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Kfar kanna has been identified, as of the middle-ages, with the New Testament’s village of “Kanna”, at which Jesus had performed his first miracle. “The wedding at Kanna” is the miracle at which Jesus had turned water into whine. Today, there are two churches commemorating the event: “The Wedding Church”...

Modern Jaffa is part of the city of Tel-Aviv. It used to be an ancient port/harbor, connected to Biblical times as well as to the Prophet Jonah. Various legends aim to explain the origins of the name, whether be it Jopa- the daughter  of the God of Wind, or connected to Japhet – son of Noah (re the great Biblical...

Zikhron-Ya’akov means “the memory of Jacob”; an Israeli city located some 35 Kilometers south of Haifa, at the slopes of the Carmel mountain. The city is facing the Mediterranean Sea. It was founded in 1882 by Baron Edmond James de-Rothschild and named in honor of his father. The city is one of the first Jewish...

A unique Desert Gem; located in the south of Israel, a reservation known as “Park Timna”. The Park is located some 25 km north of the city of Eilat. The uniqueness of the park lies in its combination of ancient Biblical history, Archaeological findings and breathtaking landscape. It tells the stories of King...

Dear Traveler, We have gathered together some of the most sacred Christian sites that may be of importance to you, while traveling the Holy Land. We hope this serves your interests well. Via Dolorosa The meaning of Via Dolorosa, in Latin, is “Way of Grief” or “Way of Agony /Suffering”. It is a street, in the section...

Caesarea is located on Israel’s central Mediterranean coast and is the ancient Roman capital of the land of Israel. Caesarea’s story had begun in the third century BCE during the Hellenistic period, as a small Phoenician harbor-city called Straton’s Tower. The population of Straton’s Tower was mostly Jewish (as also found...

The Dead Sea is a lake of salt located at the south-eastern part of Israel, near its border with Jordan. The lake is situated exactly 420m (1,385 ft) below sea level, which makes it the lowest location on Earth. The Dead Sea is some 380m (1,240 ft) deep; it is also the saltiest body of water in the world, with nearly...

The “Makhtesh” is a Geological Phenomenon that is unique to the Middle Eastern parts, which had been created due to the erosion of a Mountain that had been filled with soft stone. The Phenomenon had started about 110 million years ago. The Hebrew term of “Makhtesh” can be translated onto the English work...

Jerusalem, in Hebrew: “Yerushaláyim;” is the capital of the state of Israel and the largest city in the country. Jerusalem is a holy city to the three major religions— Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The city is located in the Judean Mountains near the Dead Sea. In Judaism, Jerusalem is considered as holy based on the...

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