Should Christians Fast on Yom Kippur?

As Christians, we believe that the sacrifice made by Jesus was the ultimate, final atonement for our sins. However, we are required to continuously invoke that sacrifice as we seek forgiveness

HIking in the Negev Desert

The Negev is a paradise for hikers and for those seeking an exciting trek inside Israel's largest desert, local expert tour guide Yoel Oren is sharing his favorites in the post below.

Volunteers Needed for Magdala Dig

Participating as a volunteer in an archaeological digs generally comes with a nice price tag. But here's a deal that's really worth looking at. Magdala, the home of a 1st century synagague.

Baha'i Gardens - 360 Degrees of Beauty

It is not often that one stands at the bottom of a mountain and finds himself at a look-out point, yet this is precisely the experience of standing at the bottom of Mt. Carmel in Haifa, seat of the Baha'i Gardens and Baha'i World Center.

Cast Your Vote for the Dead Sea Wonder

Have you ever floated in the Dead Sea or emerged from the salty waters with baby soft skin only to think what a wonder it was? That very same body of water is up for a vote now to become one of the world's new seven wonders in an international campaign.

Hot on Haifa

If you are like most tourists visiting Israel, you've been up and down the streets of Jerusalem. The Church of the Holy Sepulcher? Check. Garden of Gethsemane?

The Ben Hinnom Valley

The name Ben Hinnom most probably means Son of Hinnom, Hinnom being the owner of the land, but the valley's name in Hebrew, Gei Ben Hinnom, ...

Small Town, Big Solutions

In Sakhnin - a village in the Lower Galilee you've probably never heard of - grand steps are being taken to tackle one of the environmental movement's most perplexing problems: wastewater treatment.