April 14, 2019

The Byzantine-era synagogue of Umm el-Kanatir ('Mother of Arches' in Arabic) has finally been reconstructed. I've been waiting years for this incredible project to be completed - the first time an ancient synagogue has been restored using the original stones. It's an a...

April 5, 2019

The other week I took my group to Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu for a fascinating bio-tour. Sde Eliyahu pioneered the use of organic agriculture and other innovative techniques in Israel, including BIOBEE, the first biological pest control facility in Israel. As part of the tour...

February 28, 2019

I just got back from a three week sojourn in Istanbul and Amsterdam and Ghent. It was a great trip, with lots of sightseeing, great food, and a chance to catch up with friends. Now I'm back in Israel and ready for the busy spring season! 

February 1, 2019

Last week I had the pleasure of accompanying a fantastic group of American tour guides to Petra. It was freezing cold but we had a great time exploring the magnificent ancient Nabatean city, including the treasury and the high place of sacrifice. It's a really special...

January 18, 2019

While guiding takes up the main chunk of my time, it's not the only thing I do. I've also recently launched a new quarterly journal, the Tel Aviv Review of Books. The TARB seeks to become the preeminent venue for intellectual discussions about Israeli politics, society...

January 8, 2019

Last week I had the pleasure of accompanying a group to visit the incredible Team of Equals in Jerusalem. The Team of Equals brings together Jewish children from West Jerusalem and Palestinian children from East Jerusalem to play football together. The team is a joint...

December 17, 2018

Last month, it was time for another enrichment tour for guides, which we have to do each year in order to keep our license up-to-date. We focused on a fascinating but lesser-visited site in the Shephelah known as Khirbet Itri, which features remains from the Second Tem...

December 5, 2018

This week I had the great pleasure, for the second time, of helping people renew their wedding vows. This time it was two couples from Canada at the Wedding Church in Cana, the traditional site for Jesus turning water into wine. We also had a great day visiting the oth...

October 28, 2018

I'm pleased to announce that I am now able to make hotel reservations and also arrange trips to Jordan (the picture above is of Petra). So if you're looking for someone to organize all aspects of your visit to Israel (including guiding of course), please get in touch!

September 2, 2018

It's been a very busy summer of guiding! I've been all over the land with groups and families showing them the amazing sites Israel has to offer. And last week I got to visit one of my favourite places, Ben Gurion's hut in Sde Boker. Now I've got a couple of weeks brea...

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