Any way to Jerusalem passes in the footsteps of pilgrims. The capital of King David is a sacred place for the three monotheistic religions of the world. Today in Jerusalem, a rich historical heritage is intertwined with the dynamic pace of the capital of Israel.
The religious character of Jerusalem is determined not only by its history, but to a much greater extent by the significant number of believing Jews living in it.
It is not enough to say that the three main monotheistic religions of the world coexist here. To understand the great complexity and diversity of the religious life of Jerusalem, it is necessary to take into account the various internal currents that exist in each of the religions. Among Muslims there are representatives of various views and trends. The Christian community, which is a relatively small group, unites dozens of movements, the main ones being Orthodox, Catholic and Armenian.
Tel Aviv Jaffa – the largest city and business capital of Israel is at the same time the center of entertainment, culture, history and business, as well as a resort city on the Mediterranean coast. A settlement of 60 houses, which emerged from the walls of old Jaffa only a hundred years ago, today has grown into a large modern city of Tel Aviv, which, together with its satellite cities – Givatayim, Ramat Gan, Bnei Brak, Holon and Bat Yam – is inhabited by more than a million human.
Surrounded by millennial legends, Jaffa remains an integral part of Tel Aviv. Mentioned in many historical sources even before our era, one of the oldest ports in the world, and today Jaffa keeps the trends of the past. In the old part of Jaffa, many monuments of the medieval period, crusader buildings and mosques, monasteries and ruined ancient synagogues have been preserved. Along the streets bearing the names of the signs of the zodiac, there are restaurants, galleries and artists’ studios. The embankment of old Jaffa with its famous fish restaurants smoothly turns into the Tel Aviv embankment with a string of comfortable modern hotels and small bars and pubs located right on the sandy coast. Tel Aviv, which stands out from other cities in Israel with its midnight lifestyle, is nicknamed “the city that does not sleep” or “the city without a break.”
Restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, as well as nightclubs for every taste, both on the waterfront and in the center of the city itself, are open at any time of the day, even on traditional weekends, from Friday evening to Saturday evening. Here you can taste drinks and dishes from various cuisines, as well as listen to live music: jazz, rock or oriental tunes. Tel Aviv is also a city of culture, museums are located here, world-famous theaters such as Habima, Kameri, Yiddishpil and Gesher, whose troupe consists of repatriates from Russia in the 80s of the twentieth century, as well as the Israeli opera and ballet. Tel Aviv also has Hayarkon Park, which covers an area of 3,000 dunams in the northern part of the city, as well as several stadiums, sports complexes, a yacht club and a water park.
Herzliya is located 15 km from Tel Aviv. The settlement was founded in 1924. The settlement is spread among orange and lemon groves. Today it is a fashionable resort with a wonderful yacht club and three luxurious hotels. Tel Aviv residents like to relax here. The city is called Herzeliya or Herzliya – in honor of Theodor Herzel – the founder of the Zionist movement (1895-1905). Hi-tech enterprises. Resort. The Primorsky district of the city of Herzliya Pituach is a “village of millionaires”. The city is sometimes referred to as “the rich sister of Tel Aviv”. Population less than 100,000.
The city of Arad is located in the Judean Desert. It is named after the tribe of Judah, who got these places during the division of the Promised Land. The current Arad was founded in 1961 in close proximity to the remains of the ancient Arad mentioned in the Bible and destroyed over 2700 BC. This is an oasis in the desert, located in close proximity to the geographical center of Israel. This city is a healing center with all the attributes of a mountain resort surrounded by hills and mountains with biblical landscapes. The healing factor of the Arad climate is largely determined by the proximity to the Dead Sea.