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Baba’s Story – Surviving the Shoah

Dear Baba, Today is your birthday and although we have never met, I am thinking of you. You may not know this but every time I dust the dining room table and chairs, which you had protected with plastic for so many years and that now stands in our dining room, I say hello to […]

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Sea of Galilee in Israel

Exploring The Sea of Galilee – Following Jesus

The sky was perfectly blue without even the slightest interference of cloud and the earth was uneven with seemingly barren hills, yet there was evidence that nomadic peoples have stopped along this route. In the foreground short plants that are destined to become tumble weeds and occasional trees are sprinkled throughout this Biblical location. Our […]

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Museums of Israel

Our Museum Tour in Israel

Israel may be small in size but it is teeming with top notch museums just the same. In fact, according to CNN, Israel has the highest number of museums per capita in the world, easily causing a visitor to become quite overwhelmed. In the interest of helping you narrow down your list, here are our […]

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Stations of the Cross in Old Jerusalem

The Way of the Cross – Walking in Jesus’ Footsteps

Much like going to the Israeli Museum or visiting the Western Wailing Wall, walking the way of the cross began as just another item on my “things to do in Jerusalem” list but it ended up being much more than a tourist activity. Although my empathy for what Jesus went through grew with each station, […]

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Land of Milk & Honey: Being Vegan in Israel

At first glance, one might think that traveling as vegan in Israel, a country known as the “land of milk and honey”, would be difficult. We were relieved, however, to find it wonderfully simple. Israel’s strategic location at the eastern edge of the sun-drenched Mediterranean works magic for fresh produce. A cornucopia of sweet figs, […]

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Logo of Buddha Burgers Vegan Restaurant in Tel Aviv

Buddha Burgers Vegan Restaurant – Tel Aviv

Buddha Burgers is an eatery that, in our opinion, perfectly personifies the vegan lifestyle. While we find many vegan restaurants focus solely on the health advantages of a meatless diet, Buddha Burgers is different. It presents you with delicious meals, as your eyes dart around the walls looking at posters with “Meat is Murder” slogans. […]

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Taste of Life, an organic vegan restaurant in Tel Aviv

Taste of Life Vegan Restaurant in Tel Aviv

Located in the heart of Tel Aviv steps away from the beach, Taste of Life is an unpretentious, 2-story vegan restaurant. Their dining room has a school cafeteria atmosphere, with its tables and chairs looking like they came from a classroom. Even with some booths and a fresh, green motif, the place felt a bit […]

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Fellow hikers enjoy the sunrise at the top of Masada

Hiking up to Masada at Sunrise

The alarm pierced the silence at the ungodly hour of 5:00am. My leg muscles were sore from our hike up to David’s Waterfall the day before in Ein Gedi National Park. And I had a headache, no doubt due to a mild case of dehydration from staying in the Dead Sea a bit too long […]

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24 Rupee, a vegetarian restaurant in Tel Aviv

24 Rupee – Vegetarian Indian Restaurant in Tel Aviv

Inconspicuously located between motorbike repair shops in South Tel Aviv, 24 Rupee dishes out some delicious Indian fusion food. Had we not been with friends from Tel Aviv, we would have surely passed right by this fantastic vegan-friendly restaurant, as its glass doors are camouflaged among the neighboring storefronts. With its floor seating, 24 Rupee’s […]

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Hamsa ornaments in the Carmel Market in Tel Aviv

Experiencing the Carmel Market in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv’s Carmel Market is more than a shopping experience; it is a feast for all the senses. Be sure to set aside some time to fully appreciate all Carmel Market has to offer. Sight There is so much to see at the Carmel Market, including brightly colored fruits and veggies, vibrant art and a […]

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