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In Luke’s Gospel, it was the place best known where Jesus appeared to His disciples after His death and resurrection. Today, the identity of the village of Emmaus has been largely obscured over the centuries. And while many Bible scholars and researcher...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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