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In this section, you’ll find information to enhance your understanding of Israel, Judaism and her people through websites based on the people, places and things of interest to the region and its relations with broader aspects to the world. See the agencies which operate in Israel and the support groups which help her. Take an armchair traveler’s look at some of the sites of Israel, as seen through web sites of people who want to keep you in the loop and in the know. Expand your practical knowledge and your spiritual mind as you delve beneath the surface, emerging with an enhanced appreciation for all things Israel. Check the sidebar under the subject: “Surf” for more behind-the-scenes looks.




Hostels are budget-suitable accommodations built in mind for travelling youth, individuals, and even families, looking for economical arrangements with their own, unique amenities to offer, as well. Some might offer communal living in dormitory style rooms with bunkbeds, and singular kitchen and bathroom facilities for all, while others might offer private rooms, or larger group facilities.


Israel’s hostel program, the Israel Youth Hostels Association, was established in 1937 under the government’s Ministry of Education portfolio, and it is an active member of the Hostelling International global network of some 4,000 hostels operating in over 60 countries.


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Israeli kibbutzim are a unique phenomena pegged to an idealistic vision of an egalitarian society built on equality of rights, equivalent distribution of labor, and the collective outlook of a society’s members working together for the good of all. This is known as the Socialistic society, which Israel saw as its way to combine the contributive endeavors of all to the shared societal growth and concerns of the whole. The method undertaken helped to establish a strong society of industry, labor, agronomy, and governance for the fledgling growth in the re-establishment of a booming nation for the Jewish state. These societies are still found in collective establishments dotted throughout Israel, in combination with the burgeoning free-market society engulfing the overall country, as a whole. Here, people still live as active participants of their societal enclave, working either within or without its bounds. Many have established guest hotels, where you’ll mingle with other guests and kibbutzim members (Kibbutzim being the plural of Kibbutz).



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Friendly tour-guides with wide-ranging options: overnights, made-to-orders, more! – Mobility-friendly, winery tours, Kibbutz hotels, more!



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gamintraveler(dot)com – Ruben Arribas’s travel blog, Gamin Traveler, has great information for travelers, and this post hits up all the best ideas for shoestring-budget ways to get around, practically free.



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