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The next step in cultivating a religious Zionist identity 

The Hamad Administration in collaboration with the Guardians of the Eternal


The heritage menorah

A celebration of heritage sites

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During Hanukkah, we tour national heritage sites related to the holiday and the ancient kingdoms of Israel and learn about our roots 

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Hasmonean palaces in Jericho

 Wednesday - Thursday (1-2.12)

The Hasmonean palaces in Jericho are one of the most special heritage sites in the country. The magnificent archaeological remains left by the Hasmoneans and after them Herod tell the story of the established Hasmonean kingdom. This is the story of all of us.

In the upcoming Hanukkah, we will open the

Hasmonean palaces

for a tour celebration

in the days Wednesday-Thursday 1-2.12


Ancient Samaria, the capital of the Kingdom of Israel 

 Thursday 28 Kaslio (2.12)

Ancient Samaria is an ancient city in the heart of Israel. During the days of the Kingdom of Israel, Omri founded the city and gave it the name "Somria". Omri established the city as the capital of the Kingdom of Israel and built it with great splendor.

According to what is told in the Bible and according to the archaeological remains found at the site, the city was rich and enjoyed an extensive economy.

After the destruction of the Kingdom of Israel, the city lost its greatness, but during the Second Temple period, King Herod restored it and called it "Sebasti" after the Roman emperor who sponsored it. Herod, the builder king, built many large buildings in the city, the remains of which can still be seen today, thousands of years after it was built.

A visit to ancient Samaria - Sebastia is exciting and reveals to us a connection between the Bible and the archaeological find. How beautiful it is to walk among the remains of history with the Bible in hand!

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Hasmonean battles in the Judean desert

Sunday, Sunday of Tevet (5.12)

Celebration of trips in Rojom a-Naka
On Sunday 5/12
🧗‍♀️ good walkers 🚘 jeeps 🚲 bicycles
🦅 bird watching 👨‍👨‍👧  families 


Some of the founding stories in the history of the Hasmonean kingdom took place in the Judean desert. The rebels fled to the desert, in the desert they won a number of significant battles, and in the desert they built some of the most magnificent forts that were built during the Hasmonean kingdom. This Hanukkah we will go to Rojum a-Naka, a fortress located in the heart of the Judean desert, from a much later period, where we will tell both about those ancient days and about what is happening in the desert in the present. The trip includes a variety of activities and meeting with the residents of the area and with the activity that takes place in the Judean Desert. The activity is suitable for the whole family


The harvest and oil festival in ancient Shiloh

Days 4-5 27-28 as his days (1-2.12)

If you were looking for activity candles for Hanukkah - don't go far...
Here you will find activities for the whole family 
and special guidance for Hanukkah
Following textile houses, oil candles, jugs, the Hasmonean battles and more.

In ancient Shiloh, the place where the tabernacle stood for 369 years, life continued even after the destruction of the tabernacle.
During the Second Temple period, there was a Jewish settlement there and the finds from this period are many and fascinating.

You are invited to come with the whole family to the harvest and oil festival in ancient Shiloh,
where you will join a family harvest, a tractor ride, pita baking and a guided tour, and all in one ticket!


Ancient Sosia

Days 2-5 25-28 as his days (29.11-2.12)

Sosia was an ancient Jewish town of medium size, about 3000 inhabitants lived there in the 4th-8th centuries AD.

Today's visitor to the ancient town will be able to observe the daily life of the Jews in the Land of Israel in a tangible way. The remains of the buildings, the mikvehs, the inscriptions, the escape tunnel and the crawl through it, the decorations and Jewish symbols in stone and mosaic, and above all the magnificent synagogue building, are intertwined in a continuous tour that unfolds a fascinating affair, which seems to have ended yesterday...


Hanukkah activity:

Independent tour of the site, ultrasonic light vision and the escape tunnel.

In addition, kits for creating chocolate coins, and works of painting urns and pispas will be sold separately.

The site's hours of operation: from 9 to 16 and on Friday from 9 to 13.

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