Nazareth
The bells ring from church towers. Monks in hoods and frolicing children flashed among crowds of pilgrims from around the world. The aromas of fresh coffee, exotic spices and freshly…

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Grottoes, cormorants, catfish, turtles and the lights of Tiberias
After an endless stream of historical information (and what to do, such a country!), A change of impressions was simply necessary for us. Which is what happened. Just 20 km…

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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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Blink. Church of St. Mary Magdalene

Josephus calls the settlement Tarihei. It is Magdala or Migdal, most likely due to the presence in the settlement of a fortress-tower (“Migdal” in Hebrew – “tower”), in which there was a garrison with an officer representing Rome in this area. Joseph gives such a colorful description of this corner of Galilee that I will give it in full:

“Along the Genisaret Lake stretches the terrain of the same name, surprising both in nature and in beauty. Due to the fertility of the soil there is no plant that does not grow here, and the locals grow everything, and the local climate is so temperate that it corresponds to The most varied species here grow in abundance both walnut trees, which love winter more than all other plants, as well as date-hungry palm trees, and next to them are fig trees and oil trees, which are favored by a milder climate. about, an ambitious plan of nature triumphs, having established a good rivalry between the seasons, as if each of them disputes the domination of the area by another, but nature not only produces the most unusual and heterogeneous fruits here – it also takes care of them carefully. Continue reading

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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The country promised
Deserts make up most of Israel, but witty people call their state the land of four seas. Why go to Israel is a rhetorical question: everyone is looking for his…

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Jerusalem
Usually saying "Jerusalem" they imagine a city-museum in which almost every stone is a historical monument. However, not only that attracts tourists today. In the city - an incredible number…

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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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