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The Stella Maris Monastery or also known as “Monastery of Our Lady of Mount Carmel” is situated in the city of Haifa. The Monastery serves as a global center for the Carmelites. The monastery’s ground floor is built out of thick walls with very few and very small openings- and all are barred. This, according to history,...

Capernaum is one of the ancient sites relating to Jesus, near the Sea of Galilee. The site dates back to Jesus’ time, life and work. Many conquerors have made their home in this location, throughout the years after Jesus’ time. Interesting finds are the relics of an Orthodox-Franciscan Church (the Church of the...

The Basilica in Nazareth is one of the largest and most exclusive ones in the Holy Land aside being one of the holiest in the Christian world. According to Tradition, The Angel Gabriel had announced to mother Mary of the birth of Jesus. The Byzantines had built a church at this site. Afterwards, the Crusaders had...

“The Jesus Boat” is located north of the city of Tiberias, at Kibbutz Ginosar, on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. “The Jesus Boat “is a recently-discovered fishing boat; dating to the 1st century AD. In 1986, an ancient boat was pulled out of the mud, on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. It was an extraordinary...

Mount Naum is over looking the Sea of Galilee. Further to Christian tradition, the Mount of Beatitudes is the place where Jesus held one of his most important sermons (on the mountain; Mt 5, Lk 6:20) to the people who gathered to listen to him. This sermon contains nine verses, each starting with “Blessed is...

Bethlehem is an important site in all three religions that represent the land of Israel: Judaism, Islam and Christianity. The meaning of the name stems from the Hebrew and Arabic terms “House of Bread”. The city is located south of Jerusalem, Further to the 1995 Israeli- Palestinian Internal agreements; it had been...

Tel-Afek is part of the Yarkon National Park which is located in the east of the city of Petah-Tikva, and west of Kafr-Qassem and Rosh-Ha’ayin. Tel-Afek is also known as “Antipatris”; and includes an Ottoman Fortress. The Fortress was part of a city that had been by Herod in the first century AD and later destroyed by an...

Nes-Ammim is a Christian community’s cooperative village, located in the Western Galilee – a northern district of Israel. It is situated north of Acre and south of the city of Nahariya. The settlement was established in 1963 by European Christians as a sign of solidarity with the Jewish People after the Holocaust.  Its...

Mar-Saba Monastery is a Greek-Orthodox Monastery, built on a cliff just outside of the Kidron Valley, near Jerusalem– in the northern part of the Judean Desert, also not far from Beit Lehem. Some call it: “Heaven on Earth, in the middle of nowhere”. The Monastery is named after its founder, Monk Sabas. The Monastery has...

Yardenit; Pilgrims from the all over the world come to the Holy Land and to the Yardenit site for a specific purpose: to walk in the footsteps of Jesus and to be baptized. “Yarden”, in Hebrew, is the River Jordan. This site is believed to have been the site at which Jesus had been baptized at, on the Jordan River. The...

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