This city has no Jewish story. Why you don't write one? Find out how here
In addition to the new immigrants, Israeli artists also came to Safed to open galleries and studios. Early artists, including Yitzhak Frenel and Moshe Castels, had lived and worked in the town since the early 1940s and by the 1950s many of Israel's best-known artists had opened galleries in Tzfat. These artists included Ziona Tagger, Aryeh Merzer, Mordechai Levanon, Yitzhak Amitai, Shimshon Hotzman, David Gilboa and Raviv. Many of these artists were penniless but they shared their resources as they joined together to create the Artists Quarter Association. Today there are new artists in Safed. Some of them have established their galleries in the Old Jewish Quarter, where tourists generally go to see the historical synagogues and other sites. Other new artists have come to the Artist Quarter to establish their galleries in the historical Artist Colony of Safed. Photo attribution: Adam Jones from Kelowna, BC, Canada, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons Sdahan11, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
The Safed Old Jewish Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in Israel. The cemetery has been used for hundreds of years as a burial place, including important people and important Jewish religious leaders. The cemetery is located along the western slope of Safed on the slope of Mount Canaan near the Amud River.
The Ashkenazi Ari Synagogue, located in Safed, Israel, was built in memory of Rabbi Isaac Luria (1534 - 1572), who was known by the Hebrew acronym "the ARI". It dates from the late 16th-century, it being constructed several years after the death of Luria, a great kabbalist who arrived in Safed in 1570. The synagogue is known for its colorful and ornate Holy Ark. It may be the oldest synagogue in Israel that is still in use. Though the synagogue is associated by name with the Ashkenazi community, today it serves as a place of worship for Hasidic and Sephardic Jews and remains popular among worshippers of different affiliations.
Our 5 senses tour is a full on experience that takes you through the mystical, ancient part of Tzfat, to be seen, felt , heard , touched, and tasted. We will experience Tzfat like never before. We will visit the ancients sites, we will hear the beautiful prayers, we will touch the ancient ruins, and we will taste the local delicacies. This is a unique tour given by a local, who has lived in Tzfat for 12 years and who made aliyah from Los Angeles, and the experience will be verstaile and informative, yet fun and interactive.
Renowned glass blower and painter Sheva Chaya enlivens her beautiful and popular gallery in Tzfat’s Artist Quarter, where she shares her story, artistic process, and unique insights with thousands of visitors from around the world each year. After receiving her degree in Visual arts and Art History from Princeton University in 1997, Sheva Chaya made Aliyah to Tzfat, Israel, where the land, the people, and the rich tradition of spiritual teachings infused a greater depth to her work. Sheva Chaya works in the medium of borosilicate glass and watercolor paint. Her art touches the themes of the Land of Israel, Jewish women, Torah and Kaballah, great mystics, and inner light. She leads various workshops and retreats, and teaches both painting and glassblowing. Sheva Chaya regularly hosts lively glass blowing demonstrations in her studio, with a mystical twist unique to her and the city of Tzfat. Her glassblowing demos are well known and have made Tzfat Glass a destination for tourists and art enthusiasts.
Just mention “Tzfat” to any Israeli, and you’ll automatically see the far off gaze and glimmer in his eye…Who doesn’t long for Tzfat, home to the one time Tzfat Kabbalists and mystics of yesteryear, the city perched upon a hill with clear air and mystery around every corner….Come visit this magical city, where the past and present are intricately woven together…… On this special tour we will explore the winding alleyways and cobblestone streets of Tzfat. We will view the varied and beautiful artwork displayed in the Artists’ Quarter and admire the awe-inspiring views of Meron and the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). We will also hear the miraculous stories of the War of Independence, and enter the Ancient Synagogues admiring their beauty and taking in their holiness. This historical tour also includes a few stop-offs at important historical religious sites in the Old Jewish Quarter, and the once operating British Police Station among other places. You can also visit Otzar HaStam, Tzfat’s newest Biblical attraction – and one of the best. Not only is it a hands-on, time-travel adventure, Otzar HaStam brings Judaism to life with its interactive trivia game show, and the Letters of Adventure ride (built by the same people who make educational adventure rides for Disney’s Epcot Center). It also takes you back in time to the world of the ancient scribes when you participate in a scribe workshop. Discover the mystical secrets of the Hebrew letters, their role in creation of the universe, the receiving of the Ten Commandments and more. Photo attribution: Adam Jones from Kelowna, BC, Canada, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
In Safed, overlooking the summit of the summit, surrounded by the wall of the Galilee mountains and the azure skies, they are joined by the grace and the hidden that has become one of the most magical cities in Israel. Meiri Safed Dairy is the first dairy in the country, and has been producing gourmet cheeses for the past 170 years on the purity of sheep's cheese only.
Tired of falafel & shwarma? Come to Elements Cafe and eat delicious food and feel great and healthy! 100% Gluten-Free & Vegetarian. We cater to people special food needs. We are 100% Gluten free. We sell amazing Vegan Pizzas! All the food is made fresh and daily. Smoothies, Vegan Ice-cream, Raw gourmet food and desserts.
The farm was established in 1985 by two residents of Mitzpe Amuka Eitan Lebel and Avraham Nachmias, two visionaries who considered bringing the wild western landscapes to the forests of Biriya. It started with two train carriages brought from Haifa and four horses bought in the Arab villages. Residents of the area visited the farm from the first moment, and went through all the first stages with us. Over time, travelers from the center of the country also discovered the place, and slowly the business grew and developed and the name of the farm became known throughout the country. The restaurant is located in a unique cowboy farm, at an altitude of 800 meters, and at its foot is a view of the valley like never seen anywhere else. Pleasant and comfortable weather all year round. The restaurant is located inside a unique building built of wooden beams. In the winter season warms the atmosphere a large wood stove. In summer the place is air conditioned. Country music plays in the background. And The quality of the meat create fine dishes whose taste caresses the palate and leaves an unforgettable culinary experience. At our farm restaurant, we choose fresh and fine veal, in which each portion receives personal, special and professional treatment. The meat undergoes a natural and special aging process, our grillman cuts the ordered piece of meat, weighs it and finally places it on the hot grill.
Aussie Guide is a full-service tour operator providing private tour packages throughout Israel. Our other services include Accommodation, Transport & Itinerary Planning. By sharing stories and experiences, I provide tours that bring history, archaeology, Bible, nature, fun and laughs together - for all age groups, religions and backgrounds. I truly love my land, its rich history, natural beauty and the diversity that Israeli culture offers. As a licensed tour guide with the Ministry of Tourism, it's my privilege to be able to show you around and share this passion with you. I am also a commercially licensed driver and offer private transport options. I look forward to the opportunity of showing you Israel and what my small, yet remarkable country has to offer.
Whatever your interests and no matter how long you have available, I can make your stay here a worthwhile experience. I have lived in the Galilee for the past thirty years, in the pleasant village of Rosh Pina. Whilst handily placed for the Galilee and the Golan Heights, I guide tours all over the country, especially Jerusalem. I am happy to work with individuals, couples, families and small groups. What can I offer you? I will help you make the most of your trip Whether you are here for a day, a week or a month, I can suggest an interesting tour to you, to suit both your timetable and interests. I speak your language I am a native English Speaker who also speaks fluent Hebrew. I understand your needs My clients come from all walks of life, age groups and culture Jeep used for private guided tours Richard Woolf, a licensed tour guide, has a wide ranging knowledge of the history and geography of Israel. Travel Arrangements I can arrange to meet you on your arrival at the airport or at your hotel in my own comfortable air-conditioned car. Alternatively, we can travel in your hired car.
David's background gives him a unique background and ability to give visitors a full tour. His family history gave him a particular interest in Tzfat's history, and his academic credentials include a M.A. in History and Philosophy, with his Master's thesis on "The Influences of Kabbalah on the Shabtai Tzvi Movement". (Shabtai Tzvi was a false messiah of the 17th century who misled a huge segment of the Jewish World, including many great Rabbis, of the day. When he was denounced, and subsequently converted to Islam, it was akin to a spiritual catastrophe for the Jews of the day, who had been misled by Tzvi, as well as their own leadership). Because Tzfat was such a huge center of the Jewish community of Israel throughout the 15th - 19th centuries, their descendents can today be found scattered throughout the world, and it is not uncommon for people from lands as far-flung as Australia, Brazil, South Africa, and everywhere in-between to arrive in Tzfat asking if "anyone knows where my great-great-great-grandmother Zissel Goldenfarb's house is" and "does anyone know if there are any descendents left in Tzfat?"
Artists' Colony Inn is a restored, unique stone building in the Artist Colony of Safed, Israel under the inspiration of architect, Ofir Asiass. We offer tranquility, serenity and adventure. Our bed and breakfast, hotel, B&B is situated amidst Safed's quaint narrow streets. Safed, world center for Mystical Kabbalah. Safed, famous for art and ancient synagogues. Safed, a short drive to the Golan Heights and Hula Valley. Our bed and breakfast, hotel, B&B is #1 in Safed, Galilee, Israel. We look forward to having you as our guests.
Unique & Beautiful 10th Century Palace Bed & Breakfast Luxury Hospitality Mansion in the desirable Artist's Quarters providing guests exquisite stay in gracious interiors and the perfect base to explore touring nearby attractions, art galleries & Major Historic and Holy sites in the Heartland of the Galilee region.
Enter the hotel complex and leave the modern world behind. Ancient stone buildings, tucked between sheltered courtyards, houseseven studio & family suites