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9 travel features tagged “Cultural Activities”

The African Israelites

In Dimona, black Hebrews have slowly built upon their utopian vision, which involves everything from the community’s spiritual growth to lying on a bed of nails.
14 August 2013


Jaffa, an Israeli city in flux

The 4,000-year old port is experiencing a cultural regeneration, but as the bohemians, boutiques and bistros move in, the secular city is striving to preserve its down-to-earth charm.
Read more… 17 June 2013


Kick back on a kibbutz

From eco villages to rural holiday resorts, one of Israel’s most influential ideas has had to change with the times.
Read more… 08 March 2013


Thirsty Explorer

A shot of religion in the Holy Land

Jerusalem’s booze-fuelled celebration of Purim is like Halloween, St Patrick’s Day and New Year’s Eve all rolled into one.
Read more… 22 February 2013


The Passport blog

Israel’s controversial King Herod exhibition

Starting 13 February, the exhibition on the King of Judea in Jerusalem’s Israel Museum proves that even archaeology is a flashpoint in Israel and the Palestinian territories.
Read more… 18 January 2013


Utility covers around the world

From Washington DC to Tel Aviv, there is industrial beauty and history embedded in some of the city’s most overlooked features.
21 June 2012


The Passport blog

A holy city made of ice

Even though freezing temperatures do not usually reach Jerusalem, the city is hosting its first International Ice Festival through 30 April.
Read more… 22 March 2012


A Biblical guide to the West Bank

The historic lands of Judea and Samaria are home to many holy sites for Jews, Christians and Muslims, as well as the tiny Samaritan faith.
Read more… 28 February 2012


Beyond the Headlines

10 sites of religious pilgrimage

As Lumbini, the birthplace of the Lord Buddha, is threatened by development, we take a look at several awe-inspiring centres of worship that draw devotees from all around the world.
Read more… 20 January 2012


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