Mine Herr Hermon
We sit in Jerusalem. The beginning of March, rain outside the window, the wind blows off the bold passers-by. My interlocutor says: "I'm tired of everything, I'll go skiing tomorrow."…

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Want to take a walk in Israel? Be truthful and sincere
The consular service of the Embassy of the State of Israel in Russia is the very place that no person can get around who decides to go to this country…

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Israel Entry Rules: Tips & Warnings
Israel belongs to the category of visa-free countries not only for Russians, but also for citizens of Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia. At the moment, it is the last two countries…

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Travel to holy places

Late in the evening, a scheduled bus drove up to the Sheremetyevo-2 Airport sparkling with thousands of lights. I have not been here for a long time, and the changes immediately caught my eye. The appearance of passengers has especially changed. Previously, smug business travelers, timid tourists, and exhausted departing emigrants predominated. Now the bulk were “shuttles”, who occupied all conceivable places for rest with their huge bags, and impudent vacationers traveling with the whole family — they began relaxation even before the border control, where, by the way, the pretty soldiers were replaced by pretty girls. Continue reading

The sea is calling

Israel is certainly lucky with the Dead Sea: the name itself attracts many people who need treatment or prevention of health. The fact that the level of medical care in Israel is not inferior to the leading European clinics, but at the same time it is more affordable, is encouraging potential patients.

The words “medical resort on the Dead Sea” usually means the hotel town of Ein Bokek, which is located on the southern tip of the west coast. You can go from end to end in an hour. The whole resort consists of a couple of dozen 3-5 * hotels, several clinics, shops, a small shopping center, several cafes and a couple of restaurants. The atmosphere here is specific: silence, calm and, at first glance, boredom. But people go to Ein Bokek precisely for this: take a break from the bustle and undergo a course of treatment. Therefore, there are no discos and noisy promenades in the town and are not expected. Continue reading

Nazareth. Church Synagogue

Note: Visiting this Christian shrine is not included in all excursion routes. But it always follows after a visit to the Church of the Annunciation. Therefore, I consider it appropriate to explain how to get to it. After leaving the Temple, you need to go to the entrance to the Arab market (about 50 meters). Log in to it. Walk along the main aisle, turn left into the first aisle, turn right after 20-30 meters, and after about 15 meters, on the right side, you will find the gate leading to the Greek Catholic Church. Enter and to your left is the entrance to the Synagogue Church. If it is closed, ring the bell, after a while a minister will come out who, at your request, will open the door for you.

“For about six years, probably, like all children, I went to school at the Nazareth Synagogue. Sitting on the floor around the scroll of the Law, the children repeated the same verse of Scripture after the teacher … until they memorized it. Probably, little Yeshua also merged his children’s voice with this choir. And from the age of twelve, he already went on Saturdays to the synagogue, “the house of assembly,” to pray with adults, listen to the sermon and Aramaic translation of the Scriptures. Continue reading

Blink. Church of St. Mary Magdalene
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The Dead Sea
For hundreds of years, humanity has not ceased to wonder at the harsh lifelessness of this sea. This is the water basin with the highest salinity in the world -…

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Excursion from Sharm El Sheikh to Israel
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