An up-close view of the International Hot Air Balloon Festival – Israel’s largest to date.
This year’s Hot Air Balloon Festival was Israel’s largest to date with local and international balloonists passing over the country in spectacular airborne style.
The Israeli presidential open house at Sukkot tradition started in 1952 with the idea of raising public awareness about issues like absorption and mass immigration. It continues today, bringing concepts of environmental protection and tolerance for others to the fore.
In biblical times, Sukkot celebrated the post-harvest handling of the growing season’s yield. In that same spirit, modern-day Israel boasts world-class expertise in ingathering and improving food reserves.
This Sukkot holiday, visitors to Israel’s national parks can enjoy a variety of historical re-enactments ranging from Neanderthal to Nabataean, Canaanite to Crusader — and pirates, too.
Jerusalem’s annual festival, timed for the High Holy Days, celebrates the centuries-old tradition of Jewish liturgy known as ‘piyut’, combining prayer with cross-cultural influences and high-volume sound.
Since 1888, Shmita, the agricultural sabbatical year, has ignited controversy. This year, efforts are being made to reset the “reset year” with a focus on the environment and spiritual well-being.
The Jewish New Year is a time for reflection with holiday greetings that recall simpler days.
In time for Rosh HaShana, food photographer Yula Zubritsky has created a series of pomegranate, apples and honey-themed e-greeting cards,
The history of civilization is writ in taxation and there’s no better proof than Jerusalem’s Museum of Taxes, whose collection of tax-related artifacts ranges from the ancient world to modern Israel.