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The path that Jesus Christ had taken, while walking to his death, is called: “the Via Dolorosa”, in Jerusalem. In other words it means: “The path/route of grief”. The long path is located in the heart of the old city of Jerusalem. Christians, around the world, visit the city in order to walk in Christ’s last...

Mount Carmel is a summit ridge, rising to a height of 474 meters above sea level. It is located near the city of Haifa, overlooking the Mediterranean sea. According to Biblical roots, this is the exact confrontation spot at which Prophet Elijah had confronted the prophets of Ba’al, when fire came down from heaven and...

For more than 3,000 years, the Jewish people have looked up to Jerusalem as their spiritual, historical and political capital, even at times at which they themselves did not live or rule over the city. The Jewish story of Jerusalem had started in the Biblical (the Old Testament) roots, in year 1,004 BCE, when King...

Did you hear of an ancient Curse-plates? Recently, a small ancient plate was dug at the Archaeological digs in the city of David, in Jerusalem. This plate, 1,700 tears old, was a curse-plate that had been probably summoned by a woman by the name of Kirilla who wished to curse a man called Yanis. The curse-plate,...

Mount Sodom is located on the south-west side of the Dead Sea, rising some 200m above it. It is actually a series of mountains, 11KM long that are made of salt mixed with a variety of other minerals. The water, penetrating into the salt, is creating large cavities. The mountain is strongly connected with several...

One of Jerusalem’s unique attractions, aside its age-old ruins and monuments, is the marvelous marketplace called: “Machne-Yehuda”, or as referred to by Jerusalem inhabitants as simply the “SHUK”. The marketplace is situated in the heart of Jerusalem, in between Agripas and Jaffa streets, in the Machne-Yehuda...

The Tel – (a historical mound) of ancient Jaffa is visible from the entire sea-front of Tel Aviv, into which Jaffa was incorporated 60 years ago. Dating back over 4000 years, Jaffa was the main port serving Jerusalem from the days of Kings David and Solomon, until the end of the Ottoman era in 1917. Open-to-view...

The Dead Sea Scrolls are an extraordinary archaeological find, of 1947, discovered by a Bedouin shepherd, in a cave in the Judean desert, near Jerusalem. The scrolls are believed to have been either written or copied in the ancient land of Israel between 250 BCE and 68 CE. The scrolls are regarded today to be the...

Upon his last entry to Jerusalem, it is told that Jesus had gone directly to the Temple. He was appalled as the holiest place for Jews, the Temple, had been turned into a marketplace. There were money-changers making wrong-usage of the pilgrims; sacrifices, other merchants who had been selling goods but mainly it had...

There are many indications that Jewish life in Safed dates back several thousand years, but the city draws its fame from the development that it experienced in the 1600s. Following the Spanish Expulsion many of the great Kabbalistic rabbis of the era settled in Safed to live, learn and teach Kabbalah.  The city became...

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