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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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 (and vicinity)
You can fly there for less than $ 400. A charter to Cyprus is about 200. The ferry Limassol - Haifa - $ 60. Prices, respectively, round-trip. In winter, charters…

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Red Sea, beautiful Eilat

And yet it came, the day of departure to Moscow! But I really wanted to stay in Eilat, even for at least a week.

The first minutes after arriving at this Israeli resort are somewhat reminiscent of a contrast shower: cold – hot, cold – hot. Cold (relatively cool cabin of the airbus) – hot (heated air of the runway) – cold (air-conditioned interior of a comfortable bus) – hot (short run from the bus step to the hotel door) – cold (phew, again – air conditioning, cool …).

The pianist in the lobby rapturously raises “Black Eyes” and “Kalinka.” Yes, thoroughly prepared for the arrival of guests from Russia in Eilat. And they decided to show our group, composed of Moscow journalists and employees of the travel agency “INTERGARANT”, as they say, “goods face.” Continue reading

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 for one or another need. Here, of course, it is always crowded, bustling, noisy. And because of that – a little stupid. The first time you get here you need to overcome confusion, get together, group, concentrate before starting your own business. Apparently, understanding the feelings of “clients,” the consular department adviser Yitzchak KARMEL-KAGAN began a conversation with the i correspondent from complaining about cramped working conditions. Say, you yourself see how difficult it is for us to serve everyone, to deliver information on innovations to our clients on time (see “i” b 35 (194), p. 15).

– Even when such a procedure as, say, issuing visas or issuing invitations changes in the direction of relief, people take this with caution. Precisely because they were not notified in advance. Continue reading

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

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