When it’s Shabbat in Israel, the whole country slows down. But there are still some activities to check out. Our friends at Israel21c share their favorites.
Classic museums like the Israel Museum, which you should definitely not miss, are open on Saturdays, but so are less well-known places like Nazareth Village.
The site of many period movies, Nazareth Village is a living replica of an Israeli village during the first century CE, based on archaeological evidence. That means you can interact with a shepherd, a carpenter and a weaver, among other villagers, and see a replicated ancient mikveh (ritual bath), cistern and winepress.
The Israel Children’s Museum in Holon offers unique interactive exhibits including a Beatles magical mystery tour, and experiential sub-museums that allows visitors to feel what it is like to be deaf, blind or elderly.