Nahalat Yaakov claims to be the first purpose-built Jerusalem synagogue outside the city walls since the destruction of the Second Temple.
Women may participate in regular services and in the derasha, but reading from the Torah is only permissible in all-women services.
Tradition claims that the synagogue complex is on the site of Rabbi Yohanan ben Zakkai's original academy in Jerusalem.
Built in the early 19th century by a pillar of the Bukharan Jewish community, Moussaieff Synagogue even originally boasted a housing complex.
At Shira Hadasha, services that require a minyan only start when 10 men and 10 women are present.
Don't blink or you might miss it: Its modest exterior is a remnant of Yemenite rules that forbade a synagogue to raise its head above the smallest mosque in the area.
Its name is based on Deuteronomy 33:5: God is king when the people are gathered together as one.
A young Sephardi-Moroccan shul that boasts a stunning but not showy décor.
It began as a small neighborhood shul and grew into a gorgeous edifice thanks to an anonymous quarter-million gift by a grateful worshipper.
One dates back some 800 years to the coming of the Ramban to the city; the other to modern Israel, in the neighborhood called Katamon.
If you have to pick just one synagogue to visit in the century-old neighborhood of Nachlaot, go for the richly-decorated Hessed Ve-Rahamim Sephardi shul.
This magnificent sanctuary took 15 years to build, by a community that rose like a phoenix from the ashes of the Holocaust.
The second time, it took a huge bribe to get permits to build higher than local mosques.
With a façade based on the Second Temple and a stained-glass window depicting the Jewish experience, this is a shul with feeling.
This growing neighborhood shul epitomizes the growing open-outlook stream in Orthodoxy.
Rooted in the city’s pre-Six Day War university population, this shul is a spiritual oasis in a district of high-culture and formality.
Founded in 1899 with money from the U.K., this shul today features drashot in English and a 300-year old chandelier of candles.
An architectural tour of the 'White City' shows why this European style was such a good match for Tel Aviv of the 1920s and 1930s.
While Israel and the manufacturing industry don't naturally go hand in hand, the country has developed a tradition of locally-produced items for its very national-specific concerns.
Ramat Gan’s Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum offers a glimpse into an industry in which Jews have been involved for centuries.
In the shadow of Mount Tavor, an Englishwoman recreated a delight she'd known in childhood.
To feel the real pulse of the city head for the shuk, and be sure to come hungry.
Travel to Jerusalem by train to ascend through stunning scenery otherwise accessible only to the determined hiker or mountain biker.
The windows at Hadassah Ein-Kerem Hospital were the artist's 'modest gift to the Jewish people, who have always dreamed of biblical love.'
The Underground Prisoners Museum in Jerusalem offers a fascinating insight into the ordeal Jewish freedom fighters faced in the British Mandate jail.
Pre-state Jerusalem did not have much gold, but it did have copper samovars and the 'Light of Life,' as the Old Yishuv Museum attests.
The Egged Museum in Holon is a good place to look back at Israeli history and your own bus adventures.
Shops, restaurants and nightclubs are just some of the many activities available at the Old Port.
Around the corner from the Ben-Yehuda pedestrian mall are an 18th-century Italian synagogue and a companion museum.
In the heart of Jerusalem you can escape not just the roar of traffic but also Israel itself, in redwood forests and African grasslands.