Discovered accidentally in 1968 during a scheduled work blast of the Hartuv quarry. When the debris cleared, it revealed a magical cave like no other in the State of Israel. After walking down 154 stairs down the side of a beautiful mountainside, you reach the gift shop where you will be given an entrance time.
There are a few things that my kids are constantly asking for while growing up in Israel. SNOW, SNOW, and SNOW. Unfortunately, it does know in certain areas once every couple of years and a few months out of the year in the north of Israel. So, what is a father supposed to do? The
Ever since I saw some of the first pictures from Rabbi Slifkin’s Biblical Museum of Natural History, the museum made it to the top of my to do list. My kids have actually gone a few times already, including on a school trip. The museum is centrally located in Bet Shemesh, 10 minutes off of
The first of many videos showcasing beautiful northern Israel. The Banias Waterfall is a part of the Banias Nature Reserve and one of 2 attractions at the foot of Mount Hermon. The Banias Waterfall is the largest waterfall in Israel. The water is fed from the Hermon Stream at the top of Mount Hermon and
The Temple Mount Sifting Project began in 1999 when the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement conducted illegal renovations on the Temple Mount and disposed of over 9,000 tons of dirt mixed with invaluable archaeological artifacts. Though Israeli antiquities law requires a salvage excavation before construction at archaeological sites, this illegal bulldozing destroyed innumerable artifacts:
The Pool of Arches in Ramla, Israel is one of my favorite hidden experiences in the central part of Israel. The Pool of Arches has survived for 1,200 years since its construction, and also the enormous damage caused by heavy earthquakes which destroyed large parts of the town of Ramla. The pool was built
Searching for the sharks in Hadera, Israel. The elusive sharks visit the power plant in Hadera once or twice a year to escape the cold waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
We went searching for an Air Force Memorial Airplane in the Forest and we found a beautiful picnic area and an extreme mountain biking trail!
Over the last year, I have explored these off-the-beaten-track areas. Some of my favorite areas to explore are around the centrally located Modiin. I have created an ever-growing video playlist on YouTube of these adventures so you can watch and plan your adventures in advance.
I took my kids to explore a local Tomb of the Unknown. When I was in elementary school I was obsessed with hieroglyphics, treasure maps, and treasures in ancient Egypt. Being able to pick up the kids from school and take them to explore ancient ruins and an actual tomb is unbelievable!