Exploring Jerusalem’s Ben Yehuda Street

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Ben Yehuda Street is probably the most famous street in Jerusalem outside of the Old City. When living there, it is all too easy to dismiss the street as a tourist trap with nothing worth seeing. When visiting the city, many people simply don’t have the time to uncover much of what is hidden on […]

Exploring Israel’s Modern History

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If you are on a gap year in Israel, then chances are that you have a genuine interest in the history of the country. When talking about the modern state, an amazing amount has happened in a very short period. You will certainly be taken to a number of museums and interesting locations during your […]

Amazing Accidental Archaeological Discoveries

Amazing accidental archaeological discoveries

A huge number of archaeological digs are going on in Israel at any given time and they often turn up amazing finds. However, sometimes, truly astonishing finds are made purely by accident, such as the Dead Sea scrolls that were found by Bedouin shepherds in the 1940s. Far more recently, a man enjoying some scuba […]

Israel’s Biblical Hikes

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Perhaps one of the most amazing things about spending time in Israel is the ability to visit locations where significant events happened in the bible. While on your gap year you are sure to go on many hikes and many of which will have biblical roots and routes. For example, you may visit the Elah […]

Israel’s Top Art Museums

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While on your gap year in Israel, in addition to learning about the country’s history, you will also have the chance to learn about its cultural life. Israel, both modern and ancient, has always had a rich artistic life, and as such, there are some fantastic museums and galleries just waiting for you to visit. […]

Things To Do For Free in Tel Aviv

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During your gap year in Israel you will have plenty of free time in which to pursue your own interests and activities. There is plenty to do in Tel Aviv, but the city can become quite expensive. Luckily, there are many things you can do absolutely free of charge. You will doubtless visit Old Jaffa […]