On a tiny hilltop in the middle of the Elah Valley, near the city of Beit Shemesh, an ancient city was uncovered, with features and details that seem to match the biblical account of the region. Whether this discovery provides physical evidence of the existence of a Davidic stronghold in the Elah Valley is the… Read more »

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Located at the northern tip of the Red Sea, Eilat, Israel’s southernmost city, is a first-class tourist destination.

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The third small neighborhood built outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem was called Nahalat Shiva (meaning the inheritance of the seven), named because seven families originally got together and decided to buy property and build a neighborhood there.

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King David's Tomb may or may not contain the remains of the great Jewish monarch, but the site was nevertheless made holy by the prayers and tears Jews who have visited for hundreds of years.

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Model of Jerusalem

The Second Temple model at the Israel Museum is a fascinating creation well worth seeing. It is situated near the Knesset, the Supreme Court, the Bible Lands Museum and other interesting sites.

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Ein Gedi synagogue

The enchanting site of Ein Gedi offers numerous treasures such as its water sources and wonderful nature walks.

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beit shemesh

In the time of King Solomon, Beit Shemesh was a very wealthy city. It was chosen as one of the cities to provide King Solomon with food for one month out of the year.

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Gamla

Less known than Masada but with a similar story, the ancient Jewish city of Gamla, located in the Golan, was one of the first communities to fall to the Romans.

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Judean Hills

Judea is an area referred to as the West Bank, with the reference point being Jordan in an attempt to diminish the Jewish historical and biblical claim.

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Hurva Synagogue

The Ruins Synagogue in Jerusalem's Old City is, in many ways, a microcosm of the story of the Jewish people. It represents their tenacity to forge ahead even when seemingly destroyed.

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It is no exaggeration to say that the fighters at Kibbutz Yad Mordechai played a critical role in saving the newly born modern State of Israel from annihilation.

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Tomb of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai in Meron

What is it that attracts so many people to Meron on Lag b'Omer? What does Meron have to offer? What’s its history?

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Hebrew University Botanical Gardens

In 1913, at the 11th World Zionist Congress, a decision was made to establish a University in Jerusalem whose language of instruction would be Hebrew.

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Grave of Oskar Schindler

Would you be willing to put your own children at risk to save a Jew? Not so simple. On an individual level it is very difficult to answer this question.

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Tel Aviv skyline

Tel Aviv is a colorful city and, as Israel’s second largest, adds a wonderful dimension to the ongoing story of the Jewish people.

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Cave of the Patriarchs

If we don’t believe in the promise, are we really any different than anyone else? Last week I guided a family from Miami through Hebron. I have to admit that I was impressed when a week before their arrival in Israel, they called me to arrange a visit for them to that holy city. They... Read more »

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