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If you happen to be visiting the Lower Galilee region, you will notice the towering presence of Mount Arbel, standing watch approximately 1,300 feet above the western side of the Sea of Galilee. Not unlike many mountains in Israel, Mount Arbel affords stu...

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Israeli archaeologists have published a 360-degree analysis of a rural, affluent Christian town in the Galilee that was most likely destroyed by Persian invaders in 613 CE. Unearthed in 2007 in a salvage excavation before roadworks near Shlomi and Kibbutz...

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Located along the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee, the sleepy fishing village of Capernaum would become well-known as the focal point of Jesus’ three-year ministry. Largely undiscovered until the 19th century, Capernaum’s biblical significanc...

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Located about 20 miles south of Jerusalem in the Judean Hills is Hebron, one of the holiest cities in the Holy Land, and the site of the oldest Jewish community in the world. Considered the largest city in the West Bank with a population of roughly 220,00...

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They shall build houses and inhabit them; They shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit. Isaiah 65:21 The concept of fruitful vineyards is deeply entwined in the biblical prophecies concerning the return of the Jewish people to the land of promise. Wine ...

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Located in Israel’s northern region, overlooking the majestic Sea of Galilee (or Kinneret in Hebrew), is the Mount of Beatitudes, aptly named after the blessings mentioned at the beginning of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. The eight beatitudes, or blessi...

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A visit to the City of David is not complete until you have waded through the waters of the incredible Hezekiah’s Tunnel. And while it does not rank as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the tunnel is considered to be one of the most extraordinary f...

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Rosh Hashanah not only marks the beginning of the new year on the Jewish calendar, it is considered by the Jewish community to be one of the holiest and most special times of the year. If you are in Israel during this holiday, which occurs in late Septemb...

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Known as the Day of Atonement in the Bible, Yom Kippur is regarded as the holiest and most solemn holiday on the Jewish calendar. It is a day of purposeful prayer, complete fasting and repentance, personal and communal. Yom Kippur is observed as the 10 Da...

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One of the most joyous times in the Jewish calendar is the festival of Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles or Booths). Observed during the High Holy Day season, it starts exactly fourteen nights after the onset of Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish new year, and f...

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