Sure, when you think Israel, the city of Ramle isn’t usually the first place that comes to mind. But this up-and-coming city is home to some awesome surprises…

1. Easy Access to Everywhere

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Located in the heart of Israel, Ramle is a convenient 20 minutes from Tel Aviv and 30 minutes from Jerusalem.

 

2. A Shuk to Die For

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Ramle’s shuk is a treasure trove of funky delicacies, like purple carrots and artisanal breads.

 

3. Get Your Polyglot On

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In Ramle, you’ll quickly become an expert in mixing languages. It’s not unusual to hear English, Arabic, Amharic, Russian and Hebrew – all in the same sentence.

 

4. Here Lies Harry Potter

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Harry Potter (yes, that’s right) is buried in the British Cemetery in Ramle. He was a British soldier who was killed in 1939. His grave has become a huge tourist attraction.

 

5. Be a Part of Coexistence in the Middle East

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With an extremely diverse population of Jewish-Israelis, Arab-Israelis, and new olim (immigrants), there is no better place to learn and teach the concepts of diversity, tolerance and coexistence.

 

6. See and be Seen at Samir’s

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Samir Restaurant is a neighborhood hot spot, holding weekly concerts and parties, and is a great place to meet locals.

 

7. Live Ancient History

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One of Ramle’s major attractions is the Pool of the Arches, a water reservoir constructed over 1,200 years ago and still standing today. Visitors can explore this blast from the ancient past by rowboat.

 

8. Free Fun to be Had

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Ramle is full of beautiful parks with outdoor gyms and has an outdoor city pool.

 

9. When You’re Here, You’re Family

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Ramle has a close-knit community. When you live here, you’ll not only get to know your next-door neighbor, but the entire neighborhood as well.

 

10. An Amazing Place to Make a Real Impact

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Though Ramle is an up-and-coming city, it is still a low-socioeconomic area lacking in public resources. Volunteers and teachers make a lasting impact on the populations they work with.

 

Awesome, right? I bet you’re packing your bags already! Learn more about living and teaching in Ramle today.

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