Category: events

  • Summer to sizzle at the Jerusalem Season of Culture

    Summer to sizzle at the Jerusalem Season of Culture

    For five years, the Jerusalem Season of culture has been ushering in an assortment of creative events emanating straight from Jerusalem. This summers program is expected to build on the very complex, and uniquely artistic and cultural backdrop of Jerusalem in all its complexity ad color. A number of fantastic events are schedule throughout the…

  • Top 10 Holy Land experiences over Passover and Easter

    So, the holidays are coming up and you’re thinking about how to plan your Holy Land tour. With so many choices of things to do and places to see – organizing your Holy Land tour might seem overwhelming – particularly if you are visiting over the Passover and Easter holidays. No worries. Breaking Bread Journeys…

  • Top 10 Hikes for Winter Flowers

    Since Israel is located in the Northern Hemisphere, it experiences winter from December until March. Winter is a beautiful season in the Holy Land, especially because of its flowers. Below is a list of the top 10 hikes throughout the Holy Land that highlight the beautiful winter flowers. 1. Scarlet South Festival, Southern Israel (Negev)…

  • Christmas 2014 in the Holy Land

    Christmas 2014 in the Holy Land

    The countdown until Christmas Day has already begun.  Decorations are up; for both Christmas and the Jewish holiday of Chanukah.  In Bethlehem, the Christmas tree in front of Church of Nativity has been lit.  If you will be on a Holy Land tour in these next few weeks, here are some events you will want to check out: Bethlehem: The…

  • MUST SEE: The Wanted 18

    This small Holy Land is filled with cultural events! In one week I attended a film festival in Ramallah and a jazz music festival in Jersualem; and next week there is a film festival in Jerusalem. No matter when you come to tour the Holy Land, there will be numerous cultural events simultanously happening. “Ramallah…

  • Tel Aviv Night Run

    Tel Aviv Night Run

    On Tuesday, Oct. 28, thousands of Israelis will be coming together at 8:00pm.  Not for a political event, or a concert.  It is for the non-stop city of Tel Aviv’s Night Run.  The urban 10K course goes through the main streets and attractions of the city.  The course includes: Rabin Square: This is named after Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin, who…

  • Celebrating Sukkot in Sukkot

    You might be wondering what Sukkot is and how can it possibly make sense to say “Celebrating Sukkot in Sukkot.”  This post will clear up that confusion. Currently throughout the Holy Land and world, Jews are celebrating the holiday of Sukkot.  Sukkot is an easily identifiable holiday because it is the holiday when Jews are commanded…

  • Eid al-Adha 101

    This Friday evening, both Jews and Muslims will be welcoming important holidays.  Jews will begin Yom Kippur, and Muslims will start Eid al-Adha. Eid al-Adha is translated to “Feast of the Sacrifice” and directly correlates to the biblical story of Abraham sacrificing a nearby sheep, instead of his son, Ishmael.  This is a major holiday…

  • “The Benevolent Tree” Art Exhibition

    “The Benevolent Tree” Art Exhibition

    In the midst of the fall holiday season that includes Jewish high holidays of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur followed by Sukkot and the Muslim holiday of Eid – the site of blossoming trees throughout the Holy Land can’t help but remind us that the fall harvesting season is fast approaching. During the month of October,…

  • Rosh Hashanah 101

    This Wednesday evening (Sept. 24), Jews in the Holy Land and the Diaspora will be entering into the Jewish New Year, 5775. How is it that the Jewish calendar is starting year 5775, but based on the the Gregorian (aka Western) calendar, it is 2014? The Jewish Calendar starts from the creation of Adam and Eve, which was estimated to…