Each night during Chanukah, a professional guide takes groups on a night walking tour of Safed. David meets his group at the Rimonim Hotel and escorts them on an engaging tour of the town.
We went with our children and their grandparents. As we walked, he spoke of dignitaries from Tsfat and where they lived. He showed where famous artists once painted and sculpted. He brought along an Ipod and every so often, he would play nostalgic songs and poems from Israel’s past to bring to life the history with its struggles and victories.
And since it was Chanukah, he took us to see the chanukiahs. This is my favorite part about being in Tsfat over Chanukah. Like a child who delights in every candle as it is being lit, I skip along the alleys of the Old City looking for menorahs.
David showed us the flickering menorahs standing proudly outside the stone homes and, in front of each, he played us a Hannukah song. And we all sang along.
This was an informative, fun and inspiring experience for young, old and for those in between. Tsfat is rich in history and ambiance and, during Chanukah, mysterious light. I recommend a trip to Tsfat over the miraculous holiday of Chanukah and a night tour of the town.