Berries

Israel’s Berry Picking Season On family vacations my clever husband has always found a way to include berry picking on the itinerary. Sometimes we would eat our hard-earned berries at the

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Zeelim Desert Spa

Desert Spa Photo by M. Kaplan-Green The spa at Kibbutz Ze’elim hamam. As in Kibbutz Revivim, the water source is 10,000 year old brackish water from underground springs.

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Tent

Pitch A Tent Corn fields At the top of Israel, in a land of silver green olive trees, grape vines, and red spiky-tipped espaliered plum trees, spring has sprung.

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Kayak

Kayaking the Holyland Beginner’s lesson on a beach in Tel Aviv Saggi and Omer have managed to turn a passion into a career. Both men learned to kayak on post-army trips abroad

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Pete

Sounds of Music How can a love of carpentry and music be combined to become a labor of love? Well, it takes some creative thinking, but Peter Isacowitz does not lack creativity. A

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Candles

By the Light of Aphrodisiac Candles In the heart of the Gush Segev region of the Galilee, you will find Gershon, proprietor of Aroma Lights. Here Gershon, using ancient recipes, concocts

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Koubo

Drunken Elephants Exotic desert fruits What is yellow, round, the size of a plum and makes elephants laugh? OK. So you need another clue? It is a hard

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Negev

The New Negev Pioneer Surrounded by kibbutzim and a strong socialist population, Zohar HaMidbar Farm is the only capitalist venture for miles in the surrounding desert. Down the road from Kibbutz Revivim, a

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Arches

Boating Under the Arches Underground row boating in land-locked Ramle? Too strange to be true. Yet, there was the sign beckoning us on: Boating Under the Arches. Our companions for the

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Cactus

Capital Cactus Cactus hor d’oeuvres? Jam, jelly, preserves, all made from cactus? Is it sharp, sticky, prickly, spicy, hot or sweet? Do you cook it? Do you eat the pulp, the

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