The flip side of ostentatious vigilance at Ben Gurion Airport
In continuation of the theme begun by Sergei Dole about what he happened to experience at Ben-Gurion's Israeli airport, I would like to give a logical continuation. And ask a…

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Israel is an alien and so dear!
For most of the year, people living in Russia dream or plan their trip to the sea. And where is it all year round, at least warm, and often just…

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Farewell to Jerusalem
Jerusalem is a holy city for the three world religions. There is no other place on earth where God is so remembered. Orthodox pilgrims from Russia in recent centuries have…

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creation turned

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

Cana of Galilee. Wedding Churches
Having left Nazareth (on highway number 754) by the path that Jesus walked after His expulsion from the city, we soon stop in the settlement of Cana of Galilee. Why…

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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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Caesarea - the city that Herod built
We were about to meet Caesarea, an ancient port built by King Herod and now located about 40 km from Tel Aviv. As soon as you enter the territory of…

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Jerusalem. Yad Vashem Memorial
A visit to the Yad Vashem Memorial does not require a preface. The theme is clear without it. The Nazi crimes during the Second World War, one way or another…

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