Trip to Israel
ABC's of israel
Dome of the Rock
Israel's best known landmarks reflect the region's lengthy human history and its prominence in all three monotheistic faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Largely concentrated in Jerusalem, the country's largest city, many of Israel's most famous sites and monuments have struggled among the various religious groups that lay claim to them.
Men used to wear a short embroidered jacket with long sleeves slit open on the inside, red shoes and a small yellow woolen cap.
women in isreal should not wear trousers or jeans (shorts are forbidden there for men as well as women). At least knee-length skirts and blouses that do not show shoulders.
In Israel people talk in Hebrew and Arabic. About a decade ago people used to talk in Hebrew but now everyone in Israel talk in Arabic.
The Star of David is a six-pointed star made up of two triangles that go over each other. In Judaism it is often called the Magen David, which means the "shield of David" in Hebrew. It doesn’t have any religious significance in Judaism but it is one of the symbols most commonly associated with the Jewish people. Many Jews wear jewelry with the Star of David as part of the design and the flag of Israel has a blue Star of David in the center.
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As long as deep in the heart,
The soul of a Jew yearns,
And forward to the East
To Zion, an eye looks
Our hope will not be lost,
The hope of two thousand years,
To be a free nation in our land,
The land of Zion and Jerusalem.
The national flag is in the picture below.
Ways of everyday life
The Third Commandment says, “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain”
The Fourth Commandment tells us to “remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy”
The Fifth Commandment says to “honor your father and your mother”
“You shall not murder” is the Sixth Commandment
The Seventh Commandment, “You shall not commit adultery”
“You shall not steal,” the Eighth Commandment
Eilat is a southern Israeli port and resort town on the Red Sea, near Jordan. Its beaches are noted for their calm waters, like Dolphin Reef, where the aquatic mammals are often spotted. Known for snorkeling and diving, Coral Beach Nature Reserve has buoy-marked underwater trails among fish-filled reefs. Nearby Coral World Underwater Observatory Marine Park has a glass-enclosed observation center submerged offshore.