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Dor Tantaura Beach in Israel

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The Dor Tantaura Beach in Israel is a beautiful stretch of beach with lagoons in Central Israel. Located on the Mediterranean Sea, Dor Tantaura beach is a picturesque paradise with plenty of sun and water activities.

The beach of Dor – Tantura is one of the most beautiful and interesting beaches in Israel thanks to a group of islands located in front of the beach, one of which can also be reached on foot with the children in a short walk in the shallow waters, swim in the relatively calm waters, go kayaking, hang out at one of the beach restaurants and also stay overnight at a campsite or in a village the nearby resort.

On the beach there are several natural bays in front of a chain of islands within swimming and walking distance from the beach and in the southern part, in the photo, a bay with an ancient structure (which you must not enter) in front of which colorful fishing boats are anchored, which is always interesting to go there with the children and see the boats, especially when the fishermen return from the sea.

Adjacent to the beach are the holiday villages of Kibbutz Nahsholim and Dor that allow accommodation in igloo-shaped buildings or other regular rooms.

Adjacent to the beach in Kibbutz Nahsholim is the Hamizgaga Museum, where you can visit and see the treasures that were washed up from the sea near the beach from the remains of shipwrecks that are on the seabed. During the holidays, children’s activities are occasionally held at the museum.

Whether you’re planning on spending just one day or staying longer with a stay at The Dor Hotel or Nahsholim Holiday Village, there’s something for everyone at Dor Tantaura Beach in Israel. From lounging under an umbrella on the beach to exploring nearby attractions like Mount Carmel National Park and visit Zichron Yaacov or neighbouring towns.

Churches in Israel

Churches in Israel

Christian Pilgrims have been visiting Israel for centuries. No wonder: the land where Jesus and the disciples lived is filled with historical sites and ancient churches that hold a tremendous importance for Christian believers. Many important churches in Israel are spread throughout the country, and are visited by thousands of believers every year. 

The following is a shortlist of some of the most significant churches in Israel: The Church of the Holy Sepulcher The Church of the Holy Sepulcher, within the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, is the first among the Christian shrines. According to Christian belief, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (refereed to as Golgotha, the Hill of Calvary, by most Christians) is where Jesus was crucified and buried. The resurrection has been celebrated there for many centuries as the most sacred place in all of Christendom. The Chapel of the Ascension The Chapel of the Ascension in Jerusalem is believed by Christians to be where Jesus ascended into heaven. It is a holy site for Muslims as well, and serves as a church and a mosque. The first church was built there in 390 AD., the current chapel was built in 1150 AD., and the mosque was added in 1620 AD. It is located just south of the Mount of Olives. The Church of the Nativity The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is one of the most ancient churches in the world, and one of the most important churches in Israel. It was built over the supposed birth place of Jesus, and is considered sacred to Muslims as well. The Church of the Annunciation The Church of the Annunciation, sometimes referred to as the Basilica of the Annunciation, is located in Nazareth, where - according to Roman Catholic tradition – Mary was told by Gabriel that she will be the mother of Jesus. The Church of the Annunciation is a pilgrims' must-see and a tourists' long time favorite. Church of St. Gabriel According to the apocryphal Gospel, the Church of St. Gabriel (St. Mary's well) is the actual place where Gabriel made the announcement to Mary. It is also located in Nazareth. 

The Church of St. Joseph is another main Christian attraction in Nazareth. Known as the supposed location of Joseph's carpentry shop, the Church of St. Joseph is visited by many believers every year. The lower level contains the Grotto of the Annunciation, believed by many Christians to be the remains of the original childhood home of Mary.

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Time Elevator, Jerusalem

The Time Elevator takes visitors on a fascinating, historical journey over 3,000 years, telling the story of the city of Jerusalem. Haim Topol, who starred in Fiddler on the Roof, is our tour guide, leading us between collapsing ceilings, water hoses and other special effects that enhance the experience and the unforgettable journey to historical Jerusalem: From the City of David through the 1967 War. With an exciting original film written by historians and archeologists, featuring special effects, viewers can enjoy a fascinating journey to the most dramatic moments in Jerusalem's history. Visitors meet the Prophet Jeremiah, confront King Zedekiah and relive the destruction of the First and Second Temples. The audience goes through the Roman occupation of Jerusalem, the birth of Christianity, the rise of Islam, hundreds of years of occupation in the Holy Land and the drama of the establishment of the State of Israel. Visitors are provided with surround sound headphones and may choose to listen to the show in English, Russian, French, Spanish, German, Mandarin, Italian or Hebrew. A visit to the Time Elevator has become an important and essential part of each visit to Jerusalem. The Human Body: This exhibit reveals the secrets of the most sophisticated machine that man did not design: the human body itself. In what way do we breathe? How do we perceive information? How do we digest? The answers to these questions will be revealed to you by stunning and accurate 3D simulations of the ear, brain, muscles, lungs, and even the womb as we journey through these structures. It is made possible by "Info", a futuristic robot-capsule that guides the journey and provides its own unique perspective on the body's activities. The Auschwitz camp in Birkenau is being toured using virtual reality using 3D glasses (VR) for the first time in Israel. Take part in an exciting, thrilling and unusual three-dimensional experience in Poland - without leaving Israel, while making an intergenerational historical connection. An experienced guide will accompany you on a 65-minute virtual reality (VR) tour. On the tour, Rabbi Israel Goldwasser, a leading Holocaust researcher and lecturer, will accompany you. Admission is limited to those aged 15 and older. Presented in languages: Hebrew, English.

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Rare Aramaic Inscription Unearthed in Tel Lachish National Park, Mentioning King Darius I is fake!

It was found to ba a fake! A rare Aramaic inscription, discovered on a piece of pottery at Tel Lachish National Park in Israel by two hikers, mentions King Darius I, the father of Ahasuerus, and was likely used as an administrative note recording receipt or delivery of goods during the Persian period, around 498/7 BC. This is the first time an inscription has been found bearing the name of King Darius I in Israel, and experts believe it may have been engraved by a clerk or storekeeper in the state building during the Persian rule. The building was destroyed by a British delegation during the excavation of the palace of the kings of Judah, but the inscription has provided new insight into the administrative activities at the magnificent building during the Persian period. One possible tour in the area could include a visit to Tel Lachish National Park to see the site where the rare Aramaic inscription was discovered. Visitors can learn about the ancient history of the region and see the ruins of the magnificent Persian administrative building, including its unique column bases. Additionally, the park offers beautiful nature walks and picnic areas for visitors to enjoy. Another stop on the tour could be the nearby city of Ashdod, where visitors can explore the ancient Tel Ashdod site and see the impressive archeological finds on display at the Corinne Mamane Museum of Philistine Culture. The city also offers a beautiful beach and lively markets for visitors to experience.

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