Religion

Sea of Galilee, also known as “Lake Kinneret” in Hebrew, is a small lake of some 13 miles X 7 miles, in the north of Israel; one that had been one of the most well-known lakes in the entire world. The lake is Israel’s largest pool of fresh reservoir and offers the country’s largest source of drinking waters. It is...

Here is a suggested itinerary when following the Bible- History and Theology path in an Israel Tour: Jerusalem Mount of Olives Ascend Mount of Olives to Observation point for a panoramic view of Jerusalem Descend Mount of Olives, drive along East City wall to view Gethsemane and visit The Church of All Nations, also...

The Jewish holiday of Sukkot will be celebrated this year between October 16-24, 2016. Sukkot is one of the three Biblical traditional holidays of pilgrimage; an agricultural festival that originates from the Bible days and is considered a thank you tribute for the fruit harvest. Sukkot is the “Feast of...

Bet She‘arim is a ancient Jewish cemetery of the era that is called the “Mishna”, in Jewish history. It is situated at the lower Galilee (northern part of Israel). The uniqueness of the site stems from the fact that ancient people had carved into the hill and created tombs – deep inside the hills. Archaeological finds...

Yom Kippur occurs this year on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. This very important fasting day begins at sunset on Tishri 9 and lasts until three stars appear after Tishri 10. Yom Kippur is the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. The observance is also known as the Day of Atonement since the events of Yom Kippur focus...

The time period between Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year and Yom Kippur– the holiest day in Judaism, a fasting day – these days are called: The (Jewish) High Holidays. The meaning of this time period stems from the fact that these are days of repentance; it is a time of reckoning, of request of pardon from those we...

The Protestant communities in the Middle East only date from the early 19th century and the establishment of Western diplomatic representations in Jerusalem. The intention of these missions was to evangelize the Muslim and Jewish communities, but their only success was in attracting Arabic-speaking Orthodox...

Year 2015 is just around the corner… New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, in the Gregorian calendar. In modern times, it is January 1. In most countries, it is a holiday. It is still celebrated as a religious holy day on January 14 by those who still follow the Julian calendar such as followers of some of the...

Everyone is invited  to Druze & Circassian villages in the Galilee; for a festival of Olive trees. This is the time of the year to harvest the olives. This is also the perfect time to visit the villages and enjoy a tour of daily lifestyle, tradition and religion. On Saturdays, throughout the month of November, 2014,...

The Muhraka is located on the southern slope of Mount Carmel, near the Druze village of Daliyat el-Carmel. The word Muhraka means “The place of burning”. Tradition has it that this was the very Biblical site where the prophet Elijah fought the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18:16-45). According to the Jewish Bible, Elijah...

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