Liat Fruman

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The coolest tattoo parlors in Israel

The coolest tattoo parlors in Israel

Cast those myths aside. The belief that Jews with tattoos cannot be buried in a Jewish cemetery is entirely myth. A tattoo doesn’t prohibit you from being buried with your families or from participating in all synagogue rituals. On that note, think ink! Whether you’re looking for symbolism or meaningless geometric shapes, black line shading or a full-on watercolor, or even a cheesy hebrew phrase (we won't judge, though your Israeli friends will make fun of you indefinitely), these tattoo parlors have got the best Israeli artists in town.

Escape rooms in Israel...are you up to the challenge?

Escape rooms in Israel...are you up to the challenge?

While Tel Aviv’s nightlife guarantees a good party and Jerusalem has its fair share of fun bars, sometimes, we could all use a break from the booze. That’s where escape rooms come in. The escape room fad in Israel is growing in popularity as families, friends and coworkers are taking their stab at cracking the code on difficult scenarios and working together to escape themed rooms within the allotted timeframe. From scary murder-themed rooms to family-friendly chocolate factories, these ten escape rooms offer fun options for every escapee. Can you beat the clock and get out alive? Or will you be trapped inside for all of eternity?

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Se laisser flotter sur les eaux de la Mer Morte, le spa naturel d’Israël

Se laisser flotter sur les eaux de la Mer Morte, le spa naturel d’Israël

La Mer Morte, ou Yam HaMelach (la ‘mer de sel’) en hébreu, est un phénomène unique à Israël. À 304 mètres sous le niveau de la mer, la Mer Morte est le point le plus bas sur terre. La concentration de sel extrêmement élevée en fait une mer ‘morte’ : ni faune ni flore ne peut survivre dans ses eaux. Encadrée par le désert du Neguev d’un côté et les montagnes de Jordanie de l’autre, les paysages de la Mer Morte sont inégalables. Cette mer de sel est une expérience fascinante, et lorsqu’on essaye de nager, on est étonné de ressentir une sensation de flotter sans effort. Chacun flotte dans la Mer Morte, que cela lui plaise ou non, car la concentration en sel y est neuf fois plus élevée que dans d’autres mers.   Ce endroit magnifique est une expérience incontournable pour tous ceux qui visitent Israël. Gardez vos envies de natation pour la Méditerranée ou pour une piscine, car il est quasi-impossible de nager dans la Mer Morte !   La première expérience dans ses eaux est magique, et mieux vaut se laisser aller, et permettre aux eaux salées de vous guider. Pensez à ne pas vous rasez les quelques jours précédant votre visite, et sachez que toute plaie ou égratignure se rappellera douloureusement à votre bon souvenir !   © Shutterstock         En vous baladant le long des plages, vous découvrirez des gens se couvrant de boue riche en minéraux des pieds à la tête, afin de bénéficier de ses atouts bienfaisants. La boue de la Mer Morte est un remède connu pour les problèmes de peau, t

Подводный Эйлат: дайвинг на юге

Подводный Эйлат: дайвинг на юге

Знаменитый своими пляжами Эйлат считается главным израильским курортом на Красном море, а благодаря коралловым рифам (более 250 разновидностей кораллов) и множеству красивых рыб (более 1200 видов) это еще мекка для дайверов. Теплая погода стоит здесь круглый год, так что вырваться из холода можно в любое время. Подводное королевство притягивает тысячи дайверов, как опытных, так и новичков. Мы составили для вас гид по главным местам. Shulamit’s Eilat Diving Adventures Идеальное место для новичков и тех, кто хочет прокачать уже имеющиеся навыки. Занятия ведутся в небольших группах, чтобы каждый мог получить персональные наставления в зависимости от уровня. Тренеры владеют ивритом, английским, русским, немецким и французским языками, так что вы все поймете. Центр расположен в тихом районе Эйлата, а до моря оттуда не более 5-10 минут на машине. Во время курсов вас ждут погружения в нескольких живописных точках. Телефон: 054-4758525 Адрес: ул. ХаЦафцефа, 34, Эйлат. Цена: погружения с инструктором - 200-300 шек., курсы от 290 до 1350 шек. Manta Isrotel Diving Center Центр работает по самой популярной в мире системе, которая еще и считается самой "дружелюбной" для новичков. Безопасность здесь на первом месте. Базовые навыки отрабатываются в бассейне, и только потом учеников отправляют в море. В центре есть сауна, кафе и небольшая забегаловка. Опытным дайверам в Manta тоже понравится - тут умеют быстро освежить знания. Контакты: 08-6333666, http://www.divemanta.com/ Адрес: отель Yam

Спа по-израильски

Спа по-израильски

Мертвое море или Ям Ха-Мелах на иврите (дословно - "Соленое море") - уникальный израильский феномен. Это самая низкая точка на Земле (-304 метра по сравнению с уровнем моря), а концентрация соли настолько высока, что рыбы и даже растения не могут жить в его водах. Отсюда и название "Мертвое море" - ни один организм не выживает здесь. Море окружено живописной пустыней Негев, а еще с его берегов видны горы Иордании - похожий пейзажей на планете просто нет. Еще Мертвое море известно тем, что в его водах невозможно утонуть - люди просто балансируют на поверхности, как поплавки. Это свойство озера (да, на самом деле, это море) привлекает множество туристов, желающий сделать пару уникальных фотографий. Если вы хотите поплавать, ваш выбор - Средиземноморское побережье или бассейн, потому что в Мертвом море плавать в привычном смысле слова просто невозможно. Стоять, впрочем, тоже сложно. Мертвое море в девять раз более соленое, чем обычные моря. При первом знакомстве с Мертвым море лучше просто расслабиться и позволить водам направить вас. Не стоит бриться пару дней до купания, а также хорошо бы убедиться, что у вас нет свежих порезов, потому что иначе вы узнаете, что значит выражение "сыпать соль на раны". © Shutterstock       Гуляя по берегам Мертвого моря, вы увидите людей, которые обмазываются грязью, которая считается лечебной. Эта грязь известна тем, что лечит заболевания кожи, например, псориаз, а соленый воздух у моря помогает тем, у кого дыхательные проблемы, такие как аст

The juice of Jerusalem: wineries in and around the Holy City

The juice of Jerusalem: wineries in and around the Holy City

Wineries in and around Jerusalem compete to put the best glass on the Shabbat table. Ranging from small boutique labels to large enterprises, Jerusalem’s wine scene has something to satisfy everyone’s tastes. Wine has been produced on the hills of Jerusalem for thousands of years, making locals experts in the craft. After touring the Old City, stop by one of these wineries to sample the flavors from the fruit of the vine. Here is a list of some of the best wineries local to Jerusalem:   Teperberg 1870   © PR       Founded in 1870 in Jerusalem’s Old City, Teperberg was one of the first family wineries established in Israel in the modern era. Now located in the Judean Mountains, Israel’s main tourist wine route, the winery is housed on Kibbutz Tzora. Teperberg combines its age-old production skills with modern tactics, bringing history and experience into every bottle. They offer a range of products, including table wines known as the Efrat series, higher-end wines in the Silver, Terra, and Single Vineyard labels, and dessert wines. Temperberg is Israel’s fourth largest winery, and exports first class wines to over 22 countries, winning many international awards. A staple of Jerusalem since before Israel’s conception, Teperberg 1870 crafts a wholly Israeli wine.   Contact: 02-9908080 / http://www.teperberg1870.co.il/ Address: Kibbutz Tzora, Tsor’a   Tzuba Winery   © PR Tzuba is a biblical city known for its wine production, a tradition that continues on today. Many anci

Underwater Eilat: diving down south

Underwater Eilat: diving down south

Eilat is one of the top vacation spots in Israel due to the beautiful beaches of the Red Sea. It is also known as one of the most beautiful places for diving in the world, due to its coral formations containing over 250 species of coral and over 1,200 species of fish. The warm weather year round makes it an ideal spot for those looking to escape the cold. Visitors from around the world travel to Eilat to marvel at the underwater paradise. There are options for beginners and experienced, certified divers alike to explore the glorious crystal clear blue waters. We’ve collected some options for those looking to submerge in the south.   Shulamit’s Eilat Diving Adventures   © Shutterstock Shulamit’s is perfect for anyone looking to learn or advance their diving skills. They teach in small groups of up to four people so that every student gets the personal attention and customized level they need. Courses are taught in English, Hebrew, German, French and Russian, making diving accessible to almost every traveler. The dive center is located in a quiet Eilat neighborhood, but just a 5-10 minute drive to various dive sites along Eilat’s South Beach. Students will have the opportunity to dive at various coral reef sites during the course.   Contact: 054-4758525 Address: 34 HaTsaftsefa St, Eilat Price: Guided dives NIS 200-300, courses vary from NIS 290-1350 Manta Isrotel Diving Center Structured according to the most “user-friendly” training systems known, Manta uses a method of inst

Biking in the Negev

Biking in the Negev

The Negev accounts for over half of Israel’s land area and is located in the southern region. Despite its scenery, it is sparsely populated due to its harsh desert landscape. This makes the Negev the perfect place for someone seeking a quiet excursion into nature. It was favored by Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben Gurion, who lived on a kibbutz in Sde Boker following his retirement. One popular way for both tourists and Israelis to see the Negev Desert in southern Israel is by biking. In recent years, trails for all levels have been developing, allowing beginners and more experienced bikers alike to enjoy exploring the Negev. Biking is the perfect way to discover the tranquility of the desert, allowing more freedom than is afforded while driving a car. The Negev contains rich landscapes and varied terrain; a picturesque vision of beauty any nature lover will enjoy. As biking through the Negev rises in popularity, more and more services are being provided in order to assist travelers. Bike centers provide rental bikes for those who do not have a bike appropriate for the terrain, and can also make repairs when needed. In addition, companies now offer tours through the Negev, which include bike and helmet use, or guides are available for hire. If camping isn’t your thing, accommodations along the trails are offered for respite. Trails are clearly marked and groomed, and maps are available in English. Here are our top picks for biking tours down south:   Geofun Desert Bik

Take a dip in the Dead Sea, Israel's natural spa

Take a dip in the Dead Sea, Israel's natural spa

The Dead Sea, or Yam Ha-Melah (the "Sea of Salt") as it is known in Hebrew, is a phenomena distinct to Israel. It is the lowest point on earth, at 304 meters below sea level, with a salt concentration so high that fish and plant life cannot survive in its waters. This is where the Dead Sea takes its name, from the fact that nothing lives in it. Surrounded by all the beauty of the Negev Desert, the mountains of Jordan can be seen from its shores, giving it a view not easily matched. The Dead Sea is known for the fact that people naturally float in its salty waters, creating quite the photo opportunity! This unique feature of the lake (the Dead Sea isn’t actually a sea!) makes it a must-visit for all those visiting Israel. Save your plans to swim for the Mediterranean, or for a resort pool, as swimming is not possible in the Dead Sea. It is also surprisingly difficult to stand in its waters, as the salt concentration (more than nine times more salient than regular seas) takes control of your buoyancy.   The first time entering is a magical experience, and its best to just let go and let the water take hold of you. Remember not to shave a few days before your visit, and be warned that any open cuts or sores will teach you the true meaning of “pouring salt in your wound.”   © Shutterstock Strolling along its beaches, visitors will see people covering themselves in the mineral-rich mud, trying to benefit from its healing properties. The Dead Sea is known for its ability to hel