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Was Mecca ever on any Trade Route?*

20th century Muslims scholars and Western Orientalists had a problem explaining how Mecca got its wealth, since it is in such an arid place, and far from anywhere important. How could such a backward city become important and then be the basis for the subsequent Islamic Empires of the Umayyads and the Abbasids?

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Rosh Hashanah in Israel

When is Rosh Hashanah? The month of Elul is the final month in the Jewish year. This month is a particularly propitious time for prayer, self introspection, and repentance. It ...

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Purim in Israel

The celebration of Purim in Israel like most Jewish holidays includes liturgy, Bible reading (Book of Esther) and food (hamentaschen). Unlike solemn holy days like Yom Kippur, Purim is the ...

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Sukkot in Israel *

Sukkot  Sukkot in Israel begins on Tishri 15, the fifth day after Yom Kippur. Sukkot is so unreservedly joyful that it is commonly referred to in Jewish prayer and literature ...

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Yom Kippur in Israel *

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) is considered the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. The date of Yom Kippur is 10th day of Tishri. This calendar day is the same ...

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Lag b’Omer *

Holiday Tip: This year Lag b’Omer 2017 will begin in the evening of Saturday, 13 May. What is Lag b’Omer? Lag b’Omer or Lag BaOmer, Hebrew: ל״ג בעומר,  is the ...

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Orthodox Easter

Israel and You greets all of our Orthodox friends and wishes them a happy and healthy Orthodox Easter. The Easter Acclamation The Paschal Greeting is an Easter custom among Eastern ...

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Hanukkah Flash Mob

Israeli youth dance a Hanukkah Flash Mob in the streets just a block away from the best 5 Star hotels,exclusive boutiques and enticing restaurants on Ben Yehuda Street in Jerusalem. ...

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