Category Archives: Rothschild

The Glass Half Full

July has arrived and with it the Hebrew month of Av. Traditionally thought of as a gloomy period because the first nine days are spent in mourning recalling the destruction of two temples, culminating with a 25 hour fast, I … Continue reading

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“If you hear that Caesarea and Jerusalem are both in ruins or that both are flourishing peacefully, do not believe it. Believe only a report that Caesarea is in ruins and Jerusalem is flourishing or that Jerusalem is in ruins and Caesarea is flourishing”. Talmud, Tractate Megilla 6a.

I am often asked where I most like to guide outside Jerusalem. With a country¬†so varied and beautiful as Israel, it is not an easy question to answer, but undoubtedly one of my favourite spots is Caesarea and its surroundings. … Continue reading

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