History

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...

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...

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