This cultural guide for the traveler has information about the present day culture of Israel along with the causes of that culture. After a brief introduction to Israel (including the best time to... More > visit), it goes into the country's background, including geography, wildlife, history, architecture, religion, language, ethnicity, food, drink, & identity. It helps you know Israel and will help you understand why Israel is that way.
This cultural guide also provides Practical Information, such as visa requirements, health care concerns, available tours, etc. In addition, the guide contains a pre-departure checklist, quick reference charts for when you're on the road, and live links to give you instant access to more information when you're abroad.< Less
Not here in our London Ghetto the gates and gaberdines of the olden Ghetto of the Eternal City; yet no lack of signs external by which one may know it, and those who dwell therein. Its narrow streets... More > have no specialty of architecture; its dirt is not picturesque. It is no longer the stage for the high-buskined tragedy of massacre and martyrdom; only for the obscurer, deeper tragedy that evolves from the pressure of its own inward forces, and the long-drawn-out tragi-comedy of sordid and shifty poverty. Natheless, this London Ghetto of ours is a region where, amid uncleanness and squalor, the rose of romance blows yet a little longer in the raw air of English reality; a world which hides beneath its stony and unlovely surface an inner world of dreams, fantastic and poetic as the mirage of the Orient where they were woven, of superstitions grotesque as the cathedral gargoyles of the Dark Ages in which they had birth.< Less