The Bahai faith has produced some of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments, from the Lotus Temple in Delhi to the House of Worship in Illinois. Israel is home to the Bahai World Centre, the spiritual and administrative heart of the Bahai community throughout the world. If you’re interested in learning more about this fascinating religion, visit some of the buildings and monuments of the Bahai of Israel.
Whether or not you are religiously inclined, visiting Jerusalem at Christmas time is a wonderful experience. Though the typical trappings of the holiday are not omnipresent, the city has a lot to offer for any traveler.
Israel is home to a number of the world’s most significant historic and cultural sites. From the White City of Tel Aviv to the Biblical Tels of Megiddo, Hazor and Beer Sheba, UNESCO has designated as many as eight World Heritage sites in the country. Here is a closer look at what makes these places globally important cultural relics.
Israel is a complex country, with a complex history and a complex position in the contemporary scheme of nations. Most visitors come to Israel to visit the holy sites of the three Abrahamic religions — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — without paying much attention to the facticity of Israel itself. For those planning a trip to Israel, here are 29 things you might not know about this tiny Mediterranean country, a good introduction for those who know very little and are hungry for some interesting trivia.
Israel is filled with ruins of lost, ancient cities from every part of its history, including many from the country’s Roman era. After nearly two millennia of turbulent history, many of these cities had been forgotten, but now, in this time of relative peace, these dazzling monuments of Israel’s Roman past are being recovered at a rapid pace. Here are some worth checking out.