Let’s Talk About Olives
By: Gila Levitan
January 5, 2023
Gazing out the window while travelling across the Galilee, between the mountains and valleys, the view is punctuated unmistakably by olive groves. From their twisted trunks to their leafy branches, these special trees, which are green year-round, bear a fruit that is treasured for its many uses. Traversing the Galilee by foot walk through the […]
Israel’s Abundance – and Beyond…
By: Shawna Goodman
September 18, 2022
It’s hard to believe that, though I’ve already been living in Israel for 8 years, I still discover incredible flavours, become inspired by new people, and travel to new areas of the country, all while feeling the permanence of home. A native Canadian, I picked up my life at the age of 43 and, together […]
L’Chaim! To Life – and to Love
By: Yael Raden
August 12, 2022
This weekend in Israel, many will be celebrating Tu B’av (15th of Av), better known today as Israel’s Valentine’s day. But did you know that this modern celebration of love is rooted in an ancient Jewish tradition? During the period of the Second Temple, on the 15th of Av, unmarried women would dress all in […]
Swim Like A Sabra – Discover Israel’s Lesser-known Natural Springs and Waters 
By: Yael Raden
August 2, 2022
Now’s your chance to experience an authentic Israeli summer by exploring Israel’s off-the-beaten-track water trails and natural springs  If you’re planning to exploring Israel this summer, you’re not alone! Israelis across the country are already enjoying their hofesh gadol or summer break, and traveling across the country in search of the best natural springs to […]
The Lupine Hill, a Giant, and a Wedding
By: Maayan Boiarski
March 1, 2022
For me, being in nature uplifts my soul. It has been proven that exposure to nature not only makes one feel better emotionally, but it also contributes to your physical wellbeing – it reduces blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and lowers the production of stress hormones. Following these couple of incredibly stressful an anxiety-ridden […]
The Land of Milk and Honey… and Unique Flora
By: Liron Aharonson
January 27, 2022
Many Israeli traditions and customs are strongly tied to the land and the fruit it bears. Tu B’Shevat, or Israeli Arbor Day, is celebrated each year in late winter. Trees are usually planted on this holiday. However, as this is a Shmita year (occurs every seven years), requiring the soil and land to rest for […]
The Israel National Trail – My Trail, Your Trail, Our Trail
By: Segev Ben Shalom
January 6, 2022
Every now and then, I feel a strong pull to go out into nature – to a place not far from home, a place that changes with every season. I think about interesting people I will meet along the way, about stopping under a random tree where I can pull out my stove, boil water […]

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