I hope this link works A Personal Travel Guide
This is a an ongoing "work in process" written by a midwesterner who started writing this "guide" a number of years ago. He's been to Israel on his own as a tourist many times and updates the booklet after every visit. In many ways it's a backdoor look into the country that Douglas has traveled extensively and in depth. Over the years he's made many close friends here and probably knows as much as most tour guides, but his approach is that of an American tourist and he writes mainly for the first-time visitor somewhat like Rick's books, that is, full of practical advice and insights.
His Guide will help you plan a trip and have a good idea of what you'll find when you get here. But it's NOT a typical travel guide, it doesn't detail sights, there are no walking tours and while he lists his favorite places to sleep and eat, it's not meant to be at all comprehensive. I think it's probably what you're looking for - a supplement to the standard guide books.
Israel is just beginning to reopen to tourists. Many sights have been open for most of the last two years as locals visit them often - like museums and national parks (where most of the archaeological sights are). They all have websites and if one doesn't offer English, google translate works pretty well. Do check times and prices and any Covid restrictions close to your travel dates as they can change. All the sights I've been to have signage and explanations in English. The tourist sights that have been closed since the onset of Covid are mostly churches and other Christian holy sights because there were no visitors. Hopefully they will reopen soon. The churches that also serve the community have of course remained open - like the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (and many others) in Jerusalem and the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.