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23 Mar

Rebbe El on Travel and Israel Blog Parashat Tzav – Shabbat HaGadol

This week‘s Torah portion is Parashat Tzav, and also referred to as Shabbat Hagadol, the great Shabbat before Pesach. It used to be that the Rabbis would only deliver two lengthy sermons each year, the Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, referred to as Shabbat Shuvah and the Shabbat right before Passover, this Shabbat, thus referred to as Shabbat HaGadol. Those were the times that most people would gather in Jerusalem on their way for the pilgrimage to give their sacrifices in Jerusalem. Nowadays we have the honor of...

16 Mar

Rebbe   El on Travel and Israel Parashat Vayikra – Shabbat HaChodesh – Rosh Chodesh Nisan 5778

Rebbe   El on Travel and Israel Parashat Vayikra - Shabbat HaChodesh - Rosh Chodesh Nisan 5778 This week we begin a new book of the Torah, the book of Leviticus,  Safer Vayikra.  This Shabbat is called Shabbat HaChodesh, which is one of the special Shabbatot before Passover, which is either the Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nisan, or as it is this year, the actual day of Rosh Chodesh Nisan, the day we begin the new month of Nissan.  If we begin Nisan this Shabbat, that means that Passover is just...

9 Mar

Rebbe El on Torah and Israel – Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei 5778 – Shabbat Parah – Birkat HaChodesh

Rebbe El on Torah and Israel - Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei 5778 - Shabbat Parah - Birkat HaChodesh This week we have the double Torah portions of Parashat Vayakhel and Parashat Pekudei and we conclude the Book of Exodus, Sefer Shemot.  With the conclusion of Sefer Shemot, we see the conclusion of the building of the Mishkan, the movable Tabernacle that the Children of Israel, B’nai Yisrael, built while wandering in the desert. It always fascinates me that the Children of Israel had all the supplies they needed to build the magnificent embellishments...

1 Mar

Rebbe El on Travel and Israel – Purim 5778

Purim is often seen as a children’s holiday - because we dress up in costumes, and attend Purim carnivals, and play games, and bring home gold fish that often do not   make it more than 48 hours, but it was fun when we had them.  Children are encouraged to make noise while attending Services, when they hear Haman, the name of the evil person in the Scroll of Esther, the book we read on Purim.  We exchange presents of food, on which we must be able to make at least...

24 Feb

Rebbe El on Travel and Israel –  Shabbat Zachor 5778 – A Shabbat to Remember

This Shabbat is known as Shabbat Zachor, the Shabbat of Remembrance, the Shabbat before Purim.  The final portion read on Shabbat Zachor, the maftir portion, is from the book of Deuteronomy, chapter 25, verses 17 through 19, “Remember what Amalek did to you on your journey, after you left Egypt, how, undeterred by fear of God, Amalek surprised you on the march when you were famished and weary, and cut down all the stragglers in your rear. Therefore, when the Lord your God grants you safety from all your enemies...

17 Feb

Parashat Terumah – Letting God in  

Parashat Terumah - Letting God in   This week‘s Torah portion, Parashat Terumah, has one of the greatest verses all of the Torah. God commands us, (Exodus 25:8)  ‘V’asu lee mikdash v’shachanti b’tocham,’  ‘Make for me a sanctuary, so I shall dwell amongst you.’  And so begins many weeks of Torah readings about the construction of the Mishkan, the Tabernacle, the movable Temple that the children of Israel built while traveling in the desert, as a way to show that there was a place for God to dwell amongst them.  Do...

17 Feb

Parashat Terumah – Letting God in  

Parashat Terumah - Letting God in     This week‘s Torah portion, Parashat Terumah, has one of the greatest verses all of the Torah. God commands us, (Exodus 25:8)  ‘V’asu lee mikdash v’shachanti b’tocham,’  ‘Make for me a sanctuary, so I shall dwell amongst you.’  And so begins many weeks of Torah readings about the construction of the Mishkan, the Tabernacle, the movable Temple that the children of Israel built while traveling in the desert, as a way to show that there was a place for God to dwell amongst them.  Do...

14 Feb

Parashat Yitro – Ten Thoughts about travelling to Israel

Blog by Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields  - Rebbe El on Travel and Israel   Parashat Yitro - Ten Thoughts about travelling to Israel   1- Each time one visits Israel is a Shehecheyanu moment - a time to say a prayer for a new experience. One can never visit Israel too often.  There is always something new and exciting to see, learn and discover in Israel   2 - Be open to new ideas and opinions.  Israel is full of people with opinions. It is always good to keep an open mind, and listen, and...

9 Feb

Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields  – Rebbe El on Travel and Israel

Blog by Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields  - Rebbe El on Travel and Israel Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Vice President, Congregation Engagement, ITC   Shabbat Shekalim 5778 - Save Your Spare Change For Your Trip   During the month or so before Passover, there are four special Shabbatot, which are characterized by special maftir readings, called the Arba Parshiyot, four Torah portions, which thematically relate to the festival of Purim or Passover. This Shabbat is the first of the four special Shabbatot, Shabbat Shekalim, the type of money used in ancient Israel, as well as...

5 Feb

What you can do in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv has so much to offer for tourists and locals alike. Fascinating neighborhoods, beaches, markets and newly developed areas are just some among many. This dynamic city has beautiful nature and many urban areas to enjoy as well. Here are the must-see attractions that the city has to offer. The Sarona Market: The Sarona Market complex was established to be the heartbeat of Israeli culinary art. On an area of 8,700 square meters and with 91 shops of all categories, stalls and restaurants, Sarona Market is Israel's largest indoor culinary market...

10 Jan

Highlights of a Jewish heritage tours of Israel

When beginning any of the Jewish international heritage tours, you will be in for some astonishing sights and experiences. However, in order to know what to expect, here is a little insight into the key sights of the Jewish heritage tours of Israel. The ability to venture to these locations may differ depending on the type of tour you pick. If you would like to see further details on what areas will be visited on which tour, please see our Jewish Heritage tours page.   Tel Aviv One of the largest areas to...

10 Jan

History of Jewish Cuba

Jewish culture has always had a large stamp on the population of Cuba. Although the Jewish population is not as big as it once was, the Jewish people have still had a large impact on the Cuban culture. If you are considering going on any casual or Mitzvah tours to Cuba, you might want to know the history of Judaism in the country. Hopefully, it will give you a little perspective on what the people have gone through. Origins It is commonly believed that Jews first arrived in Cuba during the 1492...

8 Jan

Say “Salve” to a Tour of Italy

If you are looking to hop on a vespa, throw some coins in the Trevi Fountain and stuff your face with spaghetti, a tour of Italy with Israel Tour is your best bet. You can choose from our three tours: Cia Roma (in which you explore Italy’s beautiful capital), Florence Cradle of the Renaissance (where you can step back in time to the ultimate Renaissance city), the Glory of Venice (where you can indulge in the city of gondolas and marble palaces), or you can create your own custom crafted...

Packing tips for Your Next Vacation
7 Jan

Packing Tips For Your Next Vacation

Wherever you are going in this big, adventurous world, you are going to need some necessities. Obviously, what you will need depends on the tour/trip you are taking. If you are going on our Jewish Ottawa and Montreal tour, you’re going to need warm clothing and a heavy coat, particularly for the winter months. If you are going on our Escorted Cuba Tour, you will want a bathing suit and sunscreen, especially if you take the tour during the summertime. A lot of our tours take place in Europe and...

How Traveling Can Enhance Spirituality
5 Jan

How Traveling Can Enhance Spirituality

We know that travel aids us in the pursuit of knowledge, connection and understanding other cultures. But travel goes much deeper- it aids in our pursuit of spirituality. This is because travel requires us to think outside of our narrow, daily expanse and begs the questions, why are we here and what is our purpose? It may seem lofty, but traveling really can be a spiritual, philosophical experience, especially when your journey is with Israel Tour. In this blog post, we’ll break down how exactly travel can aid you in...

3 Jan

20 Places to Visit Before You Die

Here at Israel Tour, we are all about going out and exploring the unknown in your lifetime. For that reason, we have compiled this list of the top 20 places to visit before you die:   Zhangye Danxia, China Zhangye Danxia is a national geopark located in the city of Zhangye, Gansu, China. It encompasses 322 kilometers of picturesque sandstone and mineral technicolor mountains. A Tulip Field in the Netherlands The Netherlands is famous for its beautiful tulips. The best time to see them is Mid-April, every year more than 7 million flower bulbs...