Judaism

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 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...

A Mezuzah that is mounted on the doorstep portrays that this home is Jewish. The meaning of it stands to remind man that there is an important connection between God and man, and that this is the heritage of the Jewish people. The actual Hebrew word Mezuzah translates as “doorpost”. There is an outer containment and...

Harvesting Olives has been one of the major agricultural activities in the ancient land of Israel; for thousands of year. In recent years, the project of restoring healthy olive-trees to the land has been marked highly, as well as funded, by the Israeli government. The Ben-Gurion University has even taken this...

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, 11 Km 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...

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