Love, leisure and libations for Tu Be’av

Nowadays, couples looking for a romantic getaway have quite a lot of opportunities to choose from on Tu Be’av throughout Israel.

By MEITAL SHARABI
August 18, 2016 11:32
4 minute read.
Dalton Winery

Dalton Winery in Merom Hagalil. (photo credit: MICHAL COHEN)

 
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Today is Tu Be’av, also known as the Jewish holiday of love. According to Jewish tradition, in the time of the Temple in Jerusalem, unmarried women would wear a white dress and go out to dance in vineyards among the heady scent of the ripening grapes to mark the beginning of the grape harvest. Nowadays, couples looking for a romantic getaway have quite a lot of opportunities to choose from on Tu Be’av throughout Israel. Most of these eclectic tours are geared toward couples, but there are a few that are suitable for families, too.

Bein Hakramim
Just in time for Tu Be’av, the Merom Hagalil Regional Council is organizing a festival called Bein Hakramim. The festivities, which began yesterday, will continue for eight days, and include musical performances from sunset until sunrise, a Latin celebration at Adir Winery, a special excursion for children in the forest with professional actors, and an arts-and-crafts fair. In addition, the public is invited to Beit Hakerem Farm on Moshav Hazon at 2 p.m. on Friday, for Shishi Bakerem, where guests will enjoy breathtaking views and a performance by Oasis Music. You can enjoy the house wine in the shade of the grape vines while your children are busy making arts-and-crafts projects.

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