, this useful article provides information about tipping etiquette in Israel, including who to tip, who not to tip, and

A Humorous Guide to Israeli Slang

A Humorous Guide to Israeli Slang

Created by Renny Grinshpan, a Canadian immigrant to Israel known for her creative and comedic videos, this funny video serves as an alphabetic introduction to some of the most popular

Haifa Municipality: Culture, Leisure and Sports

Haifa Municipality: Culture, Leisure and Sports

This article from the Haifa Municipality website for English-speaking immigrants provides information about culture, leisure and sports in the city, including entertainment, libraries, museums, community centers, tourist attractions, parks, sports

Upcoming Events & Attractions in Haifa

Upcoming Events & Attractions in Haifa

This post provides four different resources to find upcoming cultural events and attractions in Haifa, including festivals, concerts, lectures, art exhibits and more. 1. Haifa Tourist Board Festival Page The Haifa

Useful Hebrew Words and Phrases

Useful Hebrew Words and Phrases

Created by Arza World, a travel and tourism organization primarily serving the Reform Jewish community, this 2-page Israel-Hebrew dictionary provides a lexicon of basic Hebrew words and phrases to help

Public Transportation in Haifa

Public Transportation in Haifa

This article from EL AL provides everything you need to know to get around Haifa using public transportation, including busses, trains, the light-rail, service taxis, and the country’s only underground train system.

How to Stay Fit in Haifa

How to Stay Fit in Haifa

This post offers links to all of the fitness centers you need to stay active and fit during your time in Haifa.  1. Haifa Sports Centers Haifa has several major

Where to Eat Shabbat Meals in Haifa

Where to Eat Shabbat Meals in Haifa

This post offers information about how you can get set up for Shabbat meals in Haifa. Please note that some are free events at private homes or public centers, while

Haifa Maps: Attractions & Public Transportation Routes

Haifa Maps: Attractions & Public Transportation Routes

This post provides several useful maps for visitors to Haifa – an English map presenting local sites and attractions, an English map of the Metronit Light Rail Routes, and a

How to Stay Fit in Jerusalem

How to Stay Fit in Jerusalem

This post offers links to all of the fitness centers you need to stay active and fit during your time in Jerusalem. 1. Fun in Jerusalem: Gyms & Pools Fun

Haifa Walking Tours

Haifa Walking Tours

This post presents resources for interesting free and private tours exploring the sites, food and nature of Haifa. The featured video introduces the Haifa Street Food Tour, a private tour of

Top 18 Things to Do in Haifa for Free

Top 18 Things to Do in Haifa for Free

This article from ISRAEL21c presents a roundup of the best free attractions that Haifa has to offer, including holy shrines and places of worship, beautiful views, gardens and beaches, museums and

Where to Eat Shabbat Meals in Jerusalem

Where to Eat Shabbat Meals in Jerusalem

This post offers information about how you can get set up for Shabbat meals in Jerusalem. Please note that some are free events at private homes or public centers, while

Public Transportation in Jerusalem

Public Transportation in Jerusalem

This post provides links to websites that can help you get around Jerusalem using public transportation. This article explains how to use the public busses and light rail in Jerusalem, including

Jerusalem Maps: Attractions & Public Transportation Routes

Jerusalem Maps: Attractions & Public Transportation Routes

This post provides useful maps for visitors to Jerusalem, including those that highlight tourist attractions and bus routes. This link provides a comprehensive and interactive unofficial English map of all of the

10 Must-Have Apps for Visiting Israel

10 Must-Have Apps for Visiting Israel

This useful article from The Jerusalem Post presents ten must-have smartphone apps for visitors to Israel, including navigation apps whether you are by foot, car, taxi or public transportation, as well

Top 10 Tourism Apps for Exploring Israel

Top 10 Tourism Apps for Exploring Israel

This useful article from ISRAEL21c offers ten virtual tourism apps that will help you get the most of your trip to Israel without having to hire a tour guide. Some

Sample Israeli Apartment Rental Contract (Hebrew & English)

Sample Israeli Apartment Rental Contract (Hebrew & English)

Although there is no obligatory uniform apartment rental contract in Israel, this post presents an English translation of a standard contract from UNadlan. To see a standard Hebrew contract, click here.

Hanukkah in the Old City of Jerusalem

Hanukkah in the Old City of Jerusalem

This short video (01:55) captures the magical festive atmosphere of Hanukkah in the Old City of Jerusalem, including tables of sufganiyot, the giant menorah at the Western Wall, and families lighting

Prayers Ascend to Heaven at the Western Wall

Prayers Ascend to Heaven at the Western Wall

Through beautiful imagery and animation, this video conveys the power of prayer, depicting the traditional Jewish belief that prayers of all types from all around the world ascend to heaven

Footage from the Liberation of the Western Wall and the Temple Mount in 1967: “The Temple Mount is in Our Hands”

Footage from the Liberation of the Western Wall and the Temple Mount in 1967: “The Temple Mount is in Our Hands”

This short video from the Israel Defense Forces presents actual footage from the historic moment when Israeli soldiers overcame Arab troops and reached the Western Wall during the Six Day

A Selection of Yehuda Amichai’s Poems About Jerusalem

A Selection of Yehuda Amichai’s Poems About Jerusalem

This post offers the English translation of a selection of poems about Jerusalem, written by the iconic poet, Yehuda Amichai, who spent much of his life in the city. Some of

The Western Wall: A Poem

The Western Wall: A Poem

This poem by Anthony Shacknofsky conveys the significance of the Western Wall through a poetic summary of the history of this sacred site, from the days of the Temple, through destruction

Tzelofhad’s Daughters: A Feminist Poem About the Western Wall

Tzelofhad’s Daughters: A Feminist Poem About the Western Wall

This thought provoking poem by progressive Jewish feminist, Abby Caplin, draws a parallel between the biblical Daughters of Tzelofhad and the modern Women of the Wall. Both groups fight for gender equality

Quotes from Israeli Leaders Upon the Liberation of the Western Wall in 1967

Quotes from Israeli Leaders Upon the Liberation of the Western Wall in 1967

An excerpt from a longer article about the liberation of the Western Wall in the Six Day War in 1967 and the Israeli commitment to preserving freedom of worship for

Activity Booklet for Children Visiting the Western Wall

Activity Booklet for Children Visiting the Western Wall

This small booklet contains engaging games, activities, coloring pages, introductory information and fun assignments designed for children visiting the Western Wall. Created by the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, a governmental body established by

Celebrities Visit the Western Wall

Celebrities Visit the Western Wall

This simple video is a slideshow of photographs of famous people visiting the Western Wall in Jerusalem, including political leaders such as Barack Obama, George Bush, and Bill Clinton, religious leaders

Live Stream of the Western Wall

Live Stream of the Western Wall

This link opens up the Western Wall camera from Aish.com, where people from all over the world can see a live stream of one of the world’s holiest sites from

Haim Hefer: The Paratroopers Are Crying

Haim Hefer: The Paratroopers Are Crying

In this moving poem, Israeli songwriter, poet and writer, Haim Hefer, poetically describes the historic moment of the liberation of the Western Wall by Israeli paratroopers in the Six Day War

Australian Students Visit the Western Wall for the First Time

Australian Students Visit the Western Wall for the First Time

This moving video captures the moment that 29 Jewish high school students from Australia visit the Western Wall for the first time, after learning and dreaming about it for 16

Young Adults Celebrate Their Bar/Bat Mitzvah in Israel

Young Adults Celebrate Their Bar/Bat Mitzvah in Israel

This 3 minute long video from Taglit-Birthright Israel shares the experiences of young adult participants who held their Bar/Bat Mitzvah in Israel. Whether they were celebrating for the first or second

S.Y. Agnon’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

S.Y. Agnon’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

This post presents the audio recording (Hebrew) and translated text of a short excerpt from Israeli author Shai (Shmuel Yosef) Agnon’s acceptance speech after being awarded the Nobel Prize for

BBC Archives: Tensions in Jerusalem Following the Six Day War

BBC Archives: Tensions in Jerusalem Following the Six Day War

From the archives of the BBC, this video (03:20) presents the tensions in Jerusalem immediately following the Six Day War. The video presents the psychological effect of Israel’s unification of Jerusalem and

President Reuven Rivlin’s Speech at Opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

President Reuven Rivlin’s Speech at Opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

This video (06:52) presents Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin’s speech at the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem in 2018. He speaks of the Jewish people’s eternal connection to Jerusalem, Jerusalem’s

PM Ariel Sharon’s Address at the Jerusalem Day Ceremony at Ammunition Hill

PM Ariel Sharon’s Address at the Jerusalem Day Ceremony at Ammunition Hill

This post presents the text of then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s speech at the Jerusalem Day Ceremony at Ammunition Hill on 6 June 2005, in which he pays tribute to

An Interview with the Director of “In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem”

An Interview with the Director of “In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem”

Filmed at Ammunition Hill, this video (06:47) presents an interview with Erin Zimmerman, the director of the Christian Broadcasting Network’s documentary, “In Our Hands,” which tells the story of the

20 Famous Quotes About Jerusalem

20 Famous Quotes About Jerusalem

This post presents a selection of famous quotes about the power and role of Jerusalem from a wide range of sources, including the Bible, politicians, authors, poets and religious leaders.

Quotes from the Sages About Jerusalem

Quotes from the Sages About Jerusalem

This post presents a collection of quotes from rabbinic liturgy describing the significance of Jerusalem in Jewish tradition.  Quotes from the Sages About Jerusalem “Whoever did not see Jerusalem in

Liberating the Old City of Jerusalem: A Personal Story

Liberating the Old City of Jerusalem: A Personal Story

Created by the Israel Defense Forces, this moving video (01:04) recalls the liberation of the Old City of Jerusalem and the Western Wall in the Six Day War through the

Ancient Maps of Jerusalem

Ancient Maps of Jerusalem

Created by the the Jerusalem Municipality, this article presents images and explanations of a collection of ancient maps of Jerusalem, many of which convey more about the way in which

Educational Resources for Exploring the Western Wall Controversies

Educational Resources for Exploring the Western Wall Controversies

This post provides three different resources designed to help guide discussions and programming concerning some of the religious and political controversies surrounding the Western Wall. Created in 2003, some of

Reenactment of the Biblical Shavuot First-Fruits & Twin Loaves Offerings

Reenactment of the Biblical Shavuot First-Fruits & Twin Loaves Offerings

This 4-minute long video presents a reenactment of the first-fruit and twin loaves offerings, as they were performed in the ancient Temple in Jerusalem on the festival of Shavuot. Due to the

Tisha B’Av at the Tayelet

Tisha B’Av at the Tayelet

This low quality video (01:18) shows the Armon Hanatziv Promenade on Tisha B’av, where people gather together, overlooking the Old City and the Temple Mount, to read Kinot (Elegies), hear the reading of

Musical Light Show in Zedekiah’s Cave

Musical Light Show in Zedekiah’s Cave

This video (01:02) presents a short clip from a fascinating musical light show in Zedekiah’s Cave (also called Solomon’s Quarries and the Cave of the Kings), a 5 acre underground quarry

Shabechi Yerushalayim: A Musical Performance at the Re-dedication of the Windmill

Shabechi Yerushalayim: A Musical Performance at the Re-dedication of the Windmill

This video presents a musical performance at the ceremony marking the re-dedication of Jerusalem’s iconic windmill in 2012, where the restored landmark spun again for the first time in almost 120

Light Show on the Old City Walls: A Timeline of Jerusalem

Light Show on the Old City Walls: A Timeline of Jerusalem

This video (09:52) presents a beautiful light show on the walls of the Old City, created as part of the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem. To the backdrop

The Sounds of the Old City of Jerusalem

The Sounds of the Old City of Jerusalem

Produced by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this video shows clips from the world music festival in the Old City of Jerusalem, including brief interviews with artists describing the unique

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