Things to do and see in Tzfat

By Ze'ev Amster While traveling in Israel this summer, my family had the opportunity to stay at Livnot and join the current Livnot group in a number of activities.  We volunteered painting a bomb shelter and visited an old age home.  We joined the Livnot chevre...

*This course is not currently running. For information about our 2018/19 mysticism and meditation retreats, please click here. For all other program information, click here.* Four-day Jewish spirituality and meditation course at Livnot U’Lehibanot in the Old City of Tzfat. Monday, June 23 – Thursday, June...

The Ari Synagogue is named after Rabbi Isaac Luria, known by his acronym “Ari,” who was a famous Kabbalistic rabbi. The local stories in Tzfat tell that every Friday evening he used to take his followers out of the synagogue to a nearby field and pray in...

Edyth Geiger and the Safed English Library One of the places that Livnot always sends volunteers is to the Edyth Geiger English Library in Tzfat (also sometimes spelled Safed), Israel. While at Livnot “I volunteered at the Edyth H. Geiger Library, the neighborhood's English...

Tzfat Jewelry Jewelry shopping in Tzfat is unlike any other place. If you love one of a kind pieces made by real artists, the kind that obsess over each piece until it's perfect, you will fall in love with the jewelers of Tzfat. Some artists...

It’s not everyday that you get to step into an almost 200 year old family business and create a product using a recipe equally as old--but today a friend and I did just that. We walked into the Kadosh Tzfat Cheese shop and spent...

Tastes of Tzfat: part two A few more not-to-miss places What's better than eating your way through a foreign city? Experiencing a place through flavor ensures a lasting impression and specific memory of a place, likely to be good ones if you approach Tzfat with...

Tastes of Tzfat: part one One of the best things about traveling is experiencing culture through flavor and sampling the local delicacies. While Tzfat is a tiny town, there's no shortage of deliciousness! For starters, Tzfat has its own winery and cheese shop where traditions...

Off the Beaten Path Spiritual Nature One of the wonderful things about being at Livnot is the access to the great outdoors. Jewish learning encompasses the world around us. Whether it is the mind and perspective of our learning partners, or the physical world around...

The Role of Song & Dance Walking around Tzfat any given day it is easy to stumble upon a group of people singing and dancing. In fact, it's almost impossible not to. One of the first things we did when I arrived in Tzfat with...