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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...

Rosh-Hanikra’s national park is a beautiful place located at the edge of Israel’s north border with Lebanon, at the Western part of the Galilee. It is the only place where the mountain-stone enters the sea, without leaving a stretch of beach. It is special by its unique Caves that are the result of an ongoing Geological...

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...

Netanya is the first, official, Hebrew city. These days, Netanya is the largest city located between Haifa and Tel Aviv. The city is located 30km north of Tel Aviv and 50km south of Haifa. The city was named after the Zionist activist, Mr. Natan Strauss; its meaning I Hebrew is “God’s gift”. Netanya was officially formed...

Ashdod, one of the largest port-towns of Israel, was founded in 1956 (turning into a formal city in 1968). Today the city is home to some 211,000 inhabitants. Being located on the shores of the Mediterranean coast, Ashdod had evolved into the largest port in terms of cargo-ships and in terms of volume of...

The Safari in Ramat-Gan is a unique reservation at which animals of all kinds roam free of cages. It is also called the “Zoological Center Tel Aviv – Ramat Gan”, treating animals from overseas countries for ailments and for preservation. The word ‘Safari” means ‘journey’. Visitors enjoy the animals while they wander...

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...

Nazareth is an ancient city, located in the lower part of the Galilee, nearby the Sea of Galilee. The city is also known as the “Arab capital of Israel”, being one of the largest Arab cities in the north of Israel. Nazareth dates back, archaeologically, to the era called “the pre Pottery Neolithic B” (around...

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