History

The Hula Valley is a unique region in northern Israel. It is a major stopover for migrating birds – throughout the Syrian-African Rift stretching in between Europe, Africa and the near east. Originally, the Hula had been a swamp. It had caused much illness to its inhabitants and had brought along many deaths. Years...

Many Biblical stories are connected to the Jordan valley. Some relate to the geographical part that is today the land of Jordan; some relate to the Israeli part; some concern a specific part of the valley that was called “SUKKOT” –situated in the middle of the Jordan valley. As the area had been an immensely important...

The Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis plans visiting Israel in May 2014, probably on May 24-25. That would make it the yet another meaningful Christian -Papal visit in the Holy Land in the scope of the past years. Pope John-Paul II visited Israel in year 2000 and Pope Benedict XVI came in year 2009. Pope Francis...

The Jordan Valley- “Ha’bikaa” is a marvelous area, nor far form the city of Jerusalem, in between Israel and Jordan is called “Ha’bikaa” – The Jordan Valley. The valley lies within the Syrian-African rift, stretching along the dead-sea from southern Turkey towards the Red Sea. The Jordan Valley had already been cited in the...

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...

The path that Jesus Christ had taken, while walking to his death, is called: “the Via Dolorosa”, in Jerusalem. In other words it means: “The path/route of grief”. The long path is located in the heart of the old city of Jerusalem. Christians, around the world, visit the city in order to walk in Christ’s last...

Jesus Forgives a Paralyzed Man and heals him – Upon Jesus’ re-entry of the village of Capernaum, the people gathered, in large numbers, so as to listen to his preaching. Jesus had been introduced to a paralyzed man, carried by other men, as he couldn’t walk. Tradition ahs it that due to the large crows, they could nt...

Mount Carmel is a summit ridge, rising to a height of 474 meters above sea level. It is located near the city of Haifa, overlooking the Mediterranean sea. According to Biblical roots, this is the exact confrontation spot at which Prophet Elijah had confronted the prophets of Ba’al, when fire came down from heaven and...

For more than 3,000 years, the Jewish people have looked up to Jerusalem as their spiritual, historical and political capital, even at times at which they themselves did not live or rule over the city. The Jewish story of Jerusalem had started in the Biblical (the Old Testament) roots, in year 1,004 BCE, when King...

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